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Building an Event-driven CNS

Kafka Summit APAC 2021 Keynote: Building an Event-driven CNS for Digital Banking - A Conversation with Jun Rao Co-Founder of Confluent and Kaspar Situmorang, CEO, BRI Agro

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Kaspar Situmorang

Kaspar Situmorang is the Chief Executive Officer of BRI's Digital Bank (BRI Agro, Tbk.) and digital enabler of one of the biggest banks in the ASEAN region. He's held various digital leadership roles at PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia, Tbk, Group, and has a wealth of experience working in the computer software, telecom and banking industries. He is highly skilled in analytics, design thinking, big data, and digital strategy execution. Kaspar is a strong product, program, and project management professional with a master’s degree in computer engineering from the Universität Duisburg-Essen in Germany and a doctorate in Business & Management from IPB in Indonesia. Kaspar is a certified professional coach and has held positions including Mentor at Google Startup Accelerator, Board of Commissioner at PT Fintek Karya Nusantara (LinkAja) and Patron at the Deeptech Foundation.

Jun Rao

Jun Rao is the co-founder of Confluent, a company that provides a stream data platform on top of Apache Kafka. Before Confluent, Jun Rao was a senior staff engineer at LinkedIn where he led the development of Kafka. Before LinkedIn, Jun Rao was a researcher at IBM's Almaden research data center, where he conducted research on database and distributed systems. Jun Rao is the PMC chair of Apache Kafka and a committer of Apache Cassandra.