September 1 & 2, 2020
At apidays, the health and safety of our community, speakers and partners always comes first. As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we have decided to reimagine our 2020 events in a new and digital way. Looking forward to seeing you at our apidays LIVE series.
APIDays Helsinki joins the tradition of hugely popular global APIdays events. The APIDays Helsinki event is brought to you together with our local APIOps community, see Contact section for more information.
CIOs, CTO, CDOs, SVPs, VPs, Heads of Innovation, Heads of API, API Architects, Developers, Software Engineers, Infrastructure & Cloud Managers, IT Managers, Product Managers, Consultants & Analysts
Learn from the best about Business Models, Design & Documentation, Lifecycle Management, Security & Identity Management, Testing & Monitoring, Banking APIs and Open Banking, Developer Marketing, Digital Transformation, GraphQL, Microservice Architecture, Mobile & IoT APIs
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Traditional industries are starting to catch up with the digital transformation, partly because of the Finnish- and EU- level legal requirements for industries to open APIs, even for their competitors and disruptors.
The most established companies and organizations are getting on board. If your digital customer experience isn’t cutting it, competition is imminent. The change is not easy in any industry, but it’s even harder in regulated industries.
Banks and FinTech are already experiencing a forced change towards APIs and ecosystems, but construction, energy, traffic, and healthcare are needing to catch up fast. This change has been speeding up during the last 1-2 years, and now it’s time to present some of the case examples.
This event is not only for those already in the API and platform game or being challenged by recent legal requirements. This event is for sharing information, getting inspiration from customers, competitors and across industries, as well as experts.
You should join if you identify with any of these: business people (managers, sales, marketing, legal, enterprise architects, designers) and technical (architects, lead developers, senior developers) plus teachers, researchers and students.
Executive Director at TIEKE Finnish Information Society Development Center
Hanna Niemi-Hugaerts is the executive director of TIEKE Finnish Information Society Development Center, which is an independent, non-profit organisation. We at TIEKE want to see Finland thrive in the ever-changing digital realm, as a competitive, adaptable and human-centric society. MA in New Media. Previously worked at Forum Virium Helsinki, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Frantic and Aalto University.
Founder, Senior Consultant at Aavista
Merja Kajava has 20+ years’ experience in global software projects and extensive expertise in practical machine learning, enterprise architecture, cloud solutions and API ecosystems. My experience stems from international projects in different industries. Merja's expertise includes: - machine learning - data maturity evaluation - data modeling - developer experience - API ecosystems - cloud architecture - architecture assessments.
Professor, Industrial Management at Tampere University
Enthusiastic on the NEXT practices, not just the best practices
DX Doctor, Chief Development Officer at Platfrom of Trust
Jarkko is leading API economy expert in Finland, experienced speaker at international events, long term API and open source community builder (API:Suomi) and passionate API Developer eXperience (APIOps) developer. As a sign of thought leadership Jarkko has been selected 3 times in a row to Tivi TOP 100 ICT-influencers list. Igniter and co-Author of API Economy 101 book about API economy. Currently under work is a book about winning the hearts of the developers - Build for the Developers.
Innovation Strategy & Program Management at Amadeus
Innovation Strategy & Program Manager, responsible for leading the strategy of Amadeus for Developers. The open platform connects thousands of customers worldwide - including startups and leading brands - to Amadeus technology. I have overseen all the different phases of the open API program, from the definition of the objectives, to product design, development, testing, and go-to-market strategy.
Curious by nature and passionate about innovation, I'm always looking for new challenges where business and technology meet.
Senior Advisor, Public Affairs at Visma Solutions
Harri Koponen is Professor of Practice at LUT and Senior Advisor and Public Affairs at Visma Solutions Oy. Utilizing information and communication technology to develop businesses and create new businesses has been a key theme in Harr's career for more than 20 years.
Lead Engineer / Architect at HSBC
I'm a positive thinker, one of those you'll see smiling most of the time. I like solving problems, not creating them.
I've always felt the need to do something I loved, not just a random work that would get me through the month. I always believed that we spend too much time at work to do just "work".
My career has always been characterised by the passion for people and technology.
Ever since I've worked in tech companies, it wasn't enough to just "do my stuff", I wanted to constantly move forward, do more, I wanted to innovate, do things differently. I was eager to learn new things, to think about the future, to disrupt.
APItalista & Founding Partner of Osaango
I co-authored the API Economy 101 -book because companies and the public sector needed a scientific research-based mind-changing guide with practical examples to API and platform economy. The API and platform economy as business models are key components of competitiveness. APIs enable scalability and distributed services, products, and organization. They affect organizational structures and culture in unexpected ways. Ecosystem customer paths run through APIs and platforms. Innovation happens faster and the customer experience is better when you build services using resources from your partner’s ecosystems. When you offer your core capabilities through the API to others, it allows your business to focus on what you do best. How are these business and IT configurations planned and managed? What does the recent research in 2017-2020 tell us? What practical methods are available?
