Dr. Andreas Weigend studies the ongoing revolution in social data and its impact on individuals, business, and society. He teaches at Stanford University and UC Berkeley and directs the Social Data Lab. Andreas was the chief scientist of Amazon where he focused on building the customer-centric and measurement-focused culture that has been central to Amazon's success.
Andreas works with innovative startups and global companies alike, helping them understand and leverage the irreversible changes in how consumers express themselves, make purchasing and lifestyle decisions, and relate to each other. His goal is to guide his clients through the evolving landscape of consumer behaviour and unprecedented data to identify new business opportunities.
Through master classes, ideation sessions, and individual mentoring, he works with clients to define relevant metrics, design experiments, build predictive models, and invent incentives that inspire users to participate and share data which results in new products and business models. His clients include Alibaba, Allstate Insurance, GE, HP, Lufthansa, MasterCard, Naspers, IBM, SingTel, Tencent, Tata Consulting, Thomson Reuters and the World Economic Forum.
Andreas speaks at top conferences around the globe, see weigend.com/speaking. Andreas is known to challenge the minds of his audience, in order to help them understand the Social Data Revolution.
Andreas is a limited partner at Founders Fund. Startups he has co-founded or advised include PredPol, OrderDynamics (formerly eCommera), Rocket Fuel (advertising, IPO Oct 2013), Agoda.com (hotel reservations, acquired by Priceline), Xiaonei (China's largest Facebook clone, acquired by Ren Ren), Moodlogic (music crowdsourcing, acquired by All Media Guide, now Rovi), Cleverset (recommendation technology, acquired by ATG, now Oracle), and Nugg.ad (behavioural targeting, acquired by Deutsche Post).
Andreas studied electrical engineering, physics and philosophy in Germany and Cambridge (UK), and received his Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University. His career as a data scientist combined with his deep industry and startup experience allows him to successfully bridge the gap between academia and industry. He lives in San Francisco, Shanghai and on weigend.com.
Andreas Weigend travels from United States
- Comprehensive Data Collection
- Consumer Behaviour
- Data is the New Oil
- Digital Media
- Harnessing the Power of Social Data
- Social-Mobile Technologies
- Strategy General
- The Future of Big Data
- The Future of Data Science
- Transforming Big Data into Big Decisions