The API-driven World
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.
Join WSO2 for a full day of vision and use cases, exclusively focused on integrating a world of disaggregated APIs, cloud services, and data. We’ll concentrate on topics like the impact of APIs on digital transformation and adopting integration agile methodologies.
At WSO2 Summit, you’ll learn about
- 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
- Using open source technology for greater customization and flexibility
- Using Ballerina for Microservices
- Real-world customer use cases
You can look forward to interactive discussions with WSO2 senior leadership, customers and practitioners in the USA.
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
Financial institutions and fintech vendors are amongst the larger producers of software and employers of highly talented developers worldwide. Yet while Wall Street has been consistently increasingly consumption open source, this interactive-by-nature ecosystem has been largely missing out on the opportunities of open collaboration, participation and contribution open source projects.
But in the context of a massive generational and technological evolution, with cloud and decentralized technologies taking over the industry, the opportunity for an open fintech is huge for financial institution decision makers, for developers and generally for each one of us, downstream users of the financial services complex.
In this session, Gab, Executive Director of the Fintech Open Source Foundation, will discuss the state of open source in financial services, discussing trends, opportunities, concrete examples of collaboration and extending a call for contribution to the extended OSS community.
The number of microservices running in enterprises increases daily. As a result, service composition, governance, security, and observability are becoming a challenge to implement and incorporate. A “cell-based” architecture is an approach that can be applied to current or desired development and technologies to address these issues. This technology-neutral approach helps cloud-native dev teams become more efficient, act in a more self-organized manner, and speed overall release times.
In this keynote, Asanka will introduce the "cell-based" reference architecture, which is API-centric, cloud-native, and microservices-friendly. He will explain the role of APIs in the cell-based approach, as well as examine how real applications are built as cells. Asanka will explore the metrics and approaches that can be used to measure the effectiveness of the architecture and explore how organizations can implement the cell approach.
“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” - In this world of disaggregated, cloud native architectures, developers are increasingly adopting micro services to build Complex Systems. APIs play a huge role in creating a sustainable platform and a good API driven micro services design is key to building and scaling these complex systems. Whilst API Management and API Gateways have traditionally been used for north-south communication, Service Meshes and specialised gateways have emerged to handle complexity for East-West communication.
The “parts” work, but is the “whole greater than the sum of its parts”? That’s the objective of this talk. We apply method to madness, and take a critical look at the role of APIs in cloud native, service mesh driven complex system design. We will look at how various API technologies including full lifecycle API Management, API Gateways and Micro-gateways, API Proxies and frameworks to build on-the-fly gateways play with Service Meshes like Istio and LinkerD, proxies like Envoy and ingress gateways. We will also look at practical examples of how full lifecycle API Management play an important role in Service Mesh based K8S Infrastructure.
The microservices architecture expands the attack surface with multiple microservices communicating with each other remotely. It’s a common principle in security that the strength of a given system is only as strong as the strength of its weakest link. Unlike in any other system design, the repercussions will be extremely highly if we do not get right the security in a microservices design. The key driving force behind microservices architecture is the speed to production (or the time to market). One should be able to introduce a change to a service, test it and instantly deploy it into production. A proper secure development lifecycle and test automation strategy needs to be there to make sure that we do not introduce security vulnerabilities at the code level. We need to have a proper plan for static code analysis and dynamic testing — and most importantly those tests should be part of the continuous delivery (CD) process. Any vulnerability should be identified early in the development lifecycle and should have shorter feedback cycles. There are multiple microservices deployment patterns — but the most commonly used one is service-per-host model. The host does not necessarily mean a physical machine — most probably it would be a container (Docker). The DevOps security needs to worry about container-level security. How do we isolate a container from other containers and what level of isolation we have between the container and the host operating system? How do we authenticate and access control users to microservices and how do we secure the communication channels between microservices? All fall under application level security. This talk addresses multiple perspectives in securing microservices: SDLC, DevOps, and application-level security.
