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William B. Gail Named to Serve on New Commerce Data Advisory Council

William B. Gail Named to Serve on New Commerce Data Advisory Council

William B. Gail Named to Serve on New Commerce Data Advisory Council

Boulder, Colorado – April 20, 2015 – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced that Dr. William B. Gail, Co-Founder and CTO of Global Weather Corporation and Past-President of the American Meteorological Society, has been appointed to serve on the new Commerce Data Advisory Council (CDAC). CDAC was created to spur economic and social development by ensuring that the most useful Commerce Department data is made available to American businesses and citizens.

“I am honored to be appointed to CDAC, and commend Secretary Pritzker and the Commerce Department for creating the Council and promoting open data along with the vision of a data nation,” said Bill Gail. “This Council is being asked to tackle important questions dealing with our new world of big data – how to make government data more accessible, how it can become more useful to society, and how to drive better decision making throughout our economy. While supporting a charter that cuts across all Commerce activities, I will bring the specific perspective of environmental data – notably weather, water, and climate – and its critical importance to a data nation.”

The first CDAC meeting will occur Thursday, April 23rd to Friday, April 24th in Washington D.C. (See Department of Commerce press release)

The 19 members of the CDAC will provide Secretary Pritzker and the DOC data-bureau leadership with guidance on data management and data policy. For more information about the CDAC, including a list of all the members, see: http://www.esa.doc.gov/

GWC serves enterprise customers that touch consumers with devices and applications that are weather-dependent, such as mobile phones, connected vehicles, and smart home systems. All of these require consistently reliable and accurate forecasts. GWC’s customers are businesses that demand accuracy and hyper-local precision, such as Yahoo! (the industry standard for compelling mobile weather applications), and Xcel Energy (the #1 wind energy producer in the U.S.). Whether it’s a near-term forecast every 5 minutes or an hourly forecast out to 15 days, GWC delivers the most accurate forecast for any location on earth.

About Global Weather Corporation:
Founded in 2009, Global Weather Corporation® (GWC) utilizes proprietary technology to produce the most accurate precision weather forecasts available, as validated by ForecastWatch. GWC serves a growing demand by businesses to improve decision making, increase operational efficiency, and support their business and consumer customers. GWC’s forecasts are available on-demand and are statistically tuned for any location in the world, delivered through a scalable web services framework. For more information visit www.globalweathercorp.com.

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