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Dax Cochran

Dax Cochran

Dax Cochran has been with WDT since 2009. He leads WDT’s Global Entertainment Services sales and business development while serving as the solutions expert to leverage WDT’s WeatherOps, Skywise and Frontier product lines to help clients achieve a high degree of safety and success for all productions.

Recent Posts by Dax Cochran:

by Dax Cochran, on Aug 8, 2018 1:52:02 PM

On August 7th, the Phish show at BB&T Pavilion, in Camden, New Jersey, was temporarily disrupted due to lightning strikes within the tolerance of the production team’s weather plan. Having …

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Topics:WeatherOpsRadarScopeLive Events

by Dax Cochran, on Jul 3, 2018 10:08:40 AM

The Event Safety Summit is an annual gathering of safety-minded event organizations and professionals. Having attended each year since its inception, I strongly encourage any of my colleagues or clients …

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Topics:Event SafetyLive Events

by Dax Cochran, on Jun 12, 2018 4:15:25 PM

Are you making the trip out to Dover International Speedway in Delaware for Firefly 2018 this week? We want to make sure you are prepared so that you don’t miss …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLive Events

by Dax Cochran, on May 25, 2018 2:15:00 PM

With automated weather forecasting, monitoring, and alerting getting better each day, do you need a meteorologist to support your event? The short answer is yes - yes you do. While …

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Topics:WeatherOpsEvent Safety

by Dax Cochran, on May 18, 2018 2:33:37 PM

On Thursday, May 17, the opening party for the 2018 Hangout Music Festival was forced to evacuate due to unsafe weather conditions. The area experienced dangerous lightning, heavy rain, and …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLive Events

by Dax Cochran, on May 14, 2018 12:42:24 PM

Over the past year, I've sought to learn from industry colleagues and clients to achieve a high level of understanding of entertainment weather risk in its current state. I have …

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Topics:Live Events

by Dax Cochran, on Jan 11, 2017 12:32:29 PM

Will this be the warmest inauguration ever? Donald Trump will be sworn in as President and Commander in Chief on Friday, January 20. What comes to mind when you picture past inauguration …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLive EventsFrontier

by Dax Cochran, on Dec 5, 2016 11:36:21 AM

The biggest names in the concert and event production business gathered November 29 to December 1 on the Rock Lititz campus outside of Lancaster, PA for the 3rd annual Event Safety Alliance (ESA) …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLive Events

by Dax Cochran, on Feb 29, 2016 11:25:02 AM

As festival season cranks up, so does severe weather season. Festival and event managers are busy finalizing details for the event, securing vendors, and wrapping up all loose ends. With …

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Topics:Event Safety

by Dax Cochran, on Feb 4, 2016 9:41:11 AM

The WeatherOps crew has been hard at work this week supporting customers who found themselves threatened by everything from blizzards to tornadoes. This weekend, many eyes will be focused towards …

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Topics:WeatherOps