The phrase “cloud-native” has become overrated in today’s tech scene. Every familiar enterprise technology product is now rebranded as “cloud-native” and is offered as a containerized workload for today’s business needs. But are they really “cloud-native” ? To answer this question we have to deeply understand the cloud native qualities. Can our existing enterprise monoliths become cloud native or use cloud native tools ? is it worthwhile to break down the monolith as today’s advice goes ?
This talk focuses on those hard questions in today’s enterprise landscape. This is a discussion with enterprise architects on the challenges they face in their cloud native journey.
Higher Education is no stranger to the challenges of the ever-changing pace of technology. There are many systems built, bought, and put together to keep a university running. These systems need data, need to connect other systems, and also need to be connected to various devices. Higher Education needs to stay competitive and provide educational tools, resources, and methods for today’s digital citizens/natives (students, faculty, staff) that goes beyond the brick & mortar norms.
“The” Ohio State University (OSU), one of the largest public institutions in the nation, is not immune to these challenges. A large challenge is keeping systems, applications, and 3rd-parties integrated and data flowing efficiently, effectively, securely and predominately in real-time between sources and targets. In today’s and tomorrow’s world, OSU has to tackle this challenge by being flexible, adaptable, lean and continuously improving its integration agility.
In this session, Glenn will discuss Ohio State ’s journey in becoming more integration agile. He will give brief (his)story of how a small group went from implementing most of the “integrations”, then implementing the Enterprise Integration Platform (EIP) with a “DevOps” group on the down-low, to multiple development teams growing into integration personas, and EIP becoming a key foundational ecosystem supporting many of Ohio State’s key efforts (i.e. PeopleSoft, Workday, Salesforce, etc.). Throughout, Glenn will briefly share what’s components are used, where we are, and what’s next!
In this session, Lakmal, will discuss and demonstrate how Ballerina simplifies your microservices development. Also, he will show you how Ballerina is different, why it's different, and how those differences give Ballerina an unfair advantage when it comes to developing resilient, performant, and secure network services and applications.
Has someone in your organization recently decided you need a “digital transformation” and asked you to lead the way? Have you started one and hit some unexpected turbulence along the way? You’re not alone. Whether you’re figuring out how to get started, or you’re well on your way, join Brandon in this session as he briefly shares the strategy, challenges, and tactical approach his team is using to drive an enterprise API program in a 30,000 person global organization; with an emphasis on their approach to adoption.
The industry seems to be moving away from pure open source businesses. WSO2 is going the opposite direction, maintaining a strong commitment to open sourcing our products and open sourcing even more of our IP, building communities, making expertise available to our customers, and bringing transparency to our business culture and operations. This session explains why we believe our strategy of openness is fundamental to the success of WSO2 and our customers.
Paul FremantleCTO and Co-Founder,
WSO2xPaul is known as the father of the Cloud Native computing concept and has a long history of working in open source and middleware, including work on Apache Axis2, Synapse and WSO2 Carbon. Most recently, Paul completed a PhD looking at how personal middleware can improve IoT security and privacy from the University of Portsmouth. He is a visiting lecturer at the University of Oxford, has published a number of peer reviewed articles and has two patents. Paul previously worked at IBM where he was an STSM.
Asanka AbeysingheDeputy CTO and VP of Architecture, CTO Office, WSO2xAsanka’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.
Jonathan PearlDirector and Global Head, NEXEN Platform Management, BNY MellonxJonathan leads the NEXEN Platform, BNY Mellon’s proprietary global financial services digital ecosystem which delivers integration capabilities, data insights, consistent user experience and transparency into our various business capabilities and systems. NEXEN is focused on delivering a consistent client experience regardless of product,service or region. Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Jonathan was the CIO of three e-commerce start-ups and a Managing Director in the Global Re-engineering group at American Express. Jonathan began his carreer in IT consulting working on a variety of enterprise technology projects.
Gabriele ColumbroExecutive Director,
FINOSxGabriele is an open source leader and technologist at heart, having spent more than 10 years building thriving communities and delivering business value through open source. He thrives in working with open source communities to drive disruptive innovation, whether it’s for an early stage tech startup, a Fortune 500 firm, or a non profit organization.
