Kong Summit 2022

Kong Summit 2022

Where API Innovation Runs Wild

September 28-29, 2022
San Francisco, CA

Agenda is now live!

In its fifth year, Kong Summit brings the Kong community together for a chance to discuss building new ideas, tapping into developer-driven innovation, and modernizing connectivity without sacrificing security and governance. Over two days, sessions will explore real-world solutions to building, securing, consuming, and connecting APIs and microservices.


What’s next around APIs, microservices, service mesh, Kubernetes, and open source tools.


Go beyond product features with businesses and builders doing things differently.


Hands-on technical training for Kong solutions by Kong engineers and R&D.

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Full access pass to keynotes, sessions, expo, receptions, and networking on 9/28-9/29.

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Featured Speakers

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Augusto Marietti Kong, President and Co-Founder

Augusto Marietti Kong, President and Co-Founder

Augusto Marietti is the CEO and co-founder of Kong. Originally from Rome, Italy, Marietti at the age of 19, founded MemboxX, one of the first data storage services in Europe in early 2007. In 2009, Marietti co-founded Kong in a garage in Milan, Italy. The company quickly moved to San Francisco, USA, and raised $1.6M in funding from prominent institutional investors including New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Index Ventures and individuals including Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors. Marietti holds a BSc in Economics from the Catholic University of Milan.

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Marco Palladino Kong, CTO and Co-Founder

Marco Palladino Kong, CTO and Co-Founder

Marco Palladino is an inventor, software developer and Internet entrepreneur based in San Francisco, California. He is the co-founder and CTO of Kong, the most widely adopted open source API platform. Besides being a core maintainer, Marco is currently responsible for the design and delivery of the Kong products, while also providing the technical thought leadership around APIs and microservices within Kong and the external community. Marco was also the co-founder of Mashape, which started in 2010 and is today the largest API marketplace in the world.

Madan Thangavelu

Madan Thangavelu Director of Engineering, Uber

Madan Thangavelu Director of Engineering, Uber

Madan is a tech enthusiast with over a decade of industry experience building scalable systems. he has been actively working in areas of web services, SaaS and machine learning. He is always excited about technologies that make an impact on society. In his current role, Madan leads the fulfillment, fares & config systems that power all Uber trips globally.

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Ted Hessing Head of API Platforms, Vanguard

Ted Hessing Head of API Platforms, Vanguard

Ted Hessing has worked in IT for 20+ years, with experience ranging from Software Engineer, to Six Sigma Black Belt/Project Manager. In his current role, he leads teams who are responsible for the performance and management of Vanguard's large API infrastructure.

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Dervis Avdic Engineering Manager, IKEA

Dervis Avdic Engineering Manager, IKEA

Dervis Avdic is an Engineering Manager at IKEA at Ingka Group Digital. Previously, he worked as a Software Engineer at Tetra Pak and IKEA, and as Product Owner at IKEA. He resides in Helsingborg, Sweden.




  • Training
  • Partner Summit


  • Keynote Presentations
  • Breakout Sessions & Demo Sessions
  • Ask the Experts
  • API Ecosystem Solutions Expo
  • Welcome Reception


  • Keynote Presentation
  • Breakout Sessions & Demo Sessions
  • Ask the Experts
  • API Ecosystem Solutions Expo
  • Awards and Prizes

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Palace Hotel
Palace Hotel


Not to worry! The keynote recordings will be posted after the event.

The full Summit agenda is available now.

Kong is committed to the health and safety of our customers, partners, employees, and team members. Below you will find the current COVID-19 guidelines. We encourage you to return to the website regularly for updates. Revisions will be made in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the City of San Francisco requirements as well as requirements set forth by the event venue.

Health and safety guidelines

  • Indoor and outdoor masking is recommended
  • Enhanced cleaning will be performed throughout the venue and program areas. (See The Palace Hotel and Marriott International's Commitment to Clean)
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the program
  • Do not attend if you are feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID-19.

We encourage you to review the health and safety protocols in place for the City of San Francisco.

The Kong Summit Hackathon is a virtual event with an online open submission period from September 1-27th, 2022.

Contributions are encouraged from all Kong Community members and you can even earn a Kong Summit ticket though your contribution (plus additional prizes and swag)!

Please see the Hackathon event page for all event details and updates.

The annual API Innovator Awards give us the opportunity to shine a light on the projects and people who are ahead of the pack in their use of Kong. Submissions are open for nominees -- and will be open through August 11.

All winners will be recognized at the awards ceremony during Kong Summit 2022 on September 29, 2022. Winners will receive a trophy, recognition via social promotion and a press release, a promotional toolkit, a donation to a charity (Kong will provide the funding and the list of charity options) and a chance to chat on a panel at the awards ceremony.

Visit the API Innovator Awards page for more information and to submit your project!

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Conference hotel:
The Palace Hotel San Francisco
2 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94105

Plan your stay by visiting the hotel booking page.


Event dates:
September 28 - 29, 2022 | Keynotes, sessions, networking in expo hall, party!
September 27 | Training and Certification (a seperate registration is required)

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