October 8, 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, digital way. We look forward to seeing you at our apidays LIVE series.
The world has seen various open banking initiatives launched, and Hong Kong is no exception. With the launch of an Open API Framework in 2019, there was a strong driving force for banks to publish APIs for different financial products and services. The aim has been to improve the end-to-end customer experience and discover effective contextual financial scenarios.
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The key to plugging into the digital ecosystem is APIs. This is enabled by the “API Stack”: the set of components, tools, people and processes to link your firm’s digital assets internally and externally.
API ecosystems across sectors are now building up from banking, insurance, payment, travel, retail and entertainment. Regulated enterprises are now working with innovative startups to form regulated, yet effective, business collaboration enabled by APIs. In 2020, Apidays is presenting its inaugural conference in Hong Kong to bring in industry thought leaders to share their latest insights.
Chief Information Officer, Commercial Banking – Asia Pacific at HSBC
Richard Lord is the Chief Information Officer, Asia Pacific for HSBC Commercial Bank. He has a 25 year+ career working with contemporary and new technologies to change business, reach customers and deliver new services and propositions. Previously, Richard held a global technology leadership role in a leading advertising holding company and was an entrepreneur for 17 years, founding and operating one of the very first web technology companies in Australia in the early 1990’s. In his current role, Richard leads a regional team focused on creating excellent new customer experiences for commercial banking, leveraging new technologies and digital channels. Security, customer confidentially and privacy are paramount.
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 '80s 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.
Senior Advisor at Shanghai Fudan University
Greg has held senior executive positions at different global banks in Asia, including Saxo, UBS, ANZ, Morgan Stanley and State Street Bank. He has a solid track record pioneering, building, and managing technology centres in China that deliver innovation solutions and support digital transformation program for incumbent banks and FinTech. Greg has also been involved in establishing a Microcredit/P2P (formerly AIG) start-up and consultancy business, respectively. Prior to China, he has worked in US, Japan, and Hong Kong. Greg is currently Senior Advisor for Shanghai Fudan University, specializing in FinTech, and the Co-founder of Financial Technology Talent Standardization Committee. In February 2021, Greg has launched his YouTube Channel called Inspiring China (www.youtube.com/c/InspiringChina) that provides insight on China’s FinTech, business and lifestyle. Greg graduated with a degree in Computer Science from the University of Westminster (UK), completed the Executive MBA program at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and certified from MIT (Artificial Intelligence), Harvard University (FinTech), and Copenhagen Business School (Digital Transformation-Financial Services). He is also a Chartered Information Technology Professional, a Fellow of the Hong Kong Computer Society, member of the British Computer Society, Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce (Shanghai) and American Chamber of Commerce (Shanghai). Greg is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. He also speaks moderate Japanese.
Senior API Consultant at Rabobank
Helal Nouri is a Product Owner and Consultant and has been working with API Management in Banking, Aviation and HR & Payroll industry. Currently he consults and on-boards API providers and consumers on to the enterprise Management Portal at Rabobank. Prior to this role, Helal held posts as a Product Owner API, API Software Designer, Automation Engineer and Strategy- and Application Consultant at several companies. Helal holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from Utrecht University and a Master’s degree in Social Sciences from the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona.
Tech & API Investor
Jed is a tech investor and operator. In last 2 years, he built the world's largest API Marketplace in partnership with A16Z-backed RapidAPI. He is an active investor and in B2Dev, SaaS, deep tech, API startups. He is also an Advisor to Turing, Alectio, and Voxeet (exit).
Developer Evangelist at Xero
Jenks Guo is a developer advocate at Xero with years of experience in building web applications & API integration. He is passionate about educating developers about new full-stack and cloud technology to build online applications that solves complex problems. He loves tinkering electronics and contributing to open source software projects. On Twitter @jenksguo
Developer Advocate at Twilio
Away from the keyboard, Phil listens to ska punk, enjoys discovering new beers and runs the occasional half marathon.
Phil tweets at @philnash and you can find him elsewhere online at https://philna.sh
Senior Partner Engineer, Developer Relations at Twitter
Daniele is part of the Developer Relations team at Twitter, helping developers build better apps. Daniele’s passion and job is to inspire developers all over the world to create the best Twitter API integrations that can in turn raise the bar for the entire ecosystem.
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.
Partner, Financial Services Sector at IBM
Mr. Barry Chan has 20+ years of experience in consultation and information technology in Hong Kong. He expertises in leading digital transformation strategy formulation incorporating innovations in open banking, AI and blockchain etc. Barry has strong proven industry track record leading complex systems projects, bringing sustainable business value to banks and financial institutes.
