27 Oct, 2021 | 3 min read

WSO2 Summit 2021 - EMEA: UK Government's API-First Approach to Improve Data Exchange

  • Shehan Dias
  • Senior Marketing Officer - Content - WSO2

The Central Digital and Data Office leads the digital, data, and technology (DDaT) function for the UK government. The office plays a crucial role in the public sector as it enables conditions to allow transformation at scale by collaborating with numerous government functions and departments. The office uses APIs to strengthen its data exchange across the government, while establishing standards including best-practices and strong governance systems.

Watch the video to learn why duplicating APIs should be avoided, how discoverable APIs enhance innovation and productivity, and how a ‘library of guidance’ helps UK departments—including the NHS, Department of Education, and Ordnance Survey—build APIs consistently.

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