Enterprise IT needs are evolving at breakneck speed and are becoming critical to business success. Organizations now face the need to deliver and evolve their software infrastructure more quickly and effectively than ever before. At this event, we'll cover the tools and techniques used by Red Hat's most successful clients. In particular, we'll focus on how application programming interfaces (APIs), combined with containers and integration, create highly effective software systems.

We will also discuss how APIs can be used to transform the internal IT landscape, how they combine with containers for effective microservices strategies, and how they fit with integration technologies. The material will cover architecture, technology, and lessons from the field with customer examples.

After the presentation, join your peers for food and drinks.

All attendees will also be entered for a chance to win an Amazon Echo.

The enterprise IT challenge

  • Buzzword salad and how to untangle it
  • Enterprise architecture goals and key capabilities
  • How APIs, containers, and integration are changing the IT landscape

Crafting a successful API-first strategy

  • From systems and services to APIs
  • APIs as internal and external products
  • Thinking long term about API support
  • User-centric API design
  • Enterprise-wide API enablement and operations
  • Internal and external developer experience
  • Developer marketing
  • API change management and retirement
  • APIs meet containers and integration

Putting it into practice

  • Impact of API-first strategies
  • Evolution rather than revolution
  • Tools and techniques available
  • Getting started
  • How to know if you're succeeding
  • Quality assurance throughout

Happy hour and networking

  • Complimentary food and drinks provided

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Registration
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Presentation
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Happy Hour

Steven WillmottSteven Willmott is a senior director and head of API infrastructure at Red Hat. He was previously the CEO of 3scale Inc, one of the world's leading API management providers and now part of Red Hat. His background spans distributed systems, web services, service-oriented architecture (SOA), and APIs. He is a founding member of the Open API Initiative, the API Strategy and Practice Conference, API Commons, and APIs.json. Steven is also a frequent public speaker on the business and architectural challenges of APIs and platforms.

Parking is complimentary.