Gabriele brings a wealth of expertise in executive and technical leadership, ranging from FinTech to enterprise collaboration, and from developer platforms to SaaS ARR business models. Previously Director of Product Management at Alfresco, Gabriele has now built the Symphony Software Foundation from the ground up, with the vision of creating a trusted arena for Wall Street to accelerate digital transformation, engaging in a new model of open source FinTech innovation. Gabriele is a PMC Member for the Apache Software Foundation and an advisor for Bankex.com. Based in San Francisco but originally from Italy, he’s a proud SSC Napoli supporter, a reggae music connoisseur and a South Park groupie.
Glenn DonaldsonDirector – Application Architecture,
Ohio State UniversityxGlenn, the Dir. of App. Architecture in the CIO’s office at The Ohio State University, is responsible for the establishment & adherence to enterprise architectural practices, principles, strategies within the CIO’s office and across the university. He and his team promotes quality assurance, DevOps, AppSec, and all things Integration.. Glenn is also the chief integration evangelist & leader for Integration Architecture/Platform movement, which including his team serving as University’s “ISET” and leading a cross-disciplined DevOps team that implemented & maintains the university's Enterprise Integration Platform [EIP]; He serves on the Board of Directors of the HighEdWeb Association as Vice President. For the past 25+ years, Glenn has held various technical/leadership roles at the university where he has led or been involved in some of the university's most impactful/influential efforts.
Brandon WalterLead Engineering Manager,
Cerner CorporationxBrandon leads an enterprise API program and cloud-native adoption for corporate IT at Cerner; one of largest healthcare IT companies in the world. He is currently spearheading challenges across people, process, and technology to enable modern application integration throughout the company. He enjoys cultivating DevOps cultures and using agile methods to build strong teams capable of influencing organizational change. Over the last decade, Brandon has contributed in engineering and leadership roles to drive value across event management, infrastructure automation, and capacity management domains. He hails from Manhattan, Kansas and received his bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from Kansas State University. When he’s not at work, you're likely to find him integrating the latest tech into his home, traveling, playing video games, or spending time with friends and family.
Mifan CareemVice President - Solutions Architecture, WSO2xBased in New York, he plays a technology leadership in the Solutions Architecture team and works closely with customers and internal teams in mapping WSO2 technology to customer domains. He specializes in API architectures, microservices and ubiquitous technology, spatial architectures, E-Government and Big Data.
Lakmal Warusawithana,Senior Director - Cloud Architecture, WSO2xLakmal has a long history of working in open source, cloud, and DevOps technologies and has been Vice President of Apache Stratos PaaS Project. Lakmal is an architect and a contributor for containerization and deployment orchestration of Ballerina, cloud native programing language. Lakmal has also presented at numerous events, including ApacheCon, CloudOpen, QCon, JaxLondon, Cloud Expo, Cloudstack Collaboration Conference, WSO2Con, and many tech meetups.
Nuwan BandaraSenior Director & Product Manager, WSO2xIn 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.
Prabath SiriwardenaVice President - Security Architecture, WSO2xPrabath spent most of his time in the last ten years with the WSO2 IAM team, in developing the open source WSO2 Identity Server (Apache 2.0 license), which is used by hundreds of top companies globally, and also within the open source communities. As a technology evangelist, Prabath has published four books, including Advanced API Security. He has spoken at numerous conferences including RSAConference, Identiverse (Cloud Identity Summit), European Identity Conference (Keynote 2015), API World, API Strategy & Practice Con, OSCON and WSO2Con - and traveled the world conducting workshops in evangelizing WSO2 technologies.
Jonathan MarshVice President - Strategy,
WSO2xJonathan Marsh joined WSO2 in 2006 and has served as VP of Business Development and currently is the Vice President - Strategy, helping develop and implement scalable models for sales, marketing, partnerships, alliances, and OEM programs. Prior to joining WSO2, Jonathan spent nearly a decade at Microsoft where he worked to develop and standardize an array of XML and Web Services technologies.
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