I’ve heard more than one source claiming that 2012 will be the “Year of Big Data”, the big buzz word emerged lately in Silicon Valley.

Ever since the inception of Web 2.0 and everyone got to partake in the content contribution to the whole Internet, the explosion of data has became some sort of a gospel for web companies. This huge amount of data, particular personalized data that has become more ubiquitous with the advent of Facebook Connect, geo-location data, user-generated data, and can be utilized to boost these companies’ traffic, sales or growth.

It’s known to many that Amazon, as probably one of the most successful etailer in the planet, has abundant experience in dealing with data produced on the website, some of its features like item recommendation are basically data-driven and help the online shop pulling in big revenue, so ever wanna hear about how the Internet giant manages and capitalizes on these data? Come and join “A Fireside Chat with Dr. Andreas Weigend and Jianshuo Wang”, in which Dr. Weigend, former Chief Scientist of Amazon and Jianshuo Wang, founder and CEO of Baixing.com will share their insights on the explosion of personalized data and how entrepreneurial companies can capture the trend in this arena.

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Ben Jiang

Listener of startups, writer on tech. Maker of things, dreamer by choice.