August 24 & 25, 2022
With the focus on API-First Digital Transformation & Platform Economy, this year’s Apidays Hong Kong 2022 conference will analyze how it impacts different industries including banking and insurance sectors from business , technology and developer perspectives.
Apidays is the leading industry tech and business series of conferences in APIs and the programmable economy
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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The platform economy has been on the uptick for years now. APIs are at its core, as they provide an easy way to share data or functionality between different applications and systems. Many leaders are asking how they can best adopt a platform mindset to retain a competitive edge.
Developers are at the center of change under API-First transformation. With developer-facing models emerging to support nearly every industry, APIs not only drive efficiency for internal developers but can also help enterprises unlock new business models by sharing valuable data and functionality with third parties – and evolving to be the platform economy.
Hong Kong, one of the world’s leading international financial centers, is launching an Open API Framework for banks in order to create a more streamlined and efficient system. The framework will allow all participating institutions access to common functionalities such as deposit account information or online merchant payments in Phase III and IV. Recently, the Insurance Authority (IA), Hong Kong’s insurance regulator, has put itself on the map by developing an open application programming interface (API) in 2022. Some insurers are already utilizing technology through which they connect their platforms with partners who provide services related to their products & protection plans.
With the focus on API-First Digital Transformation & Platform Economy, this year’s Apidays Hong Kong 2022 conference will analyze how it impacts different industries including banking and insurance through business, technology, and developer perspectives.
Chief Information Officer, Wholesale – Asia Pacific at HSBC
Mr. Richard Lord is a Managing Director and the Regional Chief Information Officer, Wholesale, ASP at HSBC.
Mr. Lord has extensive experience working with contemporary technologies to drive innovation and change, across a variety of industries. Prior to joining HSBC, he was Deputy Global CIO for a major advertising holding company. Before that, he was an entrepreneur, having founded one of the very first internet technology companies in Australia in the early 1990s.
Mr. Lord is a passionate advocate of innovation and leveraging technology to improve the experience and value provided to customers and colleagues. He has championed programs for co-creation and internal innovation and is active in engaging start-ups, fintechs and innovators across the region.
Mr. Lord is an active champion for equality and meritocracy in the workplace and sits as Co-Chair of HSBC’s Balance Employee Resources Group for gender diversity and the HSBC Male Allies in Hong Kong.
Director Open Banking & API at Standard Chartered Bank
Jonathan Cheung is the Director of Open Banking & API, Digital Banking from Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited. His role involves spread heading the open banking development for retail banking business in Hong Kong, ranging from Open API product development, ecosystem partnership collaboration, regulatory engagement to product development to facilitate business growth and digital transformation. Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Jonathan had served various business development roles at TransUnion, IBM, Microsoft and a local family office. He acquired both his master and bachelor degrees from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Chief Technology Officer at Livi Bank
Gary joins us as Chief Technology Officer from Morgan Stanley where he was Executive Director, Head of Digital and Platform Architecture for Private Wealth Management business, and prior to that he served as Head of Program Management and leading Agile Transformation (APAC) for major banks including HSBC and JP Morgan.
Gary brings 20 years of experience in leading large IT teams across APAC and various projects in Fintech products, including Trade Finance platform powered by blockchain, Wechat banking for corporate customers and international trade tracking app.
Assistant Director, Platform Development, STP Platform at Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Mr. Martin Liu has over 10 years of working experience in the artificial intelligence industry. He is a seasoned IT professional with extensive experience in developing computer vision solutions and in-depth knowledge of product development. Martin currently is the associate director and was the AI technical lead of STP Platform, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP).
Before joining HKSTP, Martin led the system development team of an AI company in developing computer vision solutions for diamond-related technology, smart retails, and facial recognition technology. He is the inventor of 4 patents. He won the Red Dot Award for the patented diamond viewer with the algorithm for viewing nanoscale marking and specific 8A8H patterns on a diamond.
Martin holds a Master Degree in E-Commerce and Internet Computing, and a Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Hong Kong.
