At apidays, the health and safety of our community, speakers and partners always comes first. As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we have decided to reimagine our 2020 events in a new and digital way. Looking forward to seeing you at our apidays LIVE series.
APIs have helped many companies accelerate their digital transformation. Both internally and externally, their ability to distribute and expose capabilities in a self-service approach is breaking all the silos that organizations have been stuck in.
Apidays is the leading industry tech and business series of conferences in APIs and the programmable economy.
CIOs, CTO, CDOs, SVPs, VPs, Heads of Innovation, Heads of API, API Architects, Developers, Software Engineers, Infrastructure & Cloud Managers, IT Managers, Product Managers, Consultants & Analysts
Learn from the best about Business Models, Design & Documentation, Lifecycle Management, Security & Identity Management, Testing & Monitoring, Banking APIs and Open Banking, Developer Marketing, Digital Transformation, GraphQL, Microservice Architecture, Mobile & IoT APIs
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INTERFACE by apidays is a conference to celebrate APIs as the Interface of the programmable economy. Because of its virtual and remote design, we are taking this opportunity to make this event the most ambitious API conference ever produced.
The technological and business landscape has evolved a lot since our first conference, in 2012:
To help IT leaders and business managers navigate the industry, we have selected the best of our speakers from the last 8 years (that’s 2,000 in total!). Amongst them are Book Authors on APIs and microservices, Creators of framework and protocols, Industry Managers who have implemented successful API programs, and C-Level officers from top API tooling companies.
Co-Author of “gRPC for WCF Developers"
Mark Rendle has been building software professionally for over 30 years, and is still enjoying himself. He is currently working on Visual ReCode, a tool to help .NET developers migrate their legacy applications and services to modern .NET Core.
Founder of AsyncAPI Initiative
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.
Author of "Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit"
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.
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.
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.
Author of "Designing and building Web APIs" and "Restful API Design"
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.
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.
CTO and Co-Founder 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.
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.
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.
VP Head of Design for Developer Ecosystem and Security at JPMorganchase
Deborah Foley is part of the Digital Customer Experience team at JPMChase and leads the design and research for the API Management space. She manages a cross disciplinary team of Designers, Researchers, Tech Writers and Content Strategists. With over 15 years of experience as a designer, developer and scrum master she has helped several corporations transform their agile processes and adapt to design thinking methodologies.
Vice President, Core Innovation at Capital One
"Irakli Nadareishvili is Vice President of Core Innovation at Capital One, where he leads teams responsible for a modern, cloud-native, microservices-based core banking platform. Irakli is a recognized expert of cloud native development and frequent speaker at international conferences. He is a co-author of the popular book Microservice Architecture, published by O’Reilly and teaches a course in distributed computing at Temple University, in Philadelphia. Irakli is currently working on Microservices Up and Running book, with O’Reilly, together with his co-author Ronnie Mitra. The book is due to be published later this year.
You can follow Irakli on Twitter at @inadarei.
Kaliya Young also known as “Identity Woman,” has spent the last 15 years of her career focused on one thing supporting the emergence of an identity layer of the internet that works for and empowers people. A term was coined recently to describe this - self-sovereign identity. Before that it was known as user-centric identity.
Software Engineer at US Digital Service
Shelby Switzer is a software engineer with the US Digital Service at the Department of Health and Human Services. As a conference organizer, Code for America volunteer, and civic technologist, Shelby has worked in community organizing, open source software, and technology activism across three US for over 8 years. Shelby also writes about civic digital infrastructure on their blog, civicunrest.com.
Co-Author of "API Product Management"
Amancio Bouza is author of the API Product Management book. He provides impactful strategic advice, inspirational execution, and inclusive culture change to organizations that want to create customer value in the area of digital ecosystems.
