API Management: Unlocking the Value of APIs in Digital Transformation
API management plays a crucial role in the success of any digital transformation initiative. It ensures the security, traceability, and standardization of data exchanges, allowing businesses to effectively control the flow and monitor the performance of their APIs. With most organizations already adopting API management and having a large set of APIs in place, the next challenge lies in extracting value from them. This article explores the next steps in the digital transformation journey, focusing on the re-use, productization, and monetization of APIs to create value and propel companies to the next level.
A marketplace of digital services via APIs is essential for enhancing a company’s presence in its markets. By enabling the creation of API-enabled digital products through collaboration between business and technical teams, organizations can align their use cases with strategic objectives, optimize return on investment, increase revenues, and meet time-to-market targets. To shed light on the innovation and evolution of API management, particularly in the context of marketplaces, an afterwork meetup has been organized.
This meetup offers attendees the opportunity to gain insights into the benefits of API marketplaces and the business opportunities they can unlock for their organizations. Through presentations and demos, real-life examples of how APIs can be productized, monetized, used, and re-used will be showcased. The event aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of API marketplaces and their potential to drive growth and innovation.
The real benefits of an API marketplace will be explored during the meetup, including the ability to discover, validate, secure, curate, manage, productize, monetize, and grow API adoption. Attendees will have the chance to engage in discussions and share their experiences during a cocktail reception that follows the presentations. The agenda for the event is as follows:
– 17:30 – 18:00: Welcome coffee
– 18:00 – 18:15: Introduction & agenda (API community) / API management overview
– 18:15 – 19:15: Presentation of Axway API Marketplace & demo
– 19:15 – 19:45: Customer return of experience
– 19:45 – 21:00: Cocktail with foods and drinks
The meetup will take place on November 28th, 2023, from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Urban Lodge Brussels. Keynote speakers include Frederick Elewaut, Principal Presales Architect at Axway; Peter Oosterlynck, Principal Pre-Sales Consultant at Axway; and Martin Boogaard, Product Owner Integration Platform at a large automotive data & insurance service provider in the Netherlands.
The API Community Belgium, an independent organization, aims to bring together API enthusiasts in Belgium to share knowledge, experiences, emerging trends, and best practices in API design, development, discovery, consumption, and management. To learn more about the API Community Belgium, visit their website at apicommunity.be. The event is hosted by Axway, a trusted partner in API management solutions. For more information about Axway, visit their website at axway.com.
Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights into API management and the potential of API marketplaces in driving digital transformation. Register now and join us for an evening of knowledge sharing, networking, and innovation.