The API-driven World
APIs are touching every facet of our society and the underlying trends are going to generate nearly 1 billion APIs in the coming years. All digital transformation is now API-driven and integration technologies underpin their evolution.
Join WSO2 for a full day of vision and use cases, exclusively focused on integrating a world of disaggregated APIs, cloud services, and data. We’ll concentrate on topics like the impact of APIs on digital transformation and adopting integration agile methodologies.
At WSO2 Summit, you’ll learn about
- Approaches to integrating, securing, and managing APIs, events, and streams
- Transforming integration projects from waterfall to agile
- Combining enterprise integration, API management, and identity solutions
- Using open source technology for greater customization and flexibility
- Real-world customer use cases
You can look forward to interactive discussions with WSO2 senior leadership, customers, and practitioners in the UK and Europe.
Who should attend:
CTOs, CIOs, CSOs, and CDOs
wanting insights into building internal digital platforms and other approaches to digital transformation
- Enterprise architects and integration architects
craving direct insight into using disaggregated services and building microservices architectures
APIs and integration is suddenly the hottest sector in enterprise software!
Charndika will discuss how APIs are touching every facet of our society and the underlying trends that are going to generate nearly 1 billion APIs in the coming years. All digital transformation is now API-driven and integration technologies underpin their evolution.
As the world becomes digitally-native, how will the role of enterprise architecture shift? How do we leverage cloud native and agility initiatives?
In this session, Charndika will discuss
- The impact APIs are having on digital transformation
- WSO2's roadmap for API-driven initiatives
- A reference architecture for agility
- A new agility methodology for integration
- How microservices will pervade integration products
- Our commitment and role of Ballerina (cloud native programming language)
- New channel and reseller programs for partners
With the kind of IT infrastructure (both technical and organizational) that has grown organically and disconnectedly over the preceding decades, the decision to adopt WSO2 wasn't about re-platforming an integration layer - it was about conceiving of one in the first place. Alongside new project management processes, operational practices, and infrastructural ideologies, integration was reviewed from the ground up. While the maxim was always if it ain't broke, for a given definition of broke, deploying WSO2 was a step on the road to getting the fix in.
The number of microservices running in enterprises increases daily. As a result, service composition, governance, security, and observability are becoming a challenge to implement and incorporate. A “cell-based” architecture is an approach that can be applied to current or desired development and technologies to address these issues. This technology-neutral approach helps cloud-native dev teams become more efficient, act in a more self-organized manner, and speed overall release times.
In this keynote, Asanka will introduce the "cell-based" reference architecture, which is API-centric, cloud-native, and microservices-friendly. He will explain the role of APIs in the cell-based approach, as well as examine how real applications are built as cells. Asanka will explore the metrics and approaches that can be used to measure the effectiveness of the architecture and explore how organizations can implement the cell approach.
Integration plays an essential role at Elsevier, a global information analytics company and one of the world's major providers of scientific, technical, and medical information. Founded in 1880, Elsevier has a bold tradition of innovation and has embraced APIs to increase availability, security and adoption of information.
John Underhill, an integration architect at Elsevier, will share the success story of moving to the right API maturity model by adopting microservices and automated DevOps using WSO2 API Manager. John will discuss how they implemented a successful API program, the challenges they faced, and some of the lessons learnt.
Asanka Abeysinghe, Deputy CTO and VP of Architecture, CTO Office, WSO2 (Moderator)
APIs, primarily RESTful web services using JSON payloads over the HTTP protocol, are now the default way of delivering functionality across the web. However, the majority of B2B integration still uses older integration standards such X12, EDIFACT, HL7, SWIFT, AS2, etc. PortX from ModusBox bridges this gap providing a simple no-code solution for exchanging standards-based messages with business partners and integrating to your internal APIs and systems. This session will demonstrate the PortX B2B tools working with WSO2 Enterprise Integrator.
In this session, Mauro, will discuss and demonstrate how Ballerina simplifies your microservices development. Also, he will show you how Ballerina is different, why it's different, and how those differences give Ballerina an unfair advantage when it comes to developing resilient, performant, and secure network services and applications.
The industry seems to be moving away from pure open source businesses. WSO2 is going the opposite direction, maintaining a strong commitment to open sourcing our products and open sourcing even more of our IP, building communities, making expertise available to our customers, and bringing transparency to our business culture and operations. This session explains why we believe our strategy of openness is fundamental to the success of WSO2 and our customers.
Paul FremantleCTO and Co-Founder,
WSO2xPaul is known as the father of the Cloud Native computing concept and has a long history of working in open source and middleware, including work on Apache Axis2, Synapse and WSO2 Carbon. Most recently, Paul completed a PhD looking at how personal middleware can improve IoT security and privacy from the University of Portsmouth. He is a visiting lecturer at the University of Oxford, has published a number of peer reviewed articles and has two patents. Paul previously worked at IBM where he was an STSM.
