Speaker

Joel Cumming, Head of Data at Kik

Joel Cumming

Head of Data, Kik

Joel is the Head of Data at Kik, where he leads a team of data engineers and data scientists. Prior to joining Kik, Joel led analytics and big data teams at BlackBerry during its growth from 3 million to 80 million subscribers. Joel has multiple data related patent filings on topics ranging from mobile advertising to determining interests from location. Outside of work, Joel’s passion lies in leveraging data for social good, and has worked with several not-for-profits focused on improving access to clean water and education in Africa.

Sessions

Scaling Through Simplicity—How a 300 million User Chat App Reduced Data Engineering Efforts by 70%

Moving at the speed of a startup often means rapid iterative development, which can lead to a patchwork of systems and processes. In the early days at Kik (one of the most popular chat apps… Read more