August 25 & 26, 2021
At apidays, the health and safety of our community, speakers and partners always comes first. As the COVID-19 situation remains uncertain, we will continue to present our 2021 events in a digital way. Looking forward to seeing you at our apidays LIVE series.
2020 was a tough year and the pandemic situation accelerated the digital transformation and collaboration across industries in Hong Kong. We have seen a decline in traditional and physical economic activity which lead to a strong push force for many traditional businesses in speeding up API adoptions and data interchange across companies
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2020 was a tough year and the pandemic situation accelerated the digital transformation and collaboration across industries in Hong Kong. We have seen a decline in traditional and physical economic activity which lead to a strong push force for many traditional businesses in speeding up API adoptions and data interchange across companies.
APIs help businesses in different aspects of the economy from banking, e-commerce, logistics, insurance, retail etc. By making the business operations more responsive and automated, businesses can work together to become a more sustainable alliance and better prepared for the unpredictable.
In order to facilitate effective API connections and secure data interchange, there are increasing challenges for businesses to shift the traditional mindset and way of doing to the “new normal”.
Apidays Hong Kong 2021 is going to bring together leading API experts both local and international to share their seasonal insights and lessons learnt in driving the team and business under the “new normal”.
CTO & Co-founder of 101Digital
A commercially focused, business & technology leader and innovator with over 25 years of experience in financial services (retail banking, insurance, SME & corporate banking) in developed and emerging markets including Australia, Africa, Europe and Asia.
Well versed in Strategy, Transformation, Digital Banking / Payments, Business Model & Technology Innovation, Program Delivery, Vendor Management, Building & Leading High Performance Teams.
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.
Global Business Development Lead, AWS Marketplace at Amazon
Emmelyn Wang has 20 years of experience driving business across many industries including eCommerce and global distribution as a software and technology innovation leader. She focuses on DevOps and the role of API management, integration, and low/no code products and platform programs and creating profitable ecosystems through meaningful integrations. Recently, she served and led efforts as part of Axway’s Office of the CTIO. In her new role, she is leading a category business on AWS Marketplace to make it easier for customers to find, try and buy, and deploy software. She is an internationally recognized speaker and thought leader for the business of APIs and the platforms and ecosystems they serve. Emmelyn's background also includes developer community engagement, working on API product teams building APIs for internal and external stakeholders, and supporting partners integrating with APIs. She has also led technical marketing teams creating engineering-focused content to innovate in both software and hardware supporting global companies to break revenue and adoption records. She started her career in Austin, Silicon Hills (Texas) where she also contributed to the growth of several startups. Emmelyn served on the core team of the AsyncAPI specification, sister spec to the OAS spec. She holds a Masters in Technical Communication. She contributed and spoke at GDS Insight, CIO Leadership, API Days, API the Docs, Nordic APIs Annual Summit, Write the Docs, Lavacon, Women Who Code, and other digital business events worldwide. She runs the APIOps Meet up and is based in Dallas, TX.
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 Product Manager at Atlassian
👉👉👉👉And I believe in living it up, wear my heart on my sleeve & love to strike a good conversation.👈👈👈👈
I am a decisive, adaptive and energetic human with years of Software Engineering experience in varied domains. When I get the time, you'll find me teaching Computer Science in uni or speaking at conferences.
A firm believer that art and tech need to intersect. So you'll notice my creativity in tech stems from my interest in paintings and dance. This allows me to be innovative, experimental and take the path less traveled!
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 global events, and many tech meetups in San Francisco Bay Area.
Senior Platform Engineer - API Evangelist at Adidas
Software Engineer, I've worked as software engineer and architect with APIs in GFT, Fexco, Fidelity and now, adidas. I've used different architectural layouts and protocols in APIs to form multi-protocol APIs to get the best result from available resources. The design and implementation of HTTP-based APIs (including gRPC) and Event-Oriented APIs has been key in the tasks of integration with API clients in Cloud, Edge, and Fog. Now, in adidas, I work with a great team to achieve the successful adoption, expansion, and exploitation of the adidas API Ecosystem.
