Building Business Platforms Using API Marketplaces

Platforms are fast becoming the de-facto business model for large-scale digital innovation. The success of unicorn businesses such as Uber and AirBnB that continue to disrupt traditional established markets is proof that business platforms are here to stay!

Building a sustainable platform goes beyond just technology. Ensuring digital innovation, participation and agility from both internal and external stakeholders of a platform requires platform design that takes into account the needs of producers and consumers of services and solves them via a technology platform.

APIs are a key part of this platform driven digital innovation, enabling organizations to expose internal assets in a controlled manner to various stakeholders whilst enabling the community to build innovative applications consuming these services. API Platforms provide the core technology for the sharing of these APIs.

This workshop looks at the power of the platform business model and case studies around them. We then look at how API platforms play a role in digital innovation through concepts such as API management, rate limiting, security, monetization and analytics, social feedback etc.

Presented by:

Nuwan Bandara
Director - Solutions Architecture, WSO2

Nuwan works closely with WSO2 customers on enterprise solutions. His experience spans across multiple verticals such as e-government, education, e-commerce and healthcare. Prior joining the WSO2 solutions architecture team Nuwan worked as a product lead in WSO2 engineering team and has provided technical leadership for products such as WSO2 User Engagement Server (UES), WSO2 Enterprise Store (ES) and Jaggery.js framework. Nuwan has also contributed to projects such as API Manager and Carbon within WSO2 and to the Apache Web Services and Shindig projects in the Apache Software Foundation.In 2007 and 2008, Nuwan was involved in research and development for the European Union’s Information Society Technologies SOA and mobile computing projects. He is also a member of the British Computer Society.



Tuesday, April 17
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Chicago Mercantile Exchange building
30 S. Wacker Drive
22nd Floor