October 27 & 28, 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.
Banking and finance have always been highly centralized in their hierarchy, their business model and their information system, but in the digital age, in order to avoid Bill Gates’ 1994 prophecy that banks would become obsolete, the industry requires modification and innovation.
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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With the explosion of digital channels and apps powered by APIs, modern generations no longer visit their local banking branch for their financial needs. We want to access banking services not where they are, but where we are. It is up to the bank to adapt to modern, multichannel customer journeys. This new demand, combined with the emergence of innovative software technologies, is creating a fresh form of finance that is embedded and decentralized through APIs that allow your bank services and your data to end up on third-party applications.
Thanks to these interfaces, banks and insurers can export their services to other customer journeys and find themselves not only on their own mobile application, but in a trove of outside platforms. Applications for things like vehicle purchasing or real estate agencies that assist in making rental or purchase offers, e-commerce websites that allow consumers to pay on credit at the time of purchase and a multitude of other customer experiences exist outside of the banking world, yet they benefit immensely from banking services. Because of this, the economy of banking and embedded finance is estimated at nearly $7.2 trillion – more than two times the current banking market creating a monumental opportunity for both traditional players and Fintechs. At apidays London, we will explore how APIs enable incumbents to surf on embedded finance.
Founder & CEO of Embedded Finance & Super App Strategies
Simon is an entrepreneur and senior independent advisor to Boards and Leadership Teams on business model transformation, platform and ecosystem strategy, corporate innovation and venture building. He works with companies around the world to create and execute impactful Embedded Finance and Super App strategies. Simon is a regular keynote speaker, a member of the World Economic Forum's 'Accelerating Digital Transformation' executive working group, a guest lecturer at Singularity University, author and presenter of the New Growth Playbook and co-author of 'Fightback - how to win in the digital economy with platforms, ventures and entrepreneurs'.
Simon is based in London and works with an international network of specialist associates and fintech partners.
Global Open Banking Lead & MEA Innovation Consulting Lead Principal at Mastercard
Expert in Payments (Multi-channel, Instant Payments, RTGS), Digital Ecosystems & Innovation (Open API, Blockchain), Regulation (PSD2, GDPR, CMA UK, HKMA, Australia etc.), Security, Strong Customer Authentication (Biometrics)
Member of EBA Open Banking Working Group, Berlin Group Next GenPSD2 Advisory Group, Swiss Commission for Financial Standardisation API Working Group
Head of APIs at Adyen
MSc in System Analysis and Control, Software Development. 17+ years in various technology roles.
Currently focusing on API strategy, believe in API-first design, promote OpenAPI/Swagger/Stoplight/Postman and everything else that leads to great developer experience.
Innovation Director at Finastra
Chirine BenZaied-Bourgerie is a Director at Finastra, managing innovation projects, intrapreneurship initiatives and collaboration with the FinTech ecosystem (startups, established FinTechs, incubators, universities, data providers…).
Prior to that, Chirine was New Venture Development Manager, managing FinTechs partnerships for FusionFabric.cloud, Finastra’s open development platform. And before that she spent more than 10 years in the capital market industry, where she held different roles, technical ones first as a financial engineer, and later heading the model validation team, as well as more business-oriented roles in the product management where she led the product strategy and roadmap on multiple products covering treasury, derivatives and pricing.
Lead Product Owner at Revolut
Since this year, I am Lead Product Owner at Revolut, leading the efforts around the connectivity of the business application, the Business APIs and the Open Banking API.
Before that I founded and was the Chief Product Officer at Advanon, a leading FinTech startup based in Zürich and Berlin. Advanon offers an online platform that enables small and medium-sized companies to get their open invoices directly financed by investors. By that, we help companies to improve their cash flow planning and help them grow. For the investors, on the other hand, we provide a new, short-term, and high-yielding asset class.
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).
Managing Director, Platform Strategy at Silicon Valley Bank
Based in Orange County, California, Jason Kobus is managing director of platform strategy. As an entrepreneur and application program interface (API) evangelist, Jason delivers solutions that integrate digital banking with accounting and fintech platforms. His expertise in technology implementation, product co-development and risk management gives SVB clients the nimble financial tools they need to do what they do best: innovate.
