Andreas Weigend, Social Data Revolution | MS&E 237, Stanford University, Spring 2011 | Syllabus

Table of Contents

Here is an initial list of possible speakers and topics. Please comment. Thanks!
People in bold will come to the class.

SPEAKERS

Ben Black (Big Data, FastIP)
  • technologist, worked with amazon.com, data guy, triangulation and geolocation

Bradley Horowitz (Google)
  • Google VP, Product Mgmt. Involved with acquisitions (e.g. Yahhoo acquired Flickr). Interested in user*experience.

Jay Nath (City of SF, DataSF.org)
  • SFPark: congestion pricing

Jeremy Stoppelman (Yelp)
  • cofounder/ceo of Yelp.
  • decisions made based on shared data through user reviews.

Kevin Kelly: (Connecting Data)
  • Founder of Wired magazine.
  • understand/think about technology in real, meaningful way
  • new book about technology called What Technology Wants

Matt Russel (Mining the Social Web)
  • computer scientist and author of class text

Michael Tchao (Nike+, iPad)
  • former Stanford student.
  • invented Nike+, initially a device attached to/embedded in shoes and a corresponding app that allows people to share their exercise data
  • launch iPads

Mike Sha (Wikinvest)
  • sharing financial data
  • went to Harvard
  • how ppl think about their financial data
http://money.bundle.com/article/other-peoples-money-day-trader-turned-wikinve-9651
http://www.linkedin.com/in/miketsha
  • was in charge of payment products at Amazon, Credit Card cobranding (Amazon Visa card)

Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn)
  • founder of LinkedIn
  • formerly VP at Paypal, responsible for external relations
  • invovled with early funding of Facebook and Zynga

Sean Parker (Spotify)
  • famous for being played by Justin Timberlake in the film The Social Network
  • cofounded Napster and Causes
  • involved with Spotify, a streaming media service available in Europe

Tim O’Reilly (data owndership)
  • classicist by training
  • owner of the O’Reilly publishing
  • invented term "web 2.0"

Tom Glocer (Thomson Reuters CEO) and James Powell (Thomson Reuters CEO)
  • in the data business
  • concerned about the future of journalism

Tony Hsieh (Zappos)
  • CEO of Zappos
  • Co-founder of LinkExchange
  • Author of wonderful book "Delivering Happiness" about his entrepreneurial experiences

TOPICS


Angel Investors

Venture Capitalists

Privacy (Danah Boyd, Cynthia Dwork)
  • Cynthia: crypotologist: studies how to identify people in supposedly de-personalized data
  • Danah Boyd: great writing. look her up

Group buying (Living Social, Groupon)
  • Localization
  • Everybody is a marketer!

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