API Exec Summit

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

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OPEN TALK (API): KYD: Know Your Developer
Tanya Vlahovic
Tanya Vlahovic
eBay, Distinguished Architect and Head of Developer Ecosystem

The vision of any API program is to deliver a world-class developer experience that enables partners to be inventive, provide their users with fantastic experience, and propel their business into the future. APIs are everywhere nowadays, allowing organizations to connect with the world digitally. Developers come in all shapes and sizes. They combine building blocks that organizations provide in a unique way. So, API consumers are instrumental in shaping APIs. The API providers and the API consumers share the success. It is crucial for organizations to have visibility into the way developers use their capabilities. By doing this, API providers can assess the value the APIs bring and understand benefits coming from third-party integrations. This talk is meant for technical people involved in creating interfaces that empower 3rd party developers as well as API evangelists. Well-designed and managed APIs that developers love are true elements of success.

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PRO SESSION (API): API Security Top Threats - Secure SDLC & Shift-Left
Intesar Shannan Mohammed
Intesar Shannan Mohammed
apisec, CTO & Co-founder

According to Gartner, APIs now account for over 40% of web/mobile application attack surface. Most API vulnerabilities come from business-logic, role-configuration, and other non-conventional flaws.
This session will go over the top vulnerabilities in APIs and build an automated & continuous API security testing strategy. The Shift-Left/DevSecOps strategy will deliver secure and faster releases while significantly reducing manual and penetration testing security costs.

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PRO SESSION (API): Fighting Fraud and Friction in Mobile Apps with Location-Based Behavioral Biometrics SDK and APIs
André Ferraz
André Ferraz
Incognia, Founder and CEO

Mobile fraud is increasing at alarming rates. Traditional web-centric security defenses based on static credentials and cumbersome two-factor authentication are no longer sufficient for protecting against mobile fraud. To ensure that neither user experience or security are compromised, mobile applications require identification and authentication techniques, specifically designed for the mobile experience, that not only protect against fraud but that are completely frictionless for the user. Location-based behavioral biometrics offers the opportunity for frictionless fraud prevention for mobile users, and the best part is, all the user has to do is be themselves.

This session will explore the use of network signals from GPS, Cell, Wi-Fi and on-device sensors to track location behavior and use for mobile fraud detection without the capture or storage of a user’s Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Developers will learn how their companies can make use of a location-based behavioral biometrics SDK and unique location fingerprints, device integrity and address verification APIs for advanced mobile fraud detection.

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OPEN TALK (API): How to Monetize Your APIs in Today’s Digital Economy
Iddo Gino
Iddo Gino
RapidAPI, CEO
Idit Oryon
Idit Oryon
RapidAPI, Head of Global Partnership

Companies are increasingly investing in APIs as an essential element for making enterprise systems and services more responsive and adaptable. However as the API economy begins to grow, what has become apparent is that APIs are key for building new business models, digital strategies, and partnerships. As companies begin to invest more heavily in APIs and look to take advantage of this new economy, the questions remain: How do companies actually drive revenue using APIs? What are the business drivers behind exposing APIs? What are the best practices for pricing? Are there industry standards for developing an API Monetization Strategy or is it still the Wild, Wild West?

Join Iddo Gino, Founder and CEO at RapidAPI, and Idit Oryon, Head of Global Partnerships, as they examine the monetization of APIs and drive clarity around some of the most common questions:

-What is the best API Strategy to put in place when considering monetization?
-What are the most common API business use cases?
-What are the best pricing models for APIs?
-How can my organization get started?

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PRO SESSION (API): Why and How to Use Conversational Intelligence APIs in Your Business
Toshish Jawale
Toshish Jawale
Symbl.ai, CTO

Conversational intelligence technology is changing the way knowledge workers operate. In this session, we’ll walk through the rapidly evolving technology frameworks available for adding intelligence to your own B2B products, typical use cases, and experiences - be that on-demand virtual assistants to always-on intelligence; as well as real-time and post conversation summaries.

Symbl is building a new category of Voice Tech Infrastructure that enables existing platforms to add market-leading functionality to your product quickly. You will leave with a clear understanding of the value proposition, the APIs that solve the challenges, and the capabilities that will transform conversational data into business advantage for your customers. We’ll walk through the code live as we cover the intelligence layer so you can see it in action.

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PRO SESSION (MICROSERVICES): Using Envoy Proxy as Your Gateway to Service Mesh
Christian Posta
Christian Posta
Solo.io, Global Field CTO

Microservices with Kubernetes and Service Mesh are patterns in building new applications that decouple dependencies between the application code, infrastructure and how the services should communicate. In this architecture, the network becomes critical for a properly functioning application teams need to consider both North / South traffic (incoming requests from end users to the cluster) and East / West (intra cluster) communication between the services.

