etc.venues 155 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3YD
September 13 & 14, 2023
The apidays London conference themed “APIs for Smarter Platforms and Business Processes” was a must-attend event for IT and business managers seeking to learn about the latest trends and developments in the API industry.
This conference offered attendees valuable insights into how businesses enhance their processes and customer experiences using AI APIs and how they can leverage this technology to drive growth and gain a competitive advantage.
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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In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, APIs have become critical component for companies looking to build smarter platforms and streamline their business processes. The recent AI APIs revolution has further enhanced the potential of APIs in delivering exceptional customer experiences and driving business growth across industries such as banking, healthcare, retail, and insurance. APIs enable platform models; AI enables augmented intelligence for customer experience. When the API mindset meets the AI revolution, all industries are challenged.
This conference will offer attendees valuable insights into how businesses enhance their processes and customer experiences using AI APIs and how they can leverage this technology to drive growth and gain a competitive advantage. IT managers will learn about best practices in API development and implementation and new trends and technologies shaping APIs’ future. Business managers will learn about the strategic advantages of adopting AI APIs in their operations and how to build smarter platforms that deliver better customer experiences.
Attending apidays London conference will equip IT and business managers with the knowledge and skills to implement AI APIs in their organizations successfully. With the ability to deliver better customer experiences and streamline business processes, AI APIs have become an indispensable tool for companies seeking to stay ahead of the curve in today’s competitive business environment.
Executive Director - Principal API Architect - JPMorgan Payments at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Software architect with several years of experience architecting and developing resilient enterprise applications, integrations, middle-ware services for complex software integrations, software platforms, APIs, cloud native applications, cloud computing solutions and platform automation.
My areas of interest covers API architecture, Cloud Architecture , agile software engineering principles and practices, micro-services, secure software design, CRM and Information Systems Security. I am passionate about diverse areas of IT based on my professional experiences in Networking, Project Management, Big Data, cloud computing, Internet of Things, API Architecture Strategy, Devops and FinTech.
My experience charts a career across technical and enterprise architecture, software engineering, consulting, technical sales and helping clients leverage state of the art technology solutions. I am enthused by the prospect of working with a variety of organizations to architect solutions to their toughest technological and business challenges.
Senior Director Analyst at Gartner
Andrew is a Senior Director, Analyst for Gartner focused on Integration and API strategies.
Throughout his career he has demonstrated sustained technical leadership working with customers to deliver successful projects using leading-edge software technologies and products. He has a combination of broad architectural skills and deep specialist knowledge in the areas of API Management, messaging, SOA, integration and BPM.
His combination of technical knowledge and real-life project experience results in continuous requests to support various customer activities, including external speaker engagements, invitations to contribute to external publications, executive briefings, architectural / QA reviews and providing technical leadership in the delivery of projects.
Chief Digital Architect at Lloyds Banking Group
Jeremy has worked for Lloyds Banking Group for approaching 10 years and is the Chief Architect specialising in Digital and API technology strategy and engineering. He was the Lead Architect for the bank's CMA9 implementation and a member of the OBIE Technical Design Authority (TDA). Jeremy is passionate about the role of architecture in unlocking business value.
Senior Product Owner - API Marketplace at Lloyds Banking Group
Experienced Financial services change professional, with 12 years + Programme/Project management experience. Most recently Platform Product Owner for Modern Workplace - improving the colleague technology experience at home and the office managing a team of 45FTE, including Agile and Project deliver teams. Skilled in Banking, Management, Supplier Management, process Improvements, Payment Cards, Diversity & Inclusion, and Project Management (APMP). Strong program and project management professional MA graduate.
Engineering Leadership - ID & Auth Platform at Lloyds Banking Group
Kailash has 18 years experience in Web Architecture, Digital banking, API strategy, Micro services architecture and Content Management. Most of the experience in Banking, Publishing and Media domains with expertise in transformation, agile delivery and large integration & transformation programme.
Chief Technologist API Platform & Integration at Deutsche Bank
Gangadhar is a highly accomplished technical professional with over 19 years of experience in the financial services industry. Currently serving as the Chief Technologist - API Platform & Integration Tribe at Deutsche Bank, he has successfully implemented a cloud-native API management infrastructure and led a globally distributed team of scrum teams. Gangadhar's strategic acumen and deep knowledge of leading-edge technologies have allowed him to deliver excellent results while ensuring regulatory compliance and meeting the business needs of the organization. His passion for leveraging technology as a powerful enabler of business outcomes makes him a valuable asset in the dynamic world of financial services.
Modernising Technology Programme Manager at Cabinet Office - Central Digital and Data Office
An extremely capable digital & technology programme management professional with an exceptional record of achievements in both public and private sector globally. The organisations are UK-Cabinet Office, World Bank, Big-4 consulting, Government of India, Defence, BFSI, software houses, R&D, telecom & Oil/utility sectors. Proven capability and track record of forming strong partnerships with stakeholders to lead and deliver complex programmes with budgets up to $95million. Has the international experience with capability to lead the organisations in ambiguous environment, understanding the big picture to deliver strategy and roadmap. Key areas of experience & expertise include:
• Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML), Robotic Process Automation (RPA), IoT
• Digital Transformation, Application Rationalisation, Open standards - sources/ tools
• Software Modelling, Model Driven Architecture, TOGAF, Interoperability and Agile methodologies
• Process Change and Audits (CMMI Level-V, ISO 27001, ISO 9001, ITIL v3)
• Road Show, Conference, workshop & exhibitions • Programme/ Portfolio Management, Offshore/ Onshore Project Management
• Strategic Planning, Roadmap, Pre-sales, RFI/ RFP Proposal, bids & tenders
• Stakeholder, People & Services Management, Budget, P&L, Resource Management & Governance
• IPA High Risk Reviewer & Service Assessor for GDS
• Recruitment, Training, Coaching & Mentoring
Chief Data Architect at Office for National Statistics
Charles joined the Office for National Statistics in January this year to lead their Data Architecture division, which focuses both on classical data architecture – data design and metadata management being core competencies – and on data linkage at scale, and developing new and innovative approaches to linkage for ONS and the wider public sector. Before this he was the Head of Data Architecture for the Central Digital and Data Office in the Cabinet Office, and among other things led the government API programme, which aimed to produce standards, guidance and best practice on deploying APIs in government.
Project Chair at Green Software Foundation & Site Reliability Engineer at Goldman Sachs
Sarah is a strong advocate for green sustainable software. She frequently speaks and writes about the topic; for example, she is currently authoring a book titled 'Building Green Software' for O'Reilly. Additionally, she holds the Green Software Course Chair position at the Green Software Foundation. The group and the Linux Foundation recently launched a free training named 'Green Software for Practitioners' (LFC131). Presently, Sarah is a Site Reliability Engineer, contributing to a distributed platform on Google Cloud at Goldman Sachs.
Tech Lead Platform Team at Sanofi
Being associated with the industry since 2012, I have worked as a Developer, Leader, Architect and now Principal Engineer to build, architect and improve solutions based on APIs and real time communication.
I have been thanked for my work around automation of processes allowing the companies to greatly increase the efficiency of their workflows while improving the developer experience and the quality in the final product. My colleagues know me as a good communicator who likes to use an interactive approach for understanding the requirements and solving problems of varied scope.
Working with a plethora of roles - both technical and business - such as lead architect, staff engineer, project manager and CxO but also legal team I have been able to develop keen eyes for various technicalities which helped me in maximizing our products impact's for our customers.
Director of Product Management, Standards at Open Geospatial Consortium
An informatics expert with a focus on Web APIs, Spatial Data Infrastructure, geo-enabled enterprise solutions, cloud computing and Linked Data. Industrial consultancy and postdoctoral research experience. Several publications in research journals, industry magazines and conference proceedings.
Distinguished Engineer at Morgan Stanley
Distinguished Engineer at Morgan Stanley. Co-Author of Optimizing Java and Mastering API Architecture, published by O’Reilly.
With a focus on Software quality, I care about the standard of the software I deliver as well as the end result for the business. I enjoy working in a team to deliver the best product possible and enjoy working with others to improve coding techniques and technical skills.
I enjoy teaching and mentoring as much as writing the code itself and I am an accomplished technical trainer and author. Although my passion is for Java, I am not tied to the language or tool chain and I am always willing to discuss and select the right tools for the job. My style of teaching is interactive and I expect to be challenged, and meet this challenge with reasoning and investigation during live sessions.
Principal Platform Architect at HSBC
John Phenix is the Lead API & Integration Architect for HSBC Commercial Bank. Leading the strategy for internal and external APIs. John started his career as a physicist before moving into financial services working for several major firms.
Digital Solutions Architect at Capital One
I am a senior Solutions Architect with more than 16 yrs of experience - highly focused in Solution Architecture, Systems Integration, Service Management and end-to-end Software Delivery. During my career I had the opportunity to work on large scale complex transformational programs for companies like British Telecom, Co Operative Bank, Close Brothers Merchant Bank and Capital One.
Product Owner Global Integration Platform at HDI Global SE
Manuel is the Product Owner of the Global Integration Platform at HDI Global SE. He sold his first software at the age of thirteen and has been developing software ever since. After graduating, he joined the financial industry in API management and eventually moved to HDI Global SE to merge a service bus, API management and an event broker into an integration platform for the cloud division. In addition to his work at HDI Global SE, he is co-founder of a small startup in the education sector and freelance writer for heise.de and its magazines.
Product Owner / Product Manager Network APIs at Deutsche Telekom AG
Noel is the Product Manager for Network APIs at Deutsche Telekom and believes that products can only be successful if they provide a high user experience. With network APIs developers can directly interact with the network of a telecommunication provider (e.g. requesting a higher quality). Prior to Deutsche Telekom, he worked for OBI as product owner and finished his Master’s in international management.
IT Innovation Manager for Groupe Rocher & and Green API Score
I am in charge of IT innovation for the Rocher Group, for the IT teams and the business teams. I keep a constant watch on technological trends to see if they can meet the needs of our teams (employee experiences, customers, industry, commerce, human resources, environment, etc., ...). A vast world that is constantly moving!
My goal is to federate initiatives between teams at Group level, create links with the local Breton ecosystem and apply the model internationally, whether with schools, organizations, associations, businesses and entrepreneurs.
I am an active member of the API Thinking collective https://www.collectif-api-thinking.com, facilitator of the API Numerically responsible workshop.
API Product Owner at L'Oréal
Been working at l'Oreal for 4 years and in office for 2 and a half years.
I had my first experience on the Digital O+O side as a rollOut project manager on the deployment of mobile skin diagnosis and product recommendation apps. I then wanted to discover another palette of IT and have a long stopover in the integration.
Now, I'm an API product owner within a center of enablement of the Group with the aim of supporting, activating and sharing good practices around APIs. Our role is also to provide tools to facilitate the process.
Principal Engineer in Strategy and Architecture at Just Eat Takeaway.com
Over the past 15 years, I've been developing, operating, and maintaining APIs. I have learned the importance of API Governance and producing API contracts rather than costly rework during implementation! I'm a big advocate for getting the right microservices boundaries and aligning People, Business Processes, and Technology components. At Just Eat, I focus on integrations, providing information architecture for our API surface area, API Governance, and running teams that allow 100s of other teams to integrate user-facing apps to our customers (via HTTP APIs and Async APIs).
Chief Architect / Head of API Platform Engineering at Zurich Insurance
With over 20 years of experience within the Life Insurance industry, I have a strong mix of Technical and Business architecture skills. This is coupled with a proven delivery record, international commercial experience (from a product development rotation) and IT management experience.
I have gained a broad base of experience across different geographies, channels and lines of business which enables me to effectively provide consultancy and act as bridge between IT and Business functions and stakeholders (up to and including CxO).
Major roles include internal IT consultancy, most recently on embedding Digital, Data and Innovation across global business units, program sponsor for a UK Protection refresh (including delivery of omni-channel online sales) and Enterprise/Solution Architecture at a country unit level.
Head of RICE, Enterprise Architect at Raiffeisen Bank International AG
A leader with vision and charisma. Transitioned from a software development Expert in to IT Credit Risk Management area responsible for the IT side delivering internationally used applications using SCRUM (AGILE). Additionally, managed projects with high impact. Strong talent in managing information and being the link between IT and business.
Implemented AGILE Methodology from Project Innovations in to a useable Dev/Ops approach for a bank seamlessly blending run the bank and change the bank for fulfilling business requirements in a cost-efficient manner.
Excellent multinational communication skills and has traveled to over 30 countries in his career.
Director of Architecture - Digital Solutions at Mars
Chidambaram Danus plays a key global role to offer a better digital experience for consumers of Mars Inc, focusing on technology architecture and strategy. Prior to that, he led API adoption to fuel Data, Analytics and AI-led Digital Transformation at Mars. Previously, he acted as the Global Enterprise integration architect at Reckitt. Earlier in his career, Danus worked for companies such as GlaxoSmithKline & Unilever. Danus has a successful track record in delivering successful Digital Technology experiences across a range of industries and global markets.
Co-Founder at Climate Pitch
Pushed by an increasing lack of purpose and by a worrying future for my children, I decided to leave a 20+ years' career as leader in the communication industry, both on the client (marketing) and agency side (media) to recognise the need for a more sustainable world and to become an active agent of the biggest transformation yet to happen.
After completing the Business Sustainability Management course with the Cambridge University in 2019 and few other certifications / qualifications, I have decided to dedicate all my energy and skills to contribute to positive impact missions being in a voluntary or business capacity.
I concentrate my efforts in helping people and businesses understand our planet's challenges being climate change, the role of the SDG (Sustainable Development Goals), the impact of digital on the environment and convert this understanding into action. A true believer of the power of words, storytelling and gamification, I use those skills in all my workshops to allow motivation and positivism, crucial to embark everyone in this global challenge.
MD - Global Head of API Markets at Zurich Insurance
I have a bold vision to address technology challenges using my experience spanning across Open Banking, API Engineering, Enterprise Data Management, FICC Implementation & Financial Markets eCommerce Integrations. Core specializations are building API Ecosystem, Open Banking implementation, Digital transformation journeys, Cloud Migration, Platform engineering solutions, Enterprise Integration & Product Ownership.
API Architect & API Catalyst at Lombard Odier Group
Successful background working with stakeholders to develop architecture decision that aligns strategy, processes, and IT assets with business goals.
In-depth experience establishing best practices and guidelines for selecting, developing, and implementing information systems within enterprise.
Passionate about design and architecture, seeking for excellence and customer value.
Doing the right think.
Group CTO at Virgin Active
A highly accomplished, results-oriented IT leader with over 25 years of development and technical leadership experience. Proven track record of building high-performing customer focused teams with a focus on continuous improvement to enhance software delivery and driving increased business value. Pragmatic yet focused on transforming organisations to deliver better experiences and outcomes. Successful at public cloud adoption and migration, DevOps, security and agile ways of working. Certified in disciplined agile, SCRUM, Enterprise and Solution Architecture, Design Thinking, Enterprise Java.
A speaker at key events such as the AWS Summit in London on a number of occasions, HETT London Excel 2022, Garter Summit, BCS Elite on several occasions and Digital Leeds Festival.
Accomplished at migration of legacy systems to modern technologies and use of APIs, micro-services, native cloud and serverless.
As CTO of NHS England I established the home testing service for Test and Trace and the design authority to mitigate potential technology risk given the pace of delivery. I led the quality assurance and technical design of the Contact Tracing App, established the technology and data function for the vaccination programme leading to successful rollout of the vaccine and convinced the Health Secretary to put the COVID travel pass in the NHS App.
I am an effective member of the NHS Digital leadership team leading on the technology strategy and target operating model elements for the CIO directorate within NHS England, as part of the merger. I am also leading on the cloud strategy for NHS England supporting the rollout of a cloud centre of excellence and supporting the wider system in migrating to public cloud.
Whilst at William Hill I led on the agile transformation initiative reporting to the board. I introduced agile ways of working into 45 teams across the group leading to significant improvements in speed to market and quality. I was also responsible for the global trading platform across the group re-architecting it to support expansion into US states, international territories and improving its resilience at peak,
I am particularly proud of introducing hackathons into William Hill following great success at Hermes when I founded the Innovation Lab and partnered with Google and Leeds Beckett University. I have taken ideas from concept to production using design sprints/ lean to test and learn and then scale through agile product teams.
IT Director, API Management & Integration at AstraZeneca
An IT Leader, specialising in API Management, application and data integration across the full lifecycle including Strategy, Project Delivery, Architecture and Support capabilities. A proven record of devising beneficial solutions and influencing full life cycle projects. Key expertise includes: analysing complex business requirements & introducing integrated solutions to satisfy commercial objectives; strong client facing & stakeholder management skills with the ability to interface between senior management as well as technical and non-technical teams; assuring detailed integration projects; and driving design on large projects with budgets up to £40m.
Currently Leading a globally distributed team of 70 across 5 time zones, supporting over 18000 integrations across multiple business domains, integration technologies and business platforms.
As strong advocate for leveraging Managed APIs to accelerate and support digital ways of working, unlocking the power of platforms and data for increased adoption, collaboration and innovation!
Head of Enterprise Engineering at Natwest Group
Experienced senior technology leader / CIO with a demonstrated history of delivering and running complex critical engineering platforms, communities and services in the finance industry. Skilled across a number of key technical competencies (e.g. cloud, automation, security / identity, CRM, API / OpenBanking), leadership of large teams, management of large enterprise budgets and delivery of agile and devops transformations.
Remains a hands on developer in his spare time, a sponsor and champion of Women in Technology, Gender Balanced and Code Club initatives as well as a STEM Ambassador volunteer & Tech She Can charity steering committee member.
Technical Product Owner at Raiffeisen Bank International AG
- Product owner and Product manager with experience in Open Banking Digital Products;
- Project lead and program manager for complex Projects (business and IT) in Banking and SW development;
- Strong knowledge and experience in project management, methodologies, software development approaches and products;
- Strong knowledge in cost management, cost optimization;
- Good experience to build project and line teams (incl. distributed team members);
- Managed team of up to 100 core team members, projects with budget approx 15-20 mio. EURO;
- Scrum – Certified ScrumMaster, Certified Product Owner
Digital Evangelist, API & Ecosystem Strategist at Software AG
As API strategist, 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 both strategic and practical 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.
Author & OpenAPI Initiative Ambassador
With over 10 years of experience in the API field, I am passionate about helping organizations on their digital transformation journeys, making sure that vision, strategy, and technology are aligned, and that they are driven by well-aligned business and organizational initiatives. As an OAI Ambassador at the OpenAPI Initiative, I promote the adoption and use of open standards and best practices for API design and management, and with Getting APIs to Work, I provide consulting and training services for API programs.
I have a strong background in digital transformation, API design, and API governance, and I have contributed to many publications, patents, and standards. I have also worked with various industries and sectors, such as healthcare, education, finance, and government, to help them leverage the power and potential of APIs for innovation, integration, and automation. My mission is to help organizations get APIs to work in a truly transformative way, by ensuring that they have the right APIs, and that they design and manage them in the right way.
Freelance Consultant / Founder of Maker Unleashed
Team builder. Maker. Leader. Speaker. Tech evangelist.
With over 20 years of experience as a global Chief Technology Officer for digital agencies, Matt Webb has expertise in areas such as enterprise content management, ecommerce, data, system architecture, IoT, AR/VR, and AI. They have built and led tech teams worldwide, delivered projects for large and small companies, and have spoken at major events globally. Passionate about maker culture, they mentor, coach, and teach subjects ranging from coding for kids to the mentality of the maker culture, aiming to ensure the next generation appreciates the wonders of the tech world.
Chief Revenue Officer & Board Member at Traefik Labs
With a 25-year career spanning multiple disciplines, including software programming, network desgin and engineering, technology consulting, product management, product marketing, corporate marketing, business development, and sales, Sudeep joined Traefik Labs as the Chief Revenue Officer. His wealth of knowledge and passion for learning new things is just what Traefik Labs needs as it shakes up the API management market with the industry's first Kubernetes-native API management solution, Traefik Hub.
Director of Product Marketing at Opsera
Director of Product Marketing at Opsera.
And hey, if you'd like to talk about product marketing, I've got 10+ years of tech marketing experience in a variety of industries including B2B, B2C, eCommerce, Automotive, and SaaS.
Co-Founder and CEO at Escape.tech
Tristan is co-founder & CEO @ Escape (GraphQL Security). He was a seasoned freelance developer and Machine Learning Researcher at UC Berkeley. He witnessed the API Security problem with his eyes while working for a customer. He saw an entire company database being stolen in 2018 through an API he developed himself.
Head of API and Data Model Governance at Amadeus
Build an API Designer community in your company to stay in the 4th technology revolution : Digitization. Start with an API suites for REST/JSON. Model your Business with a Resource oriented design similar to IOT, but at company level : Smart API everywhere for everything.
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!
IT Integration Manager at Sodexo
With my diverse skill set, I am able to facilitate businesses in rolling out cutting-edge technologies that are tailored to their specific needs. My proficiency in bridging people, systems, and business requirements with both soft and technical skills sets me apart. I engage with people to understand their business needs and re-engineer processes, methodologies, and IT systems to make a significant impact. My technical skills, combined with my people skills, enable me to facilitate technical solution-building for individuals and teams.
I have extensive experience in software engineering and SDLC, possessing a robust skill set that encompasses technical and soft skills to meet diverse business needs. My track record includes creating a learning network between Imperial College London and Norwegian Business School, fulfilling a system gap with Robotic Process Automation at Imperial College, and improving workflows for the Adult Social Care System (Mosaic) at London Borough of Camden. I am skilled in technical requirements gathering, data mapping, Cloud Architecture (AWS, Azure), and API iPaaS such as MuleSoft and Jitterbit. My ability to see the big picture enables me to develop valuable business insights that help organizations achieve their objectives.
Sustainability Specialist at Sweep
Who am I?
I am a high-energy team player with a creative, problem-solving attitude. My superpower is my ability to connect and empathise with people, allowing me to lead with trust, transparency, and influence.
I love being at the intersection of technology and sustainability - and the joy for my job comes from building something new and impactful. My focus is on integrity and building genuine partnerships.
I am an advocate for women’s leadership, volunteering for ‘Women and Climate’ non profit to deliver impactful events tackling gender equality related challenges and building community.
Solutions Engineer at Sweep
I am a tenacious Economics graduate, with a Masters in Industrial Ecology, who thrives in a team and enjoys the challenge of driving innovation. I am passionate about the development of a more sustainable environmental future and am looking for a job in environmental consultancy, sustainable finance or climate policy. I have previous experience in renewable infrastructure asset management and my key areas of expertise are in carbon pricing, life cycle assessment theory, waste management, sustainable urban design and analysing carbon data.
Principal Engineer at PayPal
Swapnil Sapar is a Principal Engineer at PayPal. His team is responsible for providing API experiences and governance functions for PayPal public and partner APIs that move billions of dollars in transactions worldwide. He is passionate about exploring APIs at the intersection of technology, business, and people, and constantly seeks new ways to enhance developer experiences and drive growth.
Director at APIsFirst and Co-lead of Women In APIs
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.
Executive Director & Chairperson at Green Software Foundation
Asim is a developer, trainer, author and speaker with over 20 years experience working for organisations such as the European Space Agency, Google, Microsoft and now Intel where he is the Director of Green Software and Ecosystems.
Founder of Digital Responsibility
Rob is one of the co-founders of the global Corporate Digital Responsibility movement, and has collaborated with other co-founders to launch the International CDR Manifesto in October 2021. He is joining the dots on various international activities, runs corporatedigitalresponsibility.net and hosts the "A New Digital Responsibility" podcast.
He is a regular presenter at events and guest on podcast shows. Wearing his Digital hat, he is a Trustee of Inspire+, and sits on a couple more Advisory Boards.
Rob has successfully delivered a range of senior roles, often in a turnaround, or new emergent space – moving from Sales Director to Consulting Partner to CDO and COO & Deputy CEO for Worldline UK&I. He brings a mix of passion, strategic thinking, problem solving and insight, together with pragmatic execution.
Solutions Architect at Traefik Labs
An accomplished engineer who thrives on learning new and emerging technologies. Customer and result-focused with many years in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting data center solutions. Outside of work, hiking beautiful California trails is my weekend retreat.
CTO & Co-founder at WireMock
Tom has been building enterprise software since 2003 for UK and US businesses in transport, hospitality, publishing, broadcasting, utilities and retail, in addition to local and national government. Beginning his career as a Java developer, he quickly recognized the value of agile, DevOps and Continuous Delivery and was early to adopt these techniques. While leading an engineering team building part of the technology behind Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ Magic Band, he created WireMock OSS as a way to solve the productivity bottlenecks caused by unstable environments and late delivery of upstream APIs. Since 2022, he is the CTO & Co-founder for WireMock, which delivers WireMock Cloud: https://www.wiremock.io/
Managing Director at Wholegrain Digital
Co-founder of London's original WordPress agency and author of the book, Sustainable Web Design, I have a track record in pushing boundaries in sustainable business and design. I'd love to have a chat if you're interested in sharing ideas and experiences in sustainable business, greening the internet and B Corps.
Tom has a background in design and sustainability, having created the first online guide to sustainable product design back in 2004 and won the UK government’s Business Leader of Tomorrow Award for his forward thinking approach to business and sustainability.
He is passionate about business, design and web technology being part of the solution to environmental issues. Author of the book Sustainable Web Design, lead author of the Sustainable Web Manifesto, author of the sustainable design chapter of the book Design & Designing: A Critical Introduction, and editor of the Curiously Green email newsletter.
Managing Director at Posetiv
Building and scaling businesses, particularly sales and marketing operations is what I enjoy, with a long track record of successfully operating highly successful sales, marketing and product development teams. Also exceptionally proud of having consistently delivered significant and profitable growth within competitive, cost constrained and often volatile environments.
In my role today I help transform how organisations deliver and consume IT & cloud services, enabling them to make fact based decisions and plan for a successful and sustainable future.
My passion is sustainability and I’m glad to be heavily involved in many initiatives across the world that are focused on reducing the impact that IT is having on the environment. Digital pollution is a real problem and by working together as a community we can address it.
Platform Group Product Manager - APIs & Integrations at Spendesk
Intrinsically motivated Platform Group Product Manager - APIs & Integrations at Spendesk. Leading the product management team to deliver APIs that enable merchant acquiring and payments for FIs, Enterprises and ISVs. Previous experience as an API Product Manager at Barclays building out developer.barclays.com and Developer Relations Lead at Finastra building the developer community for developer.fusionfabric.cloud.
MSc Banking & Finance and BSc Computer Science and Management (ITMB) graduate. Able to utilise a technical background to tackle challenges whilst thriving on engaging with people. Currently completing a MSc in Human-Computer Interaction at UCL.
Key interest in APIs, platform thinking and data. Energised by utlising technology to build new services and business models. Intrigued by the psychology behind technology and how to influence behavioural drivers through technology.
Product and Operations Director at Open Banking
Heather joined OBL in February 2023 to oversee the organisation’s product management, and business development.
She is responsible for safeguarding the efficiency of OBL’s operations in order to support the organisation’s goal of achieving increased open banking adoption.
Heather was previously Director of API Banking (UK and Europe) at Standard Chartered Bank, and she has also held senior roles at KMPG UK, PWC Australia and Qantas.
Head of API Experience and Operations at codecentric AG
Daniel has been part of the codecentric team since October 2016. Since the beginning of 2022 as Senior Solution Architect at the Dortmund location. Starting as a consultant with a focus on application lifecycle management, his focus shifted more and more towards APIs. In addition to numerous customer projects and his involvement in the open source world around APIs, he is also a frequent speaker as Head of API Experience & Operations.
Product Marketing Engineer at Curity
Gary is a Product Marketing Engineer at Curity. For 20 years, he worked as a lead developer and solutions architect, providing investment banking solutions. He's played a key technical role in OAuth migrations and understands the benefits for companies as well as the challenges. Gary is also very interested in the best and simplest options for connecting systems, using the latest technologies and patterns, where security is an essential foundation.
CEO at Ostia
Ostia removes bottlenecks inherent in the development, iterative testing and validation of business solutions which enables institutions to deliver new products to market faster, at reduced cost and with less risk. Ostia’s DevOps targeted Portus technology creates clever test systems on demand. It tackles the challenge of making complex test IT systems available quickly by creating simulations of the required links to the back office IT systems. This enables test systems to be made available in weeks or even days.
With over 30 years experience of computing experience on large, enterprise systems, I am well aware of the issues around testing in such organizations and with Ostia we are perfectly positioned to help.
Sr. Partner Solution Architect, GSI Partners at AWS
Mac is a Senior Partner Solutions Architect in the GSI Partners business at Amazon Web Services. Mac works closely with a GSI Partner and is the Global Lead for Financial Services, Analytics, AI/ML and Mainframe Modernisation workstreams within his team.
Prior to AWS, Mac has spent 17+ years working for banks such as Standard Bank, Lloyds Banking Group and HSBC Group in Architecture Leadership roles. He has been the Chief Architect for two UK digital banks in his career and his special areas of interests are Digital Banking, Cloud Adoption, Cloud Transformation and Financial Risk Analytics.
As a Cubs Scouts Leader in Kent outside his day job, he is also the Technology Advisor to the board of the British Veterans mental health charity called Icarus.
Developer Relations Manager at Moneyhub
Currently, I'm building out the Developer Relations Programme at Moneyhub. I'm also making my first attempt to build out my own company - KadVR, an ad-tech platform specialising in Virtual and Mixed Reality.
Previously, I've written articles for both Linux User & Developer Magazine and Web Designer Monthly from Imagine Publishing. I've also written tutorials for Raspberry Pi's official magazine, The MagPi.
Director, Enterprise Architecture at absolutelabs
A determined, hardworking and ambitious Senior IT Manager and Enterprise architect with over 14 years experience within the retail sector.
Wide experience and techno-functional skillset including Enterprise & Solution Architecture, Business Intelligence, Data & Integration, Technology Strategy, Innovation, Digital Transformation, E-Commerce, ePOS, Clienteling, CRM, Supply Chain & Logistics, B2B & B2C order management, Pricing, Production & Procurement, Development, Project Management, Leadership, C-Level stakeholder engagement.
APItalista & Founding Partner at Osaango
Founder of Osaango Ltd (www.osaango.com) which offers services in the API and Data Economy.
I'm a business and technical consultant, speaker at API conferences, co-author of API Economy 101 book, as well as the “Mother” of the lean, open and business-oriented APIOps Cycles www.apiopscycles.com method.
I have more than 10 years of experience with the API and data economy across manufacturing, process, forest, retail, energy, ICT, construction and traffic industries.
I also teach API and data economy and have created open university online and remote courses on the subject with universities as well as KONE and Cisco Solutions (www.osaango.academy)
CTO at Les-Tilleuls.coop
With 10 years of experience in back-end development, software architecture and team management, Grégoire is a consultant but also a trainer and co-manager of the training organization "MasterClass" by Les-Tilleuls.coop. Contributor to many open source projects and writer of technical articles, he is the author of the book "Memex: la route du REST". He is also a speaker at national events. He teaches the development of API oriented applications through PHP at the University of Lille and at the Enigma school in Lille.
Growth Advisor at The Business of Technology
I am an independent growth advisor, and Head of Strategy and Innovation for Sensedia. In one sentence, what I do is the Business of Technology. Every CEO wants to grow. It is well known that technology, when properly applied, can be a growth multiplier, for conventional and even more for digital revenue.
The problem is, the world is full of technologists who are not great business people, and vice versa. That’s where I come in: I spent a lifetime advising companies on how to get technology to work for their business. I am a technologist, and a businessman.
Like a Bank offering an open banking platform, parts of traditional businesses are becoming technology companies: I assisted several companies in solving the challenges of getting a platform business model to work. In the coming years, there will be more traditional enterprises operating, at least in part, as a technology company.
I have been an Industry Analyst with Gartner for 23 years, and have worked with software companies for a lifetime. I have deep experience in application infrastructure, especially API management, integration, and various flavors of automation (from process mining to business process management to robotic process automation to low code platforms).
I also advise investors on the most effective choice of providers to engage with, according to their investment priorities.
In one sentence, what I do is the Business of Technology.
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.
Co-Founder & CTO at Karate Labs
Peter is recognized as one of the world’s top experts in test-automation. He brings 25 years of industry experience from which he has been in open source for the last 18 years. Peter was one of only 15 chosen by GitHub for a grant in India 2021.
He has worked at Yahoo and Intuit. As part of the API platform leadership at Intuit, Peter created “Karate” – an open-source unified platform combining API testing, API performance testing, API mocks and UI testing. Since the first version of Karate was released six years ago, Karate has >1 million monthly downloads, is used by 415+ companies including 42 of the Fortune 500.
He co-founded Karate Labs Inc. in 2021 to accelerate the adoption of Karate with the mission of making test automation fun and collaborative.
VP of Product at FireTail.io
Lead Product Owner at Rapha
Versatile product owner with over 15 years experience working in digital customer experience roles. Most recently focused on leading a product team to deliver the re-platforming Debenhams.com desktop site onto a PWA (Progressive Web App) platform and now acting Head of product.
Founder & CTO of superface.ai
Zdenek ("Z") is the co-founder and CTO of Superface.ai, revolutionizing how businesses connect digitally, empowering developers, and establishing autonomy for APIs. With Superface autonomous systems, you will never have to worry about APIs again. Discover, contract, and connect to capabilities in milliseconds, reducing the API costs up to 99%.
Previously he founded Good API—an independent API consulting company. He helped enterprises (DHL, Adidas, Inditex, KLM-AF, and others) and startups identify and build the right APIs for their businesses faster and with higher quality.
As a former Director of DSL development at Apiary, Z is the author of the API Blueprint description language, used by over 200,000 developers and architects worldwide to describe over 300,000 APIs. He is a co-author of the data modeling language MSON. Zdenek defined and evangelized API first, API design, and contract-driven automated API workflow.
• Author and product owner of several successful developer products
• Entrepreneurial, creative thought leader
• Over 20 years of software development, architecture, management, and research experience
• Advisor of several Fortune 500 companies on their API design, strategy, and implementation processes
• Experienced in growing and mentoring startup companies
• Recognized API expert and conference speaker
• An advocate of Conway's Law, emphasizes the quality and clarity of communication and the well-being of both teams and individuals
Lead Solutions Architect at eXate
After completing his PhD in big data analytics, Frederick joined the eXate team in 2021. Working as part of the development and data science teams he helped face significant challenges in respect to data sharing and protection.
Currently, as a lead solution architect, Fred steers the eXate team towards its ambitious vision of becoming the global standard for secure and trusted access to data.
Senior Developer Advocate at Postman
I am a long-time open-source developer, educator, manager and mentor. I encourage everyone around me to share their collective knowledge, and am a strong champion of diversity in the tech industry. When I'm not working, I'm live-streaming about career advancement and interview preparation, tinkering with 3D printing or IoT projects, or telling dad jokes on Twitter. I hold dual-citizenship in Canada and USA, and fully vaccinated/boosted.
Principal Software Engineer at SAP
James is a Principal Software Engineer with 15+ years of industry experience. In the early part of his career James focused on automation and performance testing; leveraging tools and frameworks like Gatling, JMeter, REST Assured and more recently Karate. Over the past few years James has begun to concentrate more on DevOps and Platform Engineering related tooling, concepts and frameworks. James is enthralled by the creation of in-depth, artful videos that help others become better software developers, and regularly shares these on his YouTube channel. Aside from work, James is also passionate about his family, football (soccer!), and videography.
Co-Founder & CEO at Platformatic
Luca Maraschi's fascination with coding started at the age of six when he stumbled upon a game called Gorillas on a Commodore 64. Intrigued, he delved into the game's Basic source code, marking the start of his interest in programming. By the age of eight, he had already moved on to writing code in C, igniting a passion for engineering, which he combined with his childhood dream of becoming an alchemist– ultimately leading him to a career in software development and tech entrepreneurship.
Today, Luca is co-founder and CEO of Platformatic, where he is working on creating a scalable and simple solution to remove friction from backend development. Prior to this, he founded and successfully exited three companies and held an array of technical leadership roles at companies including mobileLIVE and Telus Digital.
Luca is driven by a hunger to learn and push the boundaries of technology to create truly unique and valuable products.
Co-founder and CEO at Ozone API
I believe open banking, open finance and open data will change the world. It excites me and all of my professional focus is on trying to make that happen.
I spent the first part of my career (20+ years) in banking and payments. Having great fun building high growth businesses, divisions and teams at places like Barclays, MasterCard and HSBC.
The second part of my career (the last 5 or 6 years) has been EVEN more fun having moved out of big banks and turning my attention to building fintech start ups. I feel privileged and am really excited to be working with a great team to build Ozone API and make that belief a reality.
Podcast Host Green IO, Speaker & Digital Sustainability Advocate
I launched Green IO podcast 🎙️ which offers responsible technologists a place to build a greener digital world, one byte at a time.
For the last 15 years, I have led teams in PropTech, payment service providers, document-processing industry and I have experienced first hand the benefits that digitalization brings to people. At the same time I also lived on 3 continents and witnessed the environmental footprint of human activity on planet Earth. Between Tech for Good and sustainable IT, “Tech” is a key enabler of our ecological transition. But Tech is also a serious contributor to these ecological crises.
In 2021, I decided to focus full-time on this dual issue with a balanced approach. Putting on hold executive positions, I now help teams build greener digital products, using this much needed change as a strategic opportunity for sustainable business development.
I do so by:
- providing open-source content,
- building bridges between communities & networks
- and by leveraging collective intelligence;
based on 3 core values: respect People 🫂 , respect Science 🔬 and respect Earth 🌍.
I’m always thrilled to interview doers for knowledge and feedback in the Green IO Podcast and to partner with companies looking to travel further on the Digital Sustainability road.
Founder, Author, Instructor at microapis.io
I'm an architecture consultant, author, instructor, and speaker based in London. I'm the author of Microservice APIs (Manning, 2022 - http://mng.bz/0wmx) and the founder of microapis.io
Over the past years, I've worked with businesses from all over the world to help them architect microservices platforms, deliver API integrations, automate their processes and infrastructure, design and implement ETLs and Data Pipelines, productionize Machine Learning through MLOPs, and improve the quality of their software. My previous clients range from small startups to large corporations in the financial industry, insurtech, IoT, and retail.
Staff Engineer at Forto
Currently engineering lead @ Forto!
Previously working as Tech Lead Logistics at Durstexpress where I am responsible for a team of 5-7 members. We build scaleable solutions for the last-mile delivery problem. I have 5+ years experience in building server-side and front-end applications. I have worked in GoLang, C#, NodeJs and Python.
The last 2 years I have actively worked in a cloud-only (Azure) environment with the focus on building and deploying scalable, reliable and tested distributed services. I have worked with multiple database technologies such as SqlServer, Postgres, Elasticsearch and Redis.
Head of Insights at Ostia
Shannon has more than 20 years working with human behavior in business, exploring the psychology of productivity and innovation, and resolving why we do what we do from several business perspectives including Leadership, Recruitment, Sales and Productivity.
She has interviewed more than 2000 Business Professionals over the years, and about 3 dozen Snr Executives to inform this presentation.
With a Jungian Psychology background, and a Master's Student in Mind/Body communication, Shannon brings actionable insights to business leaders hell bent on growth from the people perspective.
CEO at Treblle
Vedran Cindrić is the founder and CEO of Treblle, a SaaS company that helps Engineering, Product, and DevOps teams build, ship & maintain REST-based APIs faster.
With more than 15 years of dev experience, Vedran has specialized in PHP and Laravel. Before founding Treblle, he had a development agency that developed software solutions for clients from all over the world, with the greatest focus on the US market.
Senior Developer Advocate at Nylas
Builder, Leader, Developer, Teacher, Lifelong Learner, Explorer, and Relaxed Tomato.
Developer Relations at Speakeasy
Senior product manager with proven track-record of launching and scaling B2B enterprise SaaS products. A history of collaborating with agile engineering teams to execute customer-centric product strategy and deliver revenue growth. Willing to get into the trenches with engineering and do whatever it takes for the larger team to achieve its goals.
Content Designer at Kindred Group plc
Content and technical writer since 2016. Working closely with product, development, and QA teams on API design and maintenance of API references and supporting documentation. Constantly on the lookout for ways to research and improve developer experience, overcome usability biases, and help developers and writers advocate for their needs.
Founder & CEO of APIMatic
Adeel Ali is the founding CEO of APIMatic, an SDK-first developer experience platform for APIs. Adeel holds a Ph.D. in the domain of web-based APIs automation. He is constantly driven by the desire to do things better, whether that is making APIs easy to consume, or running a business. Besides APIMatic, Adeel loves reading, traveling, and playing cricket.
Product Manager at APIMatic
Sohaib Tariq is an Engineer turned Product Manager who likes to spend his time at the intersection of technology and business. He has been involved in the API Industry for the past 5 years building APIs and API development tools.
Mobile for Development at GSMA
As we become more digitally connected, opportunities to build a more equitable world opens up. I am currently focused on the acceleration of Inclusive Fintech and the transformation of Mobile Money to a payments platform.
Through the GSMA, I am bringing together mobile money operators, technology providers, specialised payments companies and other industry stakeholders to work together, develop and trial solutions for the mobile money industry’s biggest challenges and opportunities.
Head of Product - API, Content and Web Analytics at Lloyds Banking Group
I have designed, shaped and delivered several multi million pounds digital transformation programme impacting millions of customers (e.g. Lloyds >5+ million mobile users, Barclays>7+ digital users).
I have shaped the strategies and roadmap to drive cost efficiencies, superior customer experiences, and new revenue lines.
Field Engineer EMEA at Solo.io
I’ve been working with web APIs for more than thirteen years, building platforms for financial services software integration prior to helping organisations develop their cloud native and microservices-based API strategies. As a former platform architect working with Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes, I’ve seen the best practices and the common pitfalls of embracing cloud technologies to speed up delivery and improve production outcomes.
At Solo.io my goal is to understand where enterprises have been on their API and application connectivity journey and help them describe and implement the practices that will help them take their next steps. I have a particular interest in improving developer productivity and streamlining the path to production.
API Growth Manager at Natwest Group
Stacey is leading the commercialization of Customer Attribute Sharing and Enriched Transactions Data at NatWest Group.
With over 5 years’ experience in financial services and a Master of Arts in Accountancy and Business Law, Stacey has specialized in delivering digital product innovations and has a keen interest in digital identity.
Customer Engineering Lead at Apigee Google Cloud
Kevin leads the EMEA team of Apigee Customer Engineers at Google Cloud. His team is responsible for customer success for Apigee, Application Integration and API security products.
He is also known as API Ninja, his primary goal is to support organisations to become successful with APIs. Outside of work Kevin is interested in IPAs. Holds a Master's degree in Computer Science, with a specialisation in Software Engineering and a minor in IT Business Management.
CTO at Digital API Craft
A seasoned technology leader, innovator, and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience across the spectrum of software development, enterprise architecture, and business innovation. Demonstrates excellence in steering digital technology strategies, managing engineering teams, and overseeing technical pre-sales activities. Track record in promoting the adoption of modern architectures like APIs, EDA, Microservices, and Service Mesh, underlined by successful leadership of major RFPs at Tier-1 banks. Published author and experienced speaker in the technology domain. Proven ability to engage and influence executive stakeholders and guide technical solutions with a hands-on approach when required. BIAN certi