November 13 & 14, 2019
“Banking is necessary, banks are not” used to say Bill Gates. But 20 years later, banks are still here, stronger than ever. In 2008, they even survived the biggest financial crisis of the past century. But since 2010, banks are facing a major risk with the global digitalization of the economy: consumers expectations.
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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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There is an organizational and technical solution to keep up with the internal agility challenges and external challenges to co-operate with startups and partners. This solution is APIs, Applications Programming Interfaces. “In 2000 you needed a Website, in 2010 you needed a mobile app, in 2020 you will need an API” John Musser, founder of Programmableweb.com.
Through the recent PSD2 Regulation that forces banks to open APIs to 3rd parties, Banking and Fintech actors have a strong opportunity to lead the market. The industry is ready to host the next generation of Financial services: Open Banking. Banks now have a programmable channel to talk to other banks, B2B partners, startups and developers to build the next generation of applications that customers want.
Head of Developer Relations at Stripe
Romain leads global developer relations at Stripe. He joined Stripe from Twitter, where he was a Senior Developer Advocate and the first member of Twitter’s developer relations team outside the US. In 2014, Romain helped launch Fabric, Twitter’s mobile development platform, and Digits, a way for people to securely sign in to apps with their phone number rather than a password. This year alone, Romain’s worldwide developer tour has led him to meet thousands of developers at events and conferences in dozens of cities across the US, Europe and Asia. Most recently, Romain was on stage two weeks ago at Twitter Flight in San Francisco during Jack Dorsey’s keynote, where he performed a live coding demonstration of Twitter’s latest developer products.
Co-Author of OpenID Connect, JWT, JWS and FAPI
Nat Sakimura is a well-known identity and privacy standardization architect and the Chairman of the Board of the OpenID Foundation. Besides being an author of such widely used standards as JWT (RFC7519), JWS (RFC7515), OAuth PKCE (RFC7636) and OpenID Connect, he helps communities to organize themselves to realize the ideas around identity and privacy. His current projects include FAPI, ISO/IEC 29184 Online privacy notice and consent, ISO/IEC 27551 Unlinkable Attribute-based entity authentication, OAuth JAR, RAR, and mTLS.
Chief Operating Officer of TESOBE
Recognised Open Banking practitioner with +8 years experience in the domain. Passionate about FinTech, Open Banking and Financial Inclusion.
Ismail Chaib is Chief Operating Officer at TESOBE / the Open Bank Project, a financial technology startup which provides open APIs to financial institutions such as the HSBC, Santander and BNP Paribas. Prior to that, he cofounded the Algerian award-winning tech startup SMSBridge and transformed it into the leading SMS platform in the country.
Head of Business Strategy - Finance - Solutions Consultant at Google
Paul Rohan B.Comm, B.Sc. M.Sc. is a researcher and solutions consultant in business strategy. Paul has a specific focus on helping Financial Services clients make a successful transition into the era of ecosystem-versus-ecosystem competition. Paul has authored “PSD2 in Plain English”, recipient of a Book Mark Award for clarity from the Plain English Campaign and "Open Banking Strategy Formation" (both available on Amazon).
VP Consulting at Konsentus
Paul has 25 over years’ payments experience spanning cards, mobile, instant payments and open banking across processors, vendors ACI, and fintech start-ups.
An expert in understanding open banking regulation and Financial Institutions’ obligations to protect end-user data and funds. Paul was previously General Manager of Open Payment Cloud,
Chief Technology Officer at Akana by Perforce
Rod Cope is the CTO of Perforce Software. He provides technical vision and architectural leadership for the company’s globally distributed development teams. Rod came to Perforce from Rogue Wave Software, where he was CTO. He was also the Founder and CTO of OpenLogic, a profitable venture-backed company in the open source space, and joined Rogue Wave as CTO following the acquisition.
Previously in his 25+ year software career, he worked at IBM, IBM Global Services, General Electric, and for the CTO of Anthem. Rod has also led key technical teams working on mission-critical applications at Ericsson and Integral. For the last 20 years, Rod has spoken on various technical and business topics at dozens of conferences around the world, including APIdays, API World, JavaOne, OSCON, Embedded World, ApacheCon, Strata/Big Data, and LinuxCon.
