Company / Club:

Rakuten

Position inside the Company/Club:

Head of Rakuten RapidAPI

Speaker Biography:

Jed Ng works at the intersection of Corporates and Startups to create new value. He is a Corporate Entrepreneurship expert and specializes in building new business lines for large organizations in the tech domain. He previously started Ericsson’s cybersecurity services unit which booked $15MUSD topline in its first full year. More recently, he took the concept of a API aggregation platform from idea all the way to execution. He negotiated a strategic partnership with A16Z-backed RapidAPI, and is now the Head of Rakuten RapidAPI- the world’s largest API Marketaplace platform.

He is passionate about helping startups grow and contributes to the ecosystem as an angel investor, advisor and Techstars mentor.

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

Presentation Title:

The API opportunity 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.

Track:

MOBILE OBSESSED