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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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OPEN TALK (API): Successor to APIs: Autonomous Integration Mesh
Zdenek "Z" Nemec
Zdenek "Z" Nemec
superface.ai, Founder & CTO

In 2020 the worldwide annual cost of API development reached 100bn USD. As the global pandemic further accelerated the push for digital transformation, the need for connecting business digitally reached the all-time maximum. Yet, we are still manually wiring our systems together. We hard-code our applications in a process hardly scalable and borderline reliable.The autonomous integration pattern enables applications to discover, contract, and connect automatically without worries about maintenance. Private and public registries of business capabilities will form the backbone of Autonomous Integration Mesh and replace word-of-mouth and web search. Self-navigating and self-healing API clients will reduce the need for tedious work and provide blazing-fast resilient connections. Finally, API clients will contract and purchase digital capabilities opening the new era of all-digital sales and AI trading.This talk will explore autonomous API integration and discuss its practical implementation, cost, and time reduction impact on current API practices.

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OPEN TALK (API): The Best Door You’ve Ever Seen: How Your Business Can Get APIs Right
Brian Pagano
Brian Pagano
Axway, Chief Catalyst, VP

It has been said that “an API is the front door to your business”. But, is an API only a front door? What other kinds of doors do you need? And, perhaps most importantly, what makes a good door?

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KEYNOTE (API): Ping Identity -- Ensuring Access to Digital Identities
Richard Bird
Richard Bird
Ping Identity, Chief Customer Information Officer

Ping Identity is part of the Decentralized Identity Foundation, which aims to develop an open ecosystem for decentralized management of digital identities and ensure interoperability between all participants. Richard can discuss how the foundation is helping people gain control of their online identities and why an open-standards based approach to identity management is the key to better privacy, lower fraud, and a more ethical user experience.

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OPEN TALK (API): There’s Data in That Data: Using APIs and NLP to Enrich Data Before the Analytics
Brian Munz
Brian Munz
expert.ai, Product Manager, NL API & Developer Experience

As anyone who’s worked in BI will tell you, visualization may be the flashy part of analytics, but a lot of hard work is needed in order to ensure the data is primed and ready.  While the effort is being made to clean, blend, and normalize data, APIs can be a powerful way to analyze the data as part of the preparation process, augmenting the data set to uncover deeper insights and make the data easier to understand.  In this presentation, you will see how natural language processing can be part of your iPaas or data preparation flow, adding structure to your unstructured data and adding metadata to enhance your ability to visualize and communicate insights.  There’s data in your data, and it could be the key to maximizing your analytics.

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KEYNOTE (API): Fiserv -- A Fintech's Journey to Microservices
Clint Myers
Clint Myers
Fiserv, Vice President, Architecture / CTO - Account Processing

APIs are no longer a nice to have, they are the lifeblood of a modern organization. Whether powering integrations or building user interfaces, APIs are a part of our everyday lives. This session is about Fiserv’s personal journey moving far beyond traditional APIs into the realm of microservices.We will discuss the business and technical drivers that launched our journey and will share our learnings and experiences along the way.

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KEYNOTE (API): Digibee -- Modern Integration Architecture: A New Approach to Unlock Organizational Agility at Scale
Peter Kreslins
Peter Kreslins
Digibee, CTO, Co-Founder

Today the number one challenge companies are facing is how they become more flexible to change. New market demands, disruptive technologies, fierce competition and obsessive differentiation only help to make reality worse.

Organization agility starts with small, independent teams, which organize themselves around a single, but impactful problem, delivering value to users and getting quick feedback.

As these teams deliver value and spread throughout the organization, dependencies between them start to appear, hindering agility all over again. This counterintuitive behavior means organizations need to find a solution to keeping teams independent while making them connected.

In this session we will discuss how a modern integration architecture makes independent teams accelerate and, at the same time, collaborate better at scale.

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VIP Networking: Fireside Chat - API Innovation
Peter Kreslins
Peter Kreslins
Digibee, CTO, Co-Founder
Mark Campbell
Mark Campbell
Noname Security, Sr. Dir of Product Marketing
Tanya Vlahovic
Tanya Vlahovic
eBay, Head of Developer Ecosystem & Distinguished Architect
Robert Wunderlich
Robert Wunderlich
Oracle, Product Strategy Director

Join DevNetwork Executive Producer & Co-Founder Jonathan Pasky moderating this Fireside Chat with featured speakers on the topic API Innovation.

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OPEN TALK (API): APIs on the Rise: The Top Strategies for Building a Modern API Stack
Iddo Gino
Iddo Gino
RapidAPI, CEO

Enterprise API environments have changed. Driven by the explosion of APIs, federation of API programs, and push to the cloud, companies are rethinking their entire developer tooling and infrastructure stack. APIs are the fundamental building blocks of modern software, and with the advent of digital initiatives, they are growing in prevalence throughout the ent3erpriseThis presentation examines the evolution of the API development platform and current best practices engineered to support the explosion in APIs in a modern organization. The speaker will examine the key technologies required to build a modern API stack that is integrated across the entire software development lifecycle, enabling organizations to bring products and services to market more rapidly.