Rod holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Software Engineering from the University of Louisville. He lives with his wife and dogs in Colorado where they all enjoy hiking, traveling, and dog sports.
Founder & Director of Blue Connector, and Organiser of apidays Singapore & Jakarta
Jon Scheele provides IT strategy, data analytics, security, interoperability and industry specific consulting and training to management and workgroups at leading companies in the financial services and telecommunications industries. Jon also trains, coaches and mentors to develop high performing teams and identifies how to apply emerging technologies to meet evolving customer needs.
Co-founder and CEO of Ozone API
Experienced industry expert in building cross functional teams, technology platforms and digital products for global brands. Currently leading development of the UK Open Banking Standard, including creation of the collaboration and governance model which covers both regulatory compliance and commercial requirements. Strategic innovator and fintech founder, providing PSD2/Open API technology solutions and advisory services to banks, third parties and regulators in UK, Europe and Globally.
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 of Les-Tilleuls.coop, CEO & Creator of API Platform, Vulcain and Mercure Protocole
Founder of Les-Tilleuls.coop (a French worker-owned cooperative), Kévin is CEO and CTO, specialist in designing critical web applications (high traffic, high availability, interoperability). He's a member of the Symfony framework core-team, and the creator of API Platform, of Mercure.rocks and Vulcain.rocks protocols. He's an active contributor to more than a hundred open source projects including the PHP language, Laravel, Doctrine ORM, Prestashop and tools from the React and Kubernetes ecosystems. Kévin is also an international speaker, a lecturer and a book writer. In his younger years, he used to play in a punk band
Solutions Engineer at SmartBear
I'm a technology professional with over five years of experience in a variety of industries. My current role is Solutions Engineer with SmartBear. I'm interested in helping teams build better APIs.
Technologies: SoapUI, OpenAPI Specification, SwaggerHub, ReadyAPI, TestComplete, Jenkins, AWS, Azure, Docker
Skills: Software testing, business analysis, solutions engineering, technical support, scripting, technical sales, training
Catalyst & Program Director at Axway
Emmanuel has vast experience working in the banking industry. He is skilled in Innovation Management, Blockchain, enterprise architecture, and open business (API). Emmanuel developed the first Internet website at LIX (Laboratoire informatique de Polytechnique) in 1994, developed neural network algorithms (OCR), then followed a professional path leading innovation at LCL and Crédit Agricole. In 2013, he was the Founder and CEO for 7 years of Crédit Agricole Store, the world's first Open Banking initiative, before joining Axway’s elite Catalysts team.
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).
Chair of Financial Technology (FinTech) & Professor of Information Systems at University of Manchester
Arnaud Lauret, API Governance Lead at Postman, and Author of "The Design of Web APIs"
Arnaud Lauret, the API Handyman, is the author of The Design of Web APIs and is API & Architecture Leader at Natixis, a French financial group. He helps people understand and build APIs.
Open Banking Architect
Eyal Sivan is the Head of Open Banking at Axway, where he is responsible for positioning Axway as the number one thought leader and integration solution provider in the open banking space. As a member of the elite Catalyst team, he brings a high-degree of specialization in API and microservices technologies within the FSI sector, with a particular focus on how they accelerate digital transformation.
IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO at IBM Academy of Technology
I am leading the charge in helping IBM's clients in the Banking and Financial Markets industries leverage digital technology to transform by creating engaging platforms, and streamlining business operations.
I am dedicated to the success of my clients. I do this by helping them grow, find and acquire new customers and be more efficient and profitable.
I blog at fintechie.wordpress.com and would love to hear from you.
Specialities: Trusted Advisor, Business Technology, Client Value, Enterprise Architecture, Integration, API Economy and Getting The Job Done.
Chief Technology Advisor at Apiida AG
Maurizio Garzelli has been working in the IT industry for over 15 years and in particular in the API Management space for 9 years. He started his APIM journey when he joined Layer7 which was later acquired by CA Technologies. Maurizio joined APIIDA AG in 2019 and is now the Chief Technology Advisor for the APIM side of the business.
CEO of Moneyhub Enterprise
Sam is CEO of Moneyhub, the Open Finance platform for customer-centric organisations, and a leading player in the field of financial data aggregation and intelligence.