Global Leader of API Strategy at MuleSoft
Matt McLarty is MuleSoft's Global Leader for API Strategy. In this role, Matt helps our customers take maximum advantage of their API opportunities through strategic guidance, sharing organizational practices, and the development of API ecosystems. He’s based in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Senior Security Architect at Okta
Aaron Parecki is a Senior Security Architect at Okta. He is the author of OAuth 2.0 Simplified, and maintains oauth.net. He regularly writes and gives talks about OAuth and online security. He is an editor of several internet specs, and is the co-founder of IndieWebCamp, a conference focusing on data ownership and online identity.
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.
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.
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.
Author of "gRPC Up and Running"
Kasun Indrasiri is an author and an evangelist of Microservices and Enterprise Integration Architecture with over ten years of experience in building distributed systems. He is the director of Integration Architecture at WSO2 and the product manager of the WSO2 Enterprise Integrator. He has authored Microservices for Enterprise (Apress, 2018) and Beginning WSO2 ESB (Apress, 2017) books and has spoken at several conferences including O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference 2019 in San Jose, GOTO Con 2019 in Chicago, and WSO2 Conferences in San Francisco, London, and Barcelona. Kasun lives in San Jose, California and has founded the “Silicon Valley Microservices, APIs and Integration” Meetup, which is one of the largest microservices meetups in the San Francisco Bay area.
Technical Documentation Manager at Twitch
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chief API Architect at HSBC
John Phenix is the Lead API & Integration Architect for HSBC Commercial Bank. Leading the strategy for internal and external APIs. John started his career as a physicist before moving into financial services working for several major firms.
Strategy Translator and Women In APIs Lead
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.
Senior Director of Research at Slashdata
Christina Voskoglou is passionate about bridging the chasm of understanding between companies and customers - be it consumers or developers - through data and research, making the world a slightly better place in the process. Christina has a long track record of designing customer intelligence initiatives from business problem definition, to infrastructure and processes specification, to building analytics teams and defining a targeted customer outreach strategy based on data insights.
API 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.
Head of Open Innovation Programs at Amadeus
Fran is passionate about technology, innovation and business development, with an educational background in Telecommunications Engineering, Strategic Innovation and Data-Science, and an International MBA. He has +15 years of broad professional experience. Began career at a university before moving to a top consulting firm and then working in strategic departments of the travel industry’s leading IT provider. Areas covered include Commercial Finance, Business Development in APAC, Corporate Strategy and Innovation.
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?
Global CTO, TIBCO Software, and Author of "API Success: The Journey to Digital Transformation"
Author, Frequent Speaker, and Chief Technology Officer Nelson Petracek helps shape the development of TIBCO technology platforms and products. With over 20 years' experience, he draws upon his deep knowledge of APIs, cloud, event-driven architectures, analytical applications, and other innovation areas to advise on information creation and delivery patterns.
Founder and 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.
Senior Product Manager at NGINX, part of F5
Kevin Jones is an artist and geek-turned-engineer passionate about technology, teaching others, and helping businesses increase their architectural acumen. At NGINX he is responsible for creating solutions which help customers achieve digital transformation and is heavily involved in the NGINX community as a technical evangelist.
Lead Node.js Engineer at Sqreen
Vladimir works as a software engineer at Sqreen where he builds a tool to secure web applications. He used to be a professional security auditor and a web developer in agencies. He is one of the most active members of the Node.js Security Working Group where he handles the security of Node.js and its ecosystem. Vladimir also often give talks and training to software engineers to teach them about application security. He has been speaking at OWASP conferences (California and Europe), Node Summit, NodeConf (NL and Colombia) and Node+JS Interactive.
Tech Speaker & Entrepreneur
Roy Derks is a serial start-up CTO, conference speaker, and developer from Amsterdam. He has been actively programming since he was a teenager, starting as a self-taught programmer using online tutorials and books. At the age of 14, he founded his first start-up, a peer-to-peer platform where users could trade DVDs with other users for free. This marked the start of his career in web development, which back then primarily consisted of creating web applications using an MVC architecture with the LAMP stack.
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.
