APIdays

Melbourne
3 - 4 September, 2018
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Dear:

I’m writing to ask for approval to attend APIdays Melbourne conference on 3-4 September, 2018. This is the third annual APIdays conference in Australia and is a part of the Global APIdays event series, which hosts events in cities, such as Paris, San Francisco and Zurich. APIdays is the largest Australian conference dedicated to the architecture of the connected world, with discussions covering the bigger picture, including business, technical and entrepreneurial.

The agenda is divided into three streams, each dealing with different aspects of the API economy:

  • The New Business stream explores how local companies are building brands and delivering innovative services using APIs. It is about new ways of organising and delivering services adopted by start-ups and enterprises alike.
  • The New Platform stream examines the technologies, strategies and methods enabling and enabled-by APIs; discussion will focus on the way we build our systems and externalise core functionality.
  • The New Vistas stream dives into “what’s next” and how APIs are powering technologies of the future.

Some of the practical aspects I will gain from attending APIdays include:

  • Understanding new systems and technologies.
  • Seeing how technology is being used to thrive in today’s disruptive world.
  • Ensuring we are geared up to be faster, more innovative, more responsive in everything we do.
  • And most of all, getting a uniquely Australian perspective on the technologies that are reshaping the business landscape.

APIdays is just as much about building a community, meeting new people and having great conversations with others on the same journey as us and I’m looking forward to being part of it!

If you would like to know more about this event, view the agenda and see what speakers are attending, please CLICK HERE

Dates:

  • 3 September: 12:30pm – 5:20pm + Networking Party and “Beers with Engineers”
  • 4 September: 8:20am – 5:00pm

Venue:

  • MCEC, Melbourne

Price:

  • AU$650 ex GST
  • Group discounts available

Ticket Inclusions:

  • 1.5 day conference entry
  • 3 September: Light lunch, afternoon tea, drinks & appetizers during the networking party
  • 4 September: Light breakfast, morning + afternoon tea
  • Networking, professional development and fun!

I look forward to hearing from you regarding my attendance at APIdays Melbourne 2018.

Kind regards,

Thank you to those that attended APIdays Melbourne 2018

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Why Attend?

“Great industry insight, and an excellent platform for people and business passionate in creating value using APIs!”

“This is the best API developer gathering in ANZ and helps sense what the region is doing.”

- 2017 attendees

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Agenda

APIs: The Nervous System of the Future?

Shara Evans, Market Clarity

A Digital Nervous System is a phrase that’s used to describe a vision for how the IT infrastructure of an enterprise could be analogous to the autonomic nervous system of a biological organism. To leverage the rise of smart devices and big data, you need a purpose-built strategy to drive the value that matters most to your unique enterprise. You also need to keep on top of the ultra-fast pace in which technology is evolving.

In this keynote speech, Futurist Shara Evans will describe how technologies such as augmented and virtual reality, smart cities (and the Internet of Things), driverless cars, drones, artificial intelligence (including speech recognition, image recognition, facial recognition, emotion detection and more!) – not to mention robots – will rely on APIs.

Security, privacy and ethics also needs to be an integral part of the products and services that we build, and it will often be integrated into products via APIs.

There’s also the convergence of technology and medical research – and we may soon meld ourselves in some way, shape or form with machines. APIs will play a big part of this too.

And – we can’t ignore the impact of automation on today’s workforce.

So many people talk about doom and gloom, but in reality there will be many new jobs arising from the technologies we’re rolling out today, and a lot of Shara’s work over the past year has been defining some of these new job roles.

This speech will take you for a ride into the future, so strap in!

Anatomy of a Cloud Service: From inception to the first API Call

Peter "Dr Pete" Stanski, Solutions Architecture Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched over 1400 new cloud features and services just in 2017 alone. Come and learn how brand new to market services are ideated, teams formed, services built, new features released, all while service teams are globally scaled. This is an innovation story of team organisation, people & culture, with a mix of architecture and mechanisms at scale.

Wardrobe Startup to Awesome Scale-Up at THE ICONIC

Dave Clark, THE ICONIC

This is a story reflecting on how our 7 year old scaled startup consistently grew 60% year on year and maintained a Net Promoter Score of 85+ while we simultaneously managed to constantly evolve our ways of working to stay ahead of our competition.

Come along and find out how we cultivated a high-performing culture of rapid continuous improvement, and embracing learnings through failure, while expanding our systems with an API first mindset.

The story covers our journey to autonomous, customer-focused, cross functional teams; sharing the highs and the lows, some funny tales and perspective on how we see our future.

The Three Pillars that Apply Agile to Integration

David Codelli, Red Hat

As Agile practices have revolutionized software engineering in general, they have also changed the way integration is implemented in the enterprise. The best integration platforms have evolved to support a new class of users: agile integrators. Fast moving, highly productive teams feature some developers that have an integration responsibility, likely amongst other responsibilities. Some integration technology products have evolved to serve this user class, focusing on 3 pillars of capability.

  • Distributed Integration - integration that supports microservice architectures and more distributed development styles vs traditional ESBs.
  • Containers - enabling a DevOps and cloud native capability across applications and integrations.
  • APIs - delivering re-usability of managed end-points.

Attend this keynote to learn about the Agile Integration methodology and how it improves productivity for modern application development.

Deep Learning: Real World Applications

Susan Sheldrick, Silverpond

AI is no longer on the horizon, with the eager adoption of Deep Learning it is already here. But what is it and how is it being used? In this presentation, we will explore the different problems that Deep Learning is already being applied to. Delve into a case study to illustrate the process whereby an organisation without a team of Machine Learning engineers can harness the capability of this technology to automate human perception tasks. Finally, we finish by touching on the current capabilities and limitations of Deep Learning, highlighting the types of issue organisations face when attempting to get a project underway.

Innovation in Highly Regulated Environments

Russel Parker, Service Victoria

Organisations can’t choose between innovation and regulatory compliance. Understanding the relationship between regulation and innovation will help leaders and service providers navigate the challenges and deliver positive advancements in highly regulated environments.

The 7 Deadly Sins of Developer Experience

Cristiano Betta, Box

Have you ever tried to use a new API or developer tool that was recommended to you, only to rage-quit your browser after 30 minutes of circling back and forward between the documentation and the developer dashboard? If so, this talk will provide some cathartic relief for all of you.

In this talk, Cristiano Betta shows us the seven deadly sins of developer onboarding. Taking us step by step through each one, showcasing how even big companies like Twilio and Stripe occasionally get it wrong. Along the way he highlights the common misconceptions and anti-patterns most developers and user experience designers fall for. By the end, you will have had some laughs, some cries, and hopefully learned that user-centered design can be applied to every user, even developers.

