How APIs and MicroServices can Turbocharge your Legacy Stack

Sponsored by: IBM

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    Date: 18 December

    Days to go: 8

    Time: 11AM London

    The rise digital transformation (a necessity for everyone seeking to exceed customer expectations) requires organisations to augment their offerings with best-of-breed third-party services.

    Crucial to success is the ability to experiment and “fail fast” by composing and integrating business applications using APIs. Yet often legacy back-end systems are unable to change at the pace front-end/channel layers need. APIs and MicroServices can provide the answer. These technologies can reduce the cost of integration by some 40%.

    This allows incumbents to incorporate fintech solutions into their core offerings that can be easily swapped for other services. This webinar will review key takeaways on what good design looks like and lessons learnt from delivering such 'digital' layers in financial institutions.

    Presented by

    Bharat Bhushan,

    CTO for Banking and Financial Markets at IBM UK

    Bharat Bhushan is the CTO for Banking and Financial Markets at IBM UK. He drives Innovation with his clients to support creation of new platforms, revenue streams and to optimise business operations using digital technologies.

    Bharat is currently working with clients to implement OpenBanking and PSD2, application of data science and artificial intelligence for improving customer experience and investment research, blockchain for new operating and trust models etc. Some of his conference presentations and papers are available on his LinkedIn profile.

    He is a contributing member of the UK Open Banking Implementation Entity, Industry council member at techUK and EIT Digital, FinTech mentor at StartupBootCamp and guest lecturer at Warwick University. Bharat has an MBA from Warwick University and an MSc in Advanced Computing from King's College London. He has 22 years of experience in the IT Industry delivering solutions.

    Ed Targett,

    Editor, Computer Business Review

    Ed Targett is the Editor of Computer Business Review, where he oversees reporting on business technology issues across a wide range of industries. His 12 years of editorial and consultancy experience span independent macroeconomic research, smart cities, commodities markets and hard news. A stint working in agency communications saw him working with clients including Adobe, FIS, Siemens and the Financial Times. He was previously editor at Roubini Global Economics.

    Key Learning Objectives

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    • Senior IT Decision Makers within the Financial Services Industry
    • Heads of IT
    • CIO
    • IT Director
    • Digital Transformation Strategists