Talking Trust with Airbnb Co-Founder Joe Gebbia

Excited and honored to be presenting on Trust alongside Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia at next week’s inaugural Airbnb tech conference OpenAir 2016! We will be expanding on the study with Stanford University that Joe introduced in his TED Talk earlier in the year. Please grab a ticket for next Wednesday’s event here.

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Imperial in top 10 for Data Science

A recent survey by eFinancialCareers of their CV database has put Imperial College London at number 8 in the world wide rankings for best places to prepare for a financial career in Data Science. This is hot off the heels of the launch of their new Data Science Institute last year and the new MSc Business Analytics.

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The usual East Coast (CMU, Columbia, NYU) and West Coast (Stanford, Berkeley) are also in the top 10, as well as Cambridge and Oxford from the UK.

Can we measure Trust? Stanford thinks we can…

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Along with a team of Stanford University Sociologists led by Karen Cook and Paolo Parigi, I am conducting a study on behalf of Airbnb to understand the social consequences of sharing goods and services with strangers.

Karen has published multiple books on the formation of Trust in modern societies and more recently on the role of Trust in the online world. Paolo is also interested in social networks and has conducted previous studies of Trust in the sharing economy.

Together we will be surveying Airbnb members to better understand Trust inside and outside of the sharing economy, as well as what drives changes in Trust. Stay tuned for more!

Speaking at Stanford policy forum on the App Economy

stanfordappeconomyOn Friday 30th January I will speaking at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) during a policy forum on the App Economy.

Along with some of my Data Science colleagues from Airbnb, I will be discussing the impact of Apps on the travel industry. In particular we will be talking about how the App has changed how guests and hosts interact and what this has meant for the product offering.

There will also be speakers from Yahoo, Motorola, Twitter, Alibaba, Uber, and Greylock Venture Capital. Register if you can, its sure to be a great event!