Speaker Profile

Ria Persad


Founder and CEO, Statweather
President, European Chamber of Digital Commerce
Strategic Advisor, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (US NOAA)

Founding CEO of StatWeather, recognized in 2018 as the #1 Climate Technology Globally by Environmental Business International, 2015 Top Data Provider Globally through Energy Risk Awards, Top U.S. Weather Company in Energy Risk Software Rankings 2013, Best Newcomer of the Year 2013, a 2014 Platts Global Energy Awards "Rising Star", and in the Top 5 Most Innovative Companies in America in 2015 through MeetAdvisor

Inventor of 90-Day Ahead Weather Forecast that predicts extreme events with bulls-eye accuracy, as documented by Forbes, Reuters, Energy Manager Today, and others

Named International Woman of the Year by Renewable Energy World and Power Engineering 2013 and a "Lifetime Achievement" Leader through Platts Global Energy Awards 2014

Host, keynote and invited speaker for major engagements, including Commodity Markets Council (CMC), Commodity Trading Risk Management (CTRM), Energy Risk USA, The Money Show, Commodity Trading & Merchandising, Energy Weather Summit, LDC Gas Forum, Financial Certainty to Move Mexico, Total Energy USA, Eastern Oil and Gas, The Climate Resilient Grid, Google Startup Grind, ASEAN Science Diplomats, CNNMoney Switzerland Digital Future Board Room, TechPark Davos during the World Economic Forum, Blockchain Economic Forum (Davos), and others

Author of #1 Most Viewed Energy Blog on Energy Central, "Exactly How Accurate Are Weather Forecasts?" and key contributor for Harvard Veritas column on Leadership and Science for The Manila Times

Subject Matter Expert with 30 Years' Experience in Mathematical Methods: Pioneer in Artificial Intelligence, Cutting-edge Forecasting Models, Climatology, Space Physics, Geospace, Mathematics Software, Teaching, and Scientific Communication

R&D in Space Physics and Aerospace at Lawrence Livermore National Labs, Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton), NASA Johnson Space Center, US Air Force, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, L3Harris, Honeywell Aerospace

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