Since joining SVB in 2008, Jason has fueled founders, disrupters and visionaries. He deployed SVB Direct Connect, the bank’s first data API platform, which simplifies bank reconciliation for entrepreneurs and accountants with leading accounting and fintech applications. He then launched an API banking platform that combined startup ingenuity with a scalable API gateway. Jason delivered digital onboarding that opens commercial bank accounts and supplies online banking user IDs in less than two minutes.
Lead Product Owner - Open Banking & Enterprise Integration Technology at ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
Over the course of his career, Koen has developed a taste for change, strategy and digital innovation. After focusing on the Internet and Mobile, he started specialising in APIs when PSD2 was in the make. As the Lead Product Owner for Open Banking & Enterprise Integration Technology, Koen and related teams are responsible for ABN AMRO’s API platform, supporting the business lines in formulating their vision and enlarging the developer community.
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.
Senior Software Development Engineer at Akamai Technologies
Director of Product, APIs at Deserve
Jeremy is an experienced Product leader of over 12 years with a proven track record of building APIs and monetizing developer platforms at places like Box and Tradeshift. He has managed and expanded communities of tens of thousands of developers, executed on high profile integrations promoted by Salesforce and Google, and established key components to monetization with platforms.
Customer Solutions Engineer at Dow Jones
Analytic and business-oriented individual with excellent communication skills to technical and business audiences, capable of strategically position cloud and data solutions in enterprise and SMB segments. Computer Scientist (2002) and Data Scientist (2016) with over 16 years of experience in the IT industry in presales, delivery and support roles. Certified as Microsoft Azure Architect and hihgly proficient in Google Cloud Platform (GCP). With the aim to continue growing in Presales roles, preferably in the intersection between cloud platforms and data-centric technologies, such as Big Data tools and techniques, Machine Learning (specially NLP) and IoT.
Lead Developer Advocate at DocuSign
Product Management professional with over 25 years of varied Internet-related experience from DocuSign, Sun Microsystems, Remedy Corporation, Xerox Palo Alto and smaller startups. My engineering background enables me to bridge the gap between the product development team and the marketplace.
A proven track record of innovative ideas for products, services and business processes. Award-winning outbound and inbound communication skills.
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.
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.
Sr. Director at Visa
Currently leading Open Source Engineering, Solution Architecture, and Product Management teams at Visa. Previously Head of Engineering at Visa Innovation Centers in San Francisco and London to build innovative payment solutions and APIs.
Engaged in technical direction, management, and transformation of high-performance software development teams. Champion workplace diversity and inclusion. Past experience includes large scale product development at Microsoft and EA.
Senior Analyst at Celent
Experienced Financial Services analyst with a track record of delivering commercially successful and thought-leading research and advisory to banks, processors, payment schemes and technology vendors. Proven ability to lead teams and shape research offerings across multiple topic areas.
Software Engineer at Hitachi, Ltd.
Yoshiyuki Tabata works for Open Source Solution Center at Hitachi, Ltd, and is responsible for Identity and API management solutions. He is a contributor to both Keycloak and 3scale community and has experience constructing high-security banking API systems with Keycloak and 3scale.
Founder & CEO of TeejLab Inc.
Dr. Baljeet Malhotra is an award-winning researcher and a global tech leader known for his work in Open Source and API Risk Management. He founded TeejLab in 2019 and steered the team to build API Discovery and Security™, world's first end-to-end API Risk Management platform. Prior to TeejLab, he established the R&D unit of Black Duck Software in 2016 (acquired by Synopsys for $565 million). He also served as Research Director at SAP and Senior Software Engineer at MahindraTech. He received a PhD in Computing Science from the University of Alberta and won several awards including NSERC (Canada) scholar and Global Young Scientist (Singapore). He concurrently holds Adjunct Professor positions at the University of British Columbia, University of Victoria and University of Northern BC. He has given numerous ISACA, ISSA, IIA, ISC2, OWASP talks globally, and published several papers and patents at international venues.
CTO at Moneyhub Enterprise
Dave is co-founder and CTO at Moneyhub. Utilising his extensive Open Banking and Open Finance knowledge, his aim is to deliver the best data, intelligence and payments platform to make life easier for both, consumers and businesses alike. Dave leads a team of Software Engineers, QA Engineers, UX Architects, Product Owners and Systems Administrators.
