WSO2 API Day - Chicago 2019


Chicago, Illinois

Thursday, June 20 | 8.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.
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


08:30 - 09:00 | Welcome / Breakfast

09:00 - 09:30 | Welcome Address: API-Driven WorldVIEW SLIDES
Shevan Goonetilleke, President and Chief Operating Officer, WSO2

09:30 - 10:00 | Sustainable Competitive AdvantageVIEW SLIDES
Amit Nagar, Chief Revenue Officer, Quinnox

10:00 - 10:45 | Emerging Architecture Patterns: API-centric & Cell-based
Asanka Abeysinghe, Deputy CTO and VP of Architecture, CTO Office, WSO2

10:45 - 11:15 | Pace Layering to Prioritize Business Initiatives for Digital Transformation VIEW SLIDES
Akshay Deshpande, Chief Technology Officer, Quinnox

11:15 - 11:30 | Break

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

12:15 - 01:00 | Cloud-native Integration for the EnterpriseVIEW SLIDES
Chintana Wilamuna, Director - Solutions Architecture, WSO2

01:00 - 01:30 | Blueprint for Digital Transformation
Yadvendra Rathore, SANY America

01:30 - 03:00 | Lunch


Presented by:

Shevan Goonetilleke
President and Chief Operating Officer,
Shevan is the President and Chief Operating Officer at WSO2 and is responsible for global operational execution of the company. Shevan joined WSO2 in 2013 as Director of Engineering where he managed engineering efforts for several integration products including the WSO2 ESB, Identity Server, Message Broker and Business Process Server. He later moved into a operations role as Vice President of Global Operations where he was responsible for optimizing operational execution and driving the company towards profitability. Shevan has over 2 decades of experience in both Software and Telecommunication companies. Prior to joining WSO2, he worked for Deutsche Telekom UK, where he managed delivery and deployment of digital products across the T-Mobile footprint in Europe. Before Deutsche Telekom, he worked for Virtusa Corporation, where he rose through various technical and management positions in Sri Lanka, USA and UK and spent several years leading large technology programs for global clients with responsibility for revenue, growth, and delivery. 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.
Akshay Deshpande
Chief Technology Officer,
As a CTO Akshay has spearheaded business & IT transformation for  Quinnox and It’s Fortune 500 customers. He is widely recognized as a Change Agent with cross-disciplinary skills in technology evaluation, program implementation, process mapping, budget administration, business modeling, automated testing, and operations support. With an exceptional work history of leading fast and effective turnarounds of underperforming IT projects and strategies, his in-depth experience has been very instrumental in establishing best practices and guidelines for developing information systems within the enterprise, as well as with multiple cloud initiatives. His unique balance of technical vision , operational implementation , business acumen and team building abilities combine to promote and maintain rapid organizational growth .With a systems engineering background , Akshay  enjoys staying at the top when it comes to technology and innovation. A techie at heart, he is known to code at nights even today.
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.
Amit Nagar
Chief Revenue Officer,
Amit is responsible for planning, designing and executing new client acquisition and building the existing client relationship programs with specific priority on large deal acquisition and solution sales.

Amit has deep expertise in collaborating with CIOs, CTOs, and other technology leaders, assisting them with the formulation and execution of sourcing strategies for application services. He has particular experience in leveraging global delivery capabilities, as well as deep knowledge of the retail, manufacturing, banking, and financial services sectors.

Prior to becoming a part of the Quinnox management team, Amit headed the global sales function of a $170M publicly-traded offshore services firm. During his tenure, Amit was responsible for leading the sales and account strategies for offshore initiatives at major clients such as General Motors, Verizon, Humana, American Express and Ryder.
Yadvendra Rathore
Head Client Enablement ,
Yadvendra heads the Client Enablement and Pre-Sales function at Quinnox. He has architected, implemented and deployed multiple integration solutions based on the Software AG webMethods, IBM IIB ,Tibco ,Oracle Fusion Middleware,WSO2 and MuleSoft integration platforms. He has been involved in establishing best practices and guidelines for selecting, developing, and implementing information systems within the enterprise. With a strong background in systems engineering and Agile practices, Yadi has helped multiple customers set up their DevOps teams and processes. He has experience in implementing SOA /API based solutions, B2B frameworks, Process and Legacy Modernization projects.
Chintana Wilamuna
Director - Solutions Architecture,
Chintana is a director, solutions architecture at WSO2. Chintana is a part of WSO2’s solutions architecture team that provides consultancy to customers to help them identify technology requirements and implement various projects in key technology areas, ranging from integration, analytics, API management, and security. He has provided technology consulting on customer engagements including architectural guidance, integration of web services, print process automation and online management solutions. Chintana is also a committer on the Apache Stonehenge project and also started WSF/Ruby and WSF/Perl. He holds a BSc with special honors in Information Technology from Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT).
Nirmal Fernando
Senior Lead Solutions Engineer,
Nirmal is a Senior Lead Solutions Engineer at WSO2 who helps organizations solve their business problems using the WSO2 middleware stack. He has presented in several workshops and meetups organized by WSO2. His areas of interest include data science, machine learning, cloud computing, microservices, and API management. He has contributed, to the Ballerina programming language’s testing and documentation framework, and has led the design and development of WSO2 Stream Processor 4.0, WSO2 Machine Learner, the evolutionary PaaS framework, and Apache Stratos where he was a PMC member and a committer. Over the years, Nirmal has been actively involved in open source projects like Apache Tuscany, Apache JClouds, Apache Synapse, and Kubernetes (in its initial days). He has also participated in Google Summer of Code twice and he is a graduate from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.