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Michael Ferrari, PhD

Head of Data Science at The Weather Company

Dr. Michael Ferrari is the head of data science at The Weather Company, an IBM business based in Manhattan. In this role, he is responsible for defining the data science strategy across all of the weather and location-based advertising products. Michael leads a team of data scientists, engineers and product managers in developing and implementing scalable, data-driven solutions for audience targeting, mobile and location-based targeting, ad attribution and performance tracking across the product portfolio. He has spent most of his career in a variety of quantitative and data/informatics roles as a scientist, engineer and entrepreneur. He has significant experience in starting and growing both traditional and corporate ventures. Michael is also an affiliate scientist with The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Applications Laboratory in Boulder, CO, and an active board member of the American Meteorological Society’s Board on Global Strategies. In addition, Michael is a research affiliate and advisor at the MIT Media Lab where he works on the OpenAG initiative towards the exploration and development of future food systems. Michael holds a doctorate in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics and Evolutionary Biophysics from Rutgers University.

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