In this talk we discuss:
* Changing traffic patterns from edge to service mesh for microservices
* Envoy as the proxy for the modern application network
* New capabilities available to the applications
* Guidance and considerations on how to incrementally adopt Envoy into your infrastructure

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OPEN TALK (API): Creating Seamless Experiences for a Remote World
Todd Greene
Todd Greene
PubNub, Founder & CEO

What does it take to create an experience where all the participants are remote?

As the world changes and remote experiences emerge at the center of daily life, a central question emerges: what does it take to create an experience where all participants are remote?

As the world changes and remote experiences emerge at the center of daily life, a central question emerges: what does it take to create an experience where all participants are remote?


During this webinar, Todd Greene, CEO of PubNub, will share his insight into the software and network considerations required to bring people, data, and devices together for the future of remote life.

Take 30 minutes out of your day and gain insight from the industry leader in realtime innovation. Don't miss it!

Thursday, October 29, 2020

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OPEN TALK (API): Service Mesh Unwrapped: Learn How to Build the Future of Service Connectivity
Marco Palladino
Marco Palladino
Kong, CTO & Co-Founder

Service Mesh is the future of service connectivity. This new pattern focuses on building reliable, distributed, and decoupled applications, but the industry made it challenging to understand and deploy meshes in production. It doesn’t have to be this way. We believe everyone should be able to seamlessly deploy a mesh in minutes to easily manage any service on the network. We’re shifting the narrative around service mesh to be one of the first things you do in a microservices application, not the last.

In this talk, Marco dives into how service mesh can be easily used to solve common challenges in your application architecture from day one. He will cover:

- Service mesh explained: concepts, benefits and pitfalls.
- Adding security, reliability, and observability of service traffic with a mesh.
- Live demo of deploying a service mesh in production in minutes on both Kubernetes and VMs

These concepts will be demoed live using Kuma, an open-source control plane built on top of Envoy.

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PRO SESSION (API): Car APIs Are Taking Over Mobility
Sanketh Katta
Sanketh Katta
Smartcar, CTO & Co-Founder

There is no easy way to connect to vehicles without hardware. It is difficult because of how the mobility landscape is structured. Innovation is getting faster and at Smartcar we are opening the gates with our APIs for developers building mobility applications and companies. During this session, we will show how we can now and forever connect to cars with a live demo of Smartcar’s API.

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(API): API Management Best Practices for Internal APIs
Karthik Krishnaswamy
Karthik Krishnaswamy
F5, Director, Product Marketing

Developing internal APIs is a key step in an enterprise's digital transformation journey. Internal APIs help unlock data silos enabling developers to easily connect and access different systems within the organization. This results in efficiencies and enables enterprises to introduce new products faster.

How do you manage all the internal APIs? How do you ensure high performance for your internal APIs? How do you protect these APIs and maintain zero-trust security policies? Attend this session to find out answers to these questions and learn about guiding principles in managing internal APIs.

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(API): Open Banking: Empowering the Consumer for a More Informed Financial Experience
Nick Thomas
Nick Thomas
Finicity, Nick Thomas, Chief Innovation Officer and Co-Founder

According to Security Boulevard, the industry definition of open banking is the practice of sharing financial data with competitors and third parties via open APIs. But in reality, open banking should go beyond this and be an innovative and secure platform for delivering consumers and businesses a better financial data experience.

By putting consumers in control of their financial data, open banking transforms the way the world experiences money — everything from budgeting, payments, investing and lending, while improving financial literacy and expanding financial inclusion. This ultimately leads to better financial outcomes.

To provide increased insight into how open banking will accelerate innovation in the fintech market, Finicity co-founder Nick Thomas will delve into the core industry principles of financial data and the importance of each of these attributes in product design: control, access, transparency, traceability and security. He will also cover the latest information on regulations around financial data, identity and consumer protections, as well as the latest and greatest within the standards group of the Financial Data Exchange and the Trust over IP Foundation.

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PRO SESSION (API): Toward an Economics-Fueled API Frontier
Jeff Garzik
Jeff Garzik
Bloq, CEO & Cofounder

As digital resources -- compute, storage, bandwidth, etc. -- increasingly become tokenized and trade-able on tomorrow’s blockchain networks, managing these tokenized resources will become vitally important. This talk outlines this future, characterized by greater composability of applications and the financialization of digital resources.