• Why WDT?

    Pictured are over 80 reasons to trust WDT products and services in your organization.

About WDT

Weather Decision Technologies, Inc. is the industry leader, providing organizations with weather decision support on a global scale. WDT offers specific expertise with Big Data as it applies to hazardous weather detection and prediction, forecast modeling, decision analytics, GIS, mobile apps and interactive mapping.  WDT employs the world-renowned WeatherOps forecast team, staffed by experts who provide global asset projection and commodities trading decision support.

What makes us the right choice?

WDT utilizes big data solutions to develop and provide weather analytics such as hazardous weather detection and prediction, high resolution forecasts, decision analytics, content for mobile apps as well as interactive mapping. Our world-renowned WeatherOps forecast team is staffed by experts who provide global asset protection and commodities trading decision support.

Be it asset protection, positioning of goods and services ahead of weather or as response to weather, or simply warning the general public of impending adverse weather, WDT has a product to fit any need.

Awards

Inc 5000 list 9 consecutive years | Top 10 Big Data Companies in U.S. (CIO Review) | 10 Fastest Growing Data Analytics Companies (The Silicon Review)

Reason One - Company Composition

10% PhD | 36% Masters | 50% Bachelors | 4% Other

62 Meteorologists

Over 15 years in business

Reason Two - Patents

WDT owns and licenses 59 patents covering alerting and Dual Pol radar. These guarantee no interruption of service.

Reason Three - The Data

300TB of archive weather data dating back to 19xx

700GB of new data added daily

1 billion tiles served monthly-12ms response time

Our Promise to You…

We promise to meet your weather needs anytime, anywhere on the globe.

Meet Our Executive Team

Michael Eilts

Michael Eilts

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mike and four others founded WDT in 2000 in Norman, Oklahoma. The founders of WDT all came from meteorological research organizations in Norman and WDT continues to maintain relationships with these research organizations to extract new technologies from them. Before founding WDT in April, 2000, Mike was employed with the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) for 18 years, the last 7 as Assistant Director. While at NSSL, Mike managed a Division that grew from 20 to 100 people when he left in 2000. Mike has written over 75 papers in meteorological journals and conference proceedings and is internationally recognized for his knowledge of Doppler radar and its application to precipitation estimation and hydrology, severe weather warning and aviation hazard detection and prediction.

Kirk Whitner

Kirk Whitner

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Kirk Whitener, one of WDT’s founding officers, is responsible for WDT‘s financial reporting, banking relationships, administrative matters, and serves as secretary of WDT’s Board of Directors. He has worked for 25 years in a variety of industries including public accounting where he began his career in 1982 with the then Big 8 accounting firm of KPMG LLP (formerly Peat Marwick Mitchell). During the late 1980’s and 1990‘s, Kirk served as controller, director of finance, and CFO for two Oklahoma manufacturing companies. During a two-year hiatus from WDT from July 2005 to June 2007, Kirk worked for the public accounting firm of BKD LLP as a senior audit manager. During that time, Kirk stayed close to WDT’s senior management team offering advice and support on key strategic issues while also continuing to monitor WDT‘s financial reporting.

JT Johnson

JT Johnson

Chief Technology Officer

As CTO, JT Johnson is the development leader for all aspects of WDT’s global value-added weather systems and services. Before co-founding WDT, JT was an algorithm developer and project manager at the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) for 13 years, including a 20-month stint as the Science and Operations Officer in the National Weather Service Olympic Weather Support Office for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

Steve Miller

Steve Miller

Senior Vice President, Marketing

Steve oversees the global management of WDT’s WeatherOps, SkyWise, and mobile brands, including consumer insights, digital marketing, creative development management, marketing effectiveness, social responsibility, sponsorships and corporate communications. He has been a fixture in the weather industry for over 20 years, the past 9 of which have been applied directly to building global brands within the private sector. Prior to this assignment, Miller led outward communications efforts for Weather Decision Technologies, overseeing public relations, corporate content and brand visibility.

Steve has marketed WDT since 2011, following his involvement in and management of a whirlwind of start-ups, primarily within the healthcare and private weather industries. He is a product of the Oklahoma State University School of Business with an educational background in both Marketing and International Business.

Renny Vandewege

Renny Vandewege

Senior Vice President, Business Development

Renny Vandewege serves as Senior Vice President of Business Development at WDT, overseeing the overall growth of WDT’s customer base and markets globally. He has been a leader in the weather industry for over 13 years, with a focus on growth of revenue and programs in broadcasting, academia, and the private weather industry.

Renny is passionate about providing customers with a high return on investment through providing superior products, consultation, and support using WDT’s weather risk communication tools and weather analytics. His background includes: business development, product management, coaching, teaching, on-air broadcasting, strategic planning, metrics and analytics, and team building.