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Andreas Weigend  

Director, Social Data Lab & Former Chief Scientist, Amazon

Dr. Andreas Weigend, the author of "Data for the People", was the chief scientist at Amazon and a member of the Digital Council of Germany. He works with organizations on consumer data strategy and AI in banking, telecommunication, travel, and retail. He advises Zozo in Japan, SCG in Thailand, and startups in Silicon Valley. He shares his insights at events around the globe, including in the fall of 2019 a session on Identity and Trust at TEDx in Bangkok, a speech on Data: The New Rules at SLUSH in Helsinki, and the keynote The Data Dilemma at the SWIFT Innovation conference in London.

Andreas studied physics and philosophy in Karlsruhe, Cambridge and Bonn, and did his Ph.D. in neural networks at Stanford.

Dr. Andreas Weigend is the author of "Data for the People". He was the chief scientist at Amazon. He coached Jack Ma on Alibaba's data strategy. In 2018, Angela Merkel appointed him to Germany’s Digital Council. As advisor and consultant, he helps organizations ask the right questions, leveraging data and analytics. His clients include airlines, banks, telcos, fashion retailers, and healthcare companies. Recent speeches include The Data Dilemma at the SWIFT Innovation Conference in London and at Data: The New Rules at SLUSH in Helsinki.

Andreas studied physics and philosophy in Karlsruhe, Cambridge and Bonn, before moving to Stanford for his Ph.D. in neural networks. He teaches courses on AI and Data Science at Stanford, Berkeley, and in Asia.

Speech Topics


Data is the New Oil

Turning Big Data into Big Decisions

We Are Our Data: Harnessing the Power of Social Data

E-commerce, Me-commerce, We-commerce: Understanding the New Consumer

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