Global Technology Strategist at Microsoft
A seasoned Principle Digital Solution Architect with over 20 years of experience in application development, cloud technologies, digital solutions, big data solutions, data analytics & science, and experiences in supporting various industries enterprises. Working experience includes multinational technology giant companies & financial institutions, Microsoft & IBM, and AIA Hong Kong & Macau. As a technical evangelist and strategist, he is very active on public speech, webinars, and contribution of technical articles, and open-source code repositories, whose topics include Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Analytics & Science, Solution Design & Best Practices with Microsoft Azure, Azure Cognitive Services, Azure Machine Learning, and Azure Databricks. Also, he mentored data analytics and science specialization courses in Coursera (Deeplearning.ai).
Principal Solution Architect at Openhive
Clive has over twenty years of experience in technical consulting and business development. By working in a variety of technical roles for Systems Integrators and IT Vendors, Clive has gained robust and diverse experience in multi-vendor integration projects and architecture design for enterprise customers.
Clive has extensive knowledge of enterprise architecture and technology spanning from Secure multi-party computation, multi-cloud infrastructure, DevOps, distributed application and API security. In addition, he has personally been involved in designing and deploying many of the largest and most innovative enterprise infrastructures in Hong Kong and the Region.
Clive has worked at Fujitsu, Sun Microsystems, Oracle and F5 Networks. He holds a B.Eng. (Electrical & Electronics Engineering) from the University of Hong Kong.
CEO & Founder of beNovelty
Patrick Fan is a serial entrepreneur and CEO of beNovelty Limited - an award-winning API first company. Patrick is a recognized thought leader in API space and the Hong Kong organizer & representatives of APIDays - the world's Leading API Conference Series. He is an active participant & speaker of major API Developer Communities in different regions. Patrick is current an entrepreneur-in-residency (EIR) of a venture capital and providing API advisory to various local startups & enterprise across sectors to adopt API first strategy. With his exceptional knowhow in Open API domain, Patrick is part of the Hong Kong API Startup Registration Scheme workgroup and is appointed by HKQAA as an associate trainer in API Cybersecurity & Information Security.
Senior Technology Engineer at IBM
Dale is a senior Technology Engineer in IBM Client Engineering, responsible for working with IBM clients to create things using technology - with a particular focus on applying the IBM Garage Methodology to deliver innovative and transformational projects. He has a background in Apache Kafka and IBM MQ, and is a member of the Technical Steering Committee for the AsyncAPI standard.Emergency ContactemailInterested in joining "HK API Community"?
Co-founder & CTO at eXate
Sonal Rattan is the Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of eXate, which is now a multiple award-winning data privacy firm, that specialises in automating and applying privacy and security to sensitive data in the right place and in the right form.
Prior to starting eXate in 2015, Sonal held senior positions at global bank HSBC for over 5 years. In her previous roles as EMEA Markets Head of RegTech and later the Head of Digital Assets at HSBC, Sonal was tasked with processing information according to data privacy and financial regulations. Conscious that this was a challenge for other banks, Sonal Co-Founded eXate to tackle this challenge. It was in Sonal's interest to ensure that data privacy is easy for software developers so that there is no reason to not factor in data privacy.
Over the years Sonal has led a highly skilled team of developers and architects in helping build the eXate platform, successfully deploying the eXate solution. In addition to her work developing the data privacy platform.
Developer Advocate at Solace
Giri is a Developer Advocate with extensive experience in various technical domains, including Integration and Master Data Management. He started his engineering journey in the classic EAI & B2B Integration space and has been a part of the Integration evolution culminating in modern EDA, Microservices, Spring, and other Low-code/no-code frameworks. He has a keen interest in building and promoting creative solutions and is a huge fan of open-source standards and applications. He is excited to identify and explore tools and frameworks to aid Businesses in their quest for achieving efficiency and increased productivity.
Head of Enterprise & Partnerships at API3
Giovanni Lesna is the Head of Enterprise and Partnerships at API3 working with Fortune 2000 companies to make their Web 3.0 ambitions a reality. He has an MBA in Digital Business Transformation (UB), a Masters in Blockchain Technologies (UB) and is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC). Prior to Web3.0, his domain of expertise is in traditional financial and capital markets where he worked with the largest bank in Africa as a Consultant. Additionally, Giovanni has worked within 4th industrial revolution (4IR) technology verticals, passionate about 4IR and its ability to unlock human evolution.
