2nd October 2019

API Asia Conference

Connect, Collaborate & Transform

About Us

Join us in Colombo this year API ASIA Conference 2019 to learn how digital transformation can enhance your customer experience, optimize your operations, and improve your business model. The event comprises a line-up of inspiring keynotes, insightful business & technical sessions, and networking opportunities to provide knowledge on how API can help you digitally transform. APIs are key for a successful digital transformation and sustained business growth. Not only have APIs become key for application developers to streamline operations across business and product suites, they have also become an integral part of product development, business strategy, and scalability.

Globally, companies in the FinTech, banking, transportation, logistics, travel, food delivery services, and beauty sectors are offering services for millions through APIs. This poses some interesting challenges in terms of scaling, monitoring, and deployment. This event is not only for those already in the API and platform game. It is for companies that are growing and starting to see the challenges of offering services to a large number of clients. It is also for those who want to share information, seek inspiration, and gain knowledge from experts.

Panelist

Hon. (Dr.) Harsha
De Silva

Non Cabinet Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution

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Asela
Perera

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Dr.Sanjiva
Weerawarna

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Deepal
Akuretiyagama

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Nisthar
Cassim

Moderator Editor/CEO Daily FT

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Madu
Ratnayake

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our great speakers

Sachin
Seth

Sachin Seth is a Partner & Digital, Fintech and Innovation Practice leader with Financial Services Advisory and National leader for Cloud and technology transformation advisory in Ernst & Young India, Africa, Middle East region.

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Mario
Bojilov

Mario has worked in the area of Data Analytics and Business Improvement since 1994. He is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Lecturer in Accounting Information Systems; IS Control and Governance; Enterprise Resource Planning; Systems Analysis and Design

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Kay
Lummitsch

He went through every road-hole on the path to API Success. Today he is advising high-profile Digital Programs to navigate around those holes and become successful faster

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Michie
Beukes

Vitality One

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Seshika
Fernando

Seshika heads the financial solutions team at WSO2 where she builds financial industry-specific solutions using WSO2's middleware platform. With extensive expertise in global open banking implementations, she works closely with banks as well as regulatory bodies in crafting winning open banking strategies that suit regional and country-specific needs.

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Nuwan
Dias

Nuwan is a member of the architecture team at WSO2 which spearheads the strategy and design of WSO2 products. Nuwan specializes in APIs and API Management. He spends most of his time working closely with the Engineering team in WSO2 which is responsible for the research and development of the WSO2 API Manager.

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Uli
Hitzel

As a technology evangelist, he is working with modern, distributed systems. This usually includes a huge variety of concepts, platforms, and tools. Automation and open standards. Deep hands-on exposure to API design, network protocols, data formats, encoding and transformation, identity management, containerized workloads & microservices, messaging & streaming systems, Python, NoSQL databases, Git, CI/CD pipelines & DevOps.

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Vinayak
Hegde

CTO in residence at Microsoft for Startups

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Channa
De Silva

CEO ,Lanka Pay

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Anthony
Rodrigo

Group CIO , Axiata Group

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Selvaratnam
Uthaiyashankar

Shankar oversees WSO2's engineering efforts that are focused on developing middleware platform capabilities. He has provided technology consulting on customer engagements, including cloud, distributed ystems, enterprise integration, governance, and security solutions

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Thurupathan
Vijayakumar

CTO & Chief Architect of Aventude

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Sujit
Christy

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Ravi
Pinto

Director, Oracle Cloud Platform Product Management

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Thulasee
Shan

Cloud Specialist - Microsoft Sri Lanka

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Nicky
Choo

Head, Integration & Development Business Asia Pacific - IBM

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Prabhath
Mannapperuma

partner technology Strategist Microsoft Sri Lanka

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Schedule
What is Going to Happen?

Time

Agenda Item

Speakers

07:30 AM to 08:20 AM

Registration / Check in to Conference

08:20 AM to 08:50 AM

Opening Ceremony

08:50 AM to 09:30 AM

Vision for the Agile: Digital Transformation Kay Lummitsch – Passionate Digital Catalyst at Axway

09:30 AM to 10:05AM

Integration in a Composable Enterprise Selvaratnam Uthaiyashankar, Senior Vice President, Engineering, WSO2

10:05 AM to 10:25 AM

Customer Success Story – Building a Global Behavioral Change Platform by Michiel Beukes – Vitality One

10:25 AM to 10:45 AM

Tea Break and Networking Special B2B Meetings

10:45 AM to 11:25 AM

Future of API Economy by Vinayak Hegde CTO-in-residence at Microsoft for Startups

11:25 AM to 12:45 PM

Fireside Chat Moderator: Nisthar Cassim Panelist: Dr. Harsha De Silva, Madu Ratnayake, Deepal Akuretiyagama, Asela Perera

12:45 PM to 13:45 PM

Lunch Break

Time

Agenda Item

Speakers

13:45 PM to 14:25PM

API Strategy and Value Chain Mario Bojilov, CEO – Meta Business System

14:25 PM to 15:05 PM

API Economy – Vision for A Digital Business – Ravi Pinto Director, Oracle Cloud Platform Product Management

15:05 PM to 15:45 PM

Is Cybersecurity a Roadblock to Adopt API ? Sujit Christy – Information and cybersecurity adoption evangelist & Director,Layers-7 Seguro Consultoria Private Limited

15:45 PM to 16.05 PM

Break

16:05 PM to 17:05 PM

Enabling enterprise through open data and APIs – Channa De Silva CEO – Lanka Pay

17:05 PM to 17:30 PM

Closing Remark

Time

Agenda Item

Speakers

13:45 PM to 14:25PM

Digital in the new era : Disrupt or get disrupted by Sachin Seth Partner Digital, Fintech, Cloud & Tech. Transformation Leader EY Advisory (Africa | India | Middle East)

14:25 PM to 15:05 PM

TBC – Nicky Choo, Head, Integration & Development Business Asia Pacific – IBM

15:05 PM to 15:45 PM

“The Digital Banking by Seshika Fernando, Head of Financial Solutions, WSO2

15:45 PM to 16:05 PM

Break

16:05 PM to 17:05 PM

Axiata’s API story which will give history, development and way fwd on API based transformation of Axiata – Anthony Rodrigo – Group CIO – Axiata Group

17:05 PM to 17:30 PM

Closing Remark

Time

Agenda Item

Speakers

13:45 PM to 14:25PM

Driving Digital Transformation in today’s API Economy with Azure by Thulasee Shan Cloud Specialist – Microsoft Sri Lanka and Prabhath Mannapperuma – Partner Technology Strategist Microsoft Sri Lanka

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14:25 PM to 15:05 PM

Creating Digitial Assets with WSO2 API Manager by Nuwan Dias – Senior Director, API Architecture, WSO2

15:05 PM to 15:45 PM

Ever changing landscape in API technologies and future by Thurupathan Vijayakumar, CTO & Chief Architect of Aventude

15:45 PM to 16:05 PM

Break

16:05 PM to 17:05 PM

How to get people to use APIs and use cases need for consistent API design & governance, ultimately creating a first class developer by Uli Hitzel – Executive Geek / Developer Advocate – Axway

17:05 PM to 17:30 PM

Closing Remark

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Let’s Get in Touch

Visit our Office:

No. 344, 4th Floor, Galle Road Colombo 03.

Call Us:

0777353036 - Nabeeha Siddique