Andreas Weigend

Former Chief Scientist, Amazon and Founder, Social Data Lab
Big Data, Smart Metrics and Consumer Behaviour

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Andreas-WeigendDr. Andreas Weigend is an expert on the future of big data, social-mobile technologies, and consumer behavior. Andreas teaches at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, and China’s CKGSB. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Stanford after studying in Germany and Cambridge, UK.

As Amazon’s chief scientist, he helped create the firm’s data strategy and customer-centric culture. Andreas founded the Social Data Lab, which connects faculty and students with companies looking to find new forms of engagement with their customers.

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

In his speaking engagements, he shares insights on the untapped power of data and its irreversible impact on individuals, business, and society. Andreas lives in San Francisco, Shanghai, and