XConf Singapore 2022

XConf Singapore 2022

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Drama Centre Theatre

100 Victoria Street

Level 3

National Library Building, 188064 Singapore


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XConf Singapore - an annual technology event created for technologists, by technologists - is back in-person this year!

About this event

Join us at this one-day event to hear insightful talks from thought leaders and Thoughtworkers on topics including Data Mesh, Platform Thinking, Decentralized Identity, Accessible Tech, Responsible Tech, and much more.

They’ll share their first-hand experiences, insights on the latest trends and how at Thoughtworks, we are making tech better, together.

Get your tickets today! We look forward to seeing you there.


Drama Centre Theatre, 100 Victoria Street, Level 3, Singapore 188064


9.00am | Registration

9.30am | Welcome

9.35am | Keynote by Chan Cheow Hoe, Government Chief Digital Tech Officer, GovTech Singapore

10.00am | 50 shades of self-service: The interactions between application and platform teams by Ankit Wal

10.45am | Tea break

11.05am | Reinvigorating customer experiences: Are you ready for XR tech? by Charissa Pang

11.50am | Harnessing E2E automation to gatekeep data pipeline by Benjamin Ng and Christopher Rex

12.30pm | Lunch buffet

1.30pm | Untangling Data Mesh: A paradigm shift in Big Data by Sowmya Ganapathi Krishnan

2.15pm | Accessibility needs to be the future of better technology by Esther Tham

3.00pm | Tea break

3.20pm | Decentralized identity: What's all the fuss about? by Katharine Jarmul and Zhengkun Wang

4.05pm | Path to production: An environmentally sustainable approach by Aditi Agarwal

4.50pm | Panel discussion: What is true agile? Panelists: Thao Dang, Florian Sellmayr, Sriram Narayanan, Shyaamkumaar Krishnamoorthy and Chad Wilson

5.30pm | Close

Talk abstracts:

50 shades of self-service: The interactions between application and platform teams

Modern software delivery usually includes one or many central platform teams. These well intentioned teams hope to reduce overheads for application teams and help them deliver features faster. Unfortunately, too often, rather than improving productivity, the interaction between these two teams creates dependencies, bottlenecks, handoffs and frustrating stagnation. To avoid these traps and enable overall productivity these interactions have to be consciously considered and designed.

This talk shares a framework to make sense of such interactions, and tells a story, inspired by true events, of one such platform team and their journey towards a happier self-service relationship with their application teams.

Reinvigorating customer experiences: Are you ready for XR tech?

While the metaverse has driven much interest in extended reality (XR) with as many skeptics as believers about this emerging technology, teams are often concerned that they’re investing in 'fancy' technology without a real need for it. This session will share real-life examples and a framework to help you relate to customer needs and explore how to deliver better experiences with XR technology.

Harnessing E2E automation to gatekeep data pipeline

Building data ingestion pipelines can sound very exciting. And indeed it is! However, it can also become daunting if testing is kept manual. The number of regression testing scenarios and assertions can inevitably spiral out of control, based on factors like data shape, feed type, file format. We will share our experience in building this gatekeeper which not only helps with release testing but does a regression every day to spot bugs early and explore how to harness E2E automation for data ingestion pipelines.

Untangling Data Mesh: A paradigm shift in Big Data

Data Mesh, first defined by Thoughtworker Zhamak Dehghani, is a paradigm shift in big data management, designed to meet the demands of modern organizations and teams. Existing data paradigms are unable to scale to the complex needs of organizations and fail to deliver insights with the speed and flexibility needed. This session walks you through Data Mesh, a new socio-technical paradigm built on top of modern software engineering principles that helps unlock the true potential of enterprise data. Learn how its various pillars come together to deliver data-driven value at scale and how you can apply this effectively in your organization.

Accessibility needs to be the future of better technology

The wide range of needs present in our communities affects how people interact with digital experiences. All too often accessibility and inclusivity are ignored or considered until just before, if not just after, the release of software. This talk will discuss why the path towards accessibility needn’t be difficult, and explore some simple ways to incorporate these aspects into the development process.

Decentralized identity: What’s all the fuss about?

Decentralized identity (DID) is an upcoming paradigm to watch in the identity management space, it gives greater control to people over their identities on what information to share and with whom. This talk aims to demystify DID, and cover its application across different business use cases and discuss its impact on enabling digital security and trust in the forever evolving virtual world.

Path to production: An environmentally sustainable approach

Did you know training one machine learning model produced carbon emissions equivalent to 125 roundtrip flights from New York to Beijing? As enterprises adopt cloud to support user growth and revenue generation, few stop to consider the sustainability implications of their technology usage.

As a technologist, how can you help your organization meet its sustainability commitment? The good news is that there is a solid business case for reducing your cloud carbon footprint. This talk will discuss some ways in which technologists can optimize cloud infrastructure deployment and application development to benefit the planet and the business.


The event will be held in consideration of current recommendations and regulations by the Singapore Government. As these regulations might differ due to the changing circumstances, we reserve the right to update them before the event. Please note that in any case, we ask you to observe the current regional rules and regulations and check the recommendations by the Ministry of Health (MOH) for safety and health measures.

Code of Conduct: Please note that we ask all attendees to review and comply with our code of conduct.

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