2020 Keynotes

KEYNOTE:

Alan Glickenhouse

Digital Transformation and API Business Strategist, IBM

Alan Glickenhouse is the IBM Digital Transformation and API Business Strategist. Alan assists clients with their business and IT strategy for Digital Transformation and the API Economy. He meets clients in all industries, all geographies, and of all sizes and brings knowledge of best practices shared with and by these businesses. Alan is the author of over 150 papers, articles and videos. Alan joined IBM in 1981 and has held numerous leadership positions including Sales, Technical Sales, Marketing, Development, and Technical Support.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 • 9:30 AM – 9:55 AM PDT • Main Stage

KEYNOTE: IBM — What’s Next: Digital / API Ecosystems, Marketplaces and Platforms

Many businesses are considering or beginning to create Digital Ecosystems, API Marketplaces, and positioning themselves as a Digital Platform. All of these are exciting areas having significant business value – thus they are extremely attractive opportunities! But all of them also come with challenges, requiring you to earn your position in the Digital economy. This session discusses each of Ecosystems, Marketplaces, and Platforms individually and positions how they relate to each other. For each, the session describes a simple (okay, relatively simple) getting started scenario and envisions more advanced capabilities that can be added for extra value as you progress in your journey.

Alan Glickenhouse

Digital Transformation and API Business Strategist, IBM

Alan Glickenhouse is the IBM Digital Transformation and API Business Strategist. Alan assists clients with their business and IT strategy for Digital Transformation and the API Economy. He meets clients in all industries, all geographies, and of all sizes and brings knowledge of best practices shared with and by these businesses. Alan is the author of over 150 papers, articles and videos. Alan joined IBM in 1981 and has held numerous leadership positions including Sales, Technical Sales, Marketing, Development, and Technical Support.

KEYNOTE:

Sumit Amar

Sr. Director of Engineering, Architecture, and Product, Visa

Sumit works at Visa as a Sr Director for Visa Cloud Platform. Before coming to Visa, he spent two years at EA and 9 years at Microsoft as developer/manager, optimizing several Microsoft products for performance and usability, including adCenter (now Bing Ads), Bing Shopping, Microsoft.com, and Cloud TV (Mediaroom). He has worked in Microsoft Redmond, Vancouver, Copenhagen, and Silicon Valley campuses. Sumit received his MBA in IT and Systems in 2002.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 • 10:30 AM – 10:55 AM PDT • Main Stage

Plenary Keynote: Visa — Restful Shmetsful – What’s With API Usability

APIs that are modern, RESTful, and rich with Usability could make all the difference in onboarding new clients to your business. This session covers usability best practices in exposing basic and complex business functions via simple APIs. In-depth details on building RESTful interfaces, HATEOAS links for navigation and usability, ODATA for standard data retrieval (paging, sorting, selecting, filtering etc), and error handling are covered in this talk. Code samples, and sample API endpoints with request/response data will be shared with the audience. Session will cover using Lambda functions in HTTP(S) URLs, to perform operations on aggregated and single entities.

Sumit Amar

Sr. Director of Engineering, Architecture, and Product, Visa

Sumit works at Visa as a Sr Director for Visa Cloud Platform. Before coming to Visa, he spent two years at EA and 9 years at Microsoft as developer/manager, optimizing several Microsoft products for performance and usability, including adCenter (now Bing Ads), Bing Shopping, Microsoft.com, and Cloud TV (Mediaroom). He has worked in Microsoft Redmond, Vancouver, Copenhagen, and Silicon Valley campuses. Sumit received his MBA in IT and Systems in 2002.

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Robert Pankowecki

Back-end Architect, Toptal

Robert Pankowecki is a back-end architect with Toptal and has more than a decade of software engineering experience. He is the author of five books and 140 articles.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 • 11:30 AM – 11:55 AM PDT • Main Stage

KEYNOTE: Toptal — What’s Not Standardized in GraphQL

GraphQL is a fantastic query language. It covers a wide range of usages and, typically, is pretty well specified.

There are plenty of areas where the specification is missing, however, requiring you to create your own standards to make the experience consistent for clients. In this session, we’ll discuss Toptal’s 15 recommendations for how to create these specifications and how they compare with other options.

Robert Pankowecki

Back-end Architect, Toptal

Robert Pankowecki is a back-end architect with Toptal and has more than a decade of software engineering experience. He is the author of five books and 140 articles.

KEYNOTE:

Chris Simkins

CEO & Co-Founder, Corsha

Chris Simkins is the CEO and Co-Founder of Corsha. He is an experienced entrepreneur, lawyer and consultant, with over 20 years of experience protecting data and technology. He co-founded Chain Security, a technology supply chain and product development security firm, and served as CEO until exiting to start Corsha.

Chris work in the U.S. Department of Justice, first in the Counterespionage Section and then as a senior advisor to the Assistant Attorneys General for the National Security and Criminal Divisions. He managed national security programs and was DOJ’s representative on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS).