Before Moneyhub, she worked for global advisory firms and innovative financial forecasting businesses. She is also one of the ten industry representatives in the steering group on the Money & Pensions Service’s Pensions Dashboards Programme. Sam is passionate about the power of technology to help consumers achieve better financial outcomes.
Sam is a keen horse-rider and regular eventer (an equestrian challenge comprised of three disciplines - dressage, showjumping and cross country).
VP, Catalysts at Axway
Eric helps companies and governments leverage relevant technologies to provide superior customer experience, through continuous innovation and buildup of corporate platforms. He is passionate about data to build meaningful experiences (for customers, partners & employees) built from technology (API, Integration) out of real-world moments (from IoT, Digital Twins). He developed Streamdata.io as CEO, acquired by Axway on March 2019 and worked in Mexico, San Francisco, New York City, and now Paris for Axway.
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.
Axway’s integration solutions simplify and accelerate your digital transformation and customer experience initiatives. Our flagship Axway AMPLIFY™ Hybrid Integration Platform (HIP) speeds the discovery, use and deployment of integrations by combining traditional integration patterns with APIs surfaced in a unified catalog. Traditional integration patterns are supported for B2B Integration, Managed File Transfer, and Content Collaboration that are delivered along with API Management and Application Integration (via more than 150 prebuilt connectors), all in a single platform experience. More than 11,000 organizations in 100 countries and across a diverse spectrum of industries continue to benefit from Axway’s unrelenting commitment to solving the world’s data integration challenges.
NGINX, Inc., now part of F5, is the company behind the popular open source project. We offer a suite of technologies for developing and delivering modern applications. Together with F5, our combined solution bridges the gap between NetOps and DevOps, with multi‑cloud application services that span from code to customer.
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
Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. Red Hat helps customers integrate new and existing IT applications, develop cloud-native applications, standardize on our industry-leading operating system, and automate, secure, and manage complex environments. Award-winning support, training, and consulting services make Red Hat a trusted adviser to the Fortune 500. As a strategic partner to cloud providers, system integrators, application vendors, customers, and open source communities, Red Hat can help organizations prepare for the digital future.
Learn more at: redhat.com/financial
SmartBear is behind the software that empowers developers, testers, and operations engineers at over 20,000 of the world’s most innovative organizations including Adobe, JetBlue, MasterCard, and Microsoft. More than 6 million people use our tools to build, test, and monitor great software, faster. Our high-impact tools are easy to try, easy to buy, and easy to use. These tools are backed by a team of people passionate about helping you create software that transforms our world. Those tools are SmartBear tools. That team is SmartBear. For more information, visit: http://smartbear.com, or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.
Tyk is a leading Open Source API Gateway and Management Platform, featuring an API gateway, analytics, developer portal and dashboard. We power millions of transactions per day, for thousands of innovative organisations including AXA, Cisco, Starbucks, and USA Today. Fast, flexible, and highly-performant, Tyk is available to install on-premises, as a cloud service, or hybrid. Learn more at https://tyk.io/
Open Banking Excellence (OBE) is a vibrant community of like-minded FinTech and Financial Services professionals raising awareness of how secure third-party access to bank data will improve the way we move and manage our money.
Supported by Mastercard and hosted by Equinix, our monthly OBE meetings provide a forum for sharing stories, sparking debates, learning and collaboration, all with the goal of spurring innovation, social change and sector growth.
We’re a community building a dynamic and innovative financial sector. From humble beginnings, our reach is now global, and we’re soon launching our own App. We’d love you to join us!
APIIDA AG is a European software company and a Broadcom Tier 1 Value-Added Partner and Distributor. Its portfolio includes products and offerings that complement and further enhance Broadcom’s Layer7 APIM solutions. For more information, visit https://apiida.com
Authlete is an OpenID-certified, managed cloud/on-prem authorisation engine that provides Web APIs for flexibly, quickly, and securely implementing OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect, Financial-grade API, and CIBA. Authlete focuses on OAuth and OIDC functionalities, and API providers can easily integrate Authlete with their API infrastructure to protect the APIs with the latest industry standards. Visit https://authlete.com to learn more.