December 9, 10 & 11, 2019
Not so long ago, the competition was product vs product. Now, it has shifted to platform vs platform. And tomorrow, it will be ecosystem vs ecosystem. As we have entered a world of open IT and extended enterprises, APIs strategies, API designs, and API lifecycle management will be the unfair advantage to create and nurture the business of ecosystems.
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In 2000 you needed a website to enter the digital economy. In 2010 you needed a mobile app to enter the mobile economy. In 2020 you’ll need APIs to enter the programmable economy. Since the Jeff Bezos mandate that stated “all APIs without exceptions must be designed from the ground up to be externalizable, no exceptions”, many companies such as Amazon or Netflix have demonstrated that an API-driven strategy coupled with an API-driven development is the way to support scalable businesses. Not only APIs have now become products, enabling distribution to developers at a digital scale, they also deliver outstanding business values and create new revenue generation stream for businesses to what we call the API economy. This has been demonstrated by companies like Stripe or Twilio, reaching a valuation of up to $22Bn.
Head of API at Euler Hermes
During >15 years in financial services, Sophie held various roles in project mgmt. and digital strategy, including the foundations of Euler Hermes’ digital transformation and the kick off for various transversal technologies it required. Amongst others she created an API governance and DevRel organization in EH. Her current focus are the refactoring of identity and access mgmt. and document mgmt. domains, where legacy technologies need replacement with cloud- and API-centric alternatives.
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.
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.
CTO and Co-Founder of WSO2
Paul co-founded WSO2 after 9 years at IBM, where he was a Senior Technical Staff Member. While at IBM, Paul created the Web Services Gateway, and led the team that shipped it as part of WebSphere Application Server. Paul also co-created the Web Services Invocation Framework (WSIF). Paul was co-lead of JSR 110: Java APIs for WSDL, which produced WSDL4J. Paul also co-chaired the OASIS Web Services Reliable eXchange Technical Committee. Paul was a member of IBM's WebSphere Architecture Board and Messaging Architecture Board.
Director, Developer Relations at Rubrik
Rebecca Fitzhugh is the Principal Technologist at Rubrik where she researches and evaluates emerging technologies to define and communicate long-term technical strategies. Prior to joining Rubrik, she freelanced as a consulting architect for 6 years. During that period, Rebecca worked with various federal agencies, foreign government, enterprise, and service provider customers across multiple verticals. She began her career in the US Marine Corps, acting as a data systems analyst. During her 5 year service, Rebecca specialized in cryptographic systems and eventually managed a Force level data center that provided services to the entire Pacific fleet.
Chief Technology Officer at Akana by Perforce
Rod Cope is the CTO of Perforce Software. He provides technical vision and architectural leadership for the company’s globally distributed development teams. Rod came to Perforce from Rogue Wave Software, where he was CTO. He was also the Founder and CTO of OpenLogic, a profitable venture-backed company in the open source space, and joined Rogue Wave as CTO following the acquisition.
Previously in his 25+ year software career, he worked at IBM, IBM Global Services, General Electric, and for the CTO of Anthem. Rod has also led key technical teams working on mission-critical applications at Ericsson and Integral. For the last 20 years, Rod has spoken on various technical and business topics at dozens of conferences around the world, including APIdays, API World, JavaOne, OSCON, Embedded World, ApacheCon, Strata/Big Data, and LinuxCon.
Rod holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Software Engineering from the University of Louisville. He lives with his wife and dogs in Colorado where they all enjoy hiking, traveling, and dog sports.
The API Handyman, Author of "The Design of Web APIs"
Arnaud Lauret aka The API Handyman. Author of The Design of Web APIs. Creator of the API Stylebook. Senior API Architect working on API design, documentation, software architecture, tools, training and governance at Natixis.
Technical Research & Development Partner, Product Leadership at Tyk
Ahmet is Technical Research & Development Partner at Tyk Technologies. He assists enterprise clients get up and running with API management, feeds back into the product roadmap and has implemented several of Tyk’s awesome features.
When he’s not building cool new stuff for Tyk, Ahmet keeps a sour-dough culture: the coolest thing since (bought) sliced bread. His weakness is definitely good food, and is often found spending far too much money for lunch at restaurants near to Tyk’s London office in Shoreditch.