In addition to his role at Moneyhub, Dave is a co-chair of the OpenID Foundations Financial API Working Group working on international standards for financial APIs. As part of this role, he works closely with the Open Banking Implementation Entity, ISO TC68 and the IETF to develop new secure API standards for financial services and beyond.
Dave sits on various working groups at the TISA Open Savings & Investment initiative where he works with participants across the industry to make Open Finance a reality.
Until 2019, Dave was also the technical representative at the Financial Data and Technology Association (FDATA), a global trade association campaigning for banks to allow customers to make better decisions and take fuller control of their financial lives. As part of his work with FDATA he has represented UK fintechs at the FCA, EBA and European Parliament.
Data Evangelist at DBS Bank
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.
Chief Strategy Officer at Spectrum Labs
Tiffany Xingyu Wang is the Chief Strategy Officer at Spectrum Labs, in charge of strategic alliances, go-to-market operations and thought leadership on brand safety. She shares her learnings about digital governance at InternetHealthProject.com.
Tiffany is an angel investor and advisor in AI, Blockchain, and Quantum Computing startups. Her investment thesis revolves around data privacy and cyber safety. She sits on the US Technology Policy Committee of Association for Computing Machinery.
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.
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.
CTO & Co-Founder at 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.
Technical Sales (EMEA) and Solutions Consultant at Akana by Perforce
Having successfully completed his university education (degree in Psychology) and following an initial career in developmental cooperation (4 years, with posts in Sri Lanka and Ethiopia), Olaf in 1997 decided to become an ICT professional. He started his career with Compuware, where he grew from software developer to software architect. In 2007, he became a senior consultant with Capgemini Netherlands, where he became an expert on system integration within the public domain, being actively involved in the realization of service and messaging standards to be used by Dutch government organizations (Digikoppeling). Olaf became a TOGAF certified architect in 2010. In 2012, he accepted a position with Enable-U, where he was dedicated to system integration challenges in general and application services governance in particular. From December 2014 onwards, he has been with US-based Akana, a leading API Management solution provider (Akana has since become part of the Perforce Software portfolio). Acting as a technical sales for the Akana API Management product in EMEA, Olaf has significantly contributed to Akana success in the region, adding several new logos and expanding the Akana footprint with others. Olaf is now recognized as one of the thought leaders in the API management space, with a particular focus on Open Banking and PSD2, offering blog posts and webinars on a regular basis.
Olaf is currently living in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, with his wife and 8-year old daughter. He is an avid bike racer, indoor climber and drummer and knows how to enjoy a good meal with friends and relatives.
Co-Founder & CEO of Pronovix
I am the CEO of Pronovix, a company that specializes in building developer portals using Drupal, an open source content management system. For over 17 years, I have been leading a team of experts in API documentation, web development, developer engagement, and API gateway integrations.
My mission is to gather and share knowledge from the API, developer evangelist, and technical writer community, and to create the best possible developer portals for our clients. We help organizations to solve discoverability problems, sell API products, build communication hubs, and gain visibility through open APIs. I am also the co-founder of API the Docs, a conference series for API practitioners, and a Write the Docs meetup organizer, where I promote best practices and innovation in documentation and user experience.
At Pronovix we've amongst others built: Developer Hubs, Gateway agnostic developer portals, API documentation, API gateway integrations, developer engagement systems (to improve API build quality), Apigee devportals, and API repositories to solve discoverability problems in large multi-divisional enterprise companies.
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!
Office Tech Principal, Lead Consultant at ThoughtWorks Technologies
Pooja is currently is the Technology Principal for ThoughtWorks’ India market portfolio and the Office Tech Principal for ThoughtWorks Bangalore. The Bangalore office has engagements with some of the biggest start-ups of the country and in her role as a Tech Principal for the India Market division, she works closely with senior client stakeholders to ensure that a consistent delivery of quality software that has the desired impact on the business. As the Office Tech Principal for the Bangalore office, she is responsible for the technical quality of all projects delivered from our Bangalore offices.
CEO of Curity
Travis has worked extensively with organizations in various industries in both the US, Europe, and elsewhere who are adopting cloud and mobile computing. His broad market exposure coupled with a background in application development allows him to help organizations with low-level technical issues as well high-level questions. His deep knowledge of legacy standards like SAML, WS-* and XACML coupled with current best practices like REST, SCIM, OpenID Connect and OAuth provides him with a unique and cutting edge perspective on digital identity and access management.
