Company / Club:


Position inside the Company/Club:

Head of Rakuten RapidAPI

Speaker Biography:

Jed Ng is a corporate entrepreneur who builds and scales new ventures through startup and corporate partnerships in the tech sector. He previously co-founded Ericsson’s cybersecurity consulting practice. He is currently the Head of Rakuten RapidAPI, a venture that brings together bringing together Japanese eCommerce giant, Rakuten and A16Z-backed RapidAPI. He is an active contributor to the startup ecosystem as an investor, advisor and Techstars mentor.

Rakuten RapidAPI is the world’s largest API marketplace with 8,000+ APIs and is used by over 500,000 active developers around the world. We enable developers to build transformative apps through the power of APIs by helping them find, test and connect to all the APIs they need in one place.

He is a global citizen having lived in 7 countries in the last 6 years in search of the next big challenge. He holds an MBA from INSEAD.

Presentation Title:

The API Economy for the sports industry

Presentation Synopsis:

The API Economy is predicted to be a $2.2TN market in 2018. As part of this wave of digitization, industries ranging from eCommerce to Fintech have embraced microservices architecture and APIs in order to develop new user experiences and value propositions in a more agile way. At the same time, many of these same organizations have created open API programs to expose their data and capabilities to 3rd parties.

This presentation showcases how open API programs can elevate the sports industry to differentiate and delight users, and leverage their data and assets to extend their ecosystem footprint in order to create new value.