Börkur Sigurbjörnsson is a data and information scientist who discovers and communicates data-driven insights through storytelling and helps early-stage startups put ideas into action. On the side, he writes and publishes works of fiction.
Börkur provides consultancy services based on his experience working on applied research and prototyping within academia and large corporate research organizations, as well as being a key member and essential contributor of early-stage startups in Iceland, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Spain, and Germany.
Börkur applies data storytelling to assist companies and organizations to make sense of their data and discover data-driven insights.
Börkur helps early-stage startups clarify their business model, explore product market fit and kick-start their product development via rapid prototyping and minimum viable products.
Börkur has a PhD in computer science and a MSc degree in computational logic from the University of Amsterdam. At an undergraduate level, he studied in mathematics and computer science at University of Iceland.
He has worked on academic and applied research at the University of Amsterdam, Yahoo! Research Lab in Barcelona, and in the startup scene.
His work has covered a range of subjects such as information retrieval, search engines, machine learning, data mining, natural language processing and urban informatics.
999 Abroad (2012) is a collection of short stories telling the tales of an Icelander living abroad.
Flash 52 (2017) is a collection of flash fiction stories resulting from a project where the author published an annotated flash fiction piece every week for a year.
Talk to Strangers (2019) is a collection of short stories, featuring encounters with alien form, be it a stranger in the street, a foreign point of view or an internal dialog with the concealed part of our own subconsciousness.