Programme
  • Programme
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
8:00 AM
9:00 AM

Welcome Breakfast

Networking
Partners Village (Floor 0)
Networking
9:00 AM
9:15 AM

APIdays Paris 2018 introduction

The new API stack
Main Auditorium (Floor 1)
Keynote
9:15 AM
9:45 AM

Opening Keynote: Principle for the Slow Web, an ethical approach for buidling software

The new API stack
Main Auditorium (Floor 1)
Keynote
  • Tariq Krim (Dissident.ai)
9:45 AM
10:15 AM

The State of the API Industry

The new API stack
Main Auditorium (Floor 1)
Keynote
  • Paolo Malinverno (Gartner)
10:15 AM
11:00 AM

Coffee Break

Networking
Partners Village (Floor 0)
Networking
11:00 AM
11:25 AM

Leveraging on APIs to deliver AI as a service @BNPParibas

BNP Paribas CIB is using AI to face its current key challenges, such as Customer Experience, Cybersecurity or operational efficiency. AI allows us to leverage on our unstructured data and to mine through chats, conversations, contracts, news. Use-cases of AI across the Group have grown to reach more than 250 use-cases identified, using AI bricks such as Search, Translate, Name Entity Recognition, … Our API strategy allows us to deliver these AI solutions across the BNP Paribas ecosystem and brings standards, scalability, security and expertise in a self-service, open and easily accessible API management.
The new API stack
Main Auditorium (Floor 1)
Talk
  • Jean Michel Garcia (CIB BNP Paribas)
  • Even Hugues (BNP Paribas)
11:00 AM
11:25 AM

Harmony in API Design

From visual design to user interface design to API design, we’ll explore the commonalities and the intricacies that make API design an inherently subjective and humane discipline.
API design & API Architecture
Auditorium Blin (Floor -1)
Talk
  • Jakub Nesretil (ORACLE)
11:00 AM
11:25 AM

Kristof Van Tomme: Welcome

Developer Experience, API Documentation, Developer Portal
Grand Salon (Floor 1)
Talk
  • Kristof Van Tomme (Pronovix)
11:00 AM
11:25 AM

Digital Identities, how to build an easy to use and secured digital identity solution?

Digital identities are coming. The regulation is ready, first solutions are deployed. How to win the digital identity game?
Open Banking, API Security and Monitoring
Room Ada Lovelace (Floor 2)
Talk
  • juliette delanoe (Ubble)
11:00 AM
11:25 AM

API Product Management

Product Strategy and Execution for the Digital Economy. Valuable and accessible products and services are the most important assets for any business, especially in the digital economy. The API Product Management methodology will help you to create, launch, and run digital products that customers love
API Product Management, API Lifecycle Management
Room Alan Turing (Floor 2)
Talk
  • Andrea Zulian (Swisscom)
  • Amancio Bouza (ipt Innovation Process Technology)
11:00 AM
11:50 AM

Tyk Workshop: Taming your monoliths & microservices

Workshops
Workshoop Room 1 (Floor 2)
Workshops
  • Yaara Letz (Tyk)
  • Ahmet Soormally (Tyk)
11:00 AM
11:50 AM

Ping Identity Workshop: Standard based API security, access control and AI based attack detection

As APIs continue to drive digital transformation efforts in the enterprise and support innovative customer experiences, securing them has never been more important. During this workshop Ping Identity will introduce how to leverage the OpenID Connect, OAuth2 and new emerging standards to protect the APIs. Ping Identity will show how the Intelligent Ping Identity Platform can be used to protect APIs in a pro-active way and how AI can help to protect against attacks.
Workshops
Workshoop Room 2 (Floor 2)
Workshops
11:25 AM
11:50 AM

Creating an API Economy Business Strategy

How do you build an API Economy Strategy? What are the best practices for API Initiatives? How should you govern your API initiative to drive success? What is the first thing that should be done (that almost nobody does until later)? How do you really Monetize APIs? What roles are required? Are these different than prior roles in the company? What organizational structure changes are recommended? What one thing will cause an API initiative to fail if you do not do it? What are the considerations for Legal and Privacy? How do you measure success? The speaker will answer all these questions and more.
The new API stack
Main Auditorium (Floor 1)
Talk
  • Alan Glickenhouse (IBM)
11:25 AM
11:50 AM

The AsyncAPI specification

During this talk, Fran will explain what the AsyncAPI specification is and how it is trying to standardize the world of message-driven APIs.
API design & API Architecture
Auditorium Blin (Floor -1)
Talk
  • Francisco Méndez Vilas (New Relic, Inc.)
11:25 AM
11:50 AM

