Environmental Insights with Advanced Analytics

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We are returning back to ISM to hear about the great work they have recently completed. This presentation will demonstrate how organizations in Canada and the USA have used data surrounding the environment to make business and socially minded (not mutually exclusive!) decisions.

ISM always brings great information, smart thinking, and amazing insights. You won’t want to miss this one.

As always, doors open at 6pm, speakers start at 6:30. We usually wrap up around 8pm.

Here are the details of the speakers!

Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association

The project proponent Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association (MFGA) sought (1) to quantify the hydrologic effect of natural forage land use within the Assiniboine River Basin, and (2) to recommend land and water management practices that address various hydrologic issues present in the basin. Through ISM’s web-based delivery platform, highly technical hydrologic simulation results (provided by project partner Aquanty) are presented in a summarized and consumable format, intended for use by high level decision makers.

South Nation Conservation

South Nation Conservation (SNC) is a conservation authority responsible for watershed management outside of Ottawa, ON. In addition to having a need for a hydrologic understanding of their geography, SNC had a need for a full hydrologic forecasting platform to drive their business decisions. Daily ingestion of weather forecasts formed the foundational piece of this platform, giving SNC a continually updated prediction of potential hydrologic issues. ISM, Aquanty, and IBM’s The Weather Company partnered in this pioneering solution.

California Utility Company

ISM and IBM’s The Weather Company partnered to provide a predictive asset maintenance platform for a southern California energy utility. The client required real-time weather forecast models to be ingested, and fuel the prediction of “fire weather”, or places where wild fires are likely to occur. This allowed the client to identify which of their assets (power lines, sub stations, etc) may be at risk, and enables them to take proactive and preventive

Speaker Bio’s:

Naiomi Lynn – Analytics Technical Delivery Manager

Travis Juffinger – Senior Predictive Specialist

Travis Juffinger is a Senior Predictive Analytics Specialist on ISM Canada’s Advanced Analytics team, based in Regina, SK. Travis has a passion for delivering actionable responses to complex questions. He helps to lead the team’s efforts on finding ways to apply spatial analysis across many industries, including environment, agriculture, and social services.