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By Kong on July 28, 2022

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Kong Announces Speaker Line-Up for Kong Summit 2022 in San Francisco on September 28-29

Fifth Annual Conference Features Sessions, Demos and Workshops to Discover Real-World Solutions for Building, Securing and Governing APIs and Microservices


SAN FRANCISCO, July 28, 2022​​Kong Inc., the cloud native API company, today announced the speaker line-up and featured sessions for its annual Kong Summit, which will take place on September 28-29 at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Kong Summit 2022 is back in-person after two years of digital-only, bringing together Kong’s customers, partners, open source user community and industry thought leaders to explore breakthrough ideas and developer-driven innovation. The Summit will explore ‘where API innovation runs wild’ – with a focus on modernizing connectivity without sacrificing security and governance. Sessions and workshops will cover real-world solutions to building, securing, consuming, and governing APIs and microservices.

“We’ve seen an unprecedented surge in API and microservices innovation in the last few years, and now is the perfect time to take advantage of all that APIs have to offer and showcase the incredible work that organizations and developer teams have been doing to make application connectivity faster and more seamless than ever before,” said Marco Palladino, CTO and co-founder of Kong. “Kong Summit 2022 is that place. Technology leaders, developers and innovators will discuss what’s emerging and how to unlock the next evolution of digital connectivity.”

Featuring over 70 speakers across more than 40 sessions in two days – plus a third day of technical training courses – the Kong Summit 2022 speaker line-up includes:

  • Fedor Gorin, senior director of engineering; Cara Li, director of software engineering; and Tyler Hall, software engineer architect, ATP
  • Debra Rocha, partner solutions architect; Div Shekhar, partner solutions architect; and Anuj Sharma, senior container specialist solutions architect, AWS
  • Jeremy Glassenberg, product leader, APIs, Docusign
  • Dervis Avdic, engineering manager, IKEA
  • Augusto Marietti, CEO and co-founder; Marco Palladino, CTO and co-founder; Viktor Gamov, principal developer advocate; and Kat Morgan, developer advocate, Kong
  • Nick Rapier, group manager of product management – platforms, Kroger
  • Martin Kölbel, API management, solution architect; Dominik Schmid, senior technical lead and product owner; and Benjamin Bertow, senior technical lead and product owner, Mercedes-Benz Group AG
  • Madan Thangavelu, director of engineering, Uber
  • Casie Ropski, technical scrum master, and Michael Wottle, enterprise architect, Vanguard
  • Shai Sachs, staff engineer, Wayfair

In addition, on September 27, Kong will also be hosting its second annual Kong Summit Hackathon, an all-virtual event designed to foster creativity within the Kong community. Submissions are open September 1-27.

Kong Summit 2022 will also be holding a ceremony to celebrate the winners of the API Innovator Awards on September 29, highlighting projects and individuals who have accelerated digital transformation through innovative uses of Kong technology. Applications are now open until August 11.

General admission and training tickets to Kong Summit 2022 are now on sale. To register for the event, please visit

Follow the conversation on Twitter at #KongSummit22 for live updates.

About Kong Inc.

Kong is the cloud native API platform with the fastest, most adopted API gateway in the world. Loved and valued by developers, Kong helps startups and Fortune 500 companies build with confidence – allowing them to bring solutions to market faster with API and service connectivity that scales easily and securely. Leaders like Nasdaq, PayPal, GE, Samsung, Expedia, GlaxoSmithKine, Rite Aid, Moderna, Wayfair and Verifone trust Kong to help them modernize their tech stacks, adopt new technologies and meet customer demand quickly through APIs. For more information about Kong, please visit or follow @thekonginc on Twitter.