API Catalyst at Axway
Digital Transformation is on everybody's mind and agenda, but many organizations struggle with its finer points. As part of Axway's Catalysts team, I help organizations on their Digital Transformation journeys, making sure that vision, strategy, and technology are aligned, and that they are complemented by business and organizational initiatives.
My mission is to contribute to build a community of Tech savvy & Though Leaders who believe in a better life powered by unprecedented digital experience relying on companies open collaboration
Head of Customer Success at dashdash
Holding a Master’s in Economics with the aim of utilizing my skills and background in growing early to mid-stage tech companies, exposing markets to delightful products. With dashdash, I’m currently helping empower the next billion app creators.
Being culturally adept and multilingual as a result of my studies in multiple countries, I enjoy being part of an international workplace.
CEO & API Product Manager at apiable.io
Fascinated by Technology, keeps abreast of new trends and loves his gadgets. Continues to actively invest in education with on and off the job learning. Enjoys bringing an entrepreneurial flair to drive product strategy, thinks in an Agile/Lean way. He is a bridge between technical and business worlds and uses his diplomatic skills wisely, seeking first to understand and then be understood. Allan has embarked on a new mission to help make API programs great, so far so good!
Head of Ecosystem Program at KONE
I am a digitalization enthusiast with a combination of software engineering and business background with 15 years of experience in high-tech product and service creation in several industries.
I have shipped products in several domains including consumer electronics, internet of things and platforms, virtual reality, media software, software developer kit and industrial IoT. Currently I work on digitizing smart buildings to enable cities becoming better places to live by building a new platform and API business for user-centered services.
Software Engineer at Google
I'm a software developer with extensive experience with complex, ambitious projects. After ten years in Electronic Design Automation and ten years as a consultant and app developer, in 2016 I joined the world's biggest API company.
At Google I work on open source projects that make it easier to create and use APIs and speak at outside events about things that I'm learning.
In my consulting life, I typically worked with companies wanting to ramp up their development capabilities faster than they could build their teams. I regularly collaborated with internal developers and provided perspective, problem-solving, and project leadership as needed.
Solution Analyst at OP Financial Group
In my career I hope to provide fellow people sustainable processes, products and services that make their "must-do" and "need-to-do" activities more convenient and enjoyable.
One milestone towards that goal was achieved by graduating as Master of Science (tech.) in June 2018 from Aalto University School of Science, where I studied Information Networks and more specifically User-Centred Design. My studies mostly entailed service and business design, but also leadership, work psychology, communication, and some programming. I wrote my Master's Thesis for OP Financial Group on the benefits and challenges of instant payments for corporate customers.
Digital Transformation Business Strategist at IBM
Alan Glickenhouse is the IBM Digital Transformation and API Business Strategist. Alan assists clients with their business and IT strategy for Digital Transformation and the API Economy. Starting with an understanding of the client’s business direction, IT strategy, and existing environment (both business and technical), Alan helps businesses successfully adopt a Digital Transformation and API strategy that fits their environment. He meets clients in all industries, all geographies, and of all sizes and brings knowledge of best practices shared with and by these businesses. Alan is the author of over 150 papers, articles and videos.
Developer Advocate at Typeform
I am a social geek interested in empowering communities and individuals to make them successful
My main curiosities are currently around
- Serverless infrastructure
- Chatbots (Slack, Alexa, ...)
Lead Architect at Nortal Oy
Experienced Lead Architect who has worked in the IT field since early 2000, most of which have been in various software architecture leadership positions in the information technology and services industry. Aki has hands-on experience in the architecture, design, and implementation of cloud-native applications, microservice-based architectures, and API programs, and he is continuously seeking better and more efficient ways of building software.
Founder of CompliancePal
Vlad is a software engineer, founder of CompliancePal and co-organizer of APIdays Finland. Over 15 years of experience in IT industry, having worked as researcher in teams that developed web based solutions for smart spaces and augmented reality, and software engineer and architect in teams that develop medical grade IoT systems. His focus is on APIs and distributed systems. Recently he developed a keen interest in bridging compliance and software development practices.
Apigee Tech Strategist (EMEA) at Google Cloud
I'm an experienced IT architecture expert with more than 20 years of enterprise experience managing, developing and architecting large solutions. I now help our end customers accelerate business transformation through API Management and cloud engineering (private and public). Specialties: Microservices, Innovation, Leadership, The cloud, pre-sales and sales strategy, apis, Infrastructure, solution architecture, automation, performance and tuning, nodejs, unix, java, shell, perl, python, xml, maven, gradle, ant, groovy
Developer Advocate at Rubrik
A customer oriented and results-driven IT consultant with hands on experiences with infrastructure designs, migrations and computer platform building based on Microsoft solutions. Easy to deal with, excellent in communication and coordination. Participated in numerous projects varying from concurrent smaller projects to global, multi-site implementations and experiences spanned across the financial, government institution and public utility sectors.
