Devrin Carlson-Smith

Chief Digital Officer

Devrin Carlson-Smith is the Chief Digital Officer of Wirkn, the largest chat, video and artificial intelligence recruitment platform.

Formerly, Devrin was the Head of Strategic Development for Kik Interactive having lead the growth of the organization to a platform valuation of $1B+ and a user base of over 300M users. Kik is funded by VC firms, Tencent, Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital, RRE and Foundation Capital.

With 20 years experience in entrepreneurial, digital strategy and execution, Devrin continues to be one of the leading industry subject-matter experts on on Messaging, Chatbots and AI has delivered over 80 brand, agency and strategic partner mobile and chat executions with brands such as Viacom, VICE Media, NBC News, Paramount Pictures, Pepsi, Skullcandy, Mondelez, Weather Channel and Burger King.

Devrin has held senior senior positions at Kik, Microsoft, Publicis Groupe, Omnicom’s TBWA Chiat, Droga5 and Cable and Wireless and has been a driving force in his multiple entrepreneurial pursuits including Big Fuel (acquired: Publicis 2010). His dynamic spirit and passion for technology has lead him to become a regular participant in speaking engagements both domestically and internationally.


Devrin Carlson-Smith's Session:

11:45 am – 12:30 pm
How Multi-Modal AI-Powered Bots Create Trusted Relationships

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