Conversation: The Human API

Mark Chatterton, inGenious AI

100,000 years ago humans began communicating with spoken language, and since then it's been our primary form of communication, the Human API.

However, it's only been recently that technology has reached a point where it can communicate on the same level as a human; understanding our words, interpreting our meaning and intent, and having the ability to respond in kind. We can finally communicate with technology in the same way we do with other humans, using our primary API: Conversation.

However there are many challenges when crafting experiences for conversations with humans, some are with the technology but most are due to the subtleties in how humans communicate.

Star Masterclass: Delivering Continuous Innovation with an API First Approach

Laurent Fresnel, Star Entertainment

Hear from the CTO of Australia’s largest gaming and entertainment group about their successful 5 year digital journey, blending technology and business innovation with IT organizational change, to deliver a recipe for long term agility. Learn how The Star executed an API First strategy to ‘change the game’ in both their Brick and Mortar and Online environments, creating a partner ecosystem to differentiate the business whilst putting customer experience and loyalty at the centre of their digital transformation.

Sharing Digital Transformation Experiences using the Event Mesh - Real Time, Event Driven Responsive APIs and Beyond

Phil Scanlon, Solace

By 2020, 80% of the new business ecosystems will require support for event processing, as per Gartner. This talk will cover the evolution to the Event Driven Paradigm, from a Service Oriented Architecture with real world examples, using an Advanced Event Broker

  • Event Driven data flows and APIs
  • Responsive customer experience leveraging the ‘Waiter Pattern’
  • Leveraging events for AI and Machine Learning
  • Event sourcing, Event Governance and other useful concepts and tools
  • Case studies - digital insurance, digital QR code payments, IOT

Data in Space

Aiden Ray & Ben Doherty, BVN

Have you ever wondered where the quietest spot in the office is right now? Do you wonder if the people you work with generally feel hot in the afternoon? Do you ever stress about if your colleague is too busy to interrupt?

We’ll talk about how (and why) we built a system to help us answer these sort of questions for modern workplaces.

We work for an architecture practice (building stuff), so we want to be able to understand space. Most buildings are designed with almost no data, we see this as pretty embarrassing for the industry, and a massive opportunity to improve. We’re trying to create an instrument which allows us, and other researchers, to understand how people really occupy space.

This work is part of a body of research from BVN in creating workplaces that are just right for their inhabitants.

Beers with Engineers: Secure and Simplify your Path to the Multicloud

Diogo Montagner, Juniper Networks

Agile software engineering relies on having a seamless and secure orchestration of the cloud underlay in order to deliver with speed, security and at scale. To fully reap the advantages of multicloud, you need the agility to run any workload on any cloud and manage your multi-vendor resources as a single, cohesive infrastructure. Designing cloud native applications following an agile microservices approach requires careful planning in order to ensure smooth streamline deployment, operations and management of the modern cloud infrastructure. A presentation and demo will be given to show a novel approach to applying policy for K8 clusters, providing visualization and analytics of workflows to deliver application security and microsegmentation across any cloud or bare metal services.

How your API was Pwned

Troy Hunt

Data breaches are the new normal. We’ve created ecosystems with so many moving parts and so many complex units, it’s little wonder that we so frequently see them go wrong. A combination of more systems, more people, more devices and more ways than ever of producing and publishing data stacks the odds in favour of attackers breaching more systems than ever. Increasingly, all that communication is happening over APIs and they’re posing an all new vector for us to get security wrong.

In this talk, you’ll get a look inside the world of data breaches based on my experiences dealing with billions of breached records. You’ll see what’s motivating hackers, how they’re gaining access to data and how organisations are dealing with the aftermath of attacks. You’ll see many industry precedents of how the communication between clients and services has been compromised resulting in the sorts of incidents you’re seeing on the news every day. Most importantly, this talk will help you contextualise these incidents and understand both what these attacks actually look like and how to defend against them.

Creating an Economy Wide API Standard

James Bligh, Data61

In response to the release of the Farrell report in early 2018 the Federal Government announced the creation of an Open API regime for Australia and that this regime will be implemented by the four major Banks by July 1st 2019. This talk will focus on the process to create the technical standards to support this regime. The choices that have been taken, how decisions are being made and how things are progressing.

Microservices and APIs

Andrew Dent, Mulesoft

Microservices represent the next frontier in application development - allowing businesses to rapidly deliver new initiatives. Key to this is the provisioning of a pre-packaged suite of services that allow for the implementation of APIs that support a framework for the management of large-scale microservices architectures. In this session we discuss how API management and Microservices interoperate and look at a number of real-world implementation scenarios.

The Invisible Interface

Simon Stefanoff, Deloitte Digital

We are in the midst of a major shift in the way that we interact with digital services as technology has progressed to the point where Voice is now a usable and convenient interface. Powered by Artificial Intelligence, the new generation of Voice First interfaces are rapidly being adopted by consumers and are beginning to challenge long-standing assumptions about digital marketing and the delivery of customer-facing products and services. API Developers have a key role to play in this journey as an enabler of core functionality that can lead to vast improvements in digital customer experience. Join Deloitte Digital’s Voice and Conversational UI Lead to hear about the trends, issues, and emerging best practices for this important new channel.

Developing an Appetite for Open Banking and the API Economy - Small, Medium or Large?

Paul Rohan, Apigee (Google Cloud)

What are the pros and cons of a small appetite for investment and change (only follow the regulations, respond to the regulator), a medium appetite (choose one or two lines of banking business for discretionary API strategies) or a large appetite (adopt an API First approach across your entire enterprise in pursuit of radically better business outcomes)?

Service Meshes - Powering the Next Wave of Microservice Architectures

Rob Crowley, Readify

Microservices and containers have transformed application design and deployment patterns. Modern cloud native architectures - which underpin many of the world's groundbreaking tech companies such as Uber, Netflix and Airbnb - afford unparalleled levels of agility and scale but are not without trade-offs. In applications comprising hundreds of services (and thousands of service instances), concerns such as security, operability and observability pose significant challenges. Supporting compensating capabilities such as circuit breakers, retry policies and service discovery in each microservice adds undesirable code bloat and impacts our ability to choose the best language for the problem at hand should the required libraries not be available.

In this session, we will take an in-depth look at the service mesh pattern; the benefits that a decentralized microservice management approach brings; the best practices that have evolved; and most importantly what you need to know to effectively leverage a service mesh in your architecture:

  • How to determine the suitability of a service mesh for your application context. Don't just drink the cloud native Kool-Aid!
  • Disambiguate the overlapping responsibilities of an API gateway and service mesh in a modern architecture and demonstrate how they can be used in harmony.
  • How a service mesh enables choosing the best tool or language for a given service without being constrained by the availability of libraries for each platform. Effectively it's a weight loss plan for your microservices.
  • What techniques to apply when transitioning to a service mesh based architecture.

