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  • Dr. Jan Dutton, CEO and President of Prescient Weather Ltd, presented his company's weather forecast and commodity markets analytics tools. The natural gas traders were interested in learning about the World Climate Service, designed to enable improved long-range forecast information.  Our agriculture traders learned about CropProphet, their grain yield forecasting solution. We are working to enable access to both products for our students.
  • Smithfield Foods visits with faculty, staff, and students for a lunch and roundtable industry discussion. The event was hosted by  COINS and the Center for Agricultural Trade. View photo album




Previous guest speakers:

  • Rich Handler, CEO, Jefferies Financial Group
  • Tracy Castle-Newman, COO, Global Institutional Equity Distribution at Morgan Stanley
  • Dr. Tom Brady, Executive Director, JPMorgan Center for Commodities
  • Wayne Roberts, Global Procurement Head at ThermoFisher
  • Michael Kender, Professor of Practice in Finance, Pamplin School of Business – Virginia Tech
  • Tim Maloney, Associate – Markets Technology Acceleration Lab, Citigroup
  • Matt Bielawa, Associate, Citigroup
  • David Barto, Associate Credit Trader, Citigroup