Senior Developer Advocate at MongoDB
Maxime has been working with MongoDB for the past 7 years and in the IT industry for 10 years. He is a MongoDB and Java trainer, with DEV and DBA MongoDB certifications. Maxime joined MongoDB as a Developer Advocate 3 years ago to share his experience with the community. He loves clean code, scuba diving, code challenges and vikings!
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 Software Engineer at Netflix
Senior Software Engineer at Netflix. Conference speaker, technical writer, open source lover and contributor. Formerly organized Ruby Zagreb meetups. Check out some of the talks I gave or some of the blog posts I wrote: damir.svrtan.me
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.
Mentor | Facilitator at Women in APIs
Div Manickam is passionate to empower a mindful team and foster a vulnerable culture where everyone feels their voice is heard and can truly be themselves in a safe environment.
She has led product marketing efforts in startups and Fortune 500 technology companies.
Div was recognized as one of the top 50 Product Marketing Influencers in 2019 and 2020 and Positioning Maestro of the Year 2020 by Product Marketing Alliance for redefining standards, helping shape the evolution of PMM, and elevating awareness among the C-suite.
Div enjoys sharing her experiences on leadership and product marketing on Medium.
Chief FinTech Evangelist at FORMS HK
Currently CFTE 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. FORMS is now the leading digital technology advisor and enabler to help virtual banks to build the bank, to help established banks to change the bank, and to help central banks to shape the future of money via central bank digital currency. Before joining FORMS HK, Howard was in charge of HSBC HK’s Retail Banking and Wealth Management Customer Due Diligence Office. More than 20 years of solid change management and banking experience. Howard started his career as a bank programmer. Then progressed to senior IT positions and led teams in HK and Guangzhou before becoming a Technology & Services Management Trainee in HSBC. Howard worked with C-suite executives across the globe and drove impactful transformation programmes such as service digitalization, AML & CFT, organization restructure, business intelligence and process revamp. Howard is also a serial entrepreneur and a start-up enthusiast. His businesses cover online games, on-demand apparel, digital imaging and more. Howard is a member of the business honor society Beta Gamma Sigma, and a member of Mensa HK.
Partner Solutions Lead at Linktree
Jenks is an API fanatic & AI geek. He is passionate about developer relations and building ecosystem for platform companies. He had 3 years experience as a Developer Evangelist at Xero. Currently he leads the Partner Solutions team at Linktree.
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.
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.
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.
Product Lead, APIs at Docusign
Jeremy is an experienced Product leader of over 13 years with a proven track record of building and monetizing platforms such as Box and Tradeshift. He has managed and expanded developer platforms to communities of tens of thousands of developers, executed on high-profile integrations promoted by Salesforce and Google, and established key components in paths to monetization. While focused on Product, Jeremy has managed and grown several successful developer communities and Developer Relations teams. Jeremy is a mentor to top-tier startup accelerators such as Alchemist, Techstars, and Heavybit, and advises developer-focused startups such as Moesif (API intelligence) and OpenChannel.io (framework for app marketplaces). He is currently working on an API Product initiative at Docusign.
Tech Integration Architect Associate Manager at Accenture Netherlands
Experienced professional in Cloud Integration. Have been part of API programs for leading Dutch banks, European retailer and European Insurance provider. Have experience in Cloud Integration platforms like APIGEE, Mulesoft, Oracle API Cloud Service and Dell Boomi.
Chief Architect at Care / Raffles Medical
Uli has been working with data engineering & distributed systems since the early days of the internet. Previously with companies including Microsoft, Red Hat, Yahoo! and IBM, he now works on building the healthcare platform of the future as the Chief Architect at Care.
