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Michal Weis


IBL Software Engineering, spol. s r.o.

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Michal Weis describes himself as a bit of a “software geek.” He started programming computers at the age of 9 and was developing antivirus software by the time he started college. In 1997, he combined his passion for tech and his love of meteorology by founding IBL Software Engineering, a meteorological software company, with his German partner.

IBL’s unique system, Visual Weather, works by collecting information from satellites, radars and meteorological stations. It then combines them into software that can be used by scientists and weather forecasters alike.

IBL software is now used in nearly 80 countries around the world. Customers include the UK Met Office, US Air Force and NATO, as well as airports and airlines. As climate change brings more extremes and uncertainties, Michal is determined that his company will continue to develop technology that makes a difference. “Thanks to our software, meteorologists can forecast serious threats caused by extreme weather and warn relevant authorities, which can save people’s lives and property,” he says.