[WSO2Con EU 2018] APIs: Technology That Can Transform Your Business into a Platform

  • By WSO2 Team
  • 8 Nov, 2018

APIs: Technology That Can Transform Your Business into a Platform

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APIs: Technology That Can Transform Your Business into a Platform

Christopher Davey Senior Director - Solutions Architecture, WSO2
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A part of every company's vision should be to embrace the digital wave and enable newer digital business models. To do this, regardless of whether the company is a digital platform startup, a 100 year old bank or a manufacturing firm with a factory floor, all companies need to treat themselves as software companies with internal centers of excellence to be able to rapidly build and release components to help their business.

The platform business model is key in bringing together the power of the community to sustain and grow a business and the ability to expose key assets to either internal or external stakeholders as APIs. APIs then become the encapsulation of a company's intellectual property. It is vital that organizations treat an API strategy similar to a business strategy and tie that into their vision.

This session focuses on how an organization would work on a successful API strategy that aligns with the business vision. We will use best practices and case studies from WSO2 deployments as well as public case studies in this interactive session.

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Christopher Davey Senior Director - Solutions Architecture, WSO2

Chris is a Senior Director of Solutions Architecture at WSO2 and based London. Chris has 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.