**Please note, registrations for this online event have now closed**

Since the establishment of the API Centre in 2019, we’ve been leading work with the industry to co-design Aotearoa’s open banking future. In this webinar at Techweek 2022, we’ll share how the API Centre, together with the industry, is creating open banking standards and protocols to ensure fast, secure, user-friendly data sharing for Aotearoa, while considering international viewpoints and opportunities.

This is an opportunity for anyone interested in open banking in Aotearoa to hear from us directly about how our work is practically enabling open banking outcomes. We’ll provide an overview of the journey so far, do a deep dive into our API standards and you’ll hear an international perspective on the benefits of open banking and what it means for society.

API Centre webinar

9:00am - 10:00am, Wednesday 18 May 2022
**Registrations have now closed**

Programme outline



9.00am – 9.10am Welcome and background on API Centre
Philip Cass, API Centre Manager
9.10am – 9.30am API standards – What do they do and how do they do it?
Gavin Wong, API Centre Lead Architect
9.30am – 9.55am The power of open banking and what it means for society
Jamie Leach, Chapter Lead at FDATA A&NZ
9.55am – 10.00am Closing remarks
Philip Cass, API Centre Manager

Speaker profiles

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Philip Cass, API Centre Manager

Phil spent 15 years' in the UK's financial services sector, working on mergers and acquisitions and setting up target operating models within large global banks. Phil ultimately led a team which designed and implemented the UK Open Banking Implementation Entity target operating model. Having retuned to New Zealand, Phil now works collaboratively with the Payments NZ team and the industry to design and deliver the API Centre’s framework.

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Gavin Wong, Lead Architect, API Centre

Gavin is a lead technical architect and has worked on several open banking initiatives globally. He served as the deputy chair on the Open Banking UK technical design authority, and more recently has led the technical design of open banking APIs in New Zealand.

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Jamie Leach, Chapter Lead at FDATA A&NZ

Jamie is a data champion, fintech fanatic, Regional Director for Australia/New Zealand of Global Association FDATA and founder of Open Data Australia™. She has experienced a diverse corporate career, holding senior roles across the banking, technology, defence, and telecommunications sectors.

Her work on Australia’s CDR sees the amalgamation of her extensive financial services career, her continuing work with public policy, and her passion for increasing the quality and portability of data. Through her thought-leadership on data portability and leveraging artificial intelligence to enhance the customer experience, Jamie has worked with numerous banking brands and international vendors on re-designing and engineering their open banking/open energy solutions and policies. An advisor to the United Nation’s Capital Develop Fund, Jamie’s work includes Digital Identity, Digital Finance, and Financial Inclusion across developing nations, both in technology and policy development.