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OPEN TALK (API): How APIs Drive Modern App Development
Robert Wunderlich
Robert Wunderlich
Oracle, Product Strategy Director

In this new world, enterprises are acting more like startups. As enterprises seek to meet their customer’s needs, get an edge on their competitors, and help their employees achieve outstanding results, they need to re-imagine how they implement their technology. Modern App Development provides a framework to help developers build highly available, resilient, fully secure, and compliant apps. APIs are a key element of this framework that cross the boundary of traditional integration, to modern app development. In this session, we will outline the Modern App Development Framework with core requirements, design principles and architecture patterns. We will share some of our experience from our journey modernizing enterprise applications with APIs. We discuss where we are in the journey and offer some insights on the evolution of APIs.

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OPEN TALK (API): Content and Commerce AI - APIs for Content Intelligence
Deepak Pai
Deepak Pai
Adobe, Senior Manager - Machine Learning
Jamie Delbick
Jamie Delbick
Adobe, Software Engineer - AEM Assets

In this talk we will describe Adobe Content and Commerce AI - a suite of API first services developed for Content Intelligence. Content here refers to textual documents as well as images. Our services are created to extract meta-data from content and leverage it to power different use-cases. For instance, we extract key-phrases, entities, concepts among other things from text documents. Similarly we extract color profile, objects, text, personalities from images. We enable enterprises to categorize the content based on custom taxonomy. Such meta-data could power use-cases for content management, recommendation and personalization. Concretely, one such use-case is AEM - Adobe's content management offering. AEM Assets is a cloud native, platform as a service solution for experience management that helps businesses efficiently perform their Digital Asset Management. It leverages Adobe Sensei API’s for content intelligence to drive automation of tasks and operations that are typically done manually. For example, AEM leverages Sensei’s auto tagging API’s to produce a list of tags, or keywords, associated with an asset. These API’s are automatically run on asset ingestion, after an asset is uploaded to AEM. Having this list of tags makes the asset searchable across the DAM through keywords, heavily reducing the time for DAM users to deliver rich experiences to their customers.

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KEYNOTE (API): Noname Security -- Securing APIs in a Cloud-First World
Mark Campbell
Mark Campbell
Noname Security, Sr. Dir of Product Marketing

APIs are central to digital transformation. Public cloud adoption and cloud-native designs capitalize on APIs as a foundational building block. Meanwhile, Gartner predicts that APIs will become the most frequently targeted attack vector by 2022.

This discussion will highlight strategies for security and risk management of the modern API ecosystem — API discovery and inventory, API cyber attack prevention, API misconfiguration detection, and continuous API vulnerability identification and testing.

We’ll share best practices for orchestration across business, technology, and security teams to empower API-centric business and technology strategies with a shared, complete picture of API risks from code to production.

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VIP Networking AfterParty: Fireside Chat on the Future of APIs & AI
Iddo Gino
Iddo Gino
RapidAPI, CEO
Javier Perez
Javier Perez
Perforce Software, Chief Evangelist - Open Source & API Management

Join DevNetwork Executive Producer & Co-Founder Jonathan Pasky moderating this Fireside Chat with featured speakers on the topic of the Future of APIs & AI.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

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OPEN TALK (API): Pillars for an API as a Business Program Success
Rajeev Chittur Venkitaraman
Rajeev Chittur Venkitaraman
Michelin, Director of Digital Technology and Architecture

Transforming a company to being API First is not just purely technology. It consists of multiple areas - Empowerment, Platform, Culture.

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KEYNOTE (API): Improving Customer Experience Using Cloud Native Deployment
Eric Newcomer
Eric Newcomer
WSO2, CTO

Microservices and APIs built for digital transformation products require agile, reliable, and scalable cloud native infrastructure to truly meet customer expectations for a great "always there" user experience. Whether on prem or hosted in a public cloud, understanding and leveraging the right approach is key to success. This session takes up where the development process leaves off, tracking the standardization of containers and container orchestration for automated deployment, including current and future platform trends WSO2 and others are following.

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PRO TALK (API): Building Highly Available & Scalable APIs
Kirankumar Kulkarni
Kirankumar Kulkarni
CapitalOne, Master Software Engineer/Architect

This session talks about building highly available and scalable APIs. Things to consider when building highly available and scalable APIs such as throughput, throttling, API versioning, Active-Active setup, Idempotent request handling, different scaling options etc.

