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Nick Halstead

Nick Halstead is the founder and CEO of DataSift Inc., the only company that provides technology that allows you to capture, analyse and act on all the types of human data without compromising consumer trust. Human data covers the entire spectrum of human-generated information, shared across social networks, blogs, news sites and inside the business. Over the past seven years, Nick has been a key visionary on the power of social data to revolutionise information delivery and pioneer in real-time cloud-based unstructured data processing. Nick also founded TweetMeme, the leading platform delivering social news, which invented the Retweet button and serves more than 30 billion clicks per month. In this blog, Nick will focus on the new era of social media analytics, balancing user privacy and the need for business’ to analyse trends and topics, the challenges faced by today's entrepreneurs and the state of the UK's tech industry.