APIDays Finland 2019


    APIs and Platforms - Transforming Industries and Experiences

    4-5 June 2019, Helsinki

  • Why attend?

    APIDays Finland joins the tradition of hugely popular global APIDays -events. The APIDays Finland event is brought to you together with our local APIOps community, see Contact -section for more information.

    You should join if you identify with any of these: business people (managers, sales, marketing, legal, enterprise architects, designers) and technical (architects, lead developers, senior developers) plus teachers, researchers and students.

    Traditional industries are starting to catch up with digital transformation, partly because of the Finnish and EU -level legal requirements for industries to open APIs, even for their competitors and disruptors. 


    The most established companies and organizations are getting on board. If your digital customer experience isn't cutting it, competition is imminent. The change is not easy in any industry, but it's even harder in regulated industries.

    Banks and FinTech are already experiencing a forced change towards APIs and ecosystems, but construction, energy, traffic, and healthcare are needing to catch up fast. This change has been speeding up during the last 1-2 years and now it's time to present some of the case examples.


    This event is not only for those already in the API and platform game or being challenged by recent legal requirements. This event is for sharing information, getting inspiration from customers, competitors and across industries, as well as experts.

  • The Blog

    Insights to the event, speakers, sponsors and location.

    February 11, 2019 · location,transformation,program
  • Speakers

    We are reviewing speaker submissions until May 3rd, 2019, but be fast, we are processing proposals as we go. Here are some of the first confirmed speakers. Great international and local speakers are still under review, but there is still time to submit your application!

    Mikael Rinnetmäki

    Founder at


    Arto Oinonen

    API Developer Champion​ at OP Financial Group

    Janne Uggeldahl

    Head of TPP Support, Open Banking at


    Sami Koivisto

    API Management, Integration & Development Specialist at

    IBM Cloud Finland

    Emmelyn Ann Wang

    API Strategist at


    Aki Puustjärvi

    Development Manager at HUS (Helsinki University Hospital) IT Management

    Alan Glickenhouse

    API Business Strategist at IBM

    Fran Méndez

    The Founder of


    Marjukka Niinioja

    APItalista at


    Niklas Tanskanen

    DevOps Consultant at Eficode

    Martijn Eier

    CEO at


    Marco Torregrossa

    CEO at

    Euro Freelancers

    Sami Pippuri

    Chief Technology Officer at

    MaaS Global

    Petteri Kivimäki

    Chief Technology Officer at NIIS

    Amandeep Midha

    VP engineering at

    Ernit ApS

    Erik Wilde

    Principal Consultant at

    Good API

    Lea Viljanen

    CEO, Security Consultant at Hackrfi

    Jarkko Moilanen

    Developer Experience lead at Platform of Trust

    Vesa Pirinen

    Vice President, strategy and development at

    YIT Finland Ltd

    Allan Knabe

    API Design Owner at


    Sam Bellen

    Developer Evangelist at Auth0

    Kevin Jones

    Global Consulting Engineer and Technical Architect at NGINX Software

    Alexander Zinchuk

    Software Architect at


    Thomas Bayer

    Founder and Programmer at Predic8

    Hanna Pikkusaari

    Manager, Smart Building Solutions at Kesko

    Keith Uber

    VP of Customer Success at


    Asmo Urpilainen

    Director, Product Development at

    HiQ Finland Oy

  • Call for Speakers is Open!

    Call for speakers ends on May 3, 2019 but we may accept speakers already before that, so be fast.


    We welcome business & tech talks, with priority given to Buildings, Construction, Traffic, Energy, HealthTech, FinTech and Public sector -related talks. We have room for some generic topics on API Economy and Platform Economy, business models and merketing as well as API Design, Management and Architecture.


    If you are expert on how to include API-related technologies like Blockchain & Distributed architecture and trust, IoT, Machine Learning & AI, you are welcome to submit your paper, too.


    UPDATE: We use the global APIDays form for Speaker submissions. You only need minimal information at this point, we'll contact the promising speaker candidates after review and discuss the topics more closely.

