FDC3: Leveraging the Network Effect
The Network Effect has been a key differentiator for creating value in the technology industry. Microservice architectures use this to great effect to establish decoupled services, connected through the HTTP standard for communication. Micro-frontends are applying the same patterns to help componentize our financial desktops, to achieve similar benefits. However, so far how to link applications together to create networks has not been as clear.
The FDC3 communication standard for financial desktops aims to establish a community-driven way to link front-end components together. During this talk, we will examine why looking to leverage the network effect for our financial desktops is so important, and how the open FDC3 standard can help us to do this.
Riko is Head of Desktop Strategy at Adaptive Financial Consulting. With 15+ years of experience in FinTech, Riko’s knowledge and skills span multiple technologies supporting front-, middle- and back-end systems. As an active participant in FINOS - and chair of the FDC3 API Working Group - he is enthusiastic about working with the community to establish open standards in the financial industry. By focusing on desktop strategy, he helps financial institutions to create interoperable systems that combine new and existing technology, establish transformative user workflows, improve customer experience, increase cross selling, and deliver more meaningful data. In his spare time he loves to teach and play modern board games, which is really just another excuse to get everyone together around a table and have fun!