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Presentation: Building a Composable Enterprise with APIs and Product Thinking


Location: Whittle, 3rd flr.

Duration: 11:50am - 12:40pm

Day of week: Monday

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A composable enterprise is an organisation that can rapidly move to create and improve processes, applications and new digital customer offerings. Achieving this is a combination of organisational and technical challenges. We will look at how building and managing APIs within an organisation can form the basis of a composable enterprise. One aspect that has really taken hold recently is that APIs are digital products. Therefore product management and product thinking are really important to this model.

We will look at how microservices and cloud native applications fit into this approach as well as how to bring along legacy systems. The session will include some examples of companies taking this approach and their lessons learnt in moving to become composable.

Speaker: Paul Fremantle

Co-founder @wso2

Dr. Paul Fremantle is the co-founder of WSO2. Paul has a long history of working in open source and enterprise architecture. Paul was one of the first people to use the term “Cloud Native”. Recently Paul completed his PhD looking at how personal middleware can improve IoT security and privacy. Paul is a visiting lecturer at the University of Oxford, where he runs courses on Big Data, Cloud and Microservices. Paul has published over twenty peer reviewed articles, co-authored three books, and has authored two patents.

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