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AccuWeather has named Kurt Fulepp as global chief product officer in a move that kicks off a quest to embrace emerging technologies into the company’s digital strategy.

Fulepp was most recently at Time Inc, where he was vice president and digital GM of News and Business. At AccuWeather, he will lead development of the latest ecosystems of products leveraging artificial intelligence, big data, and connected and smart devices, overseeing every element of the roadmap from conceptualisation to launch and post-launch performance.

AccuWeather, which delivers forecasts and warnings to nearly two billion people globally and digitally, specialising in mobile, short-form video and interactive weather.

“Kurt has a tremendous breadth of product management experience, creativity and expertise, and has contributed to the success of some of the world's best-known brands,” said Steve Smith, resident of Digital Media at AccuWeather. “As AccuWeather continues to expand as a global digital publisher and also grow its unique set of enterprise services around the world, Kurt's leadership will be paramount in helping us create a new generation of great products that leverage existing and emerging platforms and technologies, while continuing to add sustainable value in terms of revenue and profits for the business.”

Before joining Time in 2015, Fulepp was VP and head of product at AOL. He also works as an adjunct instructor in the Master of Science in Publishing - Digital Media program at New York University, teaching a course that examines the various business models in digital media and what it takes to build a successful digital publishing business.

“I’m very excited about this unique opportunity to work on a portfolio of products that have a real impact on peoples' daily lives and the operation of businesses in every industry,” Fulepp said. “AccuWeather has an incredibly powerful brand, an enormous, loyal global audience and the best data and people in the business, and I'm looking forward to contributing to the next wave of innovation at AccuWeather.”