Building Business Platforms Using an API Driven Marketplace

Business 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.

Business platforms should connect just as a value network and business functionality should be re-composable. APIs are a key part of this platform-driven digital innovation, enabling organizations to expose internal assets in a unified and a governed manner to various stakeholders whilst enabling the community to build innovative applications that consume these services.

This workshop will explore:

  • The power of the platform business model and case studies around them
  • How API marketplaces play a role in digital innovation through concepts such as managed APIs, rate limiting, security, monetization, analytics, social feedback and making the API program part of the delivery pipeline
  • Reference architecture of a modern API marketplace
  • An implementation roadmap
  • Framework for onboarding users and evangelizing the API marketplace

Presented by:

Nadeesha Gamage
Lead Solutions Engineer, WSO2

Nadeesha is a Lead Solutions Engineer at WSO2 and is part of the Solutions Architecture team. In his role, he has worked with customers from multiple domains to build robust and scalable solutions. Nadeesha also plays a role of a technical owner for many customers of WSO2 to provide advice and guidance on their IT roadmap. He has a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Management Studies from The University of Nottingham, UK, and a masters in business administration from The University of West London, UK. He is also a past finalist of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Sri Lanka. Nadeesha has over 9 years experience in the industry.



Thursday, June 28
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Venue to be notified.