John UnderhillIntegration Architect, ElsevierxJohn is the integration architect for Business Technology Solutions within Elsevier, based in Oxford, England. Since joining in 2015, he has overseen the introduction of a new integration platform based on WSO2 API Manager and containerized microservices. He works with architecture and development teams across Elsevier so that they can publish APIs through our platform. This is the latest chapter in a career spent working with middleware and integration. Over the previous 15 years, he worked as a technical consultant at many well-known UK enterprises on behalf of CMG, BEA Systems, and Oracle Consulting.
Alexis NelsonSenior Tech Lead, University College London (UCL)xAlexis is a Senior Technical Lead at University College London (UCL), a higher education institute of 14,000 staff based in Central London. He was recently the implementation lead on the project to roll out both WSO2 as an API platform and, more generally, APIs as a service and technical function at the university. Thanks to close collaboration between the project, design, infrastructure, and development teams, UCL has taken great strides in its journey to a service-oriented architecture.
Kent BrownCo-Founder and CTO, ModusBoxxKent is Co-Founder and CTO of ModusBox. Prior to ModusBox, Kent played various roles in software architecture, development, and product management at Microsoft and Merrill Lynch, primarily focused on cloud, distributed computing, and enterprise integration.
Ruben van der ZwanCEO & Founder, YenloxRuben is CEO and founder of Yenlo. He is an IT visionary from the first hour, and always working on creating better IT solutions. Ruben believes that with technology, we can bring the people in this world together and bring prosperity to everyone. Ruben is an evangelist of open source technology, integration platforms, and WSO2 in particular. He is a frequent speaker on international conferences.
Jamie CarterHead of Service Delivery, ChakrayxJamie started his career primarily focusing on infrastructure, specifically Microsoft technologies. Working for the University of Nottingham, Jamie progressed from infrastructure support roles into a Head of Desktop Delivery and Deployment, managing over 12,000 devices across the UK, China, and Malaysia. This was also the beginning of a passage into project management, service delivery, integration, APIs, and solution architecture. Jamie became ITIL, Prince2, Agile, and TOGAF certified. Jamie began his first role as a Solution Architect as part of a new architecture team established at the University of Nottingham. He was involved in many projects covering the business, application, data, and technical domains, with a particular focus on integration and API management. He then joined the University of Exeter where he was the lead architect on a financial transformation project in which he advocated (and subsequently implemented) the use of an integration platform.
Jamie joined Chakray 2017 as a solution architect in 2017, working with customers such as Travis Perkins, Innovate UK, WaterPlus, Santander, and many more. He is a strong advocate of WSO2 technology, exploring ways in which people, processes, and technology can come together as business capabilities to provide sound solutions. Jamie is now Chakray’s Head of Service Delivery, leading the team to provide the service layer to clients, understanding the real business needs or opportunities, and ensuring the alignment of technical functions.Charndika ArthanayakeVice President - Sales EMEA, WSO2Asanka AbeysingheDeputy CTO and VP of Architecture, CTO Office, WSO2xAsanka’s goal is to connect humans and technology by helping organizations implement digital transformation programs that result in consumer-driven digital applications. In his current role, Asanka drives efforts to create, refine, and enhance WSO2’s corporate reference architecture and is responsible for spearheading a thought leadership outlook that defines WSO2’s corporate reference methodology for development, customer success, and implementation. Working closely with customers, partners, and analysts, he evangelizes WSO2’s technology vision. Asanka has over 20 years of industry experience, which includes designing and implementing highly scalable distributed systems, SOA and microservice architectures in the financial domain, mobile platforms, and various business integration solutions.Mifan CareemVice President - Solutions Architecture, WSO2xBased in New York, he plays a technology leadership in the Solutions Architecture team and works closely with customers and internal teams in mapping WSO2 technology to customer domains. He specializes in API architectures, microservices and ubiquitous technology, spatial architectures, E-Government and Big Data.Chathura KulasingheAssociate Lead Solutions Engineer, WSO2xChathura is part of WSO2 Solutions Architecture team. He is currently based in the UK office and mainly helps customers in Europe and the UK. He is also involved in activities such as WSO2 workshops, meetups, and trainings as a speaker/facilitator and frequently engages in customer visits in the region to help with architectural reviews and discussions. Chathura joined WSO2 in 2012 and has 11 years of experience in the industry. Prior to joining WSO2 he also has worked as a software engineer in the banking industry actively involving in enterprise application development and using middleware.Christopher DaveySenior Director - Solutions Architecture, WSO2xChris is based in the WSO2 London office. Prior to joining WSO2 Chris worked for one of the largest UK Government agencies. He has over 17 years of experience in large enterprise software architecture, design, development, and operations. One of his most recent achievements has been setting up and leading a new integration delivery group, implementing modern DevOps practices and environments and adopting agile delivery and development practices. This team now designs, develops and operates integration platforms critical to the operation of UK government infrastructure.Mauro NiewolskiSenior Solutions Engineer, WSO2xMauro has over ten years of experience using analytical, technical, and business management skills to drive digital transformations. He is passionate about technology and is an active member of the maker's technology groups, experimenting with Arduino and Raspberry Pi devices in his spare time.
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