Andreas Weigend

Social Data Lab

Dr. Andreas Weigend studies the ongoing revolution in social data and its impact on consumers, business, and society. He teaches at Stanford University and directs the Social Data Lab. Previously, Weigend was the chief scientist of, where he focused on building the customer-centric and measurement-focused culture that has been central to Amazon's success.

Weigend works with innovative startups and global companies alike, helping them understand and leverage the irreversible changes in how consumers express themselves, make purchasing and lifestyle decisions, and relate to each other. His goal is to guide his clients through the evolving landscape of consumer behavior and unprecedented data to identify new business opportunities.

Weigend studied electrical engineering, physics, and philosophy in Germany and Cambridge (UK), and received his Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University. His career as a data scientist and his deep industry and startup experience allow him to successfully bridge the gap between academia and industry. He lives in San Francisco, Shanghai, and on

Panel Discussion:
Friday, May 31, 2013 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm