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Science Enabling Industry: Federal Investment Propels the Economy

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  1. 1. FROM RESEARCH TO INDUSTRY: How Earth system science enables private sector innovation Science Enabling Industry Mary Glackin Director, Science and Forecast Opera2ons | The Weather Company November 2017
  2. 2. Weather Impacts Every Consumer and Business TO BE ESSENTIAL Largest provider of atmosphere and weather data globally 2nd largest location-based services company – only Google Maps reaches more 100 terabytes of third-party data, not including our own proprietary data, is ingested daily from more than 800 different data sources
  3. 3. From Research to Industry WE ARE IN THE DECISION BUSINESS There is something that every person and business can do about the weather WE ARE NOT IN THE WEATHER BUSINESS
  4. 4. From Research to Industry •  2.2B locations mapped every 15 minutes 400TB data processed every day 45B daily forecast calls Sources: Qliksense internal report, April 2017; The Weather Company internal data The Weather Company EMBRACED THE COMPLEXITY OF BIG DATA Processing more weather-based info than any other company
  5. 5. From Research to Industry THERE ARE LOTS OF WEATHER FORECASTS
  6. 6. From Research to Industry BUT THE BEST FORECAST USES More than 162 models… And is updated every 15 minutes
  7. 7. From Research to Industry Deep Thunder: Global high resolution weather prediction using next-generation models Our continued investment means continuous improvement •  Highest resolution global forecasts for the day ahead •  100M cell phone pressure observations assimilated •  Leverage IBM’s Power 9 Architecture + First to run MPAS (Model for Prediction Across Scale) operationally and the thunderstorm resolving model globally
  8. 8. For a top 10 insurer, this can be $14M per year. WE’RE HERE FOR YOU Insurance
  9. 9. Insurance Applications of TROPICAL Customer Engagement Optimize Response Time And Resource Placement Optimize Reserves and Liquidity Stop Fraud by Verifying Claim Conditions
  10. 10. From Research to Industry ! Shared Safety Mission Redistribution of Alerts Government Issued Alerts ü  Redistributed in Real Time ü  With Attribution ü  Without Alteration
  11. 11. From Research to Industry Watson / Presenta2on Title / Date Federal Investment Propels the Economy Key Physical and Social Science Questions Remain Public-Private Partnerships Play a Role Key Takeaways

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