WSO2 to Hold Chicago Workshop on IT Best Practices Around the API, Integration and SOA Convergence

WSO2 VP of platform evangelism will demonstrate how organizations can transform their integration process across mobile apps, legacy systems, and cloud services

Mountain View, CA – September 10, 2014 – As greater numbers of enterprises move toward a connected business model, they increasingly rely on the convergence of APIs, integration, and service-oriented architecture (SOA). RESTful APIs connect internal and external business participants; integration bridges silos; and SOA encourages organizations to build maintainable solutions. WSO2 will present a half-day workshop in Chicago to help integration developers and IT architects take advantage of this convergence and transform their integration process.

Leading the “API, Integration, and SOA Convergence” workshop will be Chris Haddad, WSO2 vice president of platform evangelism. The event will run 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Friday, September 26, 2014. For more information, visit

The workshop is timed around the API Strategy & Practice Conference being held, September 24-26, where Chris will co-present a workshop, "Six Tactics For Building Successful APIs," with WSO2 Director of API Architecture Sumedha Rubasinghe. WSO2 is a Gold Sponsor of the event. For more information, visit

Transforming the Integration Process

The workshop will demonstrate how organizations can transform their integration process by rapidly implementing a RESTful design, enforcing governance policies, safely scaling solutions, orchestrating complex interaction sequences, and reusing assets.

Chris will first discuss why mobile, cloud services, and big data insights are transforming integration practices. He then will review patterns and best practices for increasing adoption, speeding delivery, and creating maintainable solutions. Additionally, Chris will explain how to realize a reference architecture for API, integration and SOA.

Workshop demonstrations will include:

  • Building RESTful APIs with WSO2 Application Server and WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus (WSO2 ESB).
  • Sharing master data with WSO2 Data Services Server.
  • Mediating, transforming and routing messages with WSO2 ESB.
  • Encouraging mobile interactions with WSO2 API Manager.
  • Monitoring RESTful APIs, service usage and adoption with WSO2 API Manager, WSO2 ESB toolkits, and WSO2 Business Activity Monitor.
  • Workshop Presenter

    Chris Haddad is vice president of platform evangelism at WSO2. He works closely with developers, architects, and C-level executives, as well as WSO2's engineering team, to increase adoption of WSO2 open source technology, improve the middleware platform, and maximize customer value. Prior to joining WSO2, Chris led research teams as a research vice president at the Burton Group and Gartner advising Fortune 500 enterprise organizations and technology infrastructure vendors on adoption strategies, architecture, product selection, governance, and organizational alignment.

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