AccuWeather supported WWOSC and the global meteorological community by becoming a Silver Sponsor and providing expert commentary from CEO Barry Lee Myers
AccuWeather Global Weather Center - August 22, 2014 - AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in digital weather information, demonstrated its continued leadership in and support for the worldwide meteorological community by sponsoring this week's WWOSC 2014, a ground-breaking conference that brought together entire weather science and user communities from around the globe. The theme of this year's conference was "The Weather: What's the Outlook?" and Barry Lee Myers, CEO of AccuWeather, Inc., spoke in a Special Session and Panel on the "Future of the Weather Enterprise".
"AccuWeather is very pleased to have played a key role in WWOSC 2014," Barry Lee Myers said. "AccuWeather works collaboratively with leaders in all parts of the weather industry, throughout the world. The conference was a reflection of our own rapid development as a weather media company and we were pleased to meet and share experiences with the meteorological minds who will be setting the stage for future growth in forecasting."
AccuWeather unveiled several new advances in the past year including the 45-day forecast and the unique, hyper-local AccuWeather MinuteCast®. In an effort to bring pertinent weather information and life-saving warnings to people everywhere, AccuWeather continues to expand and refine its global network, working with government forecasting organizations and myriad data sources throughout the world.
As part of the launch of Facebook's Internet.org effort, AccuWeather also recently extended free forecasting and severe weather warning information to 4.5 million potential users in Zambia who do not have internet access.
The World Weather Open Science Conference was held in the Palais de Congrès in Montréal, Canada, from 16 to 21 August 2014.
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com Every day over a billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hourly and Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ for nearly 3 million locations worldwide, with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile internet sites, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, and newspapers. Founded in 1962 by Dr. Joel N. Myers - a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society who was recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur Magazine's Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs - AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites. AccuWeather's CEO, Barry Lee Myers, is a recognized expert in global weather information issues and one of the world most recognized advocates for cooperative relationships between government weather agencies and the weather industry.
About Barry Lee Myers Barry Lee Myers has been an integral part and leading force of AccuWeather executive management team for several decades. Since becoming CEO in September 2007, the company has weathered the recession and posted the highest grossing years and the largest web and mobile audience growth in the history of the company. He has been responsible for directing the strategic initiatives of the company and developing many of the company's acquisitions, major business relationships, and ground-breaking opportunities.
Before becoming CEO, Myers was Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Myers served on the Graduate School faculty at Penn State for 18 years as a member of its nationally recognized Smeal College of Business.
He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the American Weather and Climate Industry Association, the weather industry's trade association, since 1990, serving as the industry's chief government-relations officer. He also has served as advisor to the Director of the U.S. National Weather Service at the U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization Meetings in Geneva on several occasions and serves as advisor to NOAA. He is recognized as an expert in public/private relationships in the weather and weather media industry worldwide.
Myers received his B.S. in business administration and economics from the Smeal School of Business at Penn State and his master's in business (ABD) there also. His J.D. is from the Boston University School of Law.
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