API KEYNOTES & FEATURED

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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KEYNOTE (API): Ping Identity -- Ensuring Access to Digital Identities
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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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KEYNOTE (API): Fiserv -- A Fintech's Journey to Microservices
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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
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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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FEATURED TALK (API): API Practices to Overcome M&A Integration Stumbling Blocks
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Snezana Sahter
Snezana Sahter
Intuit, Distinguished Architect

Mergers and acquisitions are one of the most important ways to grow a business, and deliver a customer benefit faster. When the acquisition strategy calls for a capability integration into a customer facing product, leveraging APIs is the key to success. But have you found yourself wondering how to reconcile customer identities from both sides? In this talk I will explore practices Intuit has been applying to resolve typical integration issues companies face while looking to fulfill the M&A deal promise.

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KEYNOTE (API): Noname Security -- Securing APIs in a Cloud-First World
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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.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

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KEYNOTE (API): Improving Customer Experience Using Cloud Native Deployment
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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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KEYNOTE (API) : IBM API Connect -- Accelerate API Testing with Automation
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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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FEATURED TALK (API): Hypermedia API for Secure, Seamless User Authentication
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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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KEYNOTE (API): ADP -- One Size Doesn't Fit All - Building Contextualized API Specifications
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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.