2023 audience

Take a sneak peek behind the scenes of our inaugural edition and discover key figures that defined the success of the event.




International Audiance


Decision Makers

Remember the Speakers

09:30 - 10:00

10:00 - 10:10

Nuno Vilar Moreira
CEO - Polarising

A warm welcoming from Polarising CEO, Nuno Vilar Moreira, where he is going to to talk about Integration and where to eat the best Pastéis de Nata in Lisbon.

Lars Schöttker
Digital Solutions Director - TUI
How integration impacts the digital transformation process of organizations

TUI is one of the world’s leading tourism groups. The broad portfolio gathered under the Group umbrella consists of strong tour operators, 1,200 travel agencies and leading online portals, five airlines with around 130 aircraft, over 400 hotels, 16 cruise liners and many incoming agencies in all major holiday destinations around the globe. To maintain its market positions, TUI has always used state-of-the art integration platforms to ensure the speed of functions, development quality and data integration of its various divisions. By entering the new era of MACH development principles and cloud-native technologies, TUI enables its teams to rethink approaches to data integration and create an innovative environment to accelerate digital transformation. In the hospitality industry in particular, digitizing tedious and flawed operational processes and creating new guest services is a key driver for growth and differentiation in the future.

Antoine Craske
CIO - Grupo Lusiaves
Quality at Speed: The Imperatives of Integration Tomorrow

As the business world becomes increasingly interconnected, the need for seamless integration across systems and platforms is becoming more critical than ever. The cloud has ushered in a new era of event-driven, fast-paced integration that demands high-quality, efficient engineering practices.
Quality Engineering is emerging as the key structuring change in this ecosystem, providing the essential processes, tools, and strategies for building successful resilient, flexible, and scalable integration platforms.
In this keynote talk, we will explore the Next Frontier of Quality Engineering and the Future of Integration. We will examine the challenges and opportunities of this fast-changing landscape, sharing how Quality Engineering can help organizations achieve higher levels of quality, speed, and efficiency.

Panel discussion
The role of integration in the digital transformation journey of organizations.

The panelists will discuss how integration enables businesses to connect disparate systems, data, and processes, leading to better decision-making, improved efficiency, and enhanced customer experiences. The panelists will also highlight the challenges organizations face in integrating their systems and share best practices for successfully implementing integration initiatives.

The discussion will offer valuable insights into how businesses can leverage integration to accelerate their digital transformation outcomes and stay ahead in an increasingly competitive landscape.

Host: Nuno Vilar Moreira
Speakers: Lars Schotter, Antoine Craske and Manuel Novais Gonçalves.

11:10 - 11:40

Enjoy our amazing «pastéis de nata» while connecting with the attendees and the speakers.

Margriet Leemhuis
Ambassador of The Netherlands
What connects The Netherlands to Portugal

The Importance of Nearshore Companies. Portugal as an IT supplier country and its importance for both markets.

Marc Vierveijzer & Eric Lansbergen
Senior Consultant & Delivery Service Manager at Ilionx
DevOps - The battle

Devops the battle - in the 'older days' it was a struggle to synchronize the cooperation between the team responsible for the development, and the team responsible for operations. Often you heard 'they from development or 'them from operations. How can we bring these groups together in order to optimize the software delivery and what are the pitfalls?

Samuel Vandecasteele
Managing Partner - i8c, de Cronos Groep
Enterprise Integration meets EDA

Event-Driven Architecture (EDA) is gaining momentum because of its ability to handle the increasing complexity of modern highly integrated IT environments. In a world of numerous distributed, modular, and real-time software systems, EDA might be the way to interconnect this heterogeneous spiderweb. But how does it fit into your existing Enterprise Integration Architecture?

Panel discussion
The main benefits of this kind of collaboration.

The participants discussed the benefits of this collaboration, including access to a wider talent pool, cost savings, and increased competitiveness.

One of the main topics was the importance of cultural compatibility between the two countries, which can facilitate effective communication and collaboration. The participants emphasized the need for mutual respect and understanding of each other's working cultures, values, and business practices.

The panel also discussed the challenges faced in the nearshore services industry, such as the availability of skilled professionals and the need for continuous innovation. They emphasized the importance of investing in training and development programs to ensure the workforce has the necessary skills to stay competitive.

Finally, the participants concluded that cooperation between IT companies in Portugal and the Netherlands can create a win-win situation, providing opportunities for growth and development for both countries. By working together, they can leverage their strengths to provide high-quality nearshore services to clients across Europe and beyond.

Host: Yvonne Kubbinga
Speakers: Samuel Vandecasteele, Marc Vierveijzer and João Luz

12:50 - 14:15

Enjoy the buffet lunch and take the opportunity to engage with the speakers and while enjoying the amazing view of Lisbon.


A welcome back from Polarising where we will do an introduction to the second half, focused security applied to integration, and some amazing technical demos.

David Sopas & Paulo Silva
Co-Founder and COO, & Security Researcher - Char49
The importance of cybersecurity in the context of integration.

APIs play a central role in today's economy, powering the exchange of data and services between applications and businesses. However, with great power comes great responsibility, and API security is more critical than ever. In this 20-minute session, we will introduce the OWASP API Security Top 10, a comprehensive guide to the most critical API security risks. We will then dive into two real-world examples of API security issues that were discovered by our team, providing a detailed analysis of the vulnerabilities and the impact they had on the affected organizations. By the end of this session, you will have a better understanding of the importance of API security and the steps you can take to protect your organization's APIs from attack.

Panel discussion
A Satefy guide for integrators.

The panel discussion will focus on the importance of cybersecurity in the context of integration. The panelists will discuss the risks associated with integrating disparate systems, applications, and data sources, and how these risks can be mitigated through effective cybersecurity measures. They will also share their experiences and insights on cybersecurity best practices, such as data encryption, access control, vulnerability testing, and incident response. The discussion will offer valuable insights into how organizations can ensure the security of their integrated systems and data, and protect themselves from cyber threats. The panelists will also explore the latest trends and technologies in cybersecurity and integration, and discuss the future of cybersecurity in the context of integration.

Host: Nuno Vilar Moreira
Speakers: David Sopas, Frank Steffens and Jorge Oliveira

Raphaël Sublet & Marco A. Marquez
Account Executive Iberia and SEMEA; & Solutions Engineering Manager - Kong Inc.
Full-Lifecycle API Management: A Key Driver of Application Development Success

Understand how to ship APIs faster, while allowing your developers more freedom to build applications in any desired configuration in any cloud, hybrid, Kubernetes or on-prem deployment. Plus, discover how to uplevel customer experiences in a low-risk environment through secure, reliable, and performant APIs.
In this talk, Marco Marquez, Solutions Engineering Manager and Raphaël Sublet, Account Executive Iberia & SEMEA will discuss speed through lifecycle harmonization and share lessons from financial institutions.

Hendrik Siegeln
Co-Founder and Managing Director of Integration Matters

You can measure the performance and productivity of your applications and integration platforms to always know the status of your IT services. But greater value comes from systems that monitor and control the complete business process. We will discuss how to define and control metrics that matter for operational efficiency and customer experience.

15:40- 15:45

Nuno Vilar Moreira
CEO - Polarising

It's always hard to say goodbye.

15:45 - 16:30

We can't promisse you «pastéis de nata» at this time of the day!

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