The beginning of a new year is a great time to reflect back on the year that was and look ahead to the year that will be. Because 2013 was such an impressive year for API technology, I thought now would be a great time to assemble a panel of API experts and talk about The Past, Present & Future of APIs.
This will be our first API Tech Talk of 2014 and it’ll be a great chance for our audience to interact with the panel, ask questions, make comments and ultimately learn and think about the future of APIs.
At Layer 7, we’re proud to have thought leaders and top industry talent when it comes to API design, API security, the API economy and IoT. On the panel will be members of our API Academy: VP Client Services Matt McLarty; Principal API Architect, North America Mike Amundsen; Principal API Architect, Europe Ronnie Mitra; Product Architect Holger Reinhardt; Chief Architect Francois Lascelles. They will be joined by Layer 7′s Director of Product Management, Ross Garret.
So, we’ve brought together experts from a design/usability perspective, a business perspective, an integration perspective and – of course – an API security and management perspective.
Our customers – and enterprises in general – realize they can transform their businesses through APIs by leveraging their digital assets and taking advantage of all-pervasive trends like mobile, BYOD and IoT. Mobile apps are an integral part of daily life for most of us and smartphone use has become commonplace in the enterprise. Mobile app developers need APIs to build the exciting applications we all love to use. And as the recent Snapchat security breach teaches us, security is a very important – but sometimes undervalued – aspect of API architecture.
APIs are driving the future of business and there are a lot of considerations when talking about API Management. The API itself needs to be designed well, the security needs to be tight to protect user data, it needs to be developer-friendly and on we go.
While 2013 may very well have been the year of the API, 2014 could be the year APIs go mainstream. So, join us on January 15 at 9am Pacific Time for a live discussion of The Past, Present & Future of APIs. You can tweet your questions or comments directly to @layer7 or you can use the #layer7live hashtag. You can also email your questions directly to us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I’m really looking forward to hosting this discussion and think you’ll get a great deal out of the discussion. We value your input and look forward to hearing from you on Jan 15.