Vanick Digital Presents at API Strategy & Practice 2018

14 Aug 2018
by: Vanick Digital

Hosted by the OpenAPI Initiative, the API Strategy & Practice Conference, APIStrat, is focused on the API economy. The ninth edition of the conference will bring together everyone – from the API curious to today’s leaders – to discuss opportunities and challenges in the API space. APIStrat sparks conversations between API providers and API consumers, startups and enterprise, developers and architects, and all types of integrators.

APIStrat brings together experts, leaders, and members of the community to discuss what we each see on the ground every day. This event is not just for developers and IT teams, it is also for business users, executives, and anyone who seeks to better understand how APIs are impacting the world around us.

Vanick has two speakers scheduled to speak at APIStrat – Lou Powell, founding partner and Patrick Chipman, API Architect.

Lou will be leading the topic: What Do You Mean by “API as a Product?” on Tuesday, September 25 at 2:30pm.

You may have heard the term “API Product.” But what does it mean? In this talk I will introduce the concept and explain the benefits and challenges of transforming your organization to view your APIs as measurable products that expose your companies capabilities, creating agility, autonomy, and acceleration. Traditional product manufacturers create new product and launch them into the marketplace and then measure value; we will teach you to view your APIs in the same way. Concepts covered in this presentation will be designing APIs with Design Thinking, funding your product, building teams, marketing your API, managing your marketplace, and measuring success.

Patrick will be leading the topic: Securing the Full API Stack on Wednesday, September 26 at 2:30pm. Click here for the full schedule of speakers.

Patrick Chipman is a software architect and technologist with roots in academia. He has several peer-reviewed publications and conference proceedings on the topic of highly available, highly performant intelligent tutoring systems. Now, he shares his expertise with companies, including several members of the Fortune 500, as an API Architect for Vanick Digital. He regularly gives talks to clients to educate them on strategies, principles, and best practices in modern API design and delivery and guides their enterprise and domain architecture teams through digital transformation with APIs. He has particular expertise in architectural and design patterns tuned for broad-scale consumption.

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