Co-founder & CTO of Kong
Marco Palladino is an inventor, software developer and internet entrepreneur based in San Francisco, California. He is the co-founder and CTO of Kong, the most widely adopted open source API platform. Besides being a core maintainer, Marco is currently responsible for the design and delivery of the Kong products, while also providing the technical thought leadership around APIs and microservices within Kong and the external community. Marco was also the co-founder of Mashape, which started in 2010 and is today the largest API marketplace in the world.
Technical Writing Consultant. Data Security and Technical Writing lead at Women Who Code Kyiv
Technical Writer at Cossack Labs. Making serious crypto science approachable and fun though docs and articles. One of the leaders at Women Who Code Kyiv (UA) and a musician.
Founding Partner of Osaango
I co-authored the API Economy 101 -book because companies and the public sector needed a scientific research-based mind-changing guide with practical examples to API and platform economy. The API and platform economy as business models are key components of competitiveness. APIs enable scalability and distributed services, products, and organization. They affect organizational structures and culture in unexpected ways. Ecosystem customer paths run through APIs and platforms. Innovation happens faster and the customer experience is better when you build services using resources from your partner’s ecosystems. When you offer your core capabilities through the API to others, it allows your business to focus on what you do best. How are these business and IT configurations planned and managed? What does the recent research in 2017-2020 tell us? What practical methods are available?
Digital Transformation Business Strategist at IBM
Alan Glickenhouse is the IBM Digital Transformation and API Business Strategist. Alan assists clients with their business and IT strategy for Digital Transformation and the API Economy. Starting with an understanding of the client’s business direction, IT strategy, and existing environment (both business and technical), Alan helps businesses successfully adopt a Digital Transformation and API strategy that fits their environment. He meets clients in all industries, all geographies, and of all sizes and brings knowledge of best practices shared with and by these businesses. Alan is the author of over 150 papers, articles and videos.
Accessibility Lead and Content Developer at Nuna
Ilona is Technical Documentation Manager and part of Twitch's Developer Relations team. She enables people from all backgrounds and disciplines to be more effective through documentation that is crystal clear, actionable, and inclusive. A University of Pennsylvania graduate, she has pioneered and driven the highest standards in technical documentation quality during her 20+ year career. She is involved with API Days Women in APIs initiative as a mentor and a leader of our new "4 Steps to Speaking" program. Through her volunteer work, she is Communications Lead on the TechWomen Alumnae Council, and is actively engaged in encouraging girls to pursue STEM careers and supporting women in the tech space.
Senior Technical Solutions Architect at NGINX, Inc.
Leif is a Senior Solutions Architect at NGINX based in Cork, Ireland. Having worked in the IT sector for 20 years he has built a diverse background encompassing Security, Networking, Hardware and Software architecture, as well development. Leif interacts daily with NGINX customers, helping them translate their requirements into modern architecture.
Catalyst at Axway
Erik has been working in the API space for the last couple of years, contributing to the community through speaking, writing, and standards. He is part of the Axway Catalyst team, which is helping customers to establish and cultivate good API practices. Erik's background is in computer science with a Ph.D. from ETH Zurich, but he's increasingly fascinated by the business and culture side of things, because organizations often face the biggest hurdles in these areas, and not on the technology side of things.
Developer Advocate at Rubrik
A customer oriented and results-driven IT consultant with hands on experiences with infrastructure designs, migrations and computer platform building based on Microsoft solutions. Easy to deal with, excellent in communication and coordination. Participated in numerous projects varying from concurrent smaller projects to global, multi-site implementations and experiences spanned across the financial, government institution and public utility sectors.
Director Open Innovation at BNP Paribas
Laurent has spent more than 20 years of its professional life in digital transformation with a successful track record of delivering innovative services and digital experience for customers & employees in various industries.
He is now leading open innovation for BNP Paribas [International Financial Services] aiming at accelerating the bank transformation and its innovation pace by leveraging the ecosystem.
Apigee Tech Strategist (EMEA) at Google Cloud
I'm an experienced IT architecture expert with more than 20 years of enterprise experience managing, developing and architecting large solutions. I now help our end customers accelerate business transformation through API Management and cloud engineering (private and public). Specialties: Microservices, Innovation, Leadership, The cloud, pre-sales and sales strategy, apis, Infrastructure, solution architecture, automation, performance and tuning, nodejs, unix, java, shell, perl, python, xml, maven, gradle, ant, groovy
Senior Director, Product Management at Software AG
Przemek Kulik, Senior Director of Product Management at Software AG, is the leader for API Management product within the Integration & API line. He owns product strategy, direction and vision also working closely with product marketing on the go-to-market execution. Mr. Kulik has been with Software AG for more than 12 years and has worked with many customers around the world, being personally involved in the execution of their projects. He has been providing implementation support, technology and architectural guidance to help them achieve their goals. In his current role, he helps customer organizations understand the value or API economy and how API Management technology supports it and enables innovation to solve current and future needs. Mr. Kulik holds a Master of Science degree in Information Systems & Management from the Warsaw University of technology.
