Speakers

Sudhindra Balaji Danske Bank

Sudhindra Balaji

API Architect

DanskeBank

Xin and Sudhindra are API practitioners and solution architects from Core Banking IT in Danske Bank. They witnessed their organisation changing from a traditional, product-centric bank to a modern, customer-centric bank. They also saw the shift of the bank’s IT landscape from “One Group, One System”, to a proliferation of systems with a rising need for interoperability. Their architectural mission is to maintain a strong core with a Single Customer View & standardised core services, whilst opening up the core for API-enabled access and manipulation from both internal systems (via enterprise APIs) and external eco-systems (via Partner APIs or Open Banking APIs). They both had many years’ software engineering experiences before becoming architects. They share the passions of API-led system integration and Domain Driven Design. Through their career as API and solution architects, they have come to believe that gradual, pragmatic value increments on a large enterprise’s API-enablement journey are less bumpy routes to success and adoption.