The Design of Everyday APIs

Well-designed APIs are a joy to use; poorly-designed APIs are cumbersome, confusing and frustrating, just like everyday things. Would you buy a Kitchen Radar 3000? Are you able to use any washing machine instantly without reading user manual? Why QWERTY layout was invented? Like everyday things, APIs must have a clear purpose, must be used easily by anyone and are constrained by their environment. During this session Arnaud Lauret, the API Handyman, makes a parallel between everyday things design and API design in order to expose simple but fundamentals API design principles.
Developer Experience, API Documentation, Developer Portal
Grand Salon (Floor 1)
Talk
  • Arnaud Lauret (Natixis/API Handyman)
11:25 AM
11:50 AM

Authentication programming interface: how authenticity can be built into your APIs

Open Banking, API Security and Monitoring
Room Ada Lovelace (Floor 2)
Talk
  • Bernadine Brocker Wieder (Vastari)
11:25 AM
11:50 AM

API theory vs practice, an honest review of ARTE’s API strategy

When designing an API, we often believe we precisely know what we want, and that our first release will be a success. In reality, it turn out that API design is more of an iterative process. As the Project Manager in charge of APIs at ARTE, I will give you my feedback on the challenges we have faced and the choices we have made, from the launch of our first API in 2012 to our 3rd generation in 2018.
API Product Management, API Lifecycle Management
Room Alan Turing (Floor 2)
Talk
  • Matthieu BREEN (ARTE)
11:50 AM
12:15 PM

API Culture enabling bi-modal IT

Why develop an API culture is key to digital transformation? while APIs are the bricks, actors are IT and business teams, and API-as-a-product of open innovation is a good school even for IT legacy based projects.
The new API stack
Main Auditorium (Floor 1)
Talk
  • Laure Jouffre (Orange)
11:50 AM
12:15 PM

Autonomous APIs

The exponential growth of APIs, further accelerated by IoT, micro-services, and FaaS, brings many technical and economical challenges. On one side, businesses are racing to establishing API programs to connect with their customers and to gain upper hand on competitors. On the other side, engineering teams are facing growing demand for new APIs and soon out-of-the-scale complexity managing existing deployments. In this talk, we will explore the challenges of past and current APIs, both with regards to their technical aspects and the API economy. We will discuss the possible solutions to these problems, and introduce Autonomous APIs. In the second part, we will take a closer look at Autonomous APIs and how they reshape our current world and how they can existing problems for both businesses and engineering.
API design & API Architecture
Auditorium Blin (Floor -1)
Talk
  • Zdenek Nemec (Good API)
11:50 AM
12:15 PM

Learning the OAuth Dance (Without Stepping on Anyone's Toes)

OAuth has been around for some years now and we can find it in about any website or application. We usually set it up through an auth library and not worry about it much but I feel it's an interesting process to learn about. I've been in charge of explaining OAuth (2.0) to our UXers, designers and other non-technical people in my team and I would like to give my full walkthrough of it, in a simple and easy way that anyone can understand, while also being accurate and complete about it. Here's an article about the subject, which would be expanded into this talk: https://bit.ly/2M3zGlb
Developer Experience, API Documentation, Developer Portal
Grand Salon (Floor 1)
Talk
  • Anabella Spinelli (Typeform.com)
  • Anabella Spinelli (Typeform)
11:50 AM
12:15 PM

Open Banking in Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific is embracing the programmable economy, and Open Banking is a case in point. But the region is diverse both culturally economically, so adoption is proceeding in different ways. Singapore and Hong Kong, as centres for finance and trade, with thriving startup ecosystems, are streamlining customer journeys through fintech and cross-industry partnerships. Elsewhere in the region, high smartphone adoption rates enable the growing middle class to access financial services such as payments, insurance and investment in innovative ways. In this presentation, Jon Scheele will outline the current state and future outlook for Open Banking in Asia Pacific.
Open Banking, API Security and Monitoring
Room Ada Lovelace (Floor 2)
Talk
  • Jon Scheele (API Learning Lab)
11:50 AM
12:15 PM

Social Network APIs and Ecosystem in 2018

After 7 years of working with and building social APIs, Tyler examines where we are today: the API (de)evolutions, the impacts, politics, and the ecosystem.
API Product Management, API Lifecycle Management
Room Alan Turing (Floor 2)
Talk
  • Tyler Singletary (Tagboard)
11:50 AM
12:40 PM

MuleSoft Workshop: API Monitoring and Management Best Practices: Bridging the Observability Gap

On average, a digital transaction now crosses 35 backend systems — and traditional API management and monitoring tools haven’t been able to keep up. This workshop session will discuss how to address this growing complexity and demo how these approaches can be applied within the MuleSoft Anypoint Platform.
Workshops
Workshoop Room 1 (Floor 2)
Workshops
  • Jerome Bugnet (MuleSoft)
11:50 AM
12:40 PM