Additionally, we will take a hands-on look at what is involved to build and manage a microservice architecture leveraging Kubernetes and Istio, a leading open source service mesh. By the end of the session, you will not only understand the concepts underpinning the service mesh pattern but also have the knowledge to put them into practice.

Preaching to the Converted, How to Convince your Manager to Build his own IoT Platform

Gavin Knight, Mystic Pants

Everybody seems to see intellectual property in owning their own IoT platform. In reality even companies that are building their own products don't need to lay down heavy investment in IoT platform when there are so many to choose from. You wouldn't build your own payroll system why would you build your own IoT platform. IoT platforms are not one size fits all, there is a platform to watch your requirements and a nice set of open APIs to make your life easy. I will talk about dome of the major platforms and use my own as one specific type of platform.

Open Banking: A Xinja Perspective

Van Le, Xinja

Xinja's Co-founder and Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer Van Le gives Xinja's perspective on the customer implications of the open banking revolution coming to Australia and the challenges and opportunities it presents.

Pacts to the Rescue! How to Escape Integration Testing Hell

Beth Skurrie, DiUS

Microservices and APIs have become mainstream now. We're able to respond to changing requirements and ship code to production more quickly than ever. Or, we are for our first API. And even our second and third. But 5 years down the track, what happens when we end up with tens or hundreds of APIs that are now part of our core product - how do we know that we're safe to deploy to production without running hours of integration test suites? Yes, APIs have solved some problems for us, but they've caused some new ones. Find out how Pact contract tests can keep your services free from the burden of integration testing, and allow you to ship your code with speed and confidence.

Securing the API Economy

Omaru Maruatona, Aiculus

Open Banking and Open digital digital platforms are the two biggest drivers of API adoption across industries. As organisations strive to enable and capitalise digital service provision, APIs have emerged as the mechanisms that can efficiently operationalise this capability. The question is, what technologies and approaches are currently being used to secure these APIs and ensure the integrity of the data they share across businesses and customers? This presentation will provide some insights to help answer this question. In moderate technical detail, the talk will contextualise how Machine Learning is providing businesses the confidence to manage API risk.

RCS: A New World of Messaging Workshop

Ben Mostafa, MessageMedia

Often described as the next generation of text messaging, RCS (Rich Communication Services), is a universal messaging protocol that is both increasing and improving the ways that businesses and consumers communicate. RCS allows businesses to send richer and interactive messages without the need to redirect to a separate page. For example, airlines may send a boarding pass, flight updates and terminal maps via RCS. Scheduling of appointments also becomes a far richer experience allowing customers to select times, doctors, see their image, maps and more through a single message.

With RCS set to launch later this year, join us for an interactive workshop and have a play with this new messaging protocol and gain exclusive access to MessageMedia’s RCS API and see first-hand the capabilities it has to offer.

North/South to East/West – Reducing Complexity with API and Microservices Traffic Management and NGINX Plus

Alan Murphy, NGINX

If you’re knee-deep in designing a robust microservices environment for your apps, you’re probably already dealing with traffic management issues: How to get traffic into my cluster? How to secure and optimise traffic between services? How do I authenticate API traffic in my Ingress Controller? Whether you’re dealing with managing north/south traffic or securing east/west traffic, NGINX Plus can help you manage microservices application traffic at the edge with ingress and between services with routers and sidecars, all with built it tools like active health checks, circuit breaker protection, JWT auth, and much more. This lunch & learn will be an introduction to using NGINX Plus for core microservice traffic management with examples about real-world deployments on Kubernets, OpenShift, and Istio.

Open Banking Panel Discussion

Angela Robinson, Deloitte Digital & Jessica Ellerm, Zuper

Description coming soon

HTTP and APIs: When to Forget about REST

Mark Nottingham, Fastly

REST is a powerful tool and describes the success of the Web admirably. Applying it to your API may or may not be a good idea, depending on what your goals are -- and in many cases, it probably doesn't justify staying up all night to figure out the correct resource names and hypertext states.

Rather than focus on RESTful purity for its own sake, this talk makes the case that it's better to look at what benefits you're getting out of using HTTP, and how to maximise them for the least amount of pain.

Real Time Stream Processing with KSQL and Kafka

David Peterson, Confluent APAC

Unordered, unbounded and massive datasets are increasingly common in day-to-day business. Using this to your advantage is incredibly difficult with current system designs. We are stuck in a model where we can only take advantage of this *after* it has happened. Many times, this is too late to be useful in the enterprise.

KSQL is a streaming SQL engine for Apache Kafka. KSQL lowers the entry bar to the world of stream processing, providing a simple and completely interactive SQL interface for processing data in Kafka. KSQL (like Kafka) is open-source, distributed, scalable, and reliable.

A real time Kafka platform moves your data up the stack, closer to the heart of your business, allowing you to build scalable, mission-critical services by quickly deploying SQL-like queries in a severless pattern.

This talk will highlight key use cases for real time data, and stream processing with KSQL: Real time analytics, security and anomaly detection, real time ETL / data integration, Internet of Things, application development, and deploying Machine Learning models with KSQ.

Real time data and stream processing means that Kafka is just as important to the disrupted as it is to the disruptors.

Lessons Learned: Domains' Journey from Microservices to a Public API

Lloyd Carroll, Domain Group

Life comes at you fast, and exposing your internal API's is probably the quickest way to find out they aren't as good as you thought.

Domains' story is similar to many other api initiatives; there was a business need and we had to meet it (fast)…

But with that speed to market came the realisation we had a lot of work to do, and we've learned some valuable lessons along the way. Now we're on a mission to create an open real estate data ecosystem, and our API platform is the driving force behind that.

Lloyd will cover topics such as, an overview of Domains' microservice and API architecture, ditching a vendor to bring our Developer Platform in-house and the API culture and developer evangelism.

Secure Your Webhooks!

Ben Mostafa, Message Media

Webhooks are a powerful way for API consumers to receive low latency, reliable and programmatic event notifications from the platform to which they are integrating with. Building an application on the GitHub API? Receive a Webhook when a pull request is closed. Sending a message via the Facebook Messenger API? Receive a Webhook when the user replies to that message.

I would like to introduce you to the world of Webhooks. We will look at Webhooks from both the customer and provider perspective. Discover why authenticating Webhook requests are critical for Webhook consumers, learn how Webhook providers can implement these authentication mechanisms in their Webhook offerings and also look at best practice patterns to adopt when consuming Webhooks to ensure an efficient and reliable integration.

