WSO2 API Day - Chicago 2019


Chicago, USA.

Thursday, June 20 | 9.00 am to 2.00 pm
Summit Chicago - 205 N Michigan Ave (10th Floor), Chicago, IL 60601

This WSO2 API Day is hosted by WSO2 together with our Premier Certified Integration Partner, Quinnox.

APIs are touching every facet of our society and the underlying trends are going to generate nearly 1 billion APIs in the coming years. All digital transformation is now API-driven and integration technologies underpin their evolution. Ultimately, all development projects will become integration projects.

Yet integration projects still follow a tool-based, waterfall approach. We believe that integration needs to follow an agile model to deal with the growing diversity of endpoints, protocols, and data formats. An integration agile approach rapidly adapts to these changes and requirements.

WSO2 API Day, co-presented with Quinnox, will delve into the concept of integration agile, the growth of APIs, and how you can integrate a world of disaggregated APIs, cloud services, and data. You will also learn how you can build an agile enterprise using our cell based reference architecture.

The list of discussion topics include:

  • Approaches to integrating, securing and managing APIs, events, and streams
  • Transforming integration projects from waterfall to agile
  • Combining enterprise integration, API management, and identity solutions
  • Applying a cell based architecture approach to improve efficiency and speed of development
  • Using open source technology for greater customization and flexibility
  • Real life integration stories

Who should attend?

CTOs, CIOs, CSOs, and CDOs wanting insights into building internal digital platforms other approaches to digital transformation

Enterprise architects and integration architects craving direct insight into using disaggregated services and building microservices architectures


09:00 - 09:30 | Welcome / Breakfast

09:30 - 10:00 | Welcome Address: API-Driven World
Devaka Randeniya, Vice President - Sales, WSO2

10:00 - 10:30 | Partner Talk - Quinnox

10:30 - 11:15 | Emerging Architecture Patterns: API-centric & Cell-based
Asanka Abeysinghe, Deputy CTO and VP of Architecture, CTO Office, WSO2

11:15 - 11:30 | Break

11:30 - 12:15 | Extending Service Mesh with API Management
Nirmal Fernando, Senior Lead Solutions Engineer, WSO2

12:15 - 12:45 | Cloud-native integration for the Enterprise
Nuwan Bandara, Director - Solutions Architecture, WSO2

12:45 - 01:15 | Blueprint for Digital Transformation

01:15 - 02:00 | Lunch


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Presented by:

Shevan Goonetilleke
President and Chief Operating Officer,
Shevan is the President and Chief Operating Officer at WSO2 and is responsible for the overall operational execution of the company. He is a senior technology executive with extensive global experience in delivering programs within the IT and telecommunications sectors. Prior to joining WSO2, he worked for Deutsche Telekom UK, where he led delivery and deployment of digital products across the T-Mobile footprint in Europe. Prior to that, he worked for Virtusa Corporation, where he rose through various technical and management positions and spent several years leading large technology programs for global clients with responsibility for revenue, growth, and delivery. Shevan has traveled extensively and has lived and worked in the US, Europe, and Asia. He holds a bachelor's in Computing and Information Systems from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, and a master's in Business Administration from the University of Sheffield, UK.
Asanka Abeysinghe
Deputy CTO and VP of Architecture, CTO Office,
Asanka drives efforts to create, refine, and enhance WSO2’s corporate reference architecture and spearheads the thought leadership outlook that defines WSO2’s corporate reference methodology for development, customer success, and implementation. Asanka has over 20 years of industry experience, which includes designing and implementing highly scalable distributed systems, SOAs and microservice architectures in the financial domain, mobile platforms, and various business integration solutions.
Nuwan Bandara
Director - Solutions Architecture,
In his role, Nuwan works closely with WSO2 customers, which include Fortune 1000 companies, to design and develop highly scalable systems to meet their specific requirements. Post implementation, he takes technical ownership and is responsible for customer success of the many projects he oversees. Nuwan has over 10 years of industry experience with particular expertise across the e-government, finance, education, and healthcare verticals. He also has research and development experience in several European Union software research projects during his time at Cirquent GmbH/NTT Data (Munich, Germany). Previously, Nuwan served in multiple roles in the WSO2 Engineering Team ranging from software engineering, technical leadership, product management, and architecture.
Nirmal Fernando
Lead - Solutions Engineer,
Nirmal is passionate about researching and striving for excellence. His areas of interest include cloud computing, elastic scaling, and data science. He has contributed to the evolutionary PaaS framework, Apache Stratos, where he was elected as a PMC Member and a Committer. Apache Tuscany, Apache JClouds, and Apache Synapse are some of the other ASF projects that he is actively involved in. He has also participated in Google Summer of Code twice. He is also a graduate from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.