Alight Spotlight: Meet Joey Sumi, Integrations Engineer

Joey Sumi, Integrations Engineer

Alight is proud to welcome Joey Sumi to the team as our new Integrations Engineer. Joey helps build and maintain ChannelMix’s ever-growing library of data connections. Learn more about him in his Q&A! 

Joey Sumi, Integrations Engineer

Joey Sumi


Integrations Engineer

But what do you actually do at Alight? 

I get to build connections between media data sources and Alight’s systems, which helps our clients access the data they need even faster.

What did you do before you came to Alight? 

Missionary in Ukraine and other former Soviet countries.

What do you do when you aren’t at work? 

Go home. I’m married with three little kids, and I’m always doing something — they keep me busy!

People are always surprised to learn that you … 

… are Norwegian, at least half of me.

What’s your go-to karaoke song?

It’s “One is the Loneliest Number,” but I actually haven’t had the opportunity to sing it since I made that decision.

What conspiracy theory do you wish was true?

That aliens exist and that faster-than-light propulsion technology exists today.

You’re a ride-or-die fan of …

…my wife?

Your snack of choice is … 

Peanut Butter M&Ms or Cadbury Easter Mini Eggs. (I buy them and save them so I can eat them all year round.)

Who do you admire? 

Ambrose of Milan (339-397)

You’ve just been made ruler for life of your own country. What’s your first decree? 

Make my birthday a holiday. 

Would you rather travel back in time so you could meet your ancestors? Or the future, so you could meet your descendants? 

Back in time.

You can only wear one color of clothing for the rest of your life. What color do you choose? 

I could do black.