PAUL WALSH

As Director, Weather Strategy and Business Meteorologist for IBM’s Global Business Services, Paul helps large retail and consumer packaged goods companies use weather and climate “big data” to create and execute weather strategies that lead to more effective and profitable business outcomes.

One of the nation’s leading experts on the impact of weather on consumers and business, Paul’s observations are regularly featured on The Weather Channel and CNBC, and he’s been quoted in many national media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and The New York Times.

Before joining The Weather Company, Paul served as Senior Vice President, Business Solutions at Atmospheric and Environmental Research (a Verisk Analytics company), Chief Strategy Officer at Storm Exchange, Inc., and Senior Vice President, Client Services/Analytics at Planalytics, Inc.

Prior to 1997 as a meteorologist in the United States Air Force, Paul provided weather-based intelligence support to war fighters and mission planners and served as the Chief of Weather Operations for the US Army’s elite 101st Airborne Division during Operation Desert Storm.