Start by Prototyping your IoT Vision

Ken McElhinney, Deloitte

Description coming soon

Opening APIs: Victoria's Whole of Government API strategy

Jordan Walsh, Department of Premier and Cabinet (Vic)

Like any other large organisation, the Victorian Government has many teams across lots of projects generating massive amounts of data. In this talk, Jordan discusses the benefits of making this data usable across Government, its partners and the community. He will also outline the Victorian Government approach to using Open API Standards for enablement.

The Marvel Guide For Developers

Melinda Seckington, FutureLearn

Forget ninja developers and rockstar developers. What I’m more interested in is the superhero developer: these are the developers that do their best to help others, that try to give back to their community, and generally make the world a better place.

So how can we all strive to be superhero developers? This talk will look at the lessons we can learn from Marvel superheroes on being better developers.

How to use Serverless, Chatbots and 20% time, to Teach your Teams to Ship More APIs and Learn More

Elliott Spira, GorillaStack

Adopting new technology can be challenging. Between the learning curve and the tricky non-functional dependencies, there is also a type of inertia that can establish, making it hard to bring new ideas forward and carve out time and gather support for their execution.

This talk will be one part leadership, two parts tech, one part live demo with a healthy serve of personal learnings thrown in the mix.

After this talk, regardless of your role, you should be equipped with the tools you need to transform your team into one where experimentation and learning are normal.

Enterprise Lean Innovation At Scale

Trey Zagante, Venturetec

Focus on both the 'why' and 'how' of adopting and scaling Lean Innovation at large enterprises; drawing on real-world (global) experiences and insights shared by our clients.

Building Event-Driven Integration Architectures

Dan Toomey, Mexia

This session will discuss the benefits of event-driven application design in a cloud-connected world, and how to leverage reactive programming on platforms such as Kafka, Amazon Kinesis, and Azure Event Grid to build extensible and resilient distributed architectures that scale. Demos will provide a conceptual overview of event streaming concepts.

TBC

Ben Kloester

Description coming soon

Breakfast, Culture and Your API Strategy

Saul Caganoff, Deloitte Consulting

APIs are the expression of your business capabilities and services. Even if they are not publicly accessible, it is critical that you approach API development with diligence and planning around organizational goals, culture and alignment with your business strategy. This talk distils experience from API-first transformations within a range of different organizations and describes methods for developing an API strategy, planning your API roadmap, governance, API architecture and the interrelations between technology and culture.

Disrupting Healthcare via Open Standards

Grahame Grieve, HL7 Inc

FHIR is a new open source standard and community that describes how healthcare applications and processes can be integrated using web technology. As the conduit for the web stack into healthcare, FHIR is the harbinger for disruption to the healthcare industry. Grahame will describe the standard, and it's history, and how it has the potential to bring about patient and process centered change in the healthcare industryThat change is not yet here but the conditions for disruption are starting to form.

Innovative Payment Solutions with the Next Generation of Applications

Tapha Fay, e-Pocket

The presentation will start with the explanation of the current state of the mobile app development, especially in the financial sector. The complexity that we currently see and the desire to make it simple for the end consumer. Will present the real case study that shows how the blockchain technology and entrepreneurial view on the issue can provide a great solution. Will discuss the next generation of the apps that will replace the current outdated mobile app technology to make consumers and business owners life easier.

Blockchain Integrated APIs as an Ultimate Source of Truth

Ben Kloester, Senior Product Manager, CSIRO’s Data61

By diffusing control over an unknown set of participants, blockchains provide a ‘neutral territory’ in which to record data and execute operations - allowing untrusted third parties to deal with each other and agree to updates to global state, confident in a predictable result. By design, blockchain systems operate to a set of consensus rules that are public and known by all participants so, much like APIs, they have well-defined and rarely-changing interfaces. The combination of these attributes position blockchains as an ideal source of truth around which to build APIs in several fields. This talk will cover the how, why (and why not!) of blockchain-integrated APIs, and discuss some the work Data61 has been doing in this space.

Open Banking and Data Panel Discussion

Yuri Misnik, Executive General Manager and CIO, National Australia Bank

Description coming soon.

Agenda subject to change

The APIdays Agenda is divided into three streams

New Platforms

The technologies behind APIs:

  • Microservices
  • API Architecture
  • Containers, Kubernetes
  • ServiceMesh
  • IaaS / PaaS
  • API Security
  • API Standards & Specifications
  • REST, GraphQL
  • Hypermedia

New Business

New business models, strategies, channels and concerns afforded by APIs:

  • Open Banking & FinTech
  • Connected Healthcare
  • Government as a Platform
  • Identity, Security & Privacy
  • API Marketing & Community
  • Platform Business Models
  • Company Case Studies

New Vistas

Emerging technologies powered by or delivered via APIs:

  • Internet of Things
  • Smart Cities, Smart Homes
  • Blockchain
  • Smart Contracts
  • AI
  • Machine Learning
  • Voice Interfaces
  • Chatbots

Speakers

Shara Evans

Shara Evans

Founder and CEO, Market Clarity

Shara Evans shows organisations how to take advantage of the opportunities underpinned by emerging technologies. As one of the world’s top female futurists, Shara is one of those rare individuals who merge incredible technical skills with an innate understanding of the social and economic impact of new technologies.

Regarded as a leading expert on emerging technologies, cyber security, digital privacy and the future of health, humanity and work, Shara is regularly featured on broadcast television. She’s appeared on ABC’s Q&A, The Project, Sky News, Weekend Sunrise, Lateline, and more and is routinely interviewed by radio, print and online media.

An accomplished entrepreneur Shara is the founder and CEO of leading technology analyst firm Market Clarity and previously founded Telsyte, a strategic telecommunications and technology consulting group.

As a keynote speaker, Shara Evans weaves a narrative of a near future radically different from our current world… but clearly recognisable as the result of today’s newest technological leaps. By contextualising and humanising the research and technology that will shape the next 10-20 years, Shara assists organisations to create and commercialise the products and services of tomorrow.

Troy Hunt

Troy Hunt

Security Reacher and Creator of Have I Been Pwned

Troy is a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP, Pluralsight author and world-renowned internet security specialist. He spends his time teaching developers how to break into their own systems before helping to piece them back together to be secure against today’s online threats. He’s also the creator of Have I Been Pwned, the free online service for breach monitoring and notifications. Troy regularly blogs at troyhunt.com from his home on the Gold Coast.

Peter Stanski

Peter Stanski

Senior Manager, Solutions Architecture Amazon Web Services

Peter 'Dr Pete' Stanski has been an IT and business strategy consultant for over 20 years and is an influential figure in the technology space. He has mentored organisations with their technology adoptions and continues to develop solutions for industries spanning across telecom, finance, education, research, trade, gaming, e-learning, scientific, bio-technology and IT. He is a Senior AWS Solutions Architect Manager and over several years has helped countless customers unlock innovation at scale with AWS.

