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Microservices at Scale at a Top 10 North American Bank

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Shahir A. Daya
IBM, Distinguished Engineer and CTO

Shahir A. Daya is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO in the Financial Services Sector in IBM Global Business Services in Canada. He is an IBM Senior Certified Architect and an Open Group Distinguished Chief/Lead IT Architect with more than twenty-five years at IBM. Shahir has received the prestigious IBM Corporate Award for exceptional technical accomplishments. His industry experience includes banking, financial services, and travel & transportation. Shahir focuses on cloud-native architecture and modern SW engineering practices for high performing development teams.

As CTO, Shahir is responsible for overall solution design and technical feasibility for client transformation programs. He has supported the design and stand-up of several joint clients and IBM delivery centers adopting modern SW engineering practices to deliver modernization programs. Shahir is also responsible for defining the sectors' technical strategy relating to asset development/harvesting, new technical areas of focus and thought leadership for the specific technology area. He provides technical oversight and direction on critical projects.

Shahir holds a B.A.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto and has co-authored 3 IBM Redbooks on Microservices and Hybrid Cloud Integration. He is an inventor with several issued U.S. Patents. Shahir is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Shahir is an active mentor in the University of Toronto Engineering Alumni Mentorship Program and the University of Toronto Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Mentorship Program. He is also a coach for the FIRST LEGO Robotics Jr. League. You can follow Shahir on Twitter and Medium @ShahirDaya and connect with him on LinkedIn at

One of the largest banks in the U.S. is focused on creating first-class customer experiences. To do this, they continue to modernize their applications towards a next-generation application architecture that relies on a Microservices architectural style. Valuable data in core systems is unlocked and exposed to experience layers via APIs, and used to create new and unique customer experiences. In this talk you will learn key lessons learned implementing Microservices at Scale including establishing a centre of excellence (CoE), governance through code, decentralized governance, and organizational/cultural changes to support the model.