Thia Kai Xin

Data Scientist
when interviewed in
March 2018

Thia Kai Xin works as a data scientist at Lazada, the number one online shopping and selling destination in Southeast Asia. In his free time, Kai Xin co-founded DataScience SG, the biggest Data Science community in Singapore.

In our interview, he talks about his current responsibilities at Lazada, scaling a product for millions of users, getting into coding, infusing data into programming and how it can actually help users and products. Kai Xin likes the scientific aspect about his work and how data can be used to teach computers to be like a friend to customers.

“I saw how infusing data into programming could change the way people behaved and interacted with the online world and it piqued my interest in the data programming field.”


Part 1

Big data science models | Getting into coding | Data science journey

Part 2

Noob experience | College necessary? | Entering data science

Part 3

About startups | Future proof? |

Part 4

Beauty of coding | Future perspective |

Part 5