Founder of apidays
Mehdi Medjaoui is the founder of APIdays conferences series worldwide, that he started in 2012 in Paris. He is highly involved in the API community and API Industry, and is a current author, lecturer, consultant and investor in the API space. In 2011 he co-founded OAuth.io, a SaaS OAuth API middleware for OAuth integration and implementation used by 40,000+ developers, that had been acquired in December 2017. His research involves publishing the API Industry Landscape and the yearly State of Banking APIs.
Creator of APIPlatform, Vulcain and Mercure Protocole
Founder at Les-Tilleuls.coop and freelance software architect.
Creator of the API Platform REST and GraphQL framework, of the Mercure.rocks and Vulcain.rocks protocols and of some Symfony components (Panther, PropertyInfo, WebLink...). Contributor to more than 100 open source projects including the PHP language, Laravel, Doctrine ORM and to the React and Kubernetes ecosystems.
IT Architect at IBM
Arnauld Desprets is a senior certified IT Architect with 25 years of experience in IT. He is working as a Tech Sale for IBM France in the Integration and Connectivity space. He has extensive years of experience in deploying solutions for customers worldwide starting with WebSPhere solution in 2000s,then on SOA and now in the API domain. One of his interest aside integration is security, always enjoying to discuss TLS or OAuth and OIDC. He also has perform a number of publications.
Author, Speaker, Trainer, & Advisor
An internationally known author and speaker, Mike Amundsen consults with organizations around the world on network architecture, Web development, and the intersection of technology & society. He works with companies large and small to help them capitalize on the opportunities provided by APIs, Microservices, and Digital Transformation. Amundsen has authored numerous books and papers. He contributed to the O’Reilly book, "Continuous API Management" (2018). His "RESTful Web Clients", was published by O’Reilly in February 2017 and he co-authored "Microservice Architecture" (June 2016). His latest book — "Design and Build Great APIs" — for Pragmatic Publishing, is scheduled for release in early 2020.
Author of "Microservice Architecture"
Ronnie Mitra is an author and consultant at Publicis Sapient, where he leads strategy work for APIs and Cloud Native Integration. He is currently completing work on a new book titled "Microservices: Up and Running" with co-author Irakli Nadareishvili.
Member of the Open API Initiative Technical Steering Committee & API Architect at Microsoft
I have more than 20 years of experience in building distributed business applications on the Microsoft platform.
For the last 10 years I have focused on getting the most out of HTTP as a distributed application protocol for building rich business applications. I am recognized as an industry expert on the use of HTTP, REST and Hypermedia to build connected systems.
More recently I have been speaking at conferences world-wide about HTTP and REST APIs. I am a published O'Reilly author and prolific writer of technical blog posts. I am actively involved in contributing to OSS projects, those I have created and others.
I enjoy helping developers learn technical material, solve problems and help their users be more productive.
Platform Specialist at Okta
Andy March is a software developer passionate about building secure intuitive software and has been developing secure systems for over ten years. He has worked with some of the world’s largest organizations to build software for everything from fighter planes and ATMs to e-passport and customer loyalty programs. He is a firm believer that code wins arguments and the compounding awesomeness of fixing small things. Now a Senior Platform Specialist at Okta; the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, Andy focuses on helping developers use open web standards to deliver unified customer identity in their solutions regardless of platform.
Global Director Startup at Twilio
Tony’s work experience reflects his passion for music and technology. His first career was an audio engineer in Atlanta. More recently, he built a data center in South Carolina for Google, built products at a number of start-ups, and led the developer relations program at Context.IO. Currently, he enjoys talking to companies and accelerators about SendGrid as Team Lead on the community team. In the gaps between gigs, he enjoys playing live music in bars.