CEO of Railsbank
3x FinTech entrepreneur focused on building great ideas. What gives me a buzz is working with inspirational like minded people focused on a common goal.
Great great grandson of Sir George Verdon (one of the founding fathers behind what is today called ANZ bank).
Broad range of experience from tech guy to trader to investor with deep industry experience in capital markets, banking, foreign exchange, credit, international payments and technology.
Software Engineering Manager at Capital One
Madhu is an innovative and agile Software Engineering Manager leading a cross-functional group of engineers who are designing, developing and integrating software features that are vital to the lives of Capital One's credit card consumers across all walks of life. Over the last decade, Madhu has delivered multiple complex programmes across the education and financial sectors. Madhu has a deep passion for coaching and developing IT professionals to achieve their technical, business and personal goals. Madhu holds a degree in Computer Science and an MBA in Corporate Finance & Crisis Management.
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.
Trustee at Open Banking
Creating a digital lending platform to democratize credit in Nigeria is only one of the ways I have used technology to initiate transformation in the past. While there remain an unfulfilled N10 trillion gap and 36.6m financially excluded people, I am using my current position as a venture capitalist to drive the ecosystem of startups, policies, partners, etc. to bridge this gap, because I strongly believe that technology is the only pathway for Africa’s economic transformation.
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.
General Manager, EMEA, at OpenLegacy
Traditionally I work with CIOs, CTOs, digital transformation managers and Innovation executives to determine if our application programming interface (API) integration and management software may be a good fit to reduce project backlog and accelerate innovation.
IF YOU'D LIKE TO HEAR MORE about OpenLegacy and my work, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website: http://www.openlegacy.com/
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.
Lead API Architect at HSBC
Experienced Integration Architect with 10 years experience in IT Systems Integration within the Telecommunication industry across many domains( Salesforce Automation, CRM, Billing, Order Management, Self care Channels, ERP, Operational Support Systems).
I have developed over the years great integration skills by using a variety of technologies, excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate with various people within the organization in order to provide value to the business. Highly motivated, collaborative and result driven.
Lead Engineer at BCG Digital Ventures
Experienced Lead Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in C#, Java, TDD and Continuous Integration. Strong consulting professional with a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) focused in Computer Science from PSG College of Technology.
Senior Director, Product Management at SmartBear
Ali is the product leader for API Testing & Virtualization at SmartBear. Her career has spanned institutional finance, energy, cyber security, and has led her to building the software that makes those other platforms possible. Her product management SuperPower is asking weird questions at the right moment.
VP of FSI for Solace
Dr Aiken Leung is VP of FSI for Solace. While working on many IoT and FSI projects across Asia Pacific and Europe, Aiken is also an evangelist and architect in distributed architecture, hybrid cloud solutions and edge computing with focus on banking, stock/FX exchange and payment platforms.
Aiken has 30 years of hardware and software design, development and project management experience. He worked mostly in the UK before joining the Asia Pacific team with BEA and then Oracle. He was a Principle Architect with BEA and led the APAC ACE team with Oracle. In the UK, Aiken worked on applications for human genetic research before working on the UK National Health Service (NHS) IT projects.
Aiken has a Doctorate Degree in Biomedical Engineering and an MBA from Oxford, UK. His research expertise was on medical imaging and acoustic modelling of human respiratory system.
Chief Technology Officer at Tide
I pride myself as a focused technology agile leader who has lead product development, strategy, operations, and customer service. I am energetic and enthusiastic, and always focused on getting done what needs to be completed in order to build value for the business and my co-workers.
Director, Head of Open Banking, Cloud Services and Business Architecture for Digital Banking at Credit Suisse Universal Bank
Brent McLean acts as a bridge between business and IT focusing on developing digital strategic opportunities with new and innovative technologies improving the client experience and delivering value for end-to-end journeys, time-to-market product demand and business growth. In the past 30 years, he has been in various banking roles within Investment Banking, Wealth Management, Retail & Commercial banking and as well within the Fintech community.
