MEDIA ADVISORY: Bob Marshall to Speak at Pre-Intel Developer Forum Media Session on Technology Networks that Inform and Warn of Weather, Lightning, Tornadoes and Hurricanes

Germantown, MD and San Francisco – Intel Developer Forum - Sept. 9, 2011 – Earth Networks’ President & CEO Bob Marshall will discuss how real-time, Internet-connected, dense networks of sensors provide critical weather intelligence for early warnings to prepare for and mitigate the impact of natural disasters.  Technology networks, backed by high performance computing, are now enabling advanced alerting of severe weather events such as hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms and lightning.  The keynote address will cover:

  • The rising number of worldwide natural disasters and the loss of lives and property
  • Innovations in technology and science that are providing greater visibility into weather and lightning activity, with earlier warning of severe storms
  • Processing and analyzing networked sensor data for finger-tip access to information for consumers, first-responders and businesses
  • Real-life examples from recent, deadly US tornado outbreaks and Hurricane Irene

WHAT:   Pre-Intel Developer Forum Media Session

WHEN:   Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Earth Networks Keynote at 10:40 a.m. / Tech Demo at 11:45 a.m.)

WHERE:  Intercontinental Hotel, Grand Ballroom
888 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 

HOW: Media are invited to attend and may RSVP via jgilmore@earthnetworks.com

About the Intel Developer Forum & Pre-IDF Media Session on Disaster Management
The Intel Developer Forum (IDF), Sept. 13-15 in San Francisco, is where Intel Corporation and the computing-communications ecosystem come together to share their latest innovations. This is an opportunity to hear industry visionaries and get their views. The Pre-IDF Media Session held Monday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., is a session on the use of information and communications technology to aid in disaster preparation.

About Earth NetworksSM

As the provider of advanced weather data for nearly 20 years, Earth Networks (formerly AWS) operates the world’s largest weather observation and lightning detection networks and is building what will become the largest greenhouse gas monitoring network. Observations from Earth Networks inform and alert consumers, enterprises and governments around the world, providing them with advanced environmental intelligence for decision making and safety. The company’s popular WeatherBug website, desktop application and mobile apps provide millions of consumers with real-time, local weather information and dangerous severe weather alerts. Enterprise solutions from Earth Networks enable organizations, including energy and utilities, agriculture, schools, sports and recreation, emergency operations and government entities, to safeguard lives, prepare for weather and climate events and improve business operations. Earth Networks (www.earthnetworks.com) is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with offices in Mountain View, Calif.; New York, NY; Milan, Italy and a local presence in 50 countries worldwide


About Earth Networks - WeatherBug
For 20 years, we have been Taking the Pulse of the Planet® using the world’s largest weather and climate networks. Our sensors across the planet keep consumers, businesses, and governments informed, updated and alerted. Our popular WeatherBug® apps and website provide neighborhood-level weather, superior forecasts and advanced severe weather alerts to more than 30 million people monthly. Enterprises such as schools, airports, professional sports teams, utilities and government agencies rely on our Early Warning Solutions to safeguard lives, prepare for weather events, and optimize operations. Know Before™.

 

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