SOURCE: Apigee


March 24, 2015 04:00 ET

Apigee's "I Love APIs" Conference Comes to Europe

London to Host the Forum for Digital Business and Technology Leaders Featuring Speakers From BBC, John Lewis, Channel 4 and ITV

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Mar 24, 2015) -  Apigee®, developer of an intelligent API platform for digital business, today hosts "I Love APIs," one of the world's largest conferences dedicated to API strategies and digital business, in Europe for the first time. 

The conference involves real-world business use cases, discussions on technology best practices and stories from customers, including BBC, Channel 4, ITV and John Lewis, who will share their strategies for digitising their business and the lessons they learnt along the way. There will also be hands-on education sessions led by API experts across three topic tracks:

  • Business track: concerning digital transformation
  • Technology track: concerning architecture, IT and platform
  • Developer track: concerning API technology and best practices

Confirmed speakers on the day include:

  • Kevin Gallagher, CIO, Channel 4
  • John Billings, Head of Platform API, BBC
  • Sienne Veit, Director, Online Product, John Lewis
  • Paul Clark, Controller, Online, Pay & Interactive Technology, ITV
  • Alberto Prado, Head of Digital Innovation, Philips
  • George Glass, Chief Systems Architect, BT
  • John Calagaz, CTO, CentraLite
  • Darren Crowder, General Manager of Big Data & IOT Industry Innovation, SAP
  • Martha Bennett, Principal Analyst, Forrester

Chet Kapoor, CEO of Apigee, said: "The 'I Love APIs' conference in the U.S. is becoming a key date in the calendar for business leaders looking for first-hand insight into the tools available to them to ensure their digital acceleration. With a panel comprised of many people leading the way for digital transformation within business, attendees at our inaugural European conference can expect to come away with in-depth knowledge of API strategies through real-life examples of digital business best practices, from large and small enterprises."

The full-day conference is being held at Vinopolis, London. For the latest updates on events and speakers, please go to Scheduled talks include:

  • 'We're all software companies now: How to make digital part of your organisation's DNA.' Paul Clark (ITV), Alberto Prado (Philips), Nick Katsivelos (Apigee)
  • 'From prediction to action: Leverage data to drive digital adoption.' Anant Jhingran (Apigee) and major UK retailer 
  • 'Operationalising APIs: Best practices in your cloud or the public cloud.' Laurent Leboucher (Orange), George Glass (BT), Michel Burger (Apigee)

Coinciding with the conference, Apigee has just opened its new European headquarters in London to better assist European technology and traditional brick-and-mortar companies in implementing enabling technologies that help them use data to create new digital customer experiences. Apigee's European customer base doubled in fiscal 2014.

About Apigee

Apigee provides an intelligent API platform for digital business acceleration. Many of the world's largest organizations select Apigee to enable their digital businesses, including 20 of the Fortune 100, five of the top 10 Global 2000 retail brands, and five of the top 10 global telecommunications companies. Apigee customers include global enterprises such as Walgreens, eBay, Burberry, Shell, Live Nation, and First Data.

Apigee is headquartered in San Jose, California and has over 400 employees worldwide.

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