VP Customer Success, EMEA at OpenLegacy
Ori is a dynamic $ales and Business Development professional, with extensive consultative selling, consulting, customer facing and management experience. Excellent team player, with the unique combination of strong commercial drive and good technical understanding
Global Leader of API Strategy at MuleSoft
Matt McLarty (@mattmclartybc) is the Global Leader of API Strategy for MuleSoft, a Salesforce company. He works closely with organizations to define digital strategies, as well as design and implement enterprise-grade API and microservices solutions. An experienced software architect, Matt has worked extensively in the field of integration and real-time data distribution. He is the co-author of the O'Reilly books Microservice Architecture and Securing Microservice APIs, and co-host of the APIs Unplugged podcast.
Co-Founder & CTO at HyperCurrent, Inc.
Taking his years of experience as a full-stack developer, architect and author, John co-founded HyperCurrent with the vision of providing the software & “guard-rails”, in the form of process + methodology, that finally enables organizations to realize the full promise of their API, servicemesh, and distributed ledger digital transformations. Turning APIs & Microservices into Profit Centers™.
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.
Solutions Engineer at SmartBear
Wille Kreutzman is a Technical Solution Engineer at SmartBear. He works with clients to help improve their testing and development workflows by implementing easy to use tools which meet the client’s needs. Wille has been working most of his career in the tech industry. Earlier roles include IT Systems Specialist and IT Consulta
IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO for the Financial Services Sector at IBM
Paul Lucas is a IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO for the Financial Services Sector in the UK. With personal focus areas on Payments, Open Banking and large scale systems integration, he has over 25 years experience in systems integration, application architecture, and software design and development. In recent years he has had a particular focus on core banking and payments systems transformation, and in developing the new capabilities required to support the disruption and opportunities created by Open Banking, and the industry's move to Cloud.
Paul has shaped and led the architecture and delivery of transformation and complex systems integration programmes for some of the largest commercial and retail banks, from strategy through to implementation. He has also led the technical recovery for high profile troubled deliveries.
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
EMEA Senior Edge Specialist Solution Architect at Red Hat
Well-rounded and curious, with experience in designing ICT services and managing innovative projects. Cooperative team builder and team leader, able to coordinate resource and projects efficiently (even remotely), while maintaining a high level of attention to details and quality. Not scared by new challenges and looking for new opportunities to apply logic and creativity.
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.
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.
CTO & Co-Founder of Billie
I'm an experienced CTO, startup co-founder, team leader, and architect with the professional experience in different IT areas: fintech, social networks, media, games and analytical systems.
I have an advanced knowledge in this areas, and I'm looking to develop my career and experience focusing on web projects and startups.
Member of the Open API Initiative Technical Steering Committee & API Architect at Microsoft
I have more than 20 years of experience in building distributed business applications on the Microsoft platform.
For the last 10 years I have focused on getting the most out of HTTP as a distributed application protocol for building rich business applications. I am recognized as an industry expert on the use of HTTP, REST and Hypermedia to build connected systems.
More recently I have been speaking at conferences world-wide about HTTP and REST APIs. I am a published O'Reilly author and prolific writer of technical blog posts. I am actively involved in contributing to OSS projects, those I have created and others.
I enjoy helping developers learn technical material, solve problems and help their users be more productive.
Product Marketing Manager FSI at Red Hat
Thoughtful business & technology professional with 20 years of multidisciplinary background and achievements in a broad range from programming to business development and management. Entrepreneur, self-taught and original identity, graduating positions in the work practice and aiming at the market needs.
I believe that people learn best by doing and collectively achieving results, so I have acquired a broad set of competencies in the practice. In the past 6 years performing sales related functions to large enterprises including Banks, Capital Markets and Insurers.
What inspires me is to make things differently: in a way much better than they are, so unique as the vast majority wouldn't do, challenging the status quo and the inner limits. Doing the right thing & doing things right. This is who I am.
Executive API Consultant at LaunchAny
James is an API consultant with experience in architecting, building, and deploying APIs and cloud native architectures. As an API consultant, he enjoys helping businesses balance great API design and product needs. He also creates and delivers API and cloud native architecture training with the goal of equipping cross-functional teams to integrate their talents toward building first-class APIs for their product or enterprise systems.
Founder of Open Banking Excellence (OBE)
I’m the founder and former CEO of the UK’s first EMI to be awarded issuing licenses by Mastercard and Visa. Pioneering at the time – thanks to ‘the’ most extraordinary team.