Aiden Ray

Aiden Ray

BVN

Aiden likes to use hardware in weird places. With a background in Electrical Engineering, he’s currently sticking sensors in very strange places in buildings. He’s the scion of a macadamia empire and is happy to answer obscure questions about macadamia nuts.

Alan Murphy

Alan Murphy

Regional Solutions Architect, NGINX

Alan Murphy is the Regional APAC Solutions Architect for NGINX based in Sydney. With over 20 years experience in the application networking and delivery space, Alan is helping to lead the NGINX roll-out throughout APAC by working with customers on designing architectures which take full advantage of the NGINX Application Platform. Prior to NGINX Alan ran the global Reference Architecture and Technical Evangelism teams at F5 Networks covering APAC.

Andrew Dent

Andrew Dent

Client Architect, Office of the CTO, Mulesoft

Andrew is a leader in the design and delivery of enterprise solutions. He has architected innovative enterprise applications and mission critical messaging solutions for numerous F500 organizations. Andrew was the founder of Hubspan (acquired by Liaison Technologies) and was the co-founder of 7Software (acquired by Concur, now part of SAP). He has held leadership positions at Citrix Labs, Microsoft, and SAP Labs. He is an active angel investor and mentor, and frequent speaker on topics relating to innovation in Enterprise Software. At Mulesoft he drives engagements with financial services customers building out their API strategies that capitalize on the open banking revolution.

Angela Robinson

Angela Robinson

Partner, Deloitte Digital

Angela is a Partner in Deloitte Digital with 17 years of consulting experience specialised in the Banking sector. Her breadth and depth of experience gives her a unique perspective and ability to identify, understand and deliver customer value. Her domain knowledge spans Customer Experience, Distribution Transformation (Consumer, Corporate and Institutional), Consumer Lending, Integrated Marketing & CRM, Analytics. Prior to joining Deloitte, Angela was the Distribution and Marketing Consulting Lead for Australia and New Zealand for a large global consultancy. In this role Angela was at the forefront of helping clients to rotate to the new. Angela brings deep experience across the full lifecycle of value delivery – from Discovery through to Launch.

Ben Doherty

Ben Doherty

BVN

According to 23andMe, Ben is unlikely to be a deep sleeper and likely to be able to detect asparagus odour. He’s currently leading the research efforts at BVN where they are looking at how they can make buildings more like Hogwarts (complete with moving staircases and furniture). Failing that, he wants to make buildings that are ‘just right’™ all the time. Outside of that Ben teaches the Design Computing course at the University of New South Wales and in his spare time, Ben likes to explore the culinary delights that can be made with the humble centrifuge.

Ben Kloester

Ben Kloester

Senior Product Manager, CSIRO’s Data61

Ben is a senior product manager at CSIRO's Data61, where he navigates the transformation of cutting edge research into products that maximise positive impact, and is focused on capabilities leveraging blockchain, as well as privacy-preserving technologies that facilitate safely expanding access to sensitive data. Ben has a decade-long history of delivering value in data driven businesses working on strategy, business development and product management, and has led greenfield market analyses for opportunities across South America, Asia and Europe with a particular focus on Brazil. With interests spanning many fields and disciplines, lately he is most interested in a vison of a decentralised future that empowers the individual, and in delivering products that help build this future.

Ben Mostafa

Ben Mostafa

Engineering Manager and Head of Developer Relations, MessageMedia

Ben Mostafa is Engineering Manager and Head of Developer Relations at MessageMedia, where he leads DevOps teams responsible for building, executing and supporting the API products supported by MessageMedia’s platform as well as leading the MessageMedia DevRel strategy. Benjamin has experience in development, web services and agile methodologies and loves sharing his knowledge with his team and the wider community as well as supporting and driving business growth. As Head of Developer Relations, Benjamin is passionate about building and empowering a community of developers who use the MessageMedia platform to enrich their applications with messaging.

Beth Skurrie

Beth Skurrie

Senior Consultant and Software Developer, DiUS

Beth is a consultant at DiUS, specialising in Ruby development. Beth became a developer not because she particularly likes computers, but because she loves to solve problems and make things that are useful. Beth's experiences in the world of microservices and contract testing have created a firm belief that we should throw away most of our traditional integration tests and use consumer driven contracts instead. She’s been walking the talk through a national brown bag tour and as a speaker at YOW! and other conferences in Australia. Beth’s favourite things to do at work are talking about Pacts and deleting code.

Cristianno Betta

Cristianno Betta

Senior Developer Advocate, Box

Cristiano is a Senior Developer Advocate at Box, and Developer Experience Architect. In recent years, he has helped companies small and large to improve their developer onboarding, activation, and support. He likes to look at great developer onboarding flows, analyzing and documenting the best practices and pitfalls of common design practices. Although he has over 15 years of development experience he believes that at the core we're all beginners at some things, and documentation and onboarding should reflect that notion.

In previous lives, he's worked as a freelancer, startup founder, event organizer, and developer advocate at PayPal.

Daniel Toomey

Daniel Toomey

Principal Consultant, Mexia

Dan is a Principal Consultant for Mexia as well as a Microsoft Azure MVP, a Microsoft Certified Solution Expert in Cloud Platform (MCSE), a Microsoft Certified Azure Developer (MCPD), and a Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist (MCTS) in BizTalk Server 2010. He’s also a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and a published Pluralsight author. He is a frequent speaker at Australian community events, including the Brisbane Azure User Group (which he currently leads), the Global Integration Bootcamp, the Global Azure Bootcamp, Xamarin Dev Days, and the Brisbane BizTalk User Group which he founded in 2005. He has also twice presented at INTEGRATE in London, as well as at Microsoft Tech Summit and at Microsoft Ignite in Australia. Dan has authored two courses for Pluralsight and is also an active blogger [http://www.mindovermessaging.com].

Dave Clark

Dave Clark

Product Manager, THE ICONIC

Dave is Product Manager for Finance at THE ICONIC, Australia's online destination for fashion and footwear. He is passionate about prototyping new services and solutions while leveraging team enablement strategies to foster innovation and support a culture of continuous learning. He enjoys sharing knowledge as an active speaker within a variety of business and technical communities.

David Codelli

David Codelli

Director of Product, Red Hat

David Codelli is Director of Product at Red Hat Software. A 25-year veteran of business integration, David worked on complex systems and applications in health care, financial services, aerospace, and manufacturing before assuming leadership roles in product management and marketing.  He has worked with many leading edge companies including Sun Microsystems, Verizon, McKesson, and General Atomics.  David has a deep understanding of information security and governance, enterprise integration, distributed systems, and cloud platforms.  He holds a bachelor's degree in Information and Computer Science from Georgia Tech.

