10 December

API Summit Belgium 2020 - Hosted by Heliview

The API Summit will bring together a diverse group of professionals to discuss the most relevant challenges they face when setting up and managing a successful API management programme. The Summit is an unique gathering where interaction and learning from the experiences of others are central.



APIs are the building blocks of your digital transformation. They give you the perfect opportunity to set up a flexible architecture that give you the agility and innovative power you need to keep your organisation successful in the future. Both on a technical and conceptual level, important choices will have to be made that are of great importance for the success of your API management programme.

Visit the Summit, listen to thought leaders, and industry experts on their API lifecycle stories. What were their goals in deploying an API, what technologies did they choose, and how did they measure success on their API initiatives? After visiting this Summit you understand what effect APIs have in your organisation and how you set up and manage a successful API management programme.

In order to become more adaptive and to remain digitally transformable, companies realise that they have to adjust their revenue models by restructuring their architectures, and more importantly – how to deal with organisational (people / processes) aspects.

A company without APIs is almost something like an organisation without a website 15 years ago. Every company that embraces an ecosystem will have to transform into an API first strategy. Due to the increasing digital transformation and the use of cloud and SaaS solutions, this necessity only increases.

Based on the theme ‘Accelerate your Digital Transformation’, 2 angles of approach were chosen during the API Summit.



10h40API Maturity Model: a step-by-step approach MATTHIAS DE SCHEERDER | INTEGRATION ARCHITECT | I8C - ARCHERS - Organisations often want to increase their API maturity to be able to realise their strategic objectives. This is not such an easy assignment because you need to change the daily behaviour and thinking of your organisation. We believe you need to increase maturity by using a step-by-step approach. Each step has its role in increasing the maturity in your organisation. For example, you cannot start to roll out your API framework in the complete organisation before you have convinced your management or leads. This approach is translated into six stages. In this keynote, we explain the different stages by giving real-world examples.