- Open Banking API Ecosystem
- Digital transformation with microservices architecture
- Core banking systems integration
- AI conversational banking
Master of Management in Information Technology
Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australia
B. Sc. Engineering in Industrial Engineering
The University of Hong Kong,
CEO of FORMS HK
Currently CEO of FORMS Syntron Information (HK) Limited, under SZ FORMS Syntron Information Co. Ltd ("FORMS" in short) which is listed in SZ with stock code 300468.
Under Alex’s leadership, FORMS is now the leading digital technology advisor and enabler to help virtual banks to build the bank, and established banks to change the bank.
Alex is also advising and supporting a number of visionary FinTech startups which make up the portfolio of FORMS GBA FinTech Accelerator Program.
Before joining FORMS HK, Alex was in charge of IBM HK’s banking industry and the leader in driving FinTech development.
More than 20 years of solid consulting and business development experience with major banks in HK. Have broad and deep experience about banks' strategy, business, operations and IT. Trusted by a lot of senior bankers which resulted in a long list of successful transformational and mega projects among banks.
Impressive track records in bringing up a team of sharp and outstanding financial services industry consulting and sales leaders at IBM. Renowned for deep banking industry insights and formulating solutions to address specific banking needs.
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.
Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Privé Technologies
Julian Schillinger is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Privé Technologies and is responsible for the technological infrastructure and business development of the organization. Julian is the key design and implementation engineer of an evolutionary algorithm program, which is a discipline of artificial intelligence, that powers the Privé Managers platform. Prior to founding Privé, he worked at J.P. Morgan Asia as a Vice President and the Head of the Index Structuring Team, where he led product development for quantitative indices and gained in-depth experience in product placement of alternative investment products. Prior to that, Julian was the founder and CEO of a company specializing in software development. Julian graduated from the University of Regensburg with a degree in Business Computer Science. He also serves as a Type 1 Responsible Officer at Privé. He is also the inventor of the patented vFunds architecture offered on the Privé Managers platform.
Vice President of NGINX (Part of F5)
Rob Whiteley is Vice President at NGINX (part of F5), the engine delivering sites and applications for the modern web.
With close to 2 decades in IT, Rob has led marketing, product, and analyst teams for companies like Hedvig, Riverbed, and Forrester. Rob uses his experience working with enterprise IT and DevOps customers to deliver thought leadership and drive demand for modern IT infrastructure solutions.
Rob has a BS degree in Computer Engineering from Tufts University.
Principal Security Advisor at F5 Labs
Shahnawaz Backer does security analysis and threat research at F5. His research focuses on digital identity, fraud and modern application architectures . He writes on IT security at f5labs.com and has co-authored a Redbook on access management deployment patterns. His works pivots on boosting security with visibility, intelligence, and automation. Shahnawaz has designed identity systems for major financial institutions and government bodies and has released a gamified learning platform for API security.
APIs & Messaging Developer Advocate at Red Hat
Hugo Guerrero works at Red Hat as an APIs and messaging developer advocate. In this role, he helps the marketing team with technical overview and support to create, edit, and curate product content shared with the community through webinars, conferences, and other activities. With more than 20 years of experience as a developer, consultant, architect, and software development manager, he also works on open source software with major private and federal public sector clients in Latin America.
Creator of AsyncAPI, Founder of AsyncAPI Initiative & Director of Engineering at Postman
Fran is the founder of the AsyncAPI Initiative. He’s a software engineer with a strong focus on event-driven APIs and microservices. In his spare time, he enjoys playing beach volleyball, kayaking, and stand-up paddle surf.
Strategic Advisor Director at MuleSoft
Paul is an architect with a long career guiding enterprise customer on integration best practice, he clearly remembers when RPC with hand crafted payloads was the height of sophistication way before SOA got all formal and he means RPC not gRPC!
Paul is based in Sydney, Australia and has the pleasure of working for MuleSoft in the JAPAC Customer Success Strategy and Architecture team.
Co-founder & CTO of Kong
Marco Palladino is an inventor, software developer and internet entrepreneur based in San Francisco, California. He is the co-founder and CTO of Kong, the most widely adopted open source API platform. Besides being a core maintainer, Marco is currently responsible for the design and delivery of the Kong products, while also providing the technical thought leadership around APIs and microservices within Kong and the external community. Marco was also the co-founder of Mashape, which started in 2010 and is today the largest API marketplace in the world.