David Peterson

David Peterson

Systems Engineer, Confluent APAC

David is helping to shape the modern view of systems, introducing new ways of thinking, new patterns of Internet scale systems. He is a key strategic advisor helping to bring real time event systems to the forefront and shape opinions of how distributed systems should be built.

David leads Confluent's APAC systems strategy and implementation with new and existing clients along with the technical implementation across the region.

David has over 21 years experience in the tech/online space and over 11 years with large scale Open Source systems. He has lead some of the largest Open Source projects in the APAC region with a standout being the lead architect and security consultant on the Australian Government whole-of-government online rollout.

David lives on the Sunshine Coast in Australia with his wife and four children. In what little spare time he has he enjoys drawing, building games and exploring Augmented Reality.

Diogo Montagner

Diogo Montagner

APAC Centre of Excellence, Juniper Networks

Diogo has worked in the networking industry for 18+ years. He is a passionate fullstack network engineer and occasional technical author and book reviewer. Diogo currently works as automation and software expert for Juniper Networks in APAC where he helps customers to design and deploy automation and software solutions.

Elliot Spira

Elliot Spira

Co-Founder, GorillaStack

Elliott Spira is the co-founder of GorillaStack, who produce tools for developers and devops engineers to understand, automate and control their applications and cloud environments. GorillaStack's products are quickly winning fans in the likes of Aussie customers like Bauer Media, Domain, AFL and those abroad like Citrix, Vodaphone and Samsung.

When Elliott isn't glued to his laptop, he enjoys barracking for Collingwood in the AFL, brewing his own beer or reading a good book.

You can remain unamused by his thoughts on twitter @ElliottSpira or email him on elliott at gorillastack dot com.

Graham Grieve

Graham Grieve

Product Director, HL7 FHIR, HL7 INC

Grahame Grieve is HL7's Product Director for "FHIR" - the leading healthcare data exchange standard of the future. Grahame has a background in laboratory medicine, software vendor development, clinical research, open source development and has also conceived, developed and sold interoperability and clinical document solutions and products in the Australian market and around the world. Grahame has worked to develop standards and solutions with several US vendor consortiums, and the national programs of Canada, England, Singapore, and Australia.

Ines Almeida

Inês Almeida

Chief Transformation Officer, Asia Pacific Digital

Inês has over 20 years of experience in technology, business strategy, innovation and change. She loves to connect dots and people. As Chief Transformation Officer at APD, she works with teams and clients on enterprise-wide digital transformation initiatives and innovation programs that unlock fast and sustained business growth. She is an experienced speaker both in corporate settings and at industry events such as SXSW. Her favourite topics include inclusion in the workplace, innovation, transformation, artificial intelligence and blockchain.

James Bligh

James Bligh

Lead of the API Standards Working Group for the Consumer Data Standards, Data61

James has worked in the Software industry for over twenty years. For the last seven years he has helped shape the Digital transformation at the National Australia Bank where API development was a key focus. He is now the Co-Founder of RedCrew, a company that helps large corporations speed up their Digital journey. He is also working for Data61 as the Lead of the API Standards Working Group. In this role he is leading the creation of the first API standard to be mandated by the Australian Federal Government under the newly defined Consumer Data Right.

Jessica Ellerm

Jessica Ellerm

Co-Founder, CEO, Zuper

Jess Ellerm is the CEO and Co-Founder of Zuper, a new crowd-powered superannuation fund. Prior to Zuper, Jessica spent 6+ years working for Australia's most successful fintech startup, Tyro, where she built expertise across payments, software integration and business banking. She was instrumental in building and launching Tyro's first business lending and deposit products with Xero. Jess is a prolific speaker and blogger, writing regularly on local and global fintech trends for her own blog and weekly for global fintech site Daily Fintech.

Jordan Walsh

Jordan Walsh

Product Owner - API Platform, Department of Premier and Cabinet (Vic)

Jordan is the API Platform Product Owner at the Department of Premier and Cabinet. Formerly a Developer Evangelist at Xero and API Product Manager at Whispir.io, Jordan has worked for customers in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Europe across a range of industries with the goal of using APIs to create more robust, economical and customer focused solutions.

Laurent Fresnel

Laurent Fresnel

CTO, Star Entertainment

Laurent Fresnel is CTO of The Star Entertainment Group which owns and operates three major Australian tourism and entertainment destinations: The Star Sydney, The Star Gold Coast and Treasury Casino & Hotel in Brisbane. The properties deliver a diverse array of tourism and entertainment options including gaming, hotels, theatre and food and beverage offerings.

Laurent is a seasoned technology senior manager with an entrepreneurial spirit, more than 25 years expertise in IT, a strategic mindset and vision combined with a strong expertise in delivering new products and change initiatives. His core competencies in innovation, digital expertise, strategy, business and financial acumen, and execution of large transformation program allow him to lead and transform businesses in an increasingly technological future.

Lloyd Carroll

Lloyd Carroll

Product Manager, Public API, Domain Group

Lloyd is a former band member, wanna-be cyclist and Product Manager of the Domain Group Public Platform API. His career in product and technology includes roles at Foxtel, Lithium Technologies, Seven Network and currently, Domain Group.

With 10 years experience in enterprise Java and .Net shops, Lloyd has witnessed the evolution of API's from internal bottlenecks to the strategic opportunity they present today. At Domain, he is responsible for the full API product lifecycle, from developer experience and technologies, to the growth and P&L of the platform.

Mark Chatterton

Mark Chatterton

Co-Founder, inGenious AI

Mark is experienced in using technology to successfully drive change through large organisations using agile, innovative approaches. After years in the corporate world observing large enterprises sacrifice positive interactions with their customers by reducing customer service costs, he decided there should be a better solution. Now, driving the use of conversational interfaces that leverage A.I. and Machine Learning, Mark is enabling organisations to interact with their customers with an enjoyable one-to-one experience that can be scaled cost-effectively.

Mark co-founded inGenious AI to create a customer experience based on conversational language, as it's the most natural interface for humans to use and understand. inGenious AI chatbots enable simple, familiar interactions via voice or text that people enjoy connecting with, and will change the way great customer service is perceived.

Mark Nottingham

Mark Nottingham

Principal Engineer, Fastly

Mark Nottingham has helped develop the Web and the Internet since the late 90’s. He has written, edited or substantially contributed to more than twenty IETF RFCs and W3C Recommendations about topics like HTTP, caching, linking, Web architecture and security.

He has chaired the HTTP Working Group since 2007 and the QUIC Working Group since 2016, and has been a member of the Internet Architecture Board since 2017. Before that, he served on the W3C Technical Architecture Group.

Beyond standards work, he helped deploy a precursor to “enterprise” CDNs in 1998, designed HTTP APIs and owned a caching platform at Yahoo!, and has contributed to several Open Source projects. Currently, he’s part of the Office of the CTO at Fastly.