Lead Security Engineer at Calibo
I am Lead Security Engineer, at Calibo. Calibo' Lazsa Pro-Code Product Platform-as-a Service (pPaaS) simplifies and accelerates the end-to-end product development lifecycle right from conceptualisation through deployment. Sunny works as a principal security engineer at cybert.in. Any time left over from that is devoted to bug bounty hunting.
Co-founder & CTO of Resurface Labs
Co-founder and CTO at Resurface Labs, Rob has a passion for making hard things possible. His years at Intel, Quest, and Dell honed his big data skills and set him on the path towards better API observability and security.
Open Source Technology Evangelist at Instaclustr by NetApp
Technology Evangelist at Instaclustr by NetApp. For the last 5 years, Paul has been learning new open source technologies, building realistic demonstration applications, writing blogs, and presenting at international conferences including FOSSASIA, All Things Open and ApacheCon. Paul has extensive R&D, teaching and consulting experience in distributed systems, technology innovation, software architecture, and engineering, software performance and scalability, grid and cloud computing, and data analytics and machine learning. Previously he worked at UNSW, several start-ups, CSIRO, UCL, NICTA and ANU. He has an MSc in Machine Learning (1st Class Honours, Waikato).
Senior Software Engineer at Aspecto
Motti served as a software developer in the Israeli Air Force, developing post-flight debriefing & training software. Before joining Aspecto, Motti worked in multiple startups and was responsible for building and scaling their infrastructure. Among them, was a Lead Software Engineer at Chorus. Currently, Motti is a software developer at Aspecto, a distributed tracing platform.
Streaming Developer Advocate at DataStax
Mary is a Java Champion and a passionate Streaming Developer Advocate at DataStax, a leading data management company that champions Open Source software and specializes in Big Data/NoSQL, DB-as-a-service, Streaming, and Cloud-Native systems. She spent 3.5 years previously as a very effective advocate at IBM, focusing on Java, Jakarta EE, OpenJ9, Open Source, Cloud, and Distributed Systems. She transitioned from Unix/C to Java around 2000 and has never looked back since then. She considers herself a polyglot and loves to continue learning new and better ways to solve real-life problems. She is an active tech community builder outside of her day job, and currently the President of the Chicago Java Users Group (CJUG), as well as a co-organizer for several IBM-sponsored meetup groups in the Greater Chicago area.
CEO at Moesif
Derric Gilling is the CEO of Moesif, the leading API analytics and monetization platform. He enjoys helping API first businesses, developing usage-based pricing models, and product-led growt. Gilling is a frequent speaker on API strategy at developer conferences, including API World, Developer Week, APIDays, and DevRelCon along with publications including O'Reilly.
Developer Relations Lead APJ at New Relic
Right now as a Developer Relations Lead at New Relic (also known as developer advocacy) Steve is passionate about helping developers be successful with the tools they use and act as a bridge between product engineering, partnership, and the broader developer community.
Steve is an experienced customer solution engineer with over 10 years experience working in the Asia Pacific region with a blend of technical knowledge, customer advocacy, and intrapreneurship roles. A degree in Computer Systems Engineering from University of Queensland and his background as a backend performance engineer helped him to find his calling in solutions engineering, and he loves what he does!
Steve likes to tinker with code and serves as a mentor with Sydney Volunteer Programmers for Python (www.code.sydney)
Head of Sales, APAC at Meniga
Enrique Goizueta leads Meniga's growth in the Asia-Pacific region (APAC). Operating with a start-up mindset, Enrique is heading sales and business development efforts to continue expanding Meniga’s presence in APAC, develop new channels, and contribute to the company’s marketing and business strategies. Founded in Iceland in 2009, Meniga is a global market leader helping Banks, FinTechs, Neobanks, eWallets, and Digital Challengers on a journey to support their clients developing healthier financial habits through fun personalized digital engagements. Recognized as an Open Banking and Sustainability leader in Europe, financial institutions across Asia are implementing Meniga to launch Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) strategies that promote green banking solutions and enable environmentally conscious customers to become more sustainable. Enrique has held several leadership roles in Madrid, London, New York, San Francisco, Mexico and now Singapore, delivering exceptional value to clients through business and technology transformations at Fujitsu, TIBCO, Sngular, or lately founding his own startup Buzziler. Born in Spain, Enrique holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from the Technical University of Madrid, and several executive programs from Chicago Booth and Wharton School of Business.