He has practiced law with two prominent DC law firms and in his own solo practice.

Anusha Iyer

Co-founder and CTO, Corsha

Anusha is the CTO and Co-Founder of Corsha. She is an experienced technology leader with over 15 years of experience in security-minded software, analytics, and managed services. A Carnegie Mellon alum, she started her career in the Washington, DC area at the Naval Research Lab. At NRL, her focus was on reverse engineering and tactical edge networking. Prior to Corsha, she was the Director of Software Programs at Galois, Inc., managing DARPA contracts in the areas of privacy, cyber-mission planning, and software diversity. Anusha is passionate about making security accessible, easy to adopt, even self-assuring.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 • 2:00 PM – 2:25 PM PDT • Main Stage

KEYNOTE: Corsha — Rethinking API Security: Applying Lessons Learned From Human Secure Authentication

This session will discuss the growing need for better approaches to API Security, in light of increasing attacks against API. The speakers will talk about cybersecurity lessons learned from improvements in how humans securely log into networks and will apply those lessons to security for APIs. The session will tied those lessons learned to vulnerabilities identified by OWASP and other cybersecurity experts.

Chris Simkins

CEO & Co-Founder, Corsha

Chris Simkins is the CEO and Co-Founder of Corsha. He is an experienced entrepreneur, lawyer and consultant, with over 20 years of experience protecting data and technology. He co-founded Chain Security, a technology supply chain and product development security firm, and served as CEO until exiting to start Corsha.

Chris work in the U.S. Department of Justice, first in the Counterespionage Section and then as a senior advisor to the Assistant Attorneys General for the National Security and Criminal Divisions. He managed national security programs and was DOJ’s representative on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS).

He has practiced law with two prominent DC law firms and in his own solo practice.

Anusha Iyer

Co-founder and CTO, Corsha

Anusha is the CTO and Co-Founder of Corsha. She is an experienced technology leader with over 15 years of experience in security-minded software, analytics, and managed services. A Carnegie Mellon alum, she started her career in the Washington, DC area at the Naval Research Lab. At NRL, her focus was on reverse engineering and tactical edge networking. Prior to Corsha, she was the Director of Software Programs at Galois, Inc., managing DARPA contracts in the areas of privacy, cyber-mission planning, and software diversity. Anusha is passionate about making security accessible, easy to adopt, even self-assuring.

KEYNOTE:

Randy Shoup

Chief Architect and VP, Engineering Ecosystem and Experience, eBay

Randy recently returned to eBay in June 2020 as Chief Architect and VP of Engineering Ecosystems and Experience. He is currently leading the Developer Ecosystem, Mobile Foundations and Application Frameworks teams. Previously, he held senior engineering leadership roles at Google, Stitch Fix, and WeWork. In his first tour of duty at eBay, he held several engineering and architecture roles in the Search area, where he helped lead the Best Match and Site Speed efforts as well as the Cassini project.

Thursday, October 29, 2020 • 10:30 AM – 10:55 AM PDT • Main Stage

KEYNOTE: eBay — Scaling Your Architecture With Services and Events

This keynote is a deep dive into the modern best practices around asynchronous decoupling, resilience, and scalability that allow us to implement a large-scale software system from the building blocks of services and events, based on the speaker’s experiences implementing such systems at Google, eBay, and other high-performing technology organizations.

We will start with the idea of a “minimal viable architecture” – how architectures evolve and what architecture is most appropriate at each phase of a company. We will talk about how to migrate from a monolith to a service-oriented architecture, and learn some tips for being successful designing and operating services in production. We will then outline the capabilities of events and an event-driven architecture. Finally, we will combine events and services into a powerful overall architecture.

You will leave with actionable suggestions you can use to evolve and improve your own software architecture.

Randy Shoup

Chief Architect and VP, Engineering Ecosystem and Experience, eBay

Randy recently returned to eBay in June 2020 as Chief Architect and VP of Engineering Ecosystems and Experience. He is currently leading the Developer Ecosystem, Mobile Foundations and Application Frameworks teams. Previously, he held senior engineering leadership roles at Google, Stitch Fix, and WeWork. In his first tour of duty at eBay, he held several engineering and architecture roles in the Search area, where he helped lead the Best Match and Site Speed efforts as well as the Cassini project.

KEYNOTE:

Polerio Babao III

Vice President, Senior Technology Architect, U.S. Bank

Thursday, October 29, 2020 • 2:00 PM – 2:25 PM PDT • Main Stage

CLOSING KEYNOTE: U.S. Bank — What Are Service Mesh Features That Can Reduce Microservice Development Today?

There are Service Mesh features in Istio that can reduce microservice development out-of-the-box. Some of it includes ingress MTLS, JWT, outbound MTLS, etc. Some are not available yet, such as rate-limiting, OIDC, and external token validation, etc. It is good to know what Istio can help to improve in your day-to-day enterprise-scale microservice development.

Polerio Babao III

Vice President, Senior Technology Architect, U.S. Bank