Andreas Weigend studies people and the data they create and share. He works with companies that are eager to develop strategies aimed at realizing the untapped power of data. Clients include Lufthansa, Match.com, Best Buy, Thomson Reuters, Nokia, Alibaba as well as the World Economic Forum. In addition, Andreas serves as an advisor for exciting startups all around the globe, and as a partner with Open-First.
He helps organizations absorb relevant insights based on data, mobile and social technologies. He was previously the Chief Scientist of Amazon.com, where he helped build the customer-centric and measurement-focused culture central to Amazon’s success.
Andreas’ goal is to guide his clients to understand the constantly evolving landscape of consumer behavior and unprecedented data to identify potential new business opportunities. He wants to change companies’ view of the consumer. The consumer is not the enemy, rather they are a rich source of data and help for the company. The results of his work inform the design of innovative products, visionary business models, and change the way business leaders perceive the social data revolution and the future of relationships.
Andreas Weigend’s experience as head scientist and his knowledge gained and shares as advisor to entrepreneurs is combined with extraordinary insight and skill gained from academic work at Stanford. He teaches master level classes in social data and data mining at the prestigious university. These diverse roles give Weigend a unique perspective and makes him a powerful speaker.
He is known as a lively and engaging speaker and his main goal is to challenge the minds of the audience, as well as helping them understand how the Social Data Revolution changes the behavior of people, companies, and society. Andreas Weigend also gives speeches and workshops to the world’s most innovative firms which combine cutting-edge ideas with his expertise on behavioral economics and vision for consumer-enabling technologies.