Anna Escobedo Cabral
42nd Treasurer of the United States & Former Senior Principal Advisor, Inter-American Development Bank President, BBVA Microfinance Foundation
As Amazon’s Chief Scientist, speaker Andreas Weigend helped big data drive a commercial colossus. He now advises governments on data-related issues and helps guide the global conversation about the uses of big data. A pioneering figure of our time and a trenchant analyst of data’s power, Weigend delivers remarkable keynote speeches to events and organizations concerned with social data and its application.
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Big data shapes our lives, and technology speaker Andreas Weigend helps us understand how. As a popular public speaker, Andreas Weigend enlivens conferences and corporate events worldwide.
Andreas Weigend has focused his storied career on the intersection of big data, social technologies, and human behavior. His research into consumers and the data they use and create has helped define how companies reach customers.
As Amazon’s Chief Scientist, Weigend helped define the company’s data strategy, discovering new ways to reach and retain customers. Now a sought-after consultant, he advises companies on how they can use big data to better understand and also empower consumers.
Above all, social responsibility is crucial to Weigend’s vision of democratic data use. Through Germany’s Digital Council, the Digitalrat, he advises Chancellor Angela Merkel on the digital future’s perils and promise. In 2017’s widely praised Data for the People, he proposes ways in which big data can directly empower us all.
After earning his undergraduate degree in physics and philosophy from the University of Bonn, Weigend also received his PhD from Stanford.
As a professor, Weigend teaches the course Social Data Revolution at the University of California and at Shanghai’s Fudan University. He also directs Berkeley’s Social Data Lab.
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