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Mr. Open Banking interview with Pangiotis Kriaris

Open banking in Europe: An interview with Panagiotis Kriaris

The following article is an adapted transcript based on the audio recording of Season 2, Episode 5 of the Mr. Open Banking podcast. The...
Mr. Open Banking speaks with Andrew Moor

Building a digital bank: An interview with Andrew Moor

The following article is an adapted transcript based on the audio recording of Episode 4 Season 2 of the Mr. Open Banking podcast. The...
Mr._Open_Banking's interview_with_Faith_Reynolds

Opening banking for good: An interview with Faith Reynolds

The following article is an adapted transcript based on the audio recording of Episode 3 Season 2 of the Mr. Open Banking podcast. The...
API Monetization at eBay

How to make five billion dollars with APIs: API Monetization at eBay

API Monetization is on everybody's mind: How can I make money with APIs? How can I justify my investments in API-related activities? But all too often, direct...
What is API First Really?

What is API First and how can I leverage it to add business value...

There is a lot of confusion around "What is API First," how is it different from "API First Design," and how all this fits...
GS1 Digital Link

GS1 Digital Link: An API for Every Thing

Everybody "knows" GS1 because it's the organization that standardizes the EAN/UPC barcodes that we find on pretty much every product that we buy in our supermarkets and...
providential structure of blockchain

Is blockchain the “World Trade Organization” of digital business platforms?

We've been writing several blog posts about the API-First, open everything, and platforming vision. What is clear is the new digital paradigm. In the short...
Mr. Open Banking interview with Carlos Kazuo Missao

The great unbanked: An interview with Carlos Kazuo Missao

The following article is an adapted transcript based on the audio recording of Season 2, Episode 2 of the Mr. Open Banking podcast. The...
Open Banking trends

2021 set to put Open Banking into the fast lane

Data on Open Banking adoption around the globe is now available for the final quarter of 2020, and one thing is clear: 2021 will...
Mr. Open Banking with Nat Sakimura

The identity question: An interview with Nat Sakimura

The following article is an adapted transcript based on the audio recording of Season 2, Episode 1 of the Mr. Open Banking podcast. The...
James Bligh

Exploring data rights — an interview with James Bligh

The following article is an adapted transcript based on the audio recording of Episode 8 of the Mr. Open Banking podcast with James Bligh....
Continuous Improvement Model

What is a Continuous Improvement Model?

The Continuous Improvement Model is a tactical method that's implemented across a company to provide a roadmap for improving its practices. Different models exist such...
David Brear

The Banking Battlefield — an interview with David Brear

The following article is an adapted transcript based on the audio recording of Episode 7 of the Mr. Open Banking podcast with David Brear....
Product Thinking and Design Thinking

Is Product Thinking the same as Design Thinking?

Product Thinking and Design Thinking are two methods whose goals are intertwined. Product Thinking Product Thinking looks at drivers and the competitive landscape. It helps you...
Event-driven computing

Event-Driven Explainer

Event-driven computing has been around for a while. However, the asynchronous nature of event-driven applications requires that specialized knowledge, craft, and tools used to...
Open Banking Regulation and Data Rights

Open Banking regulation & data rights with Gavin Littlejohn

The following article is an adapted transcript of Episode 2 of the Mr. Open Banking podcast with Gavin Littlejohn. The audio version is available...
Trends on the rise

Trends on the Rise in Uncertain Times

From working remotely and adapting to a new office environment to retail shopping slowing down, what were once trends in one direction have shifted...

2020 AsyncAPI First Global Conference Recap

AsyncAPI is an initiative for standardizing message-driven APIs. The community has a healthy mix of enterprise, solopreneur/consultants, startups and open source community support. In...
API-First Digital government approach

The API-First Digital government approach, part 1: Trends

In a three-part blog series, we review the emerging digital government movement around the world. In this first part, we look at the trends...

Industry 4.0 and New Disruptive Technologies

We talk a lot about industry 4.0 today, but what is industry 4.0? A more automated industry? More connected? More integrated? I would say:...
API Design Wins

Monetization: Approaching products as API Design Wins

Think of when you went to an arcade, popped in a token to play that classic pinball machine. Perhaps you play Animal Farm on...

That’s how you get ants–communication, it’s not all talk!

When we speak to one another, we do so intending to convey information, just not always the information we intend. That's right, sometimes the message...
Customer Experience is facing a global disruption

Empathy and Compassion are the New Currency

Well, we thought we could go on like this—forever. We thought disruption would happen to others—not to us. And suddenly, we all got disrupted by...
AI with APIs

Unleash your AI with APIs

Industries are focusing more on choosing Artificial Intelligence thanks in part to its exponential benefits. With expectations on the return of new products, a significant competitive advantage, or increased customer...

How to increase participant engagement in virtual meetings

With so many people working from home, we now rely on remote sessions instead of face-to-face meetings to connect with customers. This may create...
API testing strategy

API testing strategy: Who is testing your API-driven product?

The beginning of 2020 has been a rocky one. Most organizations around the world are forced to identify new ways to maintain current consumers...
API Product Culture: Focusing on People

API Product Culture: Ways to Win

I worked in a fantastic API Product Culture on an API team that truly served our stakeholders with insight, empathy and a thoughtful approach....
reverse proxy server

What is a reverse proxy server?  

