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Director, Social Data Lab & Former Chief Scientist, Amazon

Andreas Weigend: Biography at a Glance

  • Expert on big data, consumer behavior, and social-mobile technologies, the combination of which he calls the Social Data Revolution
  • Former Chief Scientist at Amazon, where he helped create the company's data strategy and culture of innovation
  • Author of Data For the People: How to Make Our Post-Privacy Economy Work For You
  • Founder of the Social Data Lab, a group of thought leaders and data scientists
  • Recent clients include Alibaba, BMW, Deutsche Telekom, GE, Hyatt, Lufthansa, MasterCard, Tencent, and the World Economic Forum

 

Director, Social Data Lab & Former Chief Scientist, Amazon

Dr. Andreas Weigend is an expert on big data, consumer behavior, and social-mobile technologies, the combination of which he calls the Social Data Revolution. He is the author of "Data for the People" and founder of the Social Data Lab, a group of innovators and data scientists.

Andreas formerly worked as the Chief Scientist at Amazon, where he helped establish the company’s data strategy and develop a culture of innovation. His recent clients include Alibaba, BMW, Deutsche Telekom, GE, Hyatt, Lufthansa, MasterCard, Tencent, and the World Economic Forum.

Andreas received his Ph.D. in physics from Stanford and currently teaches at UC Berkeley and at Fudan in Shanghai. He lives in San Francisco and on weigend.com/where.

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