CEO of GraphQL Portal
Started coding at 8 years old. Created a video game at 16, sold 325.000 copies. Worked as developer, tech lead in telecom industry. Created a digital agency Adyax, sold in 2018 once reached 400 people. Created an open source project : GraphQL Portal, to help companies embrace the power of GraphQL.
Senior QA Engineer at Billennium IT Services (M) Sdn
Pricilla is currently working as Senior QA Engineer for Billennium IT Services (M) Sdn - Malaysia, with a decade of experience in Quality Assurance with multiple domains like Insurance, Healthcare, Fintech, and Pharma. She is so keen and loves to handle APIs. Currently, she is performing the Front End/API Automation Tests.
She is a Postman Supernova and speaks at various events regarding APIs and Postman. She is helping many Test Engineers through her blogs, webinars, and mentoring sessions for those who are willing to learn and upgrade their skill sets.
She is a strong believer of Karma and very cautious about her actions. She feels blessed with what all she has right now.
Director at APIsfirst
I make strategy happen: a translator of goals and aspirations into technology change that sticks. Galvanising teams and individuals around the big picture; getting traction with short-term priorities for customers and stakeholders; while making tangible progress towards longer-term transformational outcomes. My best work is at the busy intersection of transformation, scaled agile delivery, systems and platforms overhaul, business architecture, digital innovation, and cultural change. Comfortable with high degrees of ambiguity, I'm about getting cut through quickly and forging buy-in to ways forward at the coalface of delivery; while maintaining a deep respect for people as humans and recognising the impact of decisions and action on impacted individuals and groups. I’m a systems thinker with wide-ranging experience leading technology, project and consulting teams in industries such as financial services and acute healthcare, across Australia, the UK and Hong Kong. I believe diversity of thought and input is fundamental to challenging cultural norms and ingrained behaviours constructively. Collaborative and pragmatic in my approach, results come through planning and execution discipline, infectious energy and care for the individual. As an active champion for women in technology and global lead of Women In APIs, I am regularly sought out to mentor and coach women at different stages in their lives and careers. I have conceived and delivered multiple programs that have made a tangible difference for balance and inclusion targeted at groups such as female high school students looking at university and job choices; women returning to IT work after a career break; and non-native English speakers gaining confidence with better writing and communication skills.
Customer Success Architect at MuleSoft
MuleSoft dev/architect. Helping customers get the most out of the Anypoint platform. Passionate about encouraging more womxn to consider tech careers. Talk to me about API development, integration architecture, DevOps, security and being a woman in tech.
Developer Relations Lead at Open Financial Technologies
Siddhant Agarwal currently works with Open Financial Technologies as "Developer Relations Lead" where he is building Zwitch.io, an embedded finance platform which helps businesses create new avenues by embedded financial services using Zwitch's banking API's. Previously, he has worked as Program Coordinator with the Developer Relations team at Google in India. As part of his role at Google, he had led the Developer Student Clubs program, TensorFlow User Groups, Google Developer Groups, and Google Developer Experts program in India. He also designed and executed the initiative “Build for Digital India” in 2019 launched in collaboration with the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Govt. of India which witnessed 7K+ students participating and building solutions that “Solve for India”. Siddhant is one of ACM’s Distinguished Speakers among 200+ speakers worldwide and 20+ in India. A design thinker at heart, he loves working with startups and helping them scale in UX and improve their designs. With over 6 years of industry experience, he has found his passion in ed-tech initiatives, community building, design innovation, startup ecosystem and building for the next billion users. For his contributions in community building, he was also nominated as one of the finalists of CMX Community Industry Awards 2021 for "Community Professional of the Year for a Developer Relations Community" and "Community Professional of the Year" categories. Being an avid public speaker, Siddhant has spoken at more than 200+ national and international forums impacting 90K+ students/developers/individuals in the last 5+ years.
