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


09:00 - 09:30
Registration & Breakfast
09:30 - 09:45

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
Charndika Arthanayake, Vice President - Sales EMEA, WSO2
09:45 - 10:15
The Composable Enterprise
Paul Fremantle, CTO and Co-Founder, WSO2
10:15 - 10:45

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.

Alexis Nelson, Senior Tech Lead, University College London (UCL)
10:45 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:30

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.

Asanka Abeysinghe, Deputy CTO and VP of Architecture, CTO Office, WSO2
11:30 - 12:00
Transforming Your Business through APIs
Christopher Davey, Senior Director - Solutions Architecture, WSO2
12:00 - 12:30

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.

John Underhill, Integration Architect, Elsevier
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:00
Fireside Chat
Ruben van der Zwan, CEO & Founder, Yenlo  |  Jamie Carter, Head of Service Delivery, Chakray
Asanka Abeysinghe, Deputy CTO and VP of Architecture, CTO Office, WSO2 (Moderator)
14:00 - 14:30
Identity and Access Management in an API-driven World
Mifan Careem, Vice President - Solutions Architecture, WSO2
14:30 - 15:00
API-led Integration
Chathura Kulasinghe, Associate Lead Solutions Engineer, WSO2
15:00 - 15:30

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.

Kent Brown, Co-Founder and CTO, ModusBox
15:30 - 15:45
15:45 - 16:15

Ballerina is a programming language designed for network-distributed applications. One of its key objectives is to make providing and consuming services easier by baking concepts such as listeners, services, and endpoints as inherently concurrent first-class language constructs. Another important aspect of the language is the sequence diagram based graphical view which shows the most fundamental aspect of the semantics of a network distributed application. Ballerina language is pragmatic and intended for commercial adoption and provides familiarity for users of Java, C#, and JavaScript. While it looks like Java and other popular languages in some ways, it is very different from those in fundamental ways.

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.

Mauro Niewolski, Senior Solutions Engineer, WSO2
16:15 - 16:45

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.

Charndika Arthanayake, Vice President - Sales EMEA, WSO2
16:45 - 18:00





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