Corporate Vision November 2017

24 CORPORATE VISION / November 2017 , CustomWeather provides syndicated content for complete global weather coverage including sophisticated weather forecasts, maps, tracking and alert services covering over 70,000 locations worldwide. We profile the firmand Geoff to find out howhe came to be named ‘US CEO of the Year’. Sunny Days Forecast for CustomWeather Founded in 2000, CustomWeather combines the worlds of meteorology and technology to deliver an enterprise-wide weather solution, saving time and resources on the operations side and providing an edge within a trading environment. Customer service is a key element of the firm’s service, combined with a commitment to supporting the individual technology requirements of its clients. Therefore, top companies from around the world rely on the accuracy and timeliness of CustomWeather’s forecasts to support business decisions. With a range of products ranging from long-term historical climate data to seasonal forecasting, CustomWeather provides a complete weather solution meeting the needs across multiple industries from insurance, energy and commodities trading to construction and utilities. President and CEO Geoff draws on a unique combination of skills and experience in meteorology, computer programming and economics to provide him with the rare ability to create CustomWeather’s forecasting products and services. His development of sophisticated weather forecasting models and engines paved the way for success at, which was acquired by Weather. com in 1999. He continued to excel as a senior programmer and innovator at His credentials include a M.S. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as numerous years in the financial industry with companies such as Wells-Fargo. As such, he is well-placed to lead this dynamic and exciting company to success. Today, CustomWeather is the most comprehensive weather service provider on the market, offering the highest level of detailed coverage, accuracy and customization. The firm’s vast range of products and services are intended to be fully integrated and private labelled to support the branding of its clients. These services include industry- leading weather solutions to a wide range of industries that value quality, customer service, and data accuracy. As a leader in technology, CustomWeather is well aware of the latest industry trends and requirements. So far, over 300 corporations, both big and small, have chosen CustomWeather to meet their weather needs, which is testimony to the exceptional level of service that the company provides to everyone it works with. Recent developments for the company include the release of several new worldwide forecasting models to support the global agricultural industry. Utilizing research from some of the world’s top agronomists, CustomWeather has developed sophisticated and complex models for Evapotranspiration (ETo), Powdery Mildew, and Downy Mildew forecasts. Additionally, CustomWeather has developed an Evapotranspiration (ETo) plug-in for the CustomWeather Cloud Weather Service (CWS). The ETo plug-in works globally with multiple weather models to produce ETo at the native resolution of the 1709CV07 models. Like other CWS products, the ETo can be output as gridded netCDF data or point data in XML, CSV, or JSON formats. At a more technical level of detail, CustomWeather utilizes the CIMIS equation for ETO, a version of the Modified Penman Equation with a wind function developed at the University of California-Davis. ETo data is available in hourly, every 3-hour, or daily increments, depending upon the particular model. The ETo is currently available as a forecast product but it can be run on past data as well. Ultimately, under Geoff’s guidance CustomWeather has a bright and exciting future ahead as the firm aims to grow even further and build upon the phenomenal success it has already achieved. Company: CustomWeather Inc Contact: Geoff Flint Address: 230 California Street, Suite 420, San Francisco, California, 94111 Phone: 0014157773303 Email: [email protected] Website: