August 25 & 26, 2021
At apidays, the health and safety of our community, speakers and partners always comes first. As the COVID-19 situation remains uncertain, we will continue to present our 2021 events in a digital way. Looking forward to seeing you at our apidays LIVE series.
2020 was a tough year and the pandemic situation accelerated the digital transformation and collaboration across industries in Hong Kong. We have seen a decline in traditional and physical economic activity which lead to a strong push force for many traditional businesses in speeding up API adoptions and data interchange across companies
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2020 was a tough year and the pandemic situation accelerated the digital transformation and collaboration across industries in Hong Kong. We have seen a decline in traditional and physical economic activity which lead to a strong push force for many traditional businesses in speeding up API adoptions and data interchange across companies.
APIs help businesses in different aspects of the economy from banking, e-commerce, logistics, insurance, retail etc. By making the business operations more responsive and automated, businesses can work together to become a more sustainable alliance and better prepared for the unpredictable.
In order to facilitate effective API connections and secure data interchange, there are increasing challenges for businesses to shift the traditional mindset and way of doing to the “new normal”.
Apidays Hong Kong 2021 is going to bring together leading API experts both local and international to share their seasonal insights and lessons learnt in driving the team and business under the “new normal”.
CTO & Co-founder of 101Digital
A commercially focused, business & technology leader and innovator with over 25 years of experience in financial services (retail banking, insurance, SME & corporate banking) in developed and emerging markets including Australia, Africa, Europe and Asia.
Well versed in Strategy, Transformation, Digital Banking / Payments, Business Model & Technology Innovation, Program Delivery, Vendor Management, Building & Leading High Performance Teams.
Chief Technology Evangelist at WSO2
Asanka’s goal is to connect humans and technology by helping organizations implement digital transformation programs that result in consumer-driven digital applications. In his current role, Asanka drives efforts to create, refine, and enhance WSO2’s corporate reference architecture and is responsible for spearheading a thought leadership outlook that defines WSO2’s corporate reference methodology for development, customer success, and implementation. Working closely with customers, partners, and analysts, he evangelizes WSO2’s technology vision. Asanka has over 20 years of industry experience, which includes designing and implementing highly scalable distributed systems, SOA and microservice architectures in the financial domain, mobile platforms, and various business integration solutions. He is also a committer of the Apache Software Foundation. Asanka is a regular speaker at numerous global events, and many tech meetups in San Francisco Bay Area.
Founder and CEO of Open Bank Project
Pioneering Open Banking since February 2010, Simon is the CEO of TESOBE and founder of the Open Bank Project, the open source API platform for banks. Simon studied electronic engineering in Manchester in the early '80s where he focused on real-time programming and digital systems - and he subsequently worked as a software developer, architect, sysadmin, and DBA on numerous web / mobile platforms both large and small. A hacker at heart, Simon is also a composer and enjoys interdisciplinary creative collaborations.
Simon is a keen supporter of open source and open data believing they are a sustainable force for social good.
Global Business Development Lead, AWS Marketplace at Amazon
Emmelyn Wang has 20 years of experience driving business across many industries including eCommerce and global distribution as a software and technology innovation leader. She focuses on DevOps and the role of API management, integration, and low/no code products and platform programs and creating profitable ecosystems through meaningful integrations. Recently, she served and led efforts as part of Axway’s Office of the CTIO. In her new role, she is leading a category business on AWS Marketplace to make it easier for customers to find, try and buy, and deploy software. She is an internationally recognized speaker and thought leader for the business of APIs and the platforms and ecosystems they serve. Emmelyn's background also includes developer community engagement, working on API product teams building APIs for internal and external stakeholders, and supporting partners integrating with APIs. She has also led technical marketing teams creating engineering-focused content to innovate in both software and hardware supporting global companies to break revenue and adoption records. She started her career in Austin, Silicon Hills (Texas) where she also contributed to the growth of several startups. Emmelyn served on the core team of the AsyncAPI specification, sister spec to the OAS spec. She holds a Masters in Technical Communication. She contributed and spoke at GDS Insight, CIO Leadership, API Days, API the Docs, Nordic APIs Annual Summit, Write the Docs, Lavacon, Women Who Code, and other digital business events worldwide. She runs the APIOps Meet up and is based in Dallas, TX.
CEO & Founder of beNovelty
Patrick Fan is a serial entrepreneur and CEO of beNovelty Limited - an award-winning API first company. Patrick is a recognized thought leader in API space and the Hong Kong organizer & representatives of APIDays - the world's Leading API Conference Series. He is an active participant & speaker of major API Developer Communities in different regions. Patrick is current an entrepreneur-in-residency (EIR) of a venture capital and providing API advisory to various local startups & enterprise across sectors to adopt API first strategy. With his exceptional knowhow in Open API domain, Patrick is part of the Hong Kong API Startup Registration Scheme workgroup and is appointed by HKQAA as an associate trainer in API Cybersecurity & Information Security.
Product Manager at Xero
👉👉👉👉And I believe in living it up, wear my heart on my sleeve & love to strike a good conversation.👈👈👈👈
I am a decisive, adaptive and energetic human with years of Software Engineering experience in varied domains. When I get the time, you'll find me teaching Computer Science in uni or speaking at conferences.
A firm believer that art and tech need to intersect. So you'll notice my creativity in tech stems from my interest in paintings and dance. This allows me to be innovative, experimental and take the path less traveled!
Founding Partner of Osaango
I co-authored the API Economy 101 -book because companies and the public sector needed a scientific research-based mind-changing guide with practical examples to API and platform economy. The API and platform economy as business models are key components of competitiveness. APIs enable scalability and distributed services, products, and organization. They affect organizational structures and culture in unexpected ways. Ecosystem customer paths run through APIs and platforms. Innovation happens faster and the customer experience is better when you build services using resources from your partner’s ecosystems. When you offer your core capabilities through the API to others, it allows your business to focus on what you do best. How are these business and IT configurations planned and managed? What does the recent research in 2017-2020 tell us? What practical methods are available?
Senior Developer Advocate at MongoDB
Maxime has been working with MongoDB for the past 7 years and in the IT industry for 10 years. He is a MongoDB and Java trainer, with DEV and DBA MongoDB certifications. Maxime joined MongoDB as a Developer Advocate 3 years ago to share his experience with the community. He loves clean code, scuba diving, code challenges and vikings!
Developer Advocate at Twilio
Away from the keyboard, Phil listens to ska punk, enjoys discovering new beers and runs the occasional half marathon.
Phil tweets at @philnash and you can find him elsewhere online at https://philna.sh
Senior Software Engineer at Netflix
Senior Software Engineer at Netflix. Conference speaker, technical writer, open source lover and contributor. Formerly organized Ruby Zagreb meetups. Check out some of the talks I gave or some of the blog posts I wrote: damir.svrtan.me
Chief Information Officer, Commercial Banking – Asia Pacific at HSBC
Richard Lord is the Chief Information Officer, Asia Pacific for HSBC Commercial Bank. He has a 25 year+ career working with contemporary and new technologies to change business, reach customers and deliver new services and propositions. Previously, Richard held a global technology leadership role in a leading advertising holding company and was an entrepreneur for 17 years, founding and operating one of the very first web technology companies in Australia in the early 1990’s. In his current role, Richard leads a regional team focused on creating excellent new customer experiences for commercial banking, leveraging new technologies and digital channels. Security, customer confidentially and privacy are paramount.
Senior Advisor at Shanghai Fudan University
Greg has held senior executive positions at different global banks in Asia, including Saxo, UBS, ANZ, Morgan Stanley and State Street Bank. He has a solid track record pioneering, building, and managing technology centres in China that deliver innovation solutions and support digital transformation program for incumbent banks and FinTech. Greg has also been involved in establishing a Microcredit/P2P (formerly AIG) start-up and consultancy business, respectively. Prior to China, he has worked in US, Japan, and Hong Kong. Greg is currently Senior Advisor for Shanghai Fudan University, specializing in FinTech, and the Co-founder of Financial Technology Talent Standardization Committee. In February 2021, Greg has launched his YouTube Channel called Inspiring China (www.youtube.com/c/InspiringChina) that provides insight on China’s FinTech, business and lifestyle. Greg graduated with a degree in Computer Science from the University of Westminster (UK), completed the Executive MBA program at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and certified from MIT (Artificial Intelligence), Harvard University (FinTech), and Copenhagen Business School (Digital Transformation-Financial Services). He is also a Chartered Information Technology Professional, a Fellow of the Hong Kong Computer Society, member of the British Computer Society, Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce (Shanghai) and American Chamber of Commerce (Shanghai). Greg is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. He also speaks moderate Japanese.
Partner, Financial Services Sector at IBM
Mr. Barry Chan has 20+ years of experience in consultation and information technology in Hong Kong. He expertises in leading digital transformation strategy formulation incorporating innovations in open banking, AI and blockchain etc. Barry has strong proven industry track record leading complex systems projects, bringing sustainable business value to banks and financial institutes.
- Open Banking API Ecosystem
- Digital transformation with microservices architecture
- Core banking systems integration
- AI conversational banking
Master of Management in Information Technology
Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australia
B. Sc. Engineering in Industrial Engineering
The University of Hong Kong,
Chief FinTech Evangelist at FORMS HK
Currently CFTE of FORMS Syntron Information (HK) Limited, under SZ FORMS Syntron Information Co. Ltd ("FORMS" in short) which is listed in SZ with stock code 300468. FORMS is now the leading digital technology advisor and enabler to help virtual banks to build the bank, to help established banks to change the bank, and to help central banks to shape the future of money via central bank digital currency. Before joining FORMS HK, Howard was in charge of HSBC HK’s Retail Banking and Wealth Management Customer Due Diligence Office. More than 20 years of solid change management and banking experience. Howard started his career as a bank programmer. Then progressed to senior IT positions and led teams in HK and Guangzhou before becoming a Technology & Services Management Trainee in HSBC. Howard worked with C-suite executives across the globe and drove impactful transformation programmes such as service digitalization, AML & CFT, organization restructure, business intelligence and process revamp. Howard is also a serial entrepreneur and a start-up enthusiast. His businesses cover online games, on-demand apparel, digital imaging and more. Howard is a member of the business honor society Beta Gamma Sigma, and a member of Mensa HK.
APIs & Messaging Developer Advocate at Red Hat
Hugo Guerrero works at Red Hat as an APIs and messaging developer advocate. In this role, he helps the marketing team with technical overview and support to create, edit, and curate product content shared with the community through webinars, conferences, and other activities. With more than 20 years of experience as a developer, consultant, architect, and software development manager, he also works on open source software with major private and federal public sector clients in Latin America.
Senior Cloud Native Technical Specialist at Microsoft
He is an experienced Mobile & Backend Developer with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Hieu is currently focusing on helping Microsoft enterprise customers to successfully deliver their Cloud Native Applications on Azure in Asia.
Principal Security Advisor at F5 Labs
Shahnawaz Backer does security analysis and threat research at F5. His research focuses on digital identity, fraud and modern application architectures . He writes on IT security at f5labs.com and has co-authored a Redbook on access management deployment patterns. His works pivots on boosting security with visibility, intelligence, and automation. Shahnawaz has designed identity systems for major financial institutions and government bodies and has released a gamified learning platform for API security.
Product Lead, APIs at Docusign
Jeremy is an experienced Product leader of over 13 years with a proven track record of building and monetizing platforms such as Box and Tradeshift. He has managed and expanded developer platforms to communities of tens of thousands of developers, executed on high-profile integrations promoted by Salesforce and Google, and established key components in paths to monetization. While focused on Product, Jeremy has managed and grown several successful developer communities and Developer Relations teams. Jeremy is a mentor to top-tier startup accelerators such as Alchemist, Techstars, and Heavybit, and advises developer-focused startups such as Moesif (API intelligence) and OpenChannel.io (framework for app marketplaces). He is currently working on an API Product initiative at Docusign.
Tech Integration Architect Associate Manager at Accenture Netherlands
Experienced professional in Cloud Integration. Have been part of API programs for leading Dutch banks, European retailer and European Insurance provider. Have experience in Cloud Integration platforms like APIGEE, Mulesoft, Oracle API Cloud Service and Dell Boomi.
Co-founder & CTO of Kong
Marco Palladino is an inventor, software developer and internet entrepreneur based in San Francisco, California. He is the co-founder and CTO of Kong, the most widely adopted open source API platform. Besides being a core maintainer, Marco is currently responsible for the design and delivery of the Kong products, while also providing the technical thought leadership around APIs and microservices within Kong and the external community. Marco was also the co-founder of Mashape, which started in 2010 and is today the largest API marketplace in the world.
Co-Founder & CEO at Code.Store
Maxime started coding at 8, created a video game at 16, and sold more than 350.000 copies. In 2008, founded a digital agency - Adyax, sold it to Smile group in 2018 once reached 400 employees. Founder of code.store - a microservices back-end as a service focusing on API reuse.
Confluent, founded by the original creators of Apache Kafka®, pioneered the enterprise-ready event streaming platform. With Confluent, organisations benefit from the first event streaming platform built for the enterprise with the ease of use, scalability, security, and flexibility to run in real time.
As we move into the API economy, there are huge opportunities for new and innovative solutions. In order to unlock value with new business models and winning experiences you need the help of an API management solution that enables automated API creation, simple discovery of assets, self-service access for developers, and built-in security and governance. IBM would like to be your partner on this journey, sharing our expertise and experiences to help maximize the value of APIs for your enterprise. More information: https://www.ibm.com/cloud/api-connect
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