Sep 23–26, 2019
Leah Xu

Leah Xu
Software Engineer, Spotify

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Leah Xu is a software engineer at Spotify, where she works on analytics for marketers, real-time streaming infrastructure, and Spotify Wrapped. Previously, Leah worked on data infrastructure and secure deployments in the cloud at Bridgewater and Nest.

Sessions

11:00am11:30am Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Location: 1A 06
Leah Xu (Spotify)
Spotify Wrapped is a "year in music" for active consumers and artists. Wrapped surfaces nostalgic insights derived from dozens of petabytes of user listening data. Leah Xu sheds light on how Spotify creates Wrapped for hundreds of millions of users in an ecosystem ingesting millions of events per second and discusses the engineering trade-offs given demanding requirements and stringent deadlines. Read more.
2:30pm3:00pm Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Location: 1A 06
Moderated by:
David Boyle (Audience Strategies)
Panelists:
Richard Evans (Statistics Canada), Leah Xu (Spotify), Victoriya Kalmanovich (Navy), Moise Convolbo (Rakuten)
Often, the difference between a successful data initiative and failed one isn't the data or the technology, but rather its adoption by the wider business. With every business wanting the magic of data but many failing to properly embrace and harness it, we will explore what factors our panelists have seen that led to successes and failures in getting companies to use data products. Read more.

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