WSO2 Technology Executives to Present Webinar on API Strategies

Free Webinar on March 22, 2012 Explores Managed APIs and the Roles of an API Storefront, API Management, and API Governance in Implementing an Effective API Strategy Palo Alto, CA – March 14, 2012 – Today APIs are more than just another integration interface. Managed APIs can provide a door into an enterprise’s business capabilities, enabling new opportunities for monetization by extending processes and services to customers and partners. WSO2 will offer IT professionals insights and best practices for implementing an effective API strategy in a webinar entitled, “APIs and Beyond.” The webinar will be presented jointly by Paul Fremantle, WSO2 co-founder and CTO, and Chris Haddad, WSO2 vice president of technology evangelism. The free one-hour webinar is being held on Thursday, March 22, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST. For more information, visit Implementing an Effective API Strategy Together, Paul and Chris will explore how API management enables developers to rapidly find, subscribe to, and evaluate APIs. The webinar also will cover how API management benefits API providers by securing, protecting and monitoring API resource interactions. Additionally, the session will examine how organizations go beyond foundational use cases to address API lifecycle development activities, monetize API assets, and offer personalized behavior across multiple business channels. Webinar topics will include:
  • The benefits of an API strategy.
  • What to consider when starting out adding APIs.
  • Why an API storefront, API management, and API governance are essential to an effective API strategy.
  • How to rapidly on-board new API developers and assist their API evaluation process.
  • How to easily personalize API behavior and reach new distribution channels.
  • An action plan for successfully building, publishing, governing, configuring and monetizing APIs.
  • How the WSO2 API Management Platform builds on WSO2’s award-winning enterprise middleware platform.
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 was responsible for simultaneously leading development of the groundbreaking WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus and Apache Synapse ESB. Paul has played a pioneering role in open source development, beginning with the original Apache SOAP project where he donated code to enable access to Enterprise JavaBeans. Paul also led IBM's involvement in the Axis C/C++ project. He 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, improve the middleware platform, and maximize customer value. Prior to joining WSO2, Chris led research teams at Burton Group and Gartner advising Fortune 500 enterprise organizations and technology infrastructure vendors on adoption strategies, architecture, product selection, governance, and organizational alignment. His team advanced best practices in PaaS, cloud application architecture patterns, SOA, and application middleware. Chris also has served as an Apache Axis committer. 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.