Platform.sh Workshop: Markdown Magic: Make-your-own Microservices

Build a microservices app to do awesome things with your Markdown files -- service by service and step by step -- with the help of a modern PaaS to let you focus on your code and test it immediately in the real world.
Workshops
Workshoop Room 2 (Floor 2)
Workshops
12:15 PM
12:40 PM

What Comes Next? Beyond API Products

It has been approximately 7-8 years now that we've been speaking about APIs as a product and kick started the API economy frenzy. It surely doesn't end here. What comes next?
The new API stack
Main Auditorium (Floor 1)
Talk
  • Laura Heritage (Axway)
12:15 PM
12:40 PM

Taking A Break From Dodgy Dependencies

Too often we write code that makes network calls, and we hope everything will work just fine. "Occasional errors might happen, but not very often, so let's not worry about it!" we say to ourselves. That's all well and good until the entire architecture goes up like a bonfire, because service A called B which called C, C is slow right now because D is having a bad day, and on top of that, D is actually calling C sometimes, so they both crash each other every time one of them starts to have a bit of a problem. Learn about limiting the problem by using timeouts on HTTP requests, especially those in the web thread. Then we'll look at increasing our chances of success with retries, and learn about using circuit breakers to know when to not even bother waiting to attempt a call to a system that's already capsized.
API design & API Architecture
Auditorium Blin (Floor -1)
Talk
  • Phil Sturgeon (WeWork)
  • Phil Sturgeon (WeWork)
12:15 PM
12:40 PM

Disagree with “I Agree”. Enforcing Better GDPR Compliance Through the Language of API Documentation

The new privacy regulations that came into force in 2018 (GDPR and Data Protection Act for the UK) are not just about the software and data collection/protection. The “privacy by design” principles mean that every aspect of software — including the documentation, especially the API documentation — needs to be in line with the message of handling the users’ data with great care. Privacy and security have negative value — until something is broken or stolen, no one notices the efforts dedicated to keeping things safe. GDPR regulations are obscure, but they are for the greater good of all — as no one wants their data to be stolen. We, as technical writers, can enforce the matters of better data privacy through the language and visuals in the documentation portals and live sandboxes. Which means better security. And which means clear and explicit consent forms, human language in privacy policies, and buttons that do something the user actually understands. The talk addresses the aspects and elements of API documentation that need to be reconsidered and restyled in the light of GDPR. The way things are, an absolute GDPR compliance is impossible, but maximal compliance is doable. And we, as technical writers, can enforce it through the language graphic elements that we use for guiding the users around the API portals. Language is powerful. It is a tool that we can and should use it to make the world a safer and better place through our documentation.
Developer Experience, API Documentation, Developer Portal
Grand Salon (Floor 1)
Talk
  • Karen Sawrey (Cossack Labs)
12:15 PM
12:40 PM

Leveraging open banking specifications for rigorous API security – what’s in it for you?

API security is the principal concern when it comes to establishing a trusted API ecosystem. Rightly so, because opening up business systems through APIs by definition expands the attack surface that can be exploited. Although many threat vectors and vulnerabilities are well known, we have to remain on the lookout for new threats continuously. On the positive side, open standards that help defend against security threats are constantly being created and refined. What is even more helpful are the specifications that aggregate relevant standards into a comprehensive API security profile. Excellent examples of these are the current specifications that support open banking initiatives like UK Open Banking and PSD2. Could these specifications not have a wider applicability? In other words, would we be able to benefit from the security guidelines captured in these specifications in other verticals like logistics, retail, energy, healthcare and government, too? In this talk, we will compare security guidelines covered in the specifications and see to what extent they may benefit the wider enterprise API developer community.
Open Banking, API Security and Monitoring
Room Ada Lovelace (Floor 2)
Talk
  • Olaf van Gorp (Rogue Wave Software)
12:15 PM
12:40 PM

From API first to API only

As we deep dive into the digital era the need for code is expanding exponentially. The demande for developers is exploding and the number of new developers is definitely not following ! Therefore companies and especially startups have to cope with a shortage of developing power. From API first to API only will explore how and why focusing only on the API can help startups execute faster, saving time and money ! Through a few examples we will tacle what strategic decisions it implies as well as the consequences on the go to market and the company culture.
API Product Management, API Lifecycle Management
Room Alan Turing (Floor 2)
Talk
  • Oscar Walter (Stockly)
12:40 PM
2:00 PM

Lunch Break

Networking
Partners Village (Floor 0)
Networking