AI Solution Architect at WeBank
20+ years' experience AI practitioner, seasoned data scientist, passionate instructor and speaker. Generate actionable insights from BI, analytics and big data technologies. Focusing on FSI, retail and gaming with segmentation, prediction model and graph analytics specialization. Driving AML, pricing, marketing, sales management and CRM initiatives for enterprise.
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.
Tivi-magazine 100 IT influencer 2018-2020, 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?
Lead Digital Solution Architect at AIA Hong Kong and Macau
A seasoned Lead Digital Solution Architect in AIA Hong Kong, Digitalization & Innovation Team with 20 years of experience on infrastructure, application development, data platform and latest cloud technologies (PaaS, IaaS, Hybrid Cloud, Big Data/Machine Learning/AI, IoT). Working experience are including multinational technology giant company, Microsoft & IBM.
Co-founder & CEO of Resurface Labs
My comfort zone is right at the intersection between people and technology. My technical and leadership skills were honed at Intel, Dell, and Quest Software, but my true passion is listening and learning from customers. After 15 years of experience in the APM market, I started Resurface with the idea that real customer empathy should inform and infuse everything we deliver.
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.
API & Ecosystem Strategist at Software AG
Matthias helps clients discover their opportunities for innovation with APIs & ecosystems and turn them into actionable digital strategies.
Based on his experience in leading large-scale API initiatives in both business and technology roles, he shares best practices and provides strategic guidance. He has stayed a techie at heart and at some point, got a Ph.D.
Matthias publishes a blog at api-university.com, is the author of several books on APIs, and regularly speaks at technology conferences.
Regional Vice President, ASEAN at ForgeRock
Ajay is a strategist, innovator, and communicator of digital identity, access, security, and privacy, with a particular focus on creating successful wide-scale ecosystems and fostering individual empowerment. He drives Identity Relationship Management adoption for the ForgeRock Open Identity Stack in APAC & Japan. He specialises in advising clients on emerging identity and security solutions, distributed authorisation, privacy enhancement, and API security solutions and their impact on the Web and the Internet of Things. He has been invited as a guest speaker in major security events and online security webinars.
API Gateway Lead, IBM API Connect and DataPower Gateways at IBM
Morris leads the API Gateway team for IBM’s API Connect and DataPower Gateway products, providing a wide variety of capabilities with a highly-performant implementation custom-built for API traffic, while also enabling access to thousands of legacy capabilities. Last month, the team released fully-integrated APIM management for GraphQL APIs. Previously, Morris has led innovative teams at IBM, across a wide number of areas: Web Services, REST, Compilers, a GUI framework, instant messaging, XML processing, JSON processing, and more.
Director Solutions Engineering at NGINX @ F5 Networks
Laurent Petroque is the director for solutions engineering for the NGINX APAC BU within the F5 organisation, where he leads a team of technical solutions engineers in supporting customers and partners. Based in Singapore now for the past 3 years, Laurent is originally from France, and has been with F5 for several years.
Integration Architect at IBM
Kim is a technical strategist on IBMs integration portfolio working as an architect providing guidance to the offering management team on current trends and challenges. He has spent the last couple of decades working in the field implementing integration and process-related solutions. He is one of the primary authors behind much of IBMs agile integration material (http://ibm.biz/agile-integration) and he writes and presents regularly on integration architecture and design topics. https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimjulianclark
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.
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
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.
We continue to think about integration, initiate business transformation, and enable rapid innovation for the Internet of Things, enabling companies to stand out from their competitors with business models. We give them the freedom to connect and integrate any technology, from the app to the edge. We open data silos and make data divisible, usable, and valuable, so our customers can make the best decisions and unlock new growth opportunities. Learn more about Software AG at www.softwareag.com.
The Amadeus for Developers program facilitates the connectivity between the innovation ecosystem and Amadeus, in order to foster co-creation, quick exploration of new ideas, and cross-industry collaboration. Visit https://developers.amadeus.com to discover more!