AccuWeather Leads Big Data Weather Track Keynote at 2015 Esri UC – New Innovation Showcased

AccuWeather Founder, President, and Chairman, Dr. Joel N. Myers, served as keynote speaker for the second annual Weather Track at the 2015 Esri International User Conference. Titled, “Transformational Change Driven by Big Data,” Dr. Myers shared his vision for integrating multiple streams of Big Data to create powerful, proprietary business intelligence that drives actionable results worldwide. In his thought-provoking keynote, Dr. Myers discussed the challenges and opportunities of big data in the age of transformative innovation. He gave current examples for how enterprises are integrating multiple sources of weather data with Superior Accuracy™ to create valuable customized data outputs that are helping meet their business objectives. Dr. Myers also provided insight into how AccuWeather helps enterprises handle big data effectively with the ground-breaking AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions portal. The portal provides a customizable interface for clients to merge powerful, geographic information systems-integrated (GIS-integrated) weather components in one easy view for enhanced access to powerful business intelligence and situational awareness in decision making.

“In this time of transformative change, AccuWeather has continued its revolutionary innovations to enable clients to aggregate and synthesize multiple streams of Big Data with unmatched localization and weather, creating powerful tools for enterprises,” Dr. Myers said. “AccuWeather aggregates and analyzes big weather data with custom business data, providing actionable insights that meet business needs worldwide. Enterprises that use the strength of this proprietary business intelligence can gain a competitive advantage globally.”

The AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions Portal provides fast, easy access to the information most useful to each client, all while highly customized to summarize the most valuable information, with links to complete details. The dashboard provides the option to monitor multiple locations for severe weather on one screen, allowing businesses to have the most accurate situational awareness for numerous sites. This comprehensive view allows for better understanding of the weather’s complete impact and ensures safety and continuity while containing costs. The portal is compatible with all computers, mobile devices, screen sizes, and browsers, and is highly configurable to support all industries and professions.

Examples of information provided on the customizable landing page include:

• Warnings and alerts for extreme weather

• Forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ including the unique AccuWeather MinuteCast®, 45-day forecast, and hour-by-hour forecast

• More than 300 maps and forecast models

• Video and text forecasts, and commentary from leading meteorological experts

• Interactive maps with eight unique layers and 27 sublayers

• Customizable, site-specific SkyGuard® Warnings

AccuWeather and Esri have partnered for over 14 years to provide superior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and weather solutions for enterprise clients. World-leading weather and GIS are a natural fit to provide enterprises with unprecedented, real-time situational awareness. AccuWeather’s weather intelligence integrated with Esri mapping technology creates an enterprise-wide solution that moves beyond traditional mapping in order to protect people, property, and profits.

AccuWeather is an Esri gold partner, and was fully integrated into the Business Summit as a platinum sponsor in addition to the Esri User Conference again this year with multiple business presentations provided by AccuWeather, as well as an AccuWeather exhibit booth where event attendees could experience the Portal for themselves