Chief Technology Evangelist at WSO2
Asanka’s goal is to connect humans and technology by helping organizations implement digital transformation programs that result in consumer-driven digital applications. In his current role, Asanka drives efforts to create, refine, and enhance WSO2’s corporate reference architecture and is responsible for spearheading a thought leadership outlook that defines WSO2’s corporate reference methodology for development, customer success, and implementation. Working closely with customers, partners, and analysts, he evangelizes WSO2’s technology vision. Asanka has over 20 years of industry experience, which includes designing and implementing highly scalable distributed systems, SOA and microservice architectures in the financial domain, mobile platforms, and various business integration solutions. He is also a committer of the Apache Software Foundation. Asanka is a regular speaker at numerous events, including ApacheCon, QCon, O’Reilly-*, API Days, API Strategy, LinuxFoundation-*, Gartner-*, WSO2Con, and many tech meetups in San Francisco Bay Area.
Senior Developer Advocate at AWS
Donnie Prakoso is a software engineer, self-proclaimed barista, café racer enthusiast, and Senior Developer Advocate at AWS. With more than 16 years of experience in the technology industry, from telecommunications, banking to startups. He is now focusing on helping the developers to understand varieties of technology to transform their ideas into execution. He loves coffee and any discussion of any topics from microservices to AI/ML.
Chief Product Officer at OpenLegacy
As Chief Product Officer, Zeev defines the roadmap of OpenLegacy’s Microservice-based API Integration & Management Software, aligns software features to the market and brings the software to the market. Zeev ensures that OpenLegacy product delivers the right features to meet customers’ growing needs. During his more than 15 years of experience, Zeev has held leadership positions, delivering information technology solutions within enterprise IT departments and in companies that provide consulting services– most recently at the leading credit card company Isracard and Hilan Tech. He also served as a senior consultant in the Israel Defense Force, dealing with advanced computing systems.
Accessibility Lead and Content Developer at Nuna
Ilona is Technical Documentation Manager and part of Twitch's Developer Relations team. She enables people from all backgrounds and disciplines to be more effective through documentation that is crystal clear, actionable, and inclusive. A University of Pennsylvania graduate, she has pioneered and driven the highest standards in technical documentation quality during her 20+ year career. She is involved with API Days Women in APIs initiative as a mentor and a leader of our new "4 Steps to Speaking" program. Through her volunteer work, she is Communications Lead on the TechWomen Alumnae Council, and is actively engaged in encouraging girls to pursue STEM careers and supporting women in the tech space.
Senior Software Development Engineer at Akamai Technologies
CEO of CriticalBlue
30+ years experience in software security, mobile apps/APIs, embedded software tools, design services, chip design, design automation tools, technical support, marketing, sales, fundraising, executive management & board advisory roles. Current focus is growing a business delivering revenue assurance for enterprises reliant on mobile channels to reach their customers. Approov is a SaaS security solution preventing APIs being accessed by anything other than genuine instances of your mobile apps running in a safe environment.
Head of Cybersecurity at OneDegree
Stanley is the Head of Cybersecurity at OneDegree (https://www.onedegree.global), an InsurTech company providing a digital solutions for insurers and insurance providers. Stanley’s role in OneDegree is to layout company's cyber strategy and protect the company against cyber threats. Prior to joining OneDegree, he worked in Citibank and Deloitte for 12 years where he held various information security & information technology governance roles.
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA)
Developer Advocate at Auth0
Experienced technologist with a demonstrated history of team leadership, business development, and community engagement. Skilled and confident communicator with pre-sales and conference speaking experience. Strong professional with a background in software engineering, solutions architecture, and business analysis.
Principal Solutions Architect at ForgeRock
Johan is an experienced technologist with a keen eye for emerging technologies and technology driven business opportunities. With more than 25 years of experience from the high tech industry he brings insight and innovation to ForgeRock, our customers and the digital identity market place. His career has seen him working with iconic companies such as Nokia, Ericsson and Sun Microsystems across industries such as financial services, telecommunications as well as in international standardisation.
Head - Application, Integration and Management Platform Business, APAC at IBM
Nicky Choo is currently responsible for Application, Management and Integration Business for Asia Pacific. This includes all application platforms, DevOps, Blockchain, API, Application Integration, Messaging, Management Platforms and Edge. Nicky has over 25 years of experience in the technology industry having spent time leading development teams in UBS and BP and have also held sales leadership positions in Oracle, BEA, Extreme Networks, Solace and CenturyLink.
Developer Advocate at IBM
Regional Solutions Architect at NGINX (Part of F5)
Samuel is the Regional Solutions Architect at Nginx, part of F5, based in Hong Kong. He is a senior technical manager who has deep understanding in solutions consulting and professional services, especially in cloud and security domains. Prior to Nginx, he has gained an extensive experience working as a cloud solutions architect in companies like Tencent, IBM and Microsoft.
