The adoption of APIs and microservices in the banking sector has seen rapid growth. While internal APIs are now commonplace, open APIs for collaboration with fintech and other partners grew 269% globally and 800% in Africa in 2020 alone according to Platformable.
Driven by expectations of convenience and personalized experiences by a young digitally savvy consumer base, demand for access to financial services by the unbanked, and the broad impacts of COVID, banks are prioritizing transformation initiatives. These are most often built around a foundation of API-based technical platforms, new business models, and internal cultural realignment.
Through this webinar, learn how banks of different sizes within the African financial services ecosystems can choose between different API-enabled business models to cut costs, streamline internal workflows and deliver better consumer experiences.
Senior Director - Solutions Architecture, WSO2
Chris is a Senior Director of Solution Architecture at WSO2 based in the London office. Prior to joining WSO2 Chris worked for one of the largest UK Government agencies. He has over 17 years of experience in large enterprise software architecture, design, development, and operations. One of his most recent achievements has been setting up and leading a new integration delivery group, implementing modern DevOps practices and environments, and adopting agile delivery and development practices. This team now designs, develops, and operates integration platforms critical to the operation of UK government infrastructure.
Partner Data Solutions, Bring Global
Paulo Goulão joined Bring Global in 2015 and has an expansive career as an IT senior executive in several top-level organizations. Prior to joining Bring, Paulo worked for Oracle where he held several increasingly senior positions that include Consulting Practice Manager. He has vast experience leading, managing, and implementing projects in different geographies focused on helping customers to evolve their businesses and achieve their strategic goals. Paulo holds a diploma in Computer Science from the University of Lisbon.
Managing Partner Sub-Saharan Africa, Bring Global
An avid entrepreneur passionate about Digital financial services, Steve is consistently pursuing continuous innovation within Bring Global that will continue to enable enterprise customers to meet business objectives in the financial services world through the delivery of digital business solutions which support financial inclusion and seamless integration of these solutions to operating business models and lifestyles of consumers. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management, UK, and a graduate of the United States International University having held various Business development and managerial roles in previous roles at Hewlett Packard and the Oracle Corporation respectively.