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In 2022, it is expected that you need APIs to do business. Not only have APIs become a necessity for application customers to streamline operations across their business and product suite, they have also become an integral part of product development, business strategy, and scalability.
Apidays democratizes and evangelizes the use and the opportunity of APIs for corporations and businesses by focusing on:
Digital Management with APIs
API Management Solutions
API Product Management
Author of "Lean Software Development", "Implementing Lean Software Development", "Leading Lean Software Development", and "The Lean Mindset"
Mary Poppendieck, Managing Director of the Agile Alliance (a leading non profit organization promoting agile software development), is a seasoned leader in both operations and new product development with more than 25 years of IT experience. She has led teams implementing solutions ranging from enterprise supply chain management to digital media, and built one of 3M's first Just-in-Time lean production systems. Mary is currently the President of Poppendieck LLC, a consulting firm specializing in bringing lean production techniques to software development.
Founder & CTO of Docker
I'm the founder and CTO of Docker. Before that I was the co-founder and CEO of Dotcloud.
Specialties: I build and ship technology products. I scale and automate large distributed systems. I write software. I lovingly grow engineering teams.
Author of "Building Microservices"
Sam is an independent consultant based in London, working with clients all over the world. He works in the cloud and continuous delivery space, more recently focusing on the use of microservice architectures.
TED Speaker, former VP R&D at General Motors
Larry Burns advises organizations on the future of mobility, logistics, manufacturing, energy and innovation. His current clients include Waymo (previously Google Self-Driving Cars), Peloton Technology and Kitson & Partners.
Author of "Design and Build great APIs", "Continuous API Management", Speaker & Advisor
An internationally known author and speaker, Mike Amundsen travels the world consulting and talking about network architecture, Web development, and other subjects. As Director of Architecture for the API Academy, he works with companies to provide insight on how best to capitalize on the opportunities APIs present to both consumers and the enterprise.
Amundsen has authored numerous books and papers. His 2013 collaboration with Leonard Richardson "RESTful Web APIs" and his 2011 book, “Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node”, are common references for building adaptable Web applications. He co-authored "Microservice Architecture" (June 2016) and his latest book, "RESTful Web Clients", is scheduled for release in late 2016.
CEO & President, Co-Founder of Kong
Augusto “Aghi” Marietti is an inventor, technology entrepreneur and angel investor. As the CEO and co-founder of Kong — the API company on a mission to intelligently broker information across all services — he drives the company’s vision, strategy and long-term growth. Prior to Kong, he was the CEO and co-founder of Mashape, the largest API marketplace, which was acquired by RapidAPI in 2017. Before that, he founded MemboxX, the first European cloud service for storing documents and sensitive personal data. Augusto holds a B.S. in Economics from the Catholic University of Milan. He is the lead inventor on five U.S. patents and an angel investor in more than 10 startups.
Co-Author of OpenID Connect, JWT, JWS and FAPI
Nat Sakimura is a well-known identity and privacy standardization architect and the Chairman of the Board of the OpenID Foundation. Besides being an author of such widely used standards as JWT (RFC7519), JWS (RFC7515), OAuth PKCE (RFC7636) and OpenID Connect, he helps communities to organize themselves to realize the ideas around identity and privacy. His current projects include FAPI, ISO/IEC 29184 Online privacy notice and consent, ISO/IEC 27551 Unlinkable Attribute-based entity authentication, OAuth JAR, RAR, and mTLS.
Creator of AsyncAPI, Founder of AsyncAPI Initiative & Director of Engineering at Postman
Fran is the founder of the AsyncAPI Initiative. He’s a software engineer with a strong focus on event-driven APIs and microservices. In his spare time, he enjoys playing beach volleyball, kayaking, and stand-up paddle surf.
Co-creator of XML and CTO of Forgerock
Eve is a globally recognized strategist, innovator, and communicator on digital identity, security, privacy, and consent. She is responsible for the ForgeRock Labs team investigating innovative approaches to solving customers’ identity challenges.
Co-creator of Websphere and CTO, IBM Automation at IBM
Jerry is an IBM Fellow, VP and CTO of AI Automation. He is recognized as a prolific contributor to IBM’s software business, producing products and technologies that have profoundly impacted how the industry conducts commerce over the world-wide-web, while dramatically improving the consumer experience.
Director Software Engineering at Twilio
Specialize in rebooting teams, process improvement, and product evangelism. Proud member of the #cloudminds think tank community.
Expertise in: Agile Development, Web Applications, Testing Methodologies, Staff Growth and Development, Team Management, API Business Strategies, Women in Tech
Author of “Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet”
She is the former futures editor of Motherboard, and a contributor to VICE, Rhizome, The Guardian, WIRED, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Eye on Design, and Aeon.
The API Handyman, Author of "The Design of Web APIs" & Senior API Architect at Natixis
Arnaud Lauret, the API Handyman, is the author of The Design of Web APIs and is API & Architecture Leader at Natixis, a French financial group. He helps people understand and build APIs.
Founder & CEO of RapidAPI
Iddo Gino is the Founder and CEO of RapidAPI. Part of Forbes 30 Under 30 list, he's a 2017 Thiel Fellow. Previously, he was a Co-organizer of Hacking Gen Y. Iddo has been programming since he was a kid and continues to contribute to open-source projects. Originally from Haifa, Israel, Iddo is based in San Francisco, CA.
CIO Technology Strategy & aXess at Standard Chartered Bank
Dr. Sebastian Wedeniwski is the CIO Technology Strategy & aXess at Standard Chartered Bank. He joined the Bank in April 2017 and is based in Singapore. In this role, he is leading the Bank’s technology and data strategy, enterprise architecture and is driving the Bank’s digital and innovation agenda across the Bank’s markets and business segments. Sebastian is pioneering foundation services, building and operating the aXess platform for Open Banking both internally and externally to offer developers open access to the Bank’s open source code for banking products and its APIs, applications, and libraries. Sebastian is globally building and managing aXess Labs for in-house developers and external partners, and in co-location aXess Academy as a technology learning institute to up skill the technology expertise of the Bank for platforms and partnerships. He manages the bank-wide Technology Standards and API lifecycle.
Head of Developer Relations at Stripe
Romain leads global developer relations at Stripe. He joined Stripe from Twitter, where he was a Senior Developer Advocate and the first member of Twitter’s developer relations team outside the US. In 2014, Romain helped launch Fabric, Twitter’s mobile development platform, and Digits, a way for people to securely sign in to apps with their phone number rather than a password. This year alone, Romain’s worldwide developer tour has led him to meet thousands of developers at events and conferences in dozens of cities across the US, Europe and Asia. Most recently, Romain was on stage two weeks ago at Twitter Flight in San Francisco during Jack Dorsey’s keynote, where he performed a live coding demonstration of Twitter’s latest developer products.
Sr. Program Manager, Digital Partnerships at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Maria Kessler is a digital media veteran with a background in partnerships, content strategy, and business development. She currently leads strategy, planning, and partnership development to enable users around the world to access The Met collection where they are. She is also responsible for increasing the reach and relevance of Met content through strategic distribution partners.
Chief Architect for Twilio Flex
Seasoned CTO with a passion for solving big problems. 10+ years experience building platforms that bring people closer together via communications and collaboration technologies. Frequent speaker and panelist on areas ranging from voice and video to the future of work, AI and the role of technology in education.
A disciple of Ray Kurzweil and Klaus Schwab and a true believer that we are on the cusp of an exponential leap in technology that will make the Internet, and everything that has come after it, seem like tiny blip in comparison.
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