14 Jul, 2020

Grow Your Business with APIs - Insights into SA Fintech Flash (Episode 1 of 3 part series)

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WSO2 & DeARX Integration Series

Grow Your Business With APIs - Insights Into SA Fintech Flash (Episode 1 of 3 part series)

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Primary Session
09:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. (SAST)

Thursday, July 16, 2020
Live Discussion
09:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. (SAST)

Modern enterprises are driven to digitally transform. In the past, customer interactions occurred via an enterprise’s own physical locations or through phone; however, modern consumers seek multiple points of contact and online services. That’s where application programming interfaces (APIs) come into play, as they form the foundation upon which digital businesses are built, allowing developers to create apps and integrations that can serve these needs.

It is important to have an “outside-in” view when building an API strategy, having the necessary governance to track your API assets, and enabling clients and developers easy access to locate and consume these APIs. The strategy should also achieve a quick time to market with a minimum viable product to save costs.

Business boundaries are blurring and your ability to generate revenue and engage customers involves a complex network of service interdependencies. Embracing these is what digital business Flash has done to build and grow its offerings. We have two sessions designed to showcase how Flash achieved this. The sessions will give you the opportunity to ask technical questions, which will help your digital journey.

Who should attend:

The presentation will cater to IT executives as well as IT architects and will be focused on API strategy, integration, and security concepts.

The deep dive will be a technical session catering to the same architects as well as their developers


09:00 a.m.

Series and Episode Introduction and Context

Steve Grundlingh, DeARX
09:10 a.m.
WSO2 Vision

What We Have Learned and What We Expect

Paul Fremantle, WSO2
09:30 a.m.
APIs in Flash

APIs for the Business, for Developers, and for Consumers

Christhonie Geldenhuys, DeARX
10:00 a.m.
WSO2 API Manager Product Update

Trends, Latest Features, and Roadmap

Stefano Negri, WSO2
10:30 a.m.

Questions and Reflection

Paul Fremantle, WSO2
10:45 a.m.

Session Close and a Reminder of Follow-up Sessions

Steve Grundlingh, DeARX


Christhonie Geldenhuys Software Architect, DeARX
Christhonie Geldenhuys

Christhonie is a software architect and engineer specializing in serviceoriented and distributed software solutions. His experience helps DeARX to deliver software solutions to realize their customer’s business vision and requirements by delivering cost-effective and scalable software solutions leveraging WSO2 products. He has over 25 years’ experience in retail, public sector tax and customs, healthcare, telecommunication, engineering, and general software services.

Paul Fremantle CTO and Co-Founder, WSO2
Paul Fremantle

Paul 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.

Stefano Negri Solution Architect, WSO2
Stefano Negri

Stefano's main responsibility is to provide high-level consultations to prospects and customers who are looking for solutions to a broad class of enterprise application problems that can be addressed through the WSO2 platform. He is especially focusing on API management, microservices, and agile integration. He has more than 20 years of working experience, almost exclusively in the sector of EAI, ESB, B2B integration, SOA, and API management. He has led several projects across Europe working for big finance and telecom enterprises.


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