James is a chartered meteorologist working for IBM Technology Sales. After completing a MSc. in Applied Meteorology in 2004, James worked in the offshore industry as an operational meteorologist for 8 years. As Senior Marine Forecaster, James built and managed weather data servers to provide forecasters and customers with the latest and best weather data to help global offshore operations. With IBM Weather, James integrates weather data and services into solutions across industries like insurance, agriculture, travel, retail, energy and utility and tech-start-ups. He often works with data scientists, helping bridge the gap between technical aspects of meteorological data and complex commercial requirements, to deliver results and insights for a range of global customers.