  • Schedule


    Tuesday 4th June, 2019: 9.00-19.00

    Day 1:


    8-9.00 registration and breakfast


    Keynotes and 2-3 parallel tracks:
    • No business like API business: API Economy, Platform Economy and Ecosystem business models, impact on customer experience and partnerships. B2D marketing and developer experience.
    • The New API Design, Management, and Architecture Stack: API guidelines, REST, GraphQL, gRPC, OpenAPI Spec/Swagger
    • Related technologies and mechanisms thriving on APIs: Blockchain, distributed systems, and distributed trust. IoT, AI & Machine learning, privacy solutions.
    Possibility to visit the Museum of Technology
    included 15min presentation
    Evening program
    • 17-19.00 Networking (drinks & snacks)

    Wednesday June 5th, 2019 - 9.00-16.00

    Day 2:


    8-9.00 Breakfast


    Keynotes and 2-3 parallel tracks:
    • The New Public sector & MedTech Stack

    • The New FinTech & MaaS Stack

    • The New Building, Construction & Energy Stack

    Possibility to visit the Museum of Technology
    included 15min presentation
    We are planning also an Unconference -part to the program, which will offer participants to suggest emergent and current topics they want to talk in small groups.
  • Sponsors

    Gold sponsors

  • Silver sponsors

  • Bronze Sponsors

  • Cooperation Partners

  • More sponsors will be announced soon!

    Interested in sponsoring APIDays Finland? If you have questions, get in touch with our team or the global team. See details from Sponsorship Deck.

  • Time & Place

    4.-5.6.2019 Helsinki in award winning event center Koskenranta

    Katariina Saksilaisen katu 9 , 00560 Helsinki, Finland


    Koskenranta is an idyllic restaurant and event venue on the banks of
    Vanhankaupunginkoski (Old City rapids). It lies where the original settlement of
    Helsinki was founded, an unique venue at the crossroads of nature and history.

    An old water flow laboratory built in 1946 has been converted into a 2000
    square meter versatile space for your events.

  • Get your Early Bird ticket until Apr 7th!

    Tickets are sold via Eventbrite, payments with credit card.


    If you want us to send an invoice contact our team.


    Speakers get a FREE ticket on accepted submission. Sponsor packages include a set number of tickets.


    We also accept a limited number of applications for free tickets for volunteers to help with registration and guiding participants during the event.

  • Code of Conduct

    The APIdays team is dedicated to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming conference environment for everyone. We are releasing this code of conduct to clearly outline our expectations. We look forward to all attendees' and sponsors' help in making this a reality.


    Be respectful to one another
    Respect yourself, and respect others.


    Unwelcome behaviour will not be tolerated whether to other attendees, organisers, venue staff or other patrons of the APIdays venues. Unwelcome behaviours include intimidation, harassment, abusive, discriminatory or derogatory conduct by any attendees of APIdays and related events. All APIdays venues may be shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.


    Be careful. Please keep an eye out for dangerous activity or situations, and alert the conference team if you become aware of any safety hazards.


    Our goal is to create a safe and harassment-free conference experience for all involved, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, religion, preferred operating system, programming language or text editor.


    Or more simply put “don’t be a jerk!”


    What is Harassment?

    Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides); deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

    Anyone asked to stop harassing behaviour is expected to comply immediately.

    If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from the conference without refund.


    If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a conference organiser or helper immediately either at the registration desk or use one of the conference team contacts listed here.


    The APIdays team will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, to provide escorts, or to otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference.

    We expect all conference participants to abide by this code of conduct at all conference venues and conference-related social events.


    We value your attendance and appreciate your help.


    The APIdays Code of Conduct is based on the geek feminism conference anti-harassment policy template. As such, it may also be used by others as a template or guideline under a Creative Commons Zero license.

  • Contact us & Join conversation

    If you have any questions relating to the conference, please email the events team and they will be able to assist and answer your questions.


    Spread the word and join conversation in social media with #APIDaysFinland

    Marjukka Niinioja, APItalista

    Contact me and our team at Osaango in any questions related to the event. Plus specifics on MaaS, FinTech and general business and technical topics, Sponsoring, Academia



    Jarkko Moilanen

    APItalist, Developer relations in PlatformOfTrust

    Contact Jarkko if you have specific questions or suggestions related to building and construction ecosystems, APIs and platforms.



    Vlad Stirbu, founder

    Contact Vlad if you have something in mind related to HealthTech and MedTech APIs & platforms



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