Staff Solutions Engineer at Confluent
Jeffrey Lam is big data specialist, pre-sales and enterprise architect with 20+ year experience with global technology leaders, namely Confluent, Splunk, ServiceNow, IBM and Oracle. Jeffrey has solid consulting skills, able to drive technology thought leadership at C-level in multiple disciplines such as data streaming, big data strategy, MLOps, cloud, and enterprise architecture solutions.
Founder & CEO of TESOBE
Pioneering Open Banking since February 2010, Simon is the CEO of TESOBE and founder of the Open Bank Project, the open source API platform for banks. Simon studied electronic engineering in Manchester in the early 80's where he focused on real time programming and digital systems - and he subsequently worked as a software developer, architect, sysadmin and DBA on numerous web / mobile platforms both large and small.
A hacker at heart, Simon is also a composer and enjoys interdisciplinary creative collaborations. Simon is a keen supporter of open source and open data believing they are a sustainable force for social good.
Founder & CEO of Interzoid
Bob Brauer is the Founder & CEO of Interzoid, an API and data platform company focused on the next decade of APIs and Contextual Machine Learning for better data quality and highly usable Cloud data. Prior to Interzoid, Bob was the Founder, Chief Technology Officer, and Chief Strategy Officer of StrikeIron (now part of Informatica), and prior to that, the Founder & CEO of DataFlux (acquired by SAS).
Staff Solutions Engineer at Confluent
Kenneth Cheung has over 20-year experience in the IT industry. Mission is to help enterprises transform with Digital First strategy. He has been one of the pioneers who brought Real-time Event Streaming, Big Data analytics and Data Discovery solutions to the APAC markets. For the last 10+ years, he has been focusing on educating Greater China markets with a change of the way we do business analysis and has successfully brought Data Discovery into numerous enterprises ranging from Financial Services, Retail and Manufacturing. Largest project touches the hands of over thousands of users in a single enterprise. Prior to Business Analytics, Kenneth has spent over 5 years in the field of Information Security consulting where he secured many enterprises by delivering consultancy and audit services.
Senior Developer Advocate at Lumigo
DeveloperSteve comes from a strong background as a developer and speaker with over 25 years industry experience. A lifelong technology enthusiast, learner and open source contributor, he loves getting hands on with new technologies to push it to its limits. DeveloperSteve continues to work closely with developer, security and cloud communities throughout the world to encourage knowledge sharing and contributing back.
Founder & Chairman of apidays
Mehdi Medjaoui is the founder of APIdays conferences series worldwide, that he started in 2012 in Paris. He is highly involved in the API community and API Industry, and is a current author, lecturer, consultant and investor in the API space. In 2011 he co-founded OAuth.io, a SaaS OAuth API middleware for OAuth integration and implementation used by 40,000+ developers, that had been acquired in December 2017. His research involves publishing the API Industry Landscape and the yearly State of Banking APIs.
Confluent, founded by the original creators of Apache Kafka®, pioneered the enterprise-ready event streaming platform. With Confluent, organisations benefit from the first event streaming platform built for the enterprise with the ease of use, scalability, security, and flexibility to run in real time.
Engineering teams around the world rely on New Relic to visualise, analyse, and troubleshoot their software. New Relic One is the most powerful cloud-based observability platform built to help companies create more perfect software. Customers trust New Relic for improved uptime and performance, greater scale and efficiency, and accelerated time to market.
Founded in 1970, the Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS), with over 9,000 members, is a well-recognised non-profit organisation focused on developing Hong Kong’s Information Technology (IT) profession and industry. Members hail from a broad spectrum of Hong Kong’s IT community, from corporations to like-minded individuals, all coming together to raise the profile and standards of our profession and industry.
HKSTP SAA is a family of like-minded entrepreneurs helping each other to make this Startup journey easier and enjoyable.
At HKSTP, entrepreneurs never walk down the Startup journey alone.