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KEYNOTE (API) : IBM API Connect -- Accelerate API Testing with Automation
Swetha Sridharan
Swetha Sridharan
IBM API Connect, Sr. Product Manager
Alex Butcher
Alex Butcher
IBM API Connect, Development Lead, API Testing

Time to market and ability to change rapidly while retaining high quality is a key business driver today. Let's talk about how API developers can automate creation of tests for their APIs, with no code required, and how they can leverage AI to improve code coverage and quality faster than ever before.

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VIP Networking: Fireside Chat - API Strategy
Eric Newcomer
Eric Newcomer
WSO2, CTO
Kyle Fowler
Kyle Fowler
Foursquare, Director of the Developer and Consumer Experience team

Join DevNetwork Executive Producer & Co-Founder Jonathan Pasky moderating this Fireside Chat with featured speakers on the topic API Strategy.

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FEATURED TALK (API): Hypermedia API for Secure, Seamless User Authentication
Travis Spencer
Travis Spencer
Curity, CEO

In this talk, Travis Spencer, CEO at Curity, will explain what a hypermedia API is and how it can be applied to the problem of login. He will explain how hypermedia is an architectural pattern that lends itself to exposing the state machine that a user transitions through when authenticating. Travis will also show how such an API allows seamless, browser-less integration of authentication into mobile and single-page applications. The demonstration that he performs will show these concepts in a real-world scenario. He will discuss the security challenges involved in creating such an API, and leave the audience with resources, websites, and open-source examples where they can go to learn more.

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OPEN TALK (API): 10 Keys for Turning APIs into a Job Promotion: Translating API Knowledge into Business Value
Brenton House
Brenton House
Software AG, VP, Digital Evangelism

APIs are everywhere. Some of us build them, a lot of us manage them, and all of consume them. But not everyone knows how to communicate the value of APIs between the technical and business worlds. How do I integrate my APIs? Do I need API Management? How do I use Microservices? It is critical for organizations to understand the API economy as they move to become more profitable and competitive in this age of digital transformation. But very few technical people can effectively translate their API knowledge and vision into business value.The goal of this talk is to provide you with the 10 essential concepts that will equip you to become the API Champion that your organization needs to gain that competitive edge using a solid strategy and proven best practices.

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OPEN TALK (API): Product Manager’s Extra Credit Guide to Building an A++ Enterprise API
Kyle Fowler
Kyle Fowler
Foursquare, Director of the Developer and Consumer Experience team

Foursquare presents the Product Manager's Extra Credit guide to building an A++ Enterprise API. Building an exceptional enterprise API is no easy feat. Earlier this year, Foursquare launched the new Places Enterprise API, built from the foundation of our renowned Developer API. In this session, we'll take you through every step of the process to create a delivery method that can meet enterprise standards and upgrade the developer experience - from understanding your customer's UX criteria and auditing the performance and security of your API infrastructure, to best SLA practices and everything in between.

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OPEN TALK (API): Improving Cost, Efficiency & Security with APIs for Enterprise Data Storage
Henry Nevue
Henry Nevue
People Data Labs, Co-Founder and CTO

In today’s data-driven era, enterprise businesses use more data than ever before, and yet most companies are stuck behind the eight ball using monolithic on-premise databases. Enterprise companies often still store customer data on-premises, requiring them to build out data teams to handle the complex extract, transform, and load processes behind people data, putting their most sensitive data at risk of breach and limiting their ability to tap into third-party data sources. Forward-looking enterprise-scale companies are moving toward pushing their data to other tools and services through the use of APIs, enjoying the advantages of offloading the complexities of loading, de-duplicated, and enriching data; without the risk of security failures or the headache of data storage. In this session, we will outline the shifting world of MarTech, highlight the way in which APIs increase consumer privacy, and discuss specific case studies that highlight the value of moving to off-prem in terms of cost, efficiency, and security.Takeaways:•How APIs help offload and simplify sensitive customer data storage•How APIs increase consumer privacy through anonymization  •Discover tools and best practices for moving beyond on-premises databases  •Discuss how modern data companies are helping build a “source of truth” for customer data

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KEYNOTE (API): ADP -- One Size Doesn't Fit All - Building Contextualized API Specifications
Boris Vernoff
Boris Vernoff
ADP, Chief Data Architect - API Data Governance

In today’s complicated application landscape, the APIs are the foundation of any integration as well as digital transformation, and the API specifications are quickly becoming a very important component of a company's public image. Many large companies (including ADP) expose a broad variety of capabilities targeted to different consumers and the API specifications should be flexible enough to reflect different usage contexts, i.e., geo-political, industry specific, level/tier of service, etc This session focuses on creating and exposing contextualized API specifications that may include different operations, parameter obligation, customized descriptions / examples and potentially, different subsets of the same schema, depending on access entitlements of the consumers accessing the API Portal. The “design” view could also be combined with the runtime discovery of additional API “metadata”, thus allowing API providers for a greater flexibility exposing their API specifications to different consumers.