Season 2, Episode 6: Taking The Leap to Franchise

INNOVATING WITH THE WEATHER MAN

Welcome to the third episode of season three where we’re exploring innovation and talking with business leaders about how they have incorporated innovative approaches to the work they do.

In this podcast, hosts Veanne Smith and Sarah Lodato chat with Chris Hill, Chief Information and Technology Officer at The Weather Company. The Weather Company provides the world’s leading technology platforms and services leveraging weather and related data, and Chris shares insight into how a close eye on innovation has allowed the organization to grow and make such an impact at a global level.

Get innovative with your data collection and sharing.

During our discussion with Chris, we cover:

  • How to create an environment that encourages organic innovation through hiring and leadership support
  • Creative ways to keep on top of the latest trends in technology and how to leverage that in creating innovative approaches to sharing your data
  • Interesting ways The Weather Company collects and crowd sources data to make the world a better place

Please enjoy our episode!


About Chris Hill

Chris Hill has been at The Weather Company for over 17 years, a career that started as a software engineer, advanced to senior software engineer, Director, VP, SVP, and now, Chief Information and Technology Officer – quite the journey! His passion in technology revolves around data and innovation within teams, and data has always been at the center of his work at TWC. Inspired by a piece of advice from a brilliant mentor, Chris sought to create and nurture his personal brand in order to advance his career. For Chris, building a personal brand to establish trust in his colleagues, and learning from mentors in leadership positions were critical practices to establish himself as a leader throughout his career.