Former Chief Scientist at Amazon


Dr. 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 Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. 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 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.

Andreas released his first book, Data For the People: How to Make Our Post-Privacy Economy Work for You, in January 2017. The book explores how we can reassert control over our data by demanding that corporations allow us to make choices about how it will be sold.

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