API conference comes to Sydney


By Jonathan Nally
Tuesday, 27 January, 2015


API conference comes to Sydney

Australian software consultancy Sixtree has announced that it will stage APIdays, the first Australian conference dedicated to web APIs. The event will be held at the Australian Technology Park, Sydney, on 10-11 February 2015.

Senior executives from Australia Post, Axway, CA Technologies, MYOB, News Corp Telstra and Toyota Australia are lined up to speak at the inaugural event, which will focus on exploring the wide range of business and technology opportunities that web APIs are opening up in the realm of enabling digital business, mobile and the Internet of Things.

“Businesses are using technology for competitive advantage and APIs are now at the centre of just about everything they do,” said Saul Caganoff, chief technology officer, Sixtree. “APIdays provides an opportunity for developers, architects and change agents to learn from local thought leaders and international experts.”

APIdays Sydney will have two conference streams: Strategy, which will explore the imperatives and the opportunities that APIs afford; and Execution, which will focus on design, architecture, security quality and new technologies.

Key speakers will include:

  • Kin Lane, The API Evangelist
  • Tom Quinn, CIO, News Corp Australia
  • Ross Dawson, Futurist, Author and Strategy Advisor
  • Mike Amundsen, Chief API Architect, CA Technologies
  • Mark O’Neill, Vice President Innovation, Axway
  • Frank Arrigo, API Evangelist, Telstra
  • Ben Franzi, General Manager - eCommerce Platforms and Marketplaces, Australia Post

Image courtesy Dennis Skley under CC

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