Andreas Weigend is an expert on social-local-mobile technologies, big data, and consumer behavior, the combination of which he calls the social data revolution. He was the chief scientist at Amazon, where he helped create that company's culture of data, experimentation, and innovation.

He is the founder and director of the Social Data Lab, a mentor at Stanford's StartX, and a lecturer at UC Berkeley. His clients include Alibaba, BMW, Deutsche Telekom, GE, Hyatt, Lufthansa, MasterCard, Tencent, and the World Economic Forum. 

He received his PhD in physics from Stanford and now lives in San Francisco, Shanghai, and on