Mark is married to Anitra with two sons, Charlie and Bennet. They live in Melbourne, Australia.

Melinda Seckington

Melinda Seckington

Technical Manager, FutureLearn

Melinda Seckington is a Technical Manager at FutureLearn, the social learning platform offering free and paid-for online courses and degrees from leading universities and organisations worldwide. She speaks at international technology conferences and writes for MissGeeky, a blog about all things geeky and girly. When she's not busy with events or blogging, you can find Melinda curled up on her couch with a good book or video game.

Omaru Maruatona

Omaru Maruatona

CEO, Aiculus

Dr. Omaru Maruatona is a Cyber security and Machine Learning expert with deep industry and research experience. With a PhD in Machine Learning, Omaru has previously worked with a big Australian bank to develop Machine Learning based fraud detection algorithms. He has also worked for a global financial services company as a Security Analyst and has consulted for PwC Australia in Cyber security architecture and strategy. Omaru is a recognised thought leader in the application of AI and smart cities and has published and spoken at various organisations and conferences in Australia. Omaru is currently the CEO of Aiculus, a high tech company he founded in 2017. Aiculus is a Cyber-AI company that provides cutting edge solutions to help organisations securely leverage and optimise the benefits of modern technology.

Paul Rohan

Paul Rohan

Open Banking Researcher and Consultant, Apigee (Google Cloud)

Paul Rohan is a researcher in Open Banking and a Google (Apigee) consultant. He specializes in examining the potential impact of Open Banking on banking industry growth, market structures and bank governance. A former senior banker, he has held roles such as Head of International Banking, Head of Product Management, Head of Emerging Sectors and Head of Transaction Banking. Paul is the author of "PSD2 in Plain English" and "Open Banking Strategy Formation".

Phil Scanlon

Phil Scanlon

Vice President, Sales Engineering, Asia Pacific & Japan, Solace

Phil Scanlon is Solace’s VP of Sales Engineering, heading up Sales Engineering team in APJ. He joined Solace in 2016. Based in Singapore he is responsible for the development and management of the APAC organisation, aligning Solace technology and solutions with customer requirements. Phil has over 15 years solid experience in the enterprise software market. He has worked in roles across the globe, his career taking him through UK / Europe, USA, Australia and Asia.

Phil is experienced in identifying and developing solutions with our customers, and has a strong personal focus on customer satisfaction. Phil has successfully introduced new technologies into existing and new accounts and has worked across Delivery, Engineering and Sales.

Phil started his career in the UK with Proctor & Gamble before moving into enterprise software within the emerging Middleware market. Phil has maintained a view across many industries, focusing on helping finance, manufacturing, retail and distribution organisations optimise the information distribution within and beyond their IT landscape.

Rob Crowley

Rob Crowley

Principal Consultant, Readify

Rob is a software consultant, developer and team lead with a passion for delivering systems that perform at scale. Rob has over 15 years of experience building distributed systems on the web stack and has read more RFCs than he cares to admit. Rob is an active member of the Perth IT community and regularly shares his ideas at various Meetups and conferences around Australia and internationally. He is also a co-organiser of DDD Perth, the largest IT conference in Western Australia.

Russell Parker

Russell Parker

Chief Information Officer, Service Victoria

Service Victoria was established to make Victorian government transactions quick, simple and easy to use, and is helping transform the way public sector agencies interact with citizens.

Before coming to Service Victoria, Russell has enjoyed a thirty-year international career in a variety of operational and information technology leadership roles in Australia, North America, Asia and the Pacific.

He has led organisational and technological transformations and delivered high-impact projects across national and international retail and FMCG power-players, including Metcash and LVMH.

He’s also held three non-executive director positions on joint-venture boards and alternate director positions on three other boards. Russell holds undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in business.

Saul Caganoff

Saul Caganoff

Principal & CTO, Platform Engineering, Deloitte Consulting

Saul Caganoff is Principal and CTO within Deloitte’s Platform Engineering team. Saul has more than 25 years in the IT industry, including 18 years specializing in systems integration. Saul has worked on scores of projects, delivering mission critical solutions across Australia, Asia-Pacific and the United States across a wide range of industry verticals including Financial Services, Utilities, Telecommunications, Government and Education.

Saul’s expertise revolves around web APIs and microservices architecture and how they can be applied to accelerate digital business initiatives. Saul has been instrumental in driving Deloitte’s API strategy, design and implementation capabilities as well as in promoting web APIs within the developer and business community through the APIdays series of conferences.

Simon Stefanoff

Simon Stefanoff

Director, Deloitte Digital

Simon has been building innovative digital experiences for the world’s leading brands for almost two decades. He started his career as a software engineer during the dotcom boom, and over the years has spent time in Technical Director roles in agencies in the UK in Australia. In 2015 he had his first encounter with Amazon Alexa, and rekindled a long-held passion for voice controlled computing. As part of Simon's role at Deloitte Digital he leads the Voice & Conversational UI team, where he helps clients understand and make effective use of voice and conversational technologies in creating the customer experiences of the future.

Stefano Fratini

Stefano Fratini

Head of Software Development, National Narrowband Network Co (NNNCo)

Stefano helps companies build market-leading software. He has 10+ years as an Sol architect / Eng manager and in the last 4 years has devoted himself to building IoT solutions. Stefano speaks at conferences and meetups (AU and US) because he strongly believes in the power of knowledge sharing.

Susan Sheldrick

Susan Sheldrick

Head of Marketing, Silverpond

At Silverpond Susie develops activities that support people working in AI and satellite industries who are about to be heavily influenced by the technology. She is involved in a number meetups and community initiatives in the space and enjoys connecting people across the industry. Susie's main focus is to take complex technology and explain it in a way that is engaging and relevant.

Susie has been deeply involved in analysing the value that these technologies can bring to Silverpond's clients, and is passionate about educating industry to ensure decision making around AI is well-informed.

Tapha Faye

Tapha Faye

CEO and Founder, e-Pocket Pty Ltd

An industry expert with more than a decade of successful experience in Network Engineering and Business Development, Tapha stands at the forefront of the fastest changing technology industry. His uncanny ability to conceptualise great ideas for products and services alike has helped several companies in developing new and commercially successful business solutions.

Tapha has the broadly based business understanding, with a rare blend of analytical skill, technological acumen and management capabilities. He has developed a meticulous eye for detail in every area of analysis combined with a level head for figures, budgets and statistics, and delivers stable, reliable and above all profitable business projects.

He is most fulfilled when helping people to grow professionally. His vision and ability to nurture relationships lead to long-term solutions and success. He has a proven ability to foster relationships with C-Suite and senior executives for I.T. Operations, Accounting, Finance and Customer Relationship opportunities.

