Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

data storyteller | startup consultant | fiction writer

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 by applying customer development methodology and building iterative prototypes and minimum viable products (MVPs). On the side, he writes and publishes works of fiction.

Data Storytelling and Startup Consultancy

Börkur has a PhD in computer science and has worked on applied research and prototyping within academia and large corporate research organizations. He has been a key member of several early-stage startups in London, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Reykjavík.

Börkur provides various consultancy services. He assists companies discover insights from data through data storytelling, and helps early-stage startups clarify their business model by applying customer development methods, and kick-starting their product development via rapid prototyping and minimum viable products.

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Fiction Writing

Börkur is an avid storyteller and publishes short stories and flash fiction on the website Urban Volcano. He is the author of three short fiction collections.

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.

Academic Research

Börkur has a PhD in computer science and a MSc degree in logic from the University of Amsterdam; and undergraduate degrees in mathematics and computer science from University of Iceland.

His work has covered a range of subjects such as information retrieval, search engines, machine learning, data mining, natural language processing and urban informatics.

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