Andreas Weigend

We Are Our Data: Harnessing the Power of Social Data


An expert on the future of big data, social-mobile technologies and consumer behavior, Andreas Weigend will share insights on the untapped power of data and its irreversible impact on individuals, businesses and society. As Amazon’s chief scientist, he helped create the firm’s data strategy and customer-centric culture. He is the founder of the Social Data Lab, which connects faculty and students with companies looking to find new forms of engagement with their customers.

Weigend also advises innovative startups and regularly consults for large corporations including Alibaba, GE, Lufthansa and MasterCard on how to leverage the Social Data Revolution.

He teaches at Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley and China’s CKGSB. He received his Ph.D. in physics from Stanford after studying in Germany and at Cambridge in the United Kingdom.