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Presentation: Integration as Code for Cloud Native Architectures

Track: Sponsored Solutions Track I

Location: Liberty, 8fl.

Duration: 5:25pm - 6:15pm

Day of week: Monday

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Regardless of whether an organisation's services are built as monoliths, SOA or microservices; regardless of whether services are cloud native and regardless of which stage of the architectural evolution one is at, one concept stands true; the need for integration is critical and becomes more complex by the day. According to analyst predictions and industry trends, more than 50% of effort in building digital platforms would be integration by 2020. Existing config driven technologies provide an easy approach to integration but face challenges when it comes to flexibility, scalability and agility - key requirements for integrations in modern microservices and cloud native architectures.

In this talk, Mifan looks at the evolution of integration and the role code has to play in simple to complex integration. We look at how integration concepts are fused into current development frameworks and whether that approach is scalable or whether it promotes re-inventing the wheel. We look at the important role code has to play in enabling integration in cloud native architectures.

Speaker: Mifan Careem

Vice President - Solution Architecture @wso2

Mifan Careem is Vice President of Solutions Architecture at WSO2. Based out of New York, he heads the customer technical interactions at WSO2, leading the Solutions Architecture team and working closely with customers and internal teams in mapping WSO2 technology to customer domains. He specializes in API architectures, micro-services and ubiquitous technology, spatial architectures, E-Government and Big Data. In 2008, Mifan co-founded and was CTO of Respere, a technology startup providing ICT solutions around E-Government and Emergency Management. He also played the role of consultant spatial and technology architect for many government initiatives in Sri Lanka under the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka.

Mifan is a frequent speaker at events globally, ranging from internal WSO2 conferences, external conferences (e.g APIDays, Mobile World Congress), open source conferences and workshops, academic conferences (ACM, IEEE), FOSS Disaster/Emergency Mgt conferences on topics ranging from WSO2, API Management, Business and Technical Platforms, Spatial systems, Disaster Management and Open Source Strategy and Business. Mifan was a founding member and board director of the Sahana Software Foundation, a global foundation that created the Sahana Disaster Management System. Mifan is a frequent traveller, a self proclaimed musician and football/soccer fanatic and spends most of his free time immersed in the mythical world of Terry Pratchett!

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