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:

Chathura Kulasinghe
Senior Solutions Engineer, WSO2

Chathura currently works in the Solutions Architecture team at WSO2. During the course of his career at WSO2, he has also been involved in the research and development of WSO2 App Factory. Prior to joining WSO2, Chathura worked on designing and implementing enterprise solutions related to the banking industry, obtaining experience on working with different technologies such as IBM, Oracle, Microsoft middleware and near-field-communication (Sony Felica based) platforms.



Thursday, March 22
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Hotel Amaris
Tannwaldstrasse 34
CH-4600 Olten