Dr Rand Hindi, 28, is an entrepreneur, bioinformatician and algorithm architect. He is the founder and CEO of Snips (www.snips.net), a startup providing predictive big data solutions for businesses operating in cities. Rand started coding at the age of 10, founded his first startup at 14 and created a web development agency at 15 before starting his PhD at the age of 21. He is deeply involved in the European startup scene, as the former Paris ambassador of the Sandbox Network, as a frequent media contributor, and as a multiple hackathon winner and organizer. Rand is particularly interested in how data can be used to solve everyday problems while ensuring privacy and transparency. He holds a BSc in Computer Science and a PhD in Bioinformatics from University College London (UCL), as well as two graduate degrees from Singularity University in Silicon Valley and THNK in Amsterdam.