Teksmobile At The 2017 Nordic APIs Platform Summit
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Teksmobile At The 2017 Nordic APIs Platform Summit

Hussain Fakhruddin - October 3, 2017 - 0 comments

The latest edition of the Nordic APIs Platform Summit – one of the premier API-focused events in the world – is set to take place on October 9-11, at Stockholm, Sweden. The first day of the event will feature several interactive workshops – hosted by Kevin Bouwmeester (APIGEE), Daniel Lindau (Curity), Victoria Wagman (46 Elks) and Travis Spencer (Curity). On the following two days, full conference sessions will be held, covering a vast range of API-related topics.

The primary focus of this year’s Nordic APIs Platform Summit will be on scaling the API platform as a whole. There will be two separate tracks (for businesses and for developers) – to help participants draw up fully customized lists of the sessions they would like to attend/would best fit their requirements. The rapid proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT), along with cutting-edge web and mobile applications, has increased the importance of built-in scalability and agility of APIs manifold – and the 2017 Platform Summit will put the spotlight squarely on that.

The Teks team is also going to have a strong presence at the event. On the second conference day (October 11), the head of the Teksmobile Australia in-house API Practice Group – Manish Singh – will be helming a session on API designing (“Best Practices While Designing API Program For An Enterprise”) – at the Stora Stjärnrummet from 14:00 (local time). The session would, of course, be followed by a Q&A session. Manish’s session will be a part of the ‘Technical Track – Design’ lineup of sessions at the upcoming Platform Summit.

A bit about Manish Singh – the veritable ‘face of the Teksmobile API team’ – would be in order at this point. The man can very well be referred to as an ‘API veteran’ – having been involved with these topics since 2011 (prior to that, he had gathered considerable working experience on the .NET, Java/J2EE and PHP platforms. Within a relatively short time-frame, Manish has acquired complete proficiency on the APIGEE (the platform that kickstarted his API journey), Axway, Dream Factory, Mulesoft and CA Layer 7 platforms. Right from planning the architecture of digital interfaces, to API designing and implementation of the same – Manish is a proven master of everything. At present, he is taking a keen interest on the best practices for designing enterprise APIs, and is visibly excited at the prospect of addressing a large audience at the 2017 Platform Summit – and sharing his knowledge on enterprise APIs in particular, and API designing/management in general. We are confident that attending Manish’s session would be immensely beneficial and a great learning experience for all those who choose to attend it.

The ‘Scale Your API Platform’ Nordic APIs Summit is expected to cover an interesting array of topics this year. Things like the choice of coding languages that offer enhanced capabilities, the expected response of marketers and businesses in the face of rapidly spiralling demands, and the latest innovations in API architecture would all be closely deliberated upon at the event. The two-and-a-half day affair would shed light on the progress, usability and advantages of APIs in future – that’s for sure.

As is customary with the Nordic APIs Platform Summit, this year’s event will also be attended by many big corporate houses, like Adidas (“Creating the new Adidas APIs”), Nokia (“Developing medical grade IoT systems”) and Spotify (“Pragmatic JSON API design”). The event will be sponsored by CA technologies (platinum sponsor), Tibco, IBM, Teksmobile, APIGEE, and others. Curity is the organizer of this year’s Platform Summit.

The domain of app and API development is a constantly evolving one. We believe that Manish’s intricately researched session on enterprise API designing will highlight the dynamic nature of this domain, the best practices for creating enterprise APIs…and showcase the way forward for API technologies. The four main components of API programs – the API gateway, the front end, the developer portal, and the backend/microservices will be discussed – with particular emphasis on the nature of logic/activity to be stored in the different layers. The possibilities of doing more with APIs is expanding fast – and the session would give attendees a sneak peek into that.

This will, of course, not be the first time that Teksmobile has collaborated with Nordic APIs. At the 2016 Platform Summit, I had held a session on API strategy optimization (you can catch my speech here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv-7iiFugA8). The response was extremely encouraging – and I believe that Manish’s session on API designing for enterprises will be equally successful. For all of you who wish to stay updated with the rapidly evolving world of APIs and techniques of API designing for enterprises – this session is a must-attend.

The 2017 Platform Summit is already sold out – a clear indication of the worldwide popularity and interest-levels of the event. Tickets to select workshops are still available. All eyes are now on this flagship API event, and we will see you there…learning all the interesting tricks and tidbits about enterprise API designing.

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