Now I’m the proud co-founder of Open Banking Excellence (OBE), a rapidly growing global community of Fintech’s, Big Tech’s, Regulators and Services Providers.
Our OBE community brings together thousands and thousands of engaged Open Banking and Open Finance pioneers, around the world, looking to learn from each other, collaborate and shape a new growth trajectory through contribution and exceptional content.
OBE is the industry’s campfire. A safe place to spark discussion and have an adult debate.
This adage is fitting and true: “When you bring great people together AMAZING things happen!”
Head of Europe at Financial Data and Technology Association
Ghela is a self-proclaimed Fintech fanatic, and Founder of FemTechGlobal™, a network dedicated to challenging the status quo, and improving the inclusiveness and diversity in Financial Services. FemTechGlobal™also sponsors the annual Women In Tech, Banking Technology Award.
Frequent keynote speaker and editorial contributor, Ghela focuses on how to fast-track internal innovation, focusing on the practical application and comercialisation of fintech/bank collaboration. She has a distinct preoccupation with modernizing legacy banking systems, disruptive business models, and facilitating banks’ emerging technology consumption. Her primary focus and expertise is in constructing Proof of Concept/Proof of Value scenarios and experiment design, including tech sprint mapping and process solutioning for commercial pilot programs.
VP, Global GTM at TrueLayer
I've spent the last decade growing startups and scale-ups, in a range of disciplines as both an individual contributor and leader.
My roles have mostly been focused on product/growth/design and empathetic people leadership. In terms of industries, I know my stuff in FinTech (especially consumer banking and Open Banking), kids entertainment/education, and mobile app development - plus a whole bunch of areas that don't seem to fit neatly, but give me lots of inspiration and cross-pollination for my day-job!
Head of Open Banking Operations at BBVA
Héctor Arias is currently based in Madrid leading the global open banking operations at BBVA. In his current role is also in charge of the digital transformation processes related to partnerships execution, api platform components lifecycle and api creation along the BBVA footprint.
Previously served at the BBVA US franchise heading open banking. In Houston, TX worked as the liaison between the bank and both the BBVA’s new digital business and the FinTech ecosystem. That endeavor came up with broad projects and strategic changes within the bank in areas such as technology, compliance, business development and operations among others. Prior to that position, he led product and operations for the first open API platform created from a global bank - the BBVA Open Platform - partnering with the most advanced financial innovators globally.
In his 15+ years experience in financial services he held positions in business strategy, innovation, business development and engineering. He also worked for IBM and feels particularly proud of coding the very first online banking in Spain.
Héctor holds a MSc in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Vigo and a BA in Economics from the UNED. Additionally received a PDD from IESE.
Sr Sales Engineer at Fivetran
Entrepreneur, ex-founder, full-stack developer and aspiring Data Scientist. Currently leading Fivetran growth in DACH & Benelux through partnerships. 10+ years collective experience in helping Silicon Valley startups expand in EMEA, and founding multiple tech startups as CTO/CEO.
Previously built two high-tech startups, successfully raised over $300,000, grew cross-functional teams and brought products to market in Ireland and the US. Also established a specialized Data Engineering & Analytics consultancy.
Outside my own ventures, I’m an investor in Bamboo, an Irish startup helping people save time and money in cafés and restaurants, and an investor in Blanco Niño, an Irish startup producing authentic Mexican corn tortillas and tortilla chips.
API Lifecycle Product Manager at SWIFT
I work in product management and systems integration, where business and tech intersect to deliver valuable, secure and reliable solutions.
Currently a product manager in financial technology, I have previously worked as a consultant for private and public sector enterprises, leading standards definition, requirements, design, build and QA for complex systems integrations.
Offering Manager at IBM
I am constantly looking for ways in which to perfectly combine my passions for science and technology. Currently, I am working at IBM on the API Connect product team. I am an Offering Manager; where I develop product roadmaps, engage with worldwide customers, and manage the product's digital Software-as-a-Service business.
I earned a Bachelor's degree in Science with Honours in Biology at Queen's University, one of Canada’s elite Universities. I have a passion for understanding how things work and why they work in particular ways. Through my career and studies, I have discovered an interest in technology - specifically biotechnologies - continually honing my communication, Agile, and Design Thinking skills. I have been following cloud-based markets and developed my business acumen for the past 4 years in one of IBM's fastest growing areas.
