InfoAg 2017 Presentation
 
Presentations
Weather Data Roundtable

Grand BC
Thu, Jul 27, 2017
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

 

During this panel discussion, Chacko Jacob will highlight the latest innovations in advanced weather models, analytics and provide a glimpse of what the future holds for decision support and artificial intelligence solutions within Agriculture. Weather not only affects how crops grow but the logistics around planting, harvesting, and transportation. By integrating weather forecast models into crop planting and harvesting and transportation, better decisions can be made in advance of crop losses due to weather perils. Weather data and analytics on field-by-field or zone-by-zone basis helps farmers make informed decisions throughout the year to maximize food production, minimize environmental impact, and reduce operating costs.

Speaker
Chacko Jacob
Agriculture Lead
The Weather Company, an IBM Business
400 Minuteman Road
Andover, MA 01810
Biography
Chacko Jacob is The Weather Company, an IBM business, lead for Agribusiness in Americas. He is responsible for leading The Weather Company business development and sales activities in the agriculture industry. He has around two decades of working experience in agriculture in various capacities from Crop Scout to leadership role in a major precision agriculture company. He was recently been involved in the digital agriculture marketplace with expertise in innovative technologies and their use in agriculture, including precision agriculture, geospatial technologies (including remote sensing technologies like drones, aerial, satellite, and ground-based) and other information technology tools and their applications in agriculture. An excellent network built over the years in agriculture vertical globally.