Director, Digital Product at Publicis Sapient
Andrew Kumar is a passionate leader of leaders with a strong technical and management background. Andrew is Director, Digital Product @ Publicis Sapient. His mandate includes helping clients shape their digital business, and transform how they create customer-centric digital products / platforms / ecosystems. - Linkedin
Senior Director, Product Management at SmartBear
Ali is the product leader for API Testing & Virtualization at SmartBear. Her career has spanned institutional finance, energy, cyber security, and has led her to building the software that makes those other platforms possible. Her product management SuperPower is asking weird questions at the right moment.
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.
VP, Catalysts at Axway
Eric helps companies and governments leverage relevant technologies to provide superior customer experience, through continuous innovation and buildup of corporate platforms. He is passionate about data to build meaningful experiences (for customers, partners & employees) built from technology (API, Integration) out of real-world moments (from IoT, Digital Twins). He developed Streamdata.io as CEO, acquired by Axway on March 2019 and worked in Mexico, San Francisco, New York City, and now Paris for Axway.
Director, Platform Services Center of Excellence at Capital One
Matthew Reinbold is a platform thinker, digital transformer, API design architect, people manager, conference speaker, developer advocate, and writer. Since his first web projects at IBM in 1999, Matthew has built and maintained software governance teams at multiple Fortune 500 companies. His passion for building successful software developer cultures result in the continuous delivery of business value, even at scale.
Senior Developer Advocate at Amazon Web Services
Nader specializes in GraphQL, cross platform, & cloud enabled web & mobile application development and develops applications & reference architecture using a combination of GraphQL & serverless technologies built on AWS. He has 4 years experience training fortune 500 companies on web & mobile application development, with the last two focused on React and React Native Training (clients include Microsoft, Amazon, US Army Corps of Engineers, Visa, ClassPass, American Express, Indeed, & Warner Bros).
Director Product Management at Red Hat
Mark aims to continue building and growing successful software businesses. He has 20+ years experience in high-tech marketing, and 10 years in software development / project management.
Specialties: Product management, marketing management, field marketing, channel marketing, biz dev, partner marketing, Software business, Customer service and support, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
Technical Lead at WSO2
Bhathiya is a Senior Technical Lead and a key member of the WSO2 API Manager team. He has been part of the WSO2 Team for over 7 years. Bhathiya mostly works with the API Manager R&D team, and from time to time he works with the API Manager support team as well. He has worked with a number of customers on providing solutions and technical consulting specializing in the API management 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.
Principal Product Marketing Manager at Red Hat
A confident professional and focused individual with a blend of management skills underpinned with strong technical knowledge that have been developed in leading blue chip organisations. Broad-based experience and business skills have been effective across the corporate spectrum.
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.
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. Website: www.mulesoft.com
NGINX is the heart of the modern web, powering half of the world’s busiest sites and applications. The NGINX Application Platform allows enterprises undergoing digital transformation to modernize legacy, monolithic applications, and deliver microservices-based applications. Customers rely on NGINX to reduce costs, improve resiliency, and speed innovation. Website: www.NGINX.com
Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. Red Hat helps customers integrate new and existing IT applications, develop cloud-native applications, standardize on our industry-leading operating system, and automate, secure, and manage complex environments. Award-winning support, training, and consulting services make Red Hat a trusted adviser to the Fortune 500. As a strategic partner to cloud providers, system integrators, application vendors, customers, and open source communities, Red Hat can help organizations prepare for the digital future.
TIBCO Software unlocks the potential of real-time data for making faster, smarter decisions. Our Connected Intelligence Platform seamlessly connects any application or data source; intelligently unifies data for greater access, trust, and control; and confidently predicts outcomes in real time and at scale. Data holds 100% of your business opportunities, and the ability to access and activate that data in context for your people, processes, and systems unlocks business value. Enable your stakeholders to connect all your apps, data sources, and processes in the cloud, on-premises, or on-device with API-led integration.
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. Website: tyk.io
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.
At SmartBear, we focus on your one priority that never changes: quality. We know delivering quality software is complicated. So our tools are built to streamline your process while seamlessly working with all the tools you use – and will use.