Technical Sales (EMEA) and Solutions Consultant at Akana by Perforce
Having successfully completed his university education (degree in Psychology) and following an initial career in developmental cooperation (4 years, with posts in Sri Lanka and Ethiopia), Olaf in 1997 decided to become an ICT professional. He started his career with Compuware, where he grew from software developer to software architect. In 2007, he became a senior consultant with Capgemini Netherlands, where he became an expert on system integration within the public domain, being actively involved in the realization of service and messaging standards to be used by Dutch government organizations (Digikoppeling). Olaf became a TOGAF certified architect in 2010. In 2012, he accepted a position with Enable-U, where he was dedicated to system integration challenges in general and application services governance in particular. From December 2014 onwards, he has been with US-based Akana, a leading API Management solution provider (Akana has since become part of the Perforce Software portfolio). Acting as a technical sales for the Akana API Management product in EMEA, Olaf has significantly contributed to Akana success in the region, adding several new logos and expanding the Akana footprint with others. Olaf is now recognized as one of the thought leaders in the API management space, with a particular focus on Open Banking and PSD2, offering blog posts and webinars on a regular basis.
Olaf is currently living in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, with his wife and 8-year old daughter. He is an avid bike racer, indoor climber and drummer and knows how to enjoy a good meal with friends and relatives.
Developer Advocate at Stoplight
Phil Sturgeon has been building APIs professionally since 2010. He has worked as an API/architectural consultant for all sorts of companies, from small startups to large organizations like WeWork. He wrote about his experiences in Surviving Other People's APIs and Build APIs You Won't Hate, and grew a community into the largest API-related Slack channel on the internet. Now Phil builds API design tooling at Stoplight, helping with architecture and open-source.
EMEA Senior Solution Architect at Red Hat
Well-rounded and curious, with experience in designing ICT services and managing innovative projects. Cooperative team builder and team leader, able to coordinate resource and projects efficiently (even remotely), while maintaining a high level of attention to details and quality. Not scared by new challenges and looking for new opportunities to apply logic and creativity.
Strategy Translator and Women In APIs Lead at APIsfirst
Claire Barrett makes strategy happen in real and practical ways that resonate through all levels of an organisation. A consultant and IT professional, she also provides leadership to the global Women In APIs community.
WSO2 is the world’s #1 open source integration vendor, helping digital-driven organizations become integration agile. Customers choose us for our broad integrated platform, approach to open source, and agile transformation methodology. The company’s hybrid platform for developing, reusing, running and managing integrations prevents lock-in through open source software that runs on-premises or in the cloud. Today, hundreds of leading brands and thousands of global projects execute 6 trillion transactions annually using WSO2 integration technologies. Visit https://wso2.com to learn more.
Apigee is the Google Cloud’s cross-cloud API platform. It gives businesses control over and visibility into the APIs that connect applications and data across the enterprise and across clouds. Apigee empowers organizations to accelerate their business by unlocking the value of data and delivering modern applications. Apigee is the platform for all of an enterprise’s API initiatives, whether enabling agility and speed for internal or external developers, powering external experiences, or connecting internal applications and systems. With Apigee, businesses can quickly deliver the connected experiences, operational efficiency, and actionable intelligence to accelerate business.
As we move into the API economy, there are huge opportunities for new and innovative solutions. In order to unlock value with new business models and winning experiences you need the help of an API management solution that enables automated API creation, simple discovery of assets, self-service access for developers, and built-in security and governance. IBM would like to be your partner on this journey, sharing our expertise and experiences to help maximize the value of APIs for your enterprise. More information: https://www.ibm.com/cloud/api-connect
NGINX, Inc., now part of F5, is the company behind the popular open source project. We offer a suite of technologies for developing and delivering modern applications. Together with F5, our combined solution bridges the gap between NetOps and DevOps, with multi‑cloud application services that span from code to customer.
Segment is the world’s leading provider of Customer Data Infrastructure (CDI). Thousands of companies across 71 countries, from high-growth startups to the world’s largest enterprises, leverage Segment to collect, clean and connect their first-party data to the applications they need to run their businesses. Using Segment, companies can innovate on the customer experience faster, building trusted relationships with their customers while putting their privacy first. For more information, visit https://segment.com
Software AG’s end-to-end API solutions enable connection between applications, data and services—enabling your business to expose data and services in web apps, mobile apps, Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and other endpoints. Software AG’s webMethods API Management platform provides lifecycle management for APIs including an API gateway for security and policy management, as well as a developer’s portal to help your community discover, test and sign up for APIs. We also provide an API catalog for full API lifecycle management, and a microgateway for securing APIs in distributed microservices architectures. We offer to build an ecosystem connected by APIs where the constituents share information, data and services to unlock value.
