Why you should listen
Sinan Aral is the David Austin professor of management at MIT and a founding partner at Manifest Capital. He was formerly the chief scientist at SocialAmp (until its sale to Merkle in 2012) and at Humin (until its sale to Tinder in 2016). He serves on the advisory boards of the Alan Turing Institute, the British National Institute for Data Science in London, the Centre for Responsible Media Technology and Innovation in Bergen, Norway and C6 Bank, one of the first all-digital banks of Brazil. He has also worked closely with Facebook, Twitter, WeChat, Yahoo, AirBnB, Jet.com, Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Cisco, Oracle and SAP on understanding social media and big data analytics.
Aral's first book, The Hype Machine, about how social media is disrupting our democracies, our economies and our public, will be published in fall 2020.