Domain Architect at NGINX (Part of F5)
Highly experienced in IAM(OKTA/Azure AD/Auth0),API Gateways(KONG/Apigee), API security(OIDC/OAuth2) Enterprise integration pattern, Microservices, SOA design, JEE,Springboot development & design.My unique experience in Microservices architecture design, security, agile methodologies & delivery using patterns would bring huge value and culture to the organisations. My keen & positive attitude towards any new technology makes my learning curve very agile and my extensive experience in service and integration delivery add key value to the Organisation. My key skills relies on delivery focus design, cutting edge design , no compromise in quality delivery, inspiring leadership to guide team members towards successful delivery and make the environment fun and productive. I have outstanding devops experience, which would help organisation to keep up in right cutting edge devops path.
Senior Cloud Native Technical Specialist at Microsoft
He is an experienced Mobile & Backend Developer with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Hieu is currently focusing on helping Microsoft enterprise customers to successfully deliver their Cloud Native Applications on Azure in Asia.
Principal Advisory Consultant at Alibaba Cloud International
Garry is the Regional Senior Solutions Architect for Fintech and Innovation at Alibaba Cloud and is an International Technologist with extensive experience in digital transformation for the Financial Services and Public Sector. Based in Hong Kong, Garry is responsible for deepening Alibaba Cloud’s focus on fintech and product innovation, Ecosystem build-out and Go to market strategy for Hong Kong, Macau, Philippines, Taiwan and Korea. He is also serving as the co-chair of the Fintech Association of Hong Kong’s Cloud and Cybersecurity committee. Prior to this, Garry was the Head of Technology for ANZ China. He has spent the last decade working across the Asia Pacific region, delivering key initiatives in an array of roles across Business and Technology functions. These include business analysis, project and digital transformation, application and infrastructure support, end-user experience, and information security and risk assurance. These experiences have given Garry the opportunity to master his cultural adaptability by working with teams globally to enable digital transformation. Garry combines his passion for digital transformation and innovation, and key strengths in stakeholder management, business acumen, multi-lingual capability and cross boarder collaboration to help Alibaba Cloud better support the industry in their digital transformation journey.
DAOPS Foundation China Director
Forest Jing is a DevOps practitioner and leader in China who is the co-founder of DevOps Times Community. He is a Jenkins Ambassador and DevOps Institute Ambassador. He and his team have won the Most Valuable Advocate of the Jenkins community.
Solutions Engineer at Auth0
John is a software developer who is passionate about his craft. As an Agile advocate, he mentors teams in Agile practices while continuously practising and honing his craft. His efforts have seen teams becoming more efficient through a continual improvement process.
In his spare time, John seeks to contribute to Open Source(https://github.com/johnlim) and the software community in any small ways he can. He has organised the Agile Singapore Conferences and currently hosts the Singapore Identity & Security Meetup (https://www.meetup.com/Singapore-Identity-and-Security-Meetup/).
Founder 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.
CEO of MOONGIFT
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
Auth0 provides a platform to authenticate, authorize, and secure access for applications, devices, and users. Development teams rely on Auth0’s simplicity, extensibility, and expertise to make identity work for everyone.
NGINX, Inc., now part of F5, is the company behind the popular open source project, powering half of the world’s busiest sites and applications. The company’s comprehensive application delivery platform combines load balancing, API gateway and management, content caching, web serving, security controls, and monitoring in one easy-to-use software package, allowing enterprises undergoing digital transformation to modernize legacy, monolithic applications and deliver new, microservices-based applications. NGINX customers rely on NGINX to reduce costs, improve resiliency, and speed innovation.
Alibaba Cloud, founded in 2009, is a global leader in cloud computing and artificial intelligence, providing services to thousands of enterprises, developers, and governments organizations in more than 200 countries and regions.
ForgeRock®, the leader in digital identity, delivers modern and comprehensive Identity and Access Management solutions for consumers, employees and things to simply and safely access the connected world.
WSO2 is the world’s #1 open source integration vendor, helping digital-driven organizations become integration agile. Customers choose us for our broad integrated platform, approach to open source, and agile transformation methodology. The company’s hybrid platform for developing, reusing, running and managing integrations prevents lock-in through open source software that runs on-premises or in the cloud. Today, hundreds of leading brands and thousands of global projects execute 6 trillion transactions annually using WSO2 integration technologies. Visit https://wso2.com to learn more.