Axway’s integration solutions simplify and accelerate your digital transformation and customer experience initiatives. Our flagship Axway AMPLIFY™ Hybrid Integration Platform (HIP) speeds the discovery, use and deployment of integrations by combining traditional integration patterns with APIs surfaced in a unified catalog. Traditional integration patterns are supported for B2B Integration, Managed File Transfer, and Content Collaboration that are delivered along with API Management and Application Integration (via more than 150 prebuilt connectors), all in a single platform experience. More than 11,000 organizations in 100 countries and across a diverse spectrum of industries continue to benefit from Axway’s unrelenting commitment to solving the world’s data integration challenges.
Cloud Elements brings harmony to the world of APIs, allowing software providers to innovate faster and plug into digital ecosystems. The company’s one-to-many virtualized API integration platform enables developers to unify thousands of APIs, build common data models for core business functions, and reduce the pain, cost, and complexity of integration. Founded in 2012, Cloud Elements is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, and serves customers worldwide. More information can be found at www.cloud-elements.com.
Businesses everywhere are looking to extend their operations as a digital platform, creating new channels, finding new customers and driving deeper engagement with existing ones. API Management (APIM) helps organizations publish APIs to external, partner, and internal developers to unlock the potential of their data and services. Microsoft provides world-class API management services and a DevOps extensible tool chain in Azure to help you open your information system to the world in a secure, scalable and agile way.
About MuleSoft, a Salesforce company
MuleSoft’s mission is to help organizations change and innovate faster by making it easy to connect the world’s applications, data and devices. With its API-led approach to connectivity, MuleSoft’s market-leading Anypoint Platform™️ empowers thousands of organisations to build application networks. By unlocking data across the enterprise with application networks, organisations can easily deliver new revenue channels, increase operational efficiency and create differentiated customer experiences. For more information, visit https://www.mulesoft.com
Ping Identity envisions a digital world powered by intelligent identity. We help enterprises achieve Zero Trust identity-defined security and more personalized, streamlined user experiences. The Ping Intelligent Identity Platform provides customers, employees and partners with access to cloud, mobile, SaaS and on-premises applications and APIs, while also managing identity and profile data at scale.
Sensedia is one of the main API pure players in the world, focused on Modern Integration Solutions offering world-class products such as Sensedia API Platform, Adaptive Governance, Events Hub, Service Mesh and Cloud Connectors. The company also provides Strategy & Professional Services around the full lifecycle of API Management. Its API Platform is recognized by Gartner in its Magic Quadrant as Visionary and by Forrester on its Wave as Strong Performer. Sensedia is also recognized as Leader by Forrester Wave for API Strategy and Delivery Service Providers.
SmartBear is behind the software that empowers developers, testers, and operations engineers at over 20,000 of the world’s most innovative organizations including Adobe, JetBlue, MasterCard, and Microsoft. More than 6 million people use our tools to build, test, and monitor great software, faster. Our high-impact tools are easy to try, easy to buy, and easy to use. These tools are backed by a team of people passionate about helping you create software that transforms our world. Those tools are SmartBear tools. That team is SmartBear. For more information, visit: http://smartbear.com, or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.
Tyk is a leading Open Source API Gateway and Management Platform, featuring an API gateway, analytics, developer portal and dashboard. We power millions of transactions per day, for thousands of innovative organisations including AXA, Cisco, Starbucks, and USA Today. Fast, flexible, and highly-performant, Tyk is available to install on-premises, as a cloud service, or hybrid. Learn more at https://tyk.io/
The Amadeus for Developers program facilitates the connectivity between the innovation ecosystem and Amadeus, in order to foster co-creation, quick exploration of new ideas, and cross-industry collaboration. Visit https://developers.amadeus.com to discover more!
APIIDA AG is a European software company and a Broadcom Tier 1 Value-Added Partner and Distributor. Its portfolio includes products and offerings that complement and further enhance Broadcom’s Layer7 APIM solutions. For more information, visit https://apiida.com
Bearer API Integration Framework provides all the tools to build, run and manage API integrations.
Gravitee.io is a flexible, lightweight and blazing-fast open source API Platform that helps your organization control finely who, when and how users access your APIs. For more information, visit: https://gravitee.io