Mr. Jatin Singh is the Founder & Managing Director at Skymet Weather Services Pvt Ltd, a pioneer in weather forecast and agri-tech segment. Taking Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, remote sensing technologies to ground that helps managing financial risk of small holder farmers.
In his present role, Mr. Singh is in charge of the overall growth strategy of the company, technology innovation, operations and business dimensions. He is also the Founder of Gramcover, a technology backed insurance distribution business in rural India.
Founded in 2004, Skymet Weather is India’s largest private sector weather forecasting, monitoring & agriculture risk Solutions Company, experts in measuring, predicting & limiting climate risk. It has the capability to create hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal & long term forecasts including monsoon; employs its own team of operational meteorology, numeric weather prediction modeling (NWP), remote sensing, statistical data analysis, software/ computing & multimedia & has a well-equipped in-house studio replete with a TV production team.
Prior to being an entrepreneur, Mr. Singh was associated with TV Today Group, as an Assistant Producer and anchor. Before joining the group, he was a reporter with ANI/Reuters handling multiple verticals such as National Broadcasting Corporation (New Delhi and Jammu & Kashmir) and a news bulletin carried in the United States, the South Asian Newsline. He was also an Associate Producer for the Singapore based 24-hour news network, Channel News Asia.
After completing his under-graduate program in Political Science from Kirori Mal College in Delhi, Mr. Singh did his Masters in International Relations & International Communications, from Boston University, Boston, USA.
Under his able leadership, his venture Skymet have won several noteworthy accolades. In 2009, Skymet was chosen as one of the 10 companies with game changing solutions to climate change by the Economist. In 2010, Mr. Singh was featured as one of the winners of CNBC TV18 Young Turks. In 2013, America’s leading business magazine, Fast Company, listed Skymet as top 10 innovative companies from India. In the prestigious ‘India Business Leader Awards 2019’ Skymet was nominated as one of the disruptors amongst several leading brands like Netflix, Big Basket and Zerodha. Fortune India Magazine said that private players such as Skymet is efficiently complementing Indian Meteorological Department. Even, The Economic Times, observed, that Skymet’s long range forecast, has played a major role in the Indian commodities market across the years with its unbiased empirical approach.
Today, Skymet is in the panel of NITI Ayog for laying out the guideline of UAV or drone flying in India for Agriculture. The company is also a member of the sustainable development network at the World Bank.