Layer 7 California User Conference & API Management Workshop

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User Meetup and API Workshop

San Jose, CA
June 15, 2012
Lunch Served
Limited seating - register today

Attend the morning session, afternoon session or join us all day!




Join Layer 7 for this day-long event hosted at Cisco's facilities in San Jose. The morning session will focus on best practices for using Layer 7's SOA, API and Cloud technologies and will feature customers sharing use cases and tips for optimizing the use of Layer 7 products. The afternoon will feature a workshop on topics around API Management. It will be kicked off by a Q&A session with Forrester Analyst Eve Maler, focusing on emerging trends in API Security. This will be followed by a moderated forum discussing a variety of issues related to API Management (listed below). The day will be catered and registration is free to customers and non-customers alike. Room is limited, so register soon!


Speaker Lineup



Workshop Sessions


9am - 12pm

Morning Session - California User Conference

Key Reasons to Attend:

  • Learn Best Practices and Tips for Optimizing Layer 7 Products
  • See how Cisco, Adobe and Savvis have Implemented Layer 7
  • Network with Layer 7 customers, staff and industry experts
12pm - 1pm Lunch Served
1pm - 4:45pm

Afternoon Session - API Management Workshop

Key Reasons to Attend:

  • Get you API Security Questions Answered by Forrester Analyst Eve Maler
  • Discuss Key Issues around API Management including Access Control, Data Security and Privacy, Developer Management and API Performance Management
  • Network with Layer 7 customers, staff and industry experts



Welcome & Opening Remarks


Cisco Presentation - Praveen Muppidi


Break & Networking


Adobe Presentation - Greg Olsen


Break & Networking


Savvis Presentation - Rag Ramanathan




Q&A with Forrester Analyst - Eve Maler




Open Forum on API Access Control Issues


Open Forum API Data Security & Privacy


Open Forum API Developer Management


Open Forum on API Performance Management


Closing Remarks





Praveen Muppidi, IT Program Manager, Cisco

Praveen Muppidi, IT Program Manager at Cisco, has been working with Cisco for past 5 years in Data & Integration Space using different products like TIBCO, Oracle, Cisco - ACE XML Gateways and Layer 7. Praveen has successfully delivered major platform builds in Virtual Data Center and also build these platforms in Disaster Recovery. Prior to Cisco, Praveen worked at Levi Strauss & Company as Project Manager, Lead Technical Architect in Integration space for AS2 and B2B/EAI Integrations using Cyclone Commerce, Sterling Commerce Products.



Greg Olsen, Manager, Data Integrations, Adobe

Greg Olsen has been involved in data integrations in the Silicon Valley for almost 20 years. He has worked at companies like Vanstar, Hewlett-Packard, Contivo, SanDisk, and Adobe Systems where he is currently the Manager of Data Integrations. He has a passion for the domain since without integrations, companies would be at the mercy of direct file transfers which get messy quickly.

At Adobe, Greg and his team have implemented SAP XI/PI, TIBCO EMS and TIBCO BW, and Layer 7. We have seen tremendous growth in the integrations domain with a strong push to use the tools for more than just “data integrations”, but as a way to enforce data security standards. Layer 7 plays a critical role in the enforcement of our security standards both now and into the future.



Rag Ramanathan, Director of Product Management for APIs, Savvis - a CentruryLink Company

Rag Ramanathan is director of product management for APIs at Savvis, where he is responsible for defining and launching the API program for Savvis’ cloud-related services. His role is to ensure common governance and security for internal and external APIs, and make clients and partners successful with APIs.

Prior to joining Savvis, Rag held product leadership roles at start-up companies such as Mitia and Apigee (Sonoa), and large companies like Dun and Bradstreet (Purisma) and BEA Systems (Oracle), where he successfully launched and deployed enterprise products and client solutions.

Rag holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada, and a master’s degree in software engineering from San Jose State University.



Eve Maler, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research, Inc.

Eve Maler is a principal analyst serving Security & Risk Professionals. She is an expert on emerging identity and security solutions, identity federation, consumer-facing identity and web access management, distributed authorization, privacy enhancement, and web services security. Eve helps clients manage risk and utilize business opportunities through identity and access management business and technology strategy. She is based in the Seattle area.