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Joel Myers: The Father of Commercial Meteorology

Joel Myers
Joel Myers
Founder & CEO
May 10, 2022

Dr. Joel Myers is the founder and CEO of AccuWeather, one of the oldest weather companies in the world. 

Weather companies are really data companies at their core. Joel and Auren dive into the early days of commercial meteorology and the challenges of building a business on top of a product that was historically available for free. 

Joel has dedicated his entire career to AccuWeather and dives into the nuances of weather forecasting and the immense responsibility that comes with the trade. 

You can find Auren Hoffman (CEO of SafeGraph) on Twitter at @auren and Joel Myers at @DrJoelNMyers

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