WSO2 Technology Executives to Present Technical Webinar on How to Build, Promote and Manage APIs

Free Technical Webinar on April 4, 2012 Will Examine Best Practices for Creating, Managing and Monitoring APIs and Provide a Preview of the New WSO2 API Manager Palo Alto, CA – March 27, 2012 – Increasingly, managed APIs are central to enterprise service-oriented architecture (SOA) strategies for extending business processes and services to customers, partners, and other groups within the organization. Many traditional SOA and integration platforms enable rapid development, but they provide little support for encouraging sharing and re-use. As a result, many IT teams experience rapid portfolio proliferation and sprawl rather than enhanced business agility. To help IT architects and developers address this challenge, WSO2 will present a free technical webinar on how to overcome anti-patterns, deliver managed APIs, extend governance practices, and increase API adoption. The WSO2 webinar, “How to Build, Manage and Promote APIs,” will be presented jointly by Paul Fremantle, WSO2 co-founder and CTO; Chris Haddad, WSO2 vice president of technology evangelism; and Asanka Abeysinghe, WSO2 director of solutions architecture. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, April 4, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pacific. For more information, visit: API Management Best Practices This webinar will examine WSO2's strategy and approach to API management based on the real-world requirements of the company’s Global 1000 customers. It will explore key technology decisions and platform configuration practices used to expose APIs, bind wire protocols, implement OAuth authentication and authorization, monitor API usage, and monetize API activity. Additionally, the session will preview the new WSO2 API Manager product, currently in Alpha release. The WSO2 API Manager is based on the proven core technologies of the WSO2 Carbon enterprise middleware platform, which are being used in high-volume production environments today to expose and manage APIs, both within company boundaries and across the Internet to partners, customers, and new applications. Key topics will include:
  • How to extend an SOA with the WSO2 API Manager and offer APIs that are managed, secure and protected.
  • How to rapidly build, manage and promote APIs to internal and external consumers.
  • How the WSO2 Business Activity Monitor and WSO2 API Manager together can turn API consumption into opportunities for monetization.
Webinar Presenters Paul Fremantle, WSO2 co-founder and CTO, spearheads the company’s overall product strategy. Recognized by InfoWorld as a Top 25 CTO, Paul simultaneously led development of the groundbreaking WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus and Apache Synapse ESB. A pioneer in open source, Paul currently is co-chair of the OASIS Web Services Reliable eXchange Technical Committee, as well as vice president of the Apache Synapse Project. Chris Haddad, WSO2 vice president of technology evangelism, works closely with developers, architects, and C-level executives to increase WSO2 technology adoption and maximize customer value. Previously, Chris led research teams at Burton Group and Gartner advising Fortune 500 enterprises and technology infrastructure vendors on adoption strategies, architecture, product selection, governance, and organizational alignment. Asanka Abeysinghe, WSO2 director of solutions architecture, focuses on the company’s vertical market capabilities, including financial services. He also provides consulting and training for enterprise IT architects and developers. Asanka has more than a decade of experience implementing projects, from desktops and Web applications to highly scalable distributed systems and SOAs, mobile platforms, and business integration solutions. About WSO2 WSO2 is the lean enterprise middleware company. It delivers the only complete open source enterprise SOA middleware stack purpose-built as an integrated platform to support today’s heterogeneous enterprise environments—internally and in the cloud. WSO2’s service and support team is led by technical experts who have proven success in deploying enterprise SOAs and contribute to the technology standards that enable them. For more information, visit and the WSO2 OxygenTank developer portal at, or check out WSO2 on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed. Trademarks and registered trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.