Joe Masters Emison


Joe Masters Emison oversees the award-winning BuildFax cloud architecture and frequently speaks on cloud architecture, scaling in the cloud, and cutting costs in the cloud. BuildFax collects and organizes construction records on millions of U.S. properties.

Joe began his IT career by winning the 1996 Weird Software Contest with the Mutant Chicken Races and creating the first Windows-based iPod application. Over the past ten years, he transitioned from development to systems design and data analysis, creating the first BuildFax engines in 2003, the original architecture in 2007, and designing the Pragmatic Extract-Transform-and-Load (PETL) architecture that has made the current national footprint possible. Joe also oversees the award-winning BuildFax hybrid cloud architecture. 

He graduated with degrees in English and Mathematics from Williams College, where he was co-president of the student body, and has a law degree from Yale Law School, where he was an editor on the Yale Law Journal.