Woman in Tech of the Week (1/4/17)
Mary Glackin, SVP of Science and Forecast Operations, The Weather Company
It takes a powerful cloud to process all the data owned by The Weather Company, and IBM is up to the challenge. Having acquired the weather forecasting platform, IBM has applied its computing technology to Mother Nature’s data trail and is using artificial-intelligence and cognitive machine-learning processes to uncover weather trends and use real-time analysis to help organizations make better business decisions.
But how can a business minimize the cost of weather? A great example comes from the partnership between OnGolf and IBM. By exposing The Weather Company’s data stream to the golfing industry’s first cloud-based decision platform for improving golf course management, OnGolf 2.0 can optimize operational decisions for course maintenance, reduce costs on labor and chemical lawn treatments, and, most importantly, improves playing conditions, which ultimately generates more revenue.
At the helm of forecast operations at The Weather Company, an IBM Business, you will find Mary Glackin, SVP of Science and Forecast Operations. After Glackin majored in computer science at the University of Maryland, she went on to distinguish herself by working for the National Weather Services for 20 years, gathering 30 credits in meteorology along the way.
In an interview with Dave Vellante (@dvellante) and John Furrier (@furrier), hosts of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio, at the IBM World of Watson 2016 event held in October in Las Vegas, NV, the trio covered a broad range of topics, including the impact of weather on businesses and controlling data and cognitive learning through Internet of Things devices.
This week, theCUBE spotlights Mary Glackin in our Women in Tech feature.