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Building Business Platforms Using API Marketplaces

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L'Espace Tête d'Or

103 bd de Stalingrad

69100 Lyon

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This workshop is co-presented by SMILE and LaPost.

Platforms are fast becoming the de-facto business model for large-scale digital innovation. The success of unicorn businesses such as Uber and

AirBnB

that continue to disrupt traditional established markets is proof that business platforms are here to stay!

Building a sustainable platform goes beyond just technology. Ensuring digital innovation, participation and agility from both internal and external stakeholders of a platform

requires

platform design that takes into account the needs of producers and consumers of services and solves them via a technology platform.

APIs are a key part of this platform driven digital innovation, enabling organizations to expose internal assets in a controlled manner to various stakeholders whilst enabling the community to build innovative applications consuming these services. API Platforms provide the core technology for the sharing of these APIs.

This workshop looks at the power of the platform business model and case studies around them. We then look at how API platforms play a role in digital innovation through concepts such as API management, rate limiting, security, monetization and analytics, social feedback etc.

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Chathura Kulasinghe
Senior Solutions Engineer,
WSO2
Chathura currently works in the Solutions Architecture team at WSO2. During the course of his career at WSO2, he has also been involved in the research and development of WSO2 App Factory. Prior to joining WSO2, Chathura worked on designing and implementing enterprise solutions related to the banking industry, obtaining experience on working with different technologies such as IBM, Oracle, Microsoft middleware and near-field-communication (Sony Felica based) platforms.
Gregory Eve
Solution Architect & WSO2 Expert,
Smile
Gregory is the lead expert on WSO2 based products and heads the architecture teams at Smile. He has over 12 years of experience on web-based software development, search engines, IAM and various middleware technologies. Currently, Gregory assists Smile clients on digital transformation initiatives with WSO2 products and also trains their technical teams.
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