Trey Zagante

Trey Zagante

Managing Partner, Venturetec

Trey Zagante is the Founder & Managing Partner for the Venturetec Group, an innovation & ventures firm that enables organisations to become future-ready. Trey is a globally experienced strategy and technology consulting executive and serial entrepreneur. He has consulted to Global Fortune 500 companies on corporate innovation and venturing, digital transformation, and technology strategy & operations. Prior to founding Venturetec, Trey was a co-founder of VanceInfo Technologies Australia; the Australian division of a technology services company based in China. Trey led the rapid regional growth of the business which was acquired by the Blackstone Group and later sold to Chinese conglomerate HNA Group. Trey is a regular guest lecturer at several universities and is adjunct faculty at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and he is active in supporting social entrepreneurship through the Hult Prize/Clinton Global Initiative. Trey holds an Executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance.

Van Le

Van Le

Co-founder & Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Xinja

Van Le is Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer for Xinja, who are building an independent, 100% digital neobank for Australians. Van is an expert in customer experience design and has worked in financial services and other industries in CXD, but also public policy, regulatory strategy, organisational transformation, business & product development, operational excellence, and leadership & resilience programs. She has an MBA, lectures at UNSW, and is a former lawyer and public servant. Van also sits on SDN Children’s Services research & ethics committee. Growing up in Perth, she arrived in Australia as an 11 month old refugee.

Yuri Misnik

Yuri Misnik

Executive General Manager and CIO, National Australia Bank

A business-focused & solutions-driven IT Director with a successful background in B2B, professional, financial services, public sector, commercial & corporate sectors. Business-focused and commercially-aware, with a broad range of experience in world-class organisations and software vendors.

Strategic approach to successful IT leadership & business-driven technology transformation, enabling new business capabilities, engaging with executive stakeholders and 3rd parties, delivering ‘cost appropriate’ and innovative IT solutions & business processes via modern wave of technologies.

MSF, TOGAF, PRINCE2 & ITIL experienced, with strong experience of applying appropriate frameworks & methods in the world-class organizations.

Experience of driving change management, business transformation, IT service transition, IT strategies, technology roadmaps, enterprise solutions, business-critical IT, multi-vendor delivery teams, cloud-based IT, IT upgrades and systems migration, delivering added business value & ROI through use of new technology.

Gavin Knight

Gavin Knight

Partner, Mystic Pants Pty Ltd

Experienced in product and team management in mining, agriculture, systems automation and mobile applications. He specialises in matching technologies to applications and leads a team of engineers and other resources to complete your projects quickly and accurately the first time.

Shara Evans

Shara Evans

Keynote Speaker
Founder and CEO,
Market Clarity

Troy Hunt

Troy Hunt

Keynote Speaker
Security Reacher and Creator of Have I Been Pwned

Peter Stanski

Peter "Dr Pete" Stanski

Keynote Speaker
Senior Solution Architect Manager, Solutions Architecture Amazon Web Services

Aiden Ray

Aiden Ray

BVN

Alan Murphy

Alan Murphy

Regional Solutions Architect, NGINX

Andrew Dent

Andrew Dent

Client Architect
Office of the CTO, Mulesoft

Angela Robinson

Angela Robinson

Partner, Deloitte Digital

Ben Doherty

Ben Doherty

BVN

Ben Kloester

Ben Kloester

Senior Product Manager, CSIRO’s Data61

Ben Mostafa

Ben Mostafa

Engineering Manager and Head of Developer Relations, MessageMedia

Beth Skurrie

Beth Skurrie

Senior Consultant and Software Developer, DiUS

Cristianno Betta

Cristianno Betta

Senior Developer Advocate,
Box

Daniel Toomey

Daniel Toomey

Principal Consultant,
Mexia

Dave Clark

Dave Clark

Product Manager,
THE ICONIC

David Codelli

David Codelli

Director of Product,
Red Hat

David Peterson

David Peterson

Systems Engineer,
Confluent APAC

Diogo Montagner

Diogo Montagner

APAC Centre of Excellence, Juniper Networks

Elliott Spira

Elliott Spira

Co-Founder,
GorillaStack

Gavin Knight

Gavin Knight

Partner, Mystic Pants Pty Ltd

Graham Grieve

Graham Grieve

Product Director, HL7 FHIR, HL7, Inc

Inês Almeida

Inês Almeida

Chief Transformation Officer,
Asia Pacific Digital

James Bligh

James Bligh

Lead of the API Standards Working Group for the Consumer Data Standards, Data61

Jessica Ellerm

Jessica Ellerm

Co-Founder, CEO, Zuper

Jordan Walsh

Jordan Walsh

Product Owner - API Platform,
Department of Premier and Cabinet (Vic)

Laurent Fresnel

Laurent Fresnel

CTO, Star Entertainment

Lloyd Carroll

Lloyd Carroll

Product Manager, Public API,
Domain Group

Mark Chatterton

Mark Chatterton

Co-Founder,
inGenious AI

Mark Nottingham

Mark Nottingham

Principal Engineer,
Fastly

Melinda Seckington

Melinda Seckington

Technical Manager, FutureLearn

Omaru Marutona

Omaru Marutona

CEO, Aiculus

Paul Rohan

Paul Rohan

Open Banking Researcher and Consultant, Apigee (Google Cloud)

Phil Scanlon

Phil Scanlon

Vice President, Sales Engineering, Asia Pacific & Japan, Solace

Rob Crowley

Rob Crowley

Principal Consultant, Readify

Russell Parker

Russell Parker

Chief Information Officer, Service Victoria

Saul Caganoff

Saul Caganoff

Principal & CTO, Platform Engineering, Deloitte Consulting

Stefano Fratini

Stefano Fratini

Head of Software Development, National Narrowband Network Co (NNNCo)

Susan Sheldrick

Susan Sheldrick

Head of Marketing, Silverpond

Tapha Faye

Tapha Faye

CEO and Founder, e-Pocket Pty Ltd

Trey Zagante

Trey Zagante

Managing Partner,
Venturetec

Van Le

Van Le

Co-founder & Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Xinja

Yuri Misnik

Yuri Misnik

Executive General Manager and CIO, National Australia Bank

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APIdays Melbourne 2018 is organised by Deloitte Consulting Pty Ltd (Organiser) and is made possible with support from our event sponsors. Tickets for APIdays Melbourne 2018 are purchased from PDK Corporate Events.

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Unwelcome behaviour will not be tolerated whether to other attendees, organisers, venue staff or other patrons of the APIdays venues. Unwelcome behaviours include intimidation, harassment, abusive, discriminatory or derogatory conduct by any attendees of APIdays and related events. All APIdays venues may be shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.

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