Life goals include never being a charlatan and peaking sometime around the year 2050.
I live in Munich with my wife, two kids, and two cats. I lead the open data team at Amazon Web Services, where we focus on making data easier for people to access and use.
I like thinking about organizations, emergence, the Internet, food, democracy, democratization, art, religion, policy, music, history, consciousness, governance, surfing, and data. Swimming in natural bodies of water with my family is my favorite thing to do.
I often give presentations on how organizations can use emerging technologies to fulfill their missions.
Recent speaking engagements include:
Primitives, not Frameworks
Democratizing Access to Big Data
Data on the Web
Data Driven: The Road to Increased Impact
Creating value through Open Data
Opportunities and Challenges Presented by the Digital Economy (video)
Big Data Infrastructures