A reverse proxy server is a server that is located behind the firewall in a private network. This helps facilitate and guide client requests to an appropriate back-end server. These capabilities deliver an...
future of open banking

The future of Open Banking

Observation: The future of Open Banking and the banking model is under attack — negative rates, loss of payments (GAFA, Crypto), FinTech disintermediating the...
event-driven APIs

What are event-driven APIs?

APIs have become an economic imperative for many businesses. But APIs solely based on request-response style interactions are limited by the fact that each...
digital identity crisis

Product Bundling with APIs to solve your company’s digital identity crisis

HELP! It's a new decade and your organization may have woken up to what can only be called a "digital identity crisis." Who are we...
Servin' Up Digital

How much are you willing to throw into the fire of transformation?

I am delighted to launch the first episode of Servin' Up Digital live on YouTube. For me, it was genuinely challenging to merge two...
Monetization handwritten on school blackboard

Should I monetize my APIs?

API Monetization consists of tracking API Usage on a per customer basis, enforcing usage plan quotas, and informing back-end billing systems of usage levels. This...

Servin’ Up Digital: Culinary Answer to Digital Business’s (Burning) Questions

I must confess, I'm a damn foody! In my former life, I worked in gastronomy for years. Today I have close friends running restaurants...
disruptive api trends for 2020

12 Disruptive API Trends for 2020

One of our customers made an astute observation: You've created thousands of APIs, but this one is our first. Over the years, we've worked...
IT market changes

Five technological aspects that have changed the IT market in the last five years

The search for efficiency, agility and practicality has led several sectors to leverage their services, such as banks, industries and retail. IT market changes It is...
API as a Product strategy

API as a Product, a strategy for successful consumption and avoiding catastrophe

Fail, fast, forward. This is a mindset that everyone who is tackling a digital transformation or digital initiative is tasked with executing. Modernize, Transform,...
Demystifying APIs - How APIs Support the Digitalization of Bank Service Channels

Demystifying APIs Part 1: How APIs Support the Digitalization of Bank Service Channels

The digital world carries within itself a range of acronyms that help in digitizing business. Among these are the Application Programming Interface (API). A...
How companies are using API management

How companies are using API Management

In the digital era, most companies expose their APIs to engage with their partners, consumers, users or application developers to expand their businesses. Most...
API integration strategy

Why API integration is critical to an Open Banking strategy

What is Open Banking? The concept of Open Banking involves enabling third-party software providers and banks to build new, customer-centric financial applications and services. Open banking...
iPaaS vs. ESB

iPaaS vs ESB: What’s the difference?

According to Forbes, “Gartner predicts the worldwide public cloud service market will grow from $182.4B in 2018 to $331.2B in 2022.” This upswing can...
API Catalog

API Catalogs are all about innovation

Your API strategy stands little chance of adoption if you don't have an API Catalog. But it's more than a registry. Built the right...
API Portal

Tips for choosing the right API Portal

Selecting an API Portal with the right features is critical to your business because that’s the only communication channel between the API Product Manager...
How to Photograph a Black Hole - Observing Microservices with OpenTelemetry

How to Photograph a Black Hole – Observing Microservices with OpenTelemetry

Microservices architecture is a software development architectural style, whereby a complex business problem is solved by a suite of small services. These microservices are...
Opposing Forces: How PSD2 regulatory pressures are impacting innovation across Europe’s Financial Services market

How PSD2 regulatory pressures are impacting innovation across Europe’s Financial Services market

It’s interesting, as an American (or at least as this American), to look at the European market from a distance and try to think...
mature APIs

API maturity in global fintech markets

A major component of a mature API lifecycle is the way an API provider communicates with its consumers. To establish trust, the provider that...
DevOps pipeline - An assembly line analogy

DevOps pipeline–an assembly line analogy

It is a well-known fact that the car industry went through an evolution and perfected a highly efficient approach to manufacturing cars. It went...
Persona pigeon-holing users of your technology

Don’t persona pigeon-hole users of your technology

Understand what they do and how to make their lives easier first Here's a brutally honest bit of truth-telling me what you are or what...
APIs and healthcare

APIs and healthcare: Why the healthcare industry needs APIs

APIs and healthcare work hand in hand these days. Across the world, APIs are being utilized in the healthcare industry to work at optimum...
value of API streaming

The value of API streaming

The noteworthy value of API streaming lies in reading data in real time. This concept gives way for your company to deliver data to...
APIs and B2B integration

APIs and B2B integration: the next wave

APIs and B2B integration are universal terms these days. How often do you hear these words in your daily conversations? The world has been...
APIs: The key that unlocks modern IT and digital success [INFOGRAPHIC]

APIs: The key that unlocks modern IT and digital success [INFOGRAPHIC]

API use continues to grow among IT professionals as organizations turn to APIs to enable their partners and customers to connect with their company....
API-culture

Building an API Culture – Interview with Five By Five

Today, I’m very happy to speak with Pauline Pham, Vice President at Five by Five, an innovation agency that runs programs to accelerate transformation...
microservices architecture

