Dr. Christopher Sampson & Dr. Andrew Smith: Fathom: Flood modelling goes global

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We’re covering two main themes here - building a business that survives and thrives after ten years - and assessing the growing risk from a flood.

We’ve been working closely with Fathom for many years.

In Matthew Grant’s discussion with the co-founders of Fathom, you’ll discover topics such as:

  • The advantages of building a business with close links to a university
  • How increases in the resolution of data and increased computing power have fundamentally changed flood modelling in 10 years
  • Why and when co-founders should bring in an external CEO
  • Why insurers are better at understanding risk than many other industries
  • How to represent uncertainty in decision making
  • River gauges and aerial images - creating credible data sources to plug the information gaps
  • Working with partners such as Reask

If you enjoyed this, we recommend Episode 220 for more information about Fathom, Reask and climate assessment.

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By the end of this podcast, you should be able to meet the following Learning Objectives:

  • Describe some of the advances in data and analytics that are enabling the development of global flood models
  • Identify when co-founders should consider bringing in a CEO
  • Summarise how insurers compare to other industries in assessing risk

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