AccuWeather Founder Gives Keynote Presentation at Big Data Innovation Summit

Dr. Joel N. Myers shares his vision for surviving and thriving through the exponential growth of information in his presentation “Transformational Change Driven by Big Data”

AccuWeather Global Weather Center – April 28, 2015 – Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder, President, and Chairman of AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, will be presenting one of the Keynote Presentations at The Big Data Innovation San Jose 2015 summit, hosted by Innovation Enterprise, today at the San Jose Convention Center. In the presentation, Dr. Myers will share his insights on the challenges of big data and the age of transformative innovation and his views on the keys to success and growth during this period of rapid and dramatic change.

“I welcome the opportunity to speak at the Big Data Innovation summit and to share my vision of how technology and big data are accelerating the transformation of virtually all types of human activity,” Dr. Myers said. “AccuWeather has built its success by adapting to the rapid transformational change driven by big data, integrating weather data with health information in new ways to help people make better decisions and ultimately lead safer, more productive lives.”

AccuWeather is the world’s fastest-growing digital weather company, partnering with every major manufacturer on Earth and supporting over 10 billion data requests each day. The company’s global reach is supported by its superlative handling of data ingestion and data processing to create forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ that help people everywhere plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more value from their day.

According to its website, The Big Data Innovation summit “brings together the leading experts in multiple industries to discuss the ideas and innovations that are changing business” and “will boast some of the world’s leading data experts offering use cases, best practices, challenges to face, successes to be had, and lessons to learn.”

Learn more about the Big Data Innovation San Jose 2015 summit.

About Dr. Joel N. Myers

Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder, President, and Chairman of AccuWeather, is recognized as “the father of commercial meteorology” and the man who transformed weather into an industry.

In 1962, while a graduate student at Penn State, Dr. Myers started AccuWeather at his kitchen table. Over the past 53 years he has guided AccuWeather through numerous transformations to where it is today — the world’s most used and respected global weather information source. Every day over a billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather’s Superior Accuracy™ in forecasts and warnings to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more value from their day.

Dr. Myers is considered the nation’s most respected source on the business of meteorology, having been named “the most accurate man in weather” by The New York Times. He has frequently appeared on national programs such as ABC Nightly News and Larry King Live, written articles that have appeared in leading publications including Scientific American and The Journal of Applied Meteorology, and has been quoted in Time Magazine, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, National Geographic, The Economist, Forbes, Businessweek, and thousands of other publications.

Dr. Myers is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, and has written and delivered 70 scientific papers and given thousands of speeches, receiving many awards and recognition for business, entrepreneurship, and meteorological contributions. He has been called upon to appear as a weather expert on national television and before the U.S. Congress. Dr. Myers also serves on numerous boards and committees, and is a member of the Board of Directors at Team Pennsylvania, appointed to help guide the state’s future by five successive governors, Democrats and Republicans alike. He was named by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the greatest entrepreneurs in American history.

Dr. Myers received three degrees from Penn State, taught their advanced forecasting class for 18 years as a faculty member, and served as a Penn State Trustee for 33 years, where he led the push for the online Penn State World Campus, and for the adoption of digital technologies into education.

Appreciative of the great impact Penn State has had on his life, Dr. Myers has made an extraordinary commitment to excellence in education, awarding dozens of scholarships to Penn State students in meteorology and information technology and making the largest gift ever received by the Meteorology Department to fund the university’s state-of-the-art weather station.


About AccuWeather, Inc. and

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™ 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 an award winning leader in global weather information issues and one of the world’s most recognized advocates for cooperative relationships between government weather agencies and the weather industry. He is a leader in the digital weather information space.