Product Owner API Publishing at Telia
Coming from an Agile background I really see that APIs is one of the essential keys when it comes to building an agile organization. Being the product owner for the API initiative I think it is really critical to build something that makes it as easy as possible to enable the company to work with APIs.
Project Manager of the API Study, Senior Researcher of the European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Director R&D at Software AG
Thorsten Fiebig has a long experience from API & Integration within Software AG where he is one of the driving R&D forces behind Software AG's API management products. He is an expert on AppMesh and Microgateways and will share his knowledge at API Days Helsinki Live 2020.
DevOps, Integration and APIs Lead at Software AG
Agile and DevOps evangelist and self-confessed technophile. Working as a senior member of the Asia, Pacific and Japan presales team, Ian applies his more than 15 years of webMethods experience to helping our customers to be more competitive and keep up with the cloud-native disrupters.
Solutions Engineer at Kong
Driving the technical part in sales is my passion. I love diving into complex new technologies, provide demos and prepare customers and prospects for decisions by always not only playing PowerPoint Karaoke but instead doing training and workshop like meetings on real live installations instead.
Director, API Management and Gateway Cloud Integration at IBM
For the past 20 years, Tony has been focused on helping organizations leverage data and application integration technologies to maximize the impact of their digital assets to fuel business transformation. After years of building solutions with customers, he joined the IBM Offering Management team where he led the strategy and roadmap for a set of integration, quality and governance technologies. Now as the Director of API Management and Gateway, Tony leads a worldwide team focused on helping customers through their digital transformation, spanning both cloud and on-premise topologies.
Product Manager at IBM
User centric product manager passionate about solving problems through technology and empathetic design thinking. A self-starter with a penchant for data driven analysis and experience working in diverse cultural milieu.
Senior Product Manager - API Connect/Gateways at IBM
At IBM I am a Senior Product Manager for IBM's market-leading API Connect and Gateway team. We help some of the world's largest companies accelerate their digital transformation through securely exposing their backend systems as APIs and socializing them across organizational boundaries. I work with sales, marketing, and our customers to prioritize new features, determine pricing, and out maneuver our competitors.
Program Director, Product Mgmt, API Lifecycle & Gateways at IBM
Nate Ziemann leads Product Management for IBM API Mgmt and Gateways. He's worked at IBM for twenty years across cloud, software & services with roles in product mgmt and development. He’s an all-around techie, bbq enthusiast, and passionate about bringing new capabilities to market that truly help clients transform their business. He's focused on all things API Mgmt & cloud-native, with roots in Kubernetes, Developer experience, & WebSphere.
Apidays Essential: Public Administration – Private Sector API Codesign Workshop
September 25th , 10:00 AM (Finnish time)
However you’re working today or want to work tomorrow, Google Cloud’s multi-layered cloud infrastructure can help you build, modernize, and scale your business, fast. Apigee—Google Cloud’s full lifecycle API management platform—empowers organizations to use APIs to connect data and applications in the cloud and in hybrid environments. With Apigee, enterprises can securely unlock the power of data and deliver modern applications, thus accelerating business transformation by opening new revenue channels and increasing operational efficiencies.
As we move into the API economy, there are huge opportunities for new and innovative solutions. In order to unlock value with new business models and winning experiences you need the help of an API management solution that enables automated API creation, simple discovery of assets, self-service access for developers, and built-in security and governance. IBM would like to be your partner on this journey, sharing our expertise and experiences to help maximize the value of APIs for your enterprise.
More information: https://www.ibm.com/cloud/api-connect
Software AG reimagines integration, sparks business transformation and enables fast innovation on the Internet of Things so you can pioneer differentiating business models. We give you the freedom to connect and integrate any technology—from app to edge. We help you free data from silos so it’s shareable, usable and powerful—enabling you to make the best decisions and unlock entirely new possibilities for growth. Learn more about Software AG at www.softwareag.com
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Kong creates software that connects APIs and microservices natively across and within clouds, Kubernetes, data centers and more using intelligent automation. Built on an open source core, Kong’s solutions enable digital innovation by allowing organizations to reliably and securely manage the full lifecycle of APIs and services for modern architectures including microservices, serverless and service mesh. By providing developer teams with unprecedented architectural freedom, Kong accelerates innovation cycles, increases productivity, and seamlessly bridges legacy and modern systems and applications.
Rubrik provides an API-driven data protection platform that helps enterprises securely recover, mobilize, and govern data everywhere.