Open Banking Advisor and Influencer
Christoffer is an Independent Advisor on Change Management and Business Development. He's the Former Chief Digital/Technical Officer in Sbanken, Norway’s first online-only bank and leading challenger bank and Former VP of strategy and innovation in SpareBank 1, the second largest financial institution in Norway.
Christoffer was a former expert columnist in TechCrunch and Dagens Næringsliv. He is passionate about innovation and digital disruption and is currently focusing on fintech and its implications for the financial industry.
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.
Head of Smart Banking
A passionate change agent who loves challenging status quo and enjoys finding solutions to complex problems.
A senior digital professional with expertise in channel strategy, customer growth and commercial performance management.
A champion of diversity at workplace as well as in everyday life.
A Chinese who has lived in London for more than 10 years and a keen observer of the FinTech developments in China.
CEO of AKUROO
Engineer by profession, practical innovator, strategist by track record, and action focused. Working with global banks on how to innovate and create the bank of the future.
Thought leader in digital financial services. Keynote speaker on data, innovation, andall things digital in retail banking.
Fascinated about the potential "big/smart data" offers companies and consumers alike. Exploring how to take advantage of its potential so companies understand their current business and customers better, create new opportunities, and for consumers to experience the web in a new and engaging way!
API and Connections Product Owner at Moneyhub
Experienced change leader with over 10 years in Financial Services. Specialist in technical delivery and building high performing teams. Ihave a history of working on high priority and challenging programmes across Digital and Operational Resilience.
Senior Data Consultant at Fivetran
Experienced Data Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the I.T. industry. Skilled in Statistical Data Analysis, Business Intelligence, Microsoft Power BI, SQL, AWS and Azure. Strong team player with good communication skills and a 1st Class Mathematics Degree focused in Financial Mathematics from University of Portsmouth. Certified in Microsoft Power BI DAX and SQL
Developer & Technical Lead at Fivetran
5 years experience delivering best in class, premium and customer facing Android apps to affluent and global clients. Responsible for the full development lifecycle, maintaining client relationships (including multiple product launches), and coordinating the efforts of creative / UX / development support teams.
In my own time I have been working on Android app hobby projects for 7 years (since version 4.0!) with recent projects usually relating to Cryptocurrency and Blockchain. I use each project to further my understanding of a concept such as user experience or clean architecture.
Auth0 provides a platform to authenticate, authorize, and secure access for applications, devices, and users. Security and development teams rely on Auth0’s simplicity, extensibility, and expertise to make identity work for everyone. Safeguarding more than 4.5 billion login transactions each month, Auth0 secures identities so innovators can innovate, and empowers global enterprises to deliver trusted, superior digital experiences to their customers around the world.
Fivetran is the leader in automated data integration, delivering ready-to-use connectors, transformations and analytics templates that adapt as schemas and APIs change to ensure reliable data access. Fivetran enables businesses to quickly adopt new SaaS apps, and keep up with continual app changes. Fivetran is ready to go, with prebuilt connectors and customizable templates that accelerate analytics. Data is ready to access with continuous data synchronization from source to warehouse. More information: www.fivetran.com
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
Akana provides an end-to-end API management solution for designing, implementing, securing, managing, monitoring, and publishing APIs.
We’re the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver high-performing Linux, cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. We help you develop cloud-native applications, and integrate, automate, secure, and manage complex environments with award-winning support, training, and consulting services.
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.
Open platform helping travel innovators build and launch solutions with the same data that powers the world’s top travel brands.
Gravitee.io is the easiest to use, most performant and cost-effective Open Source API Platform that helps your organization to secure, publish and analyze your APIs.
Rubrik provides an API-driven data protection platform that helps enterprises securely recover, mobilize, and govern data everywhere.
Moneyhub is a market-leading Open Finance data, intelligence and payments platform powering businesses to build their own solutions through APIs or use packaged, ready to use products through white-labelling.
Established in 2016, The Fintech Times is a global multimedia news outlet centred around our print newspaper, the first and only dedicated Fintech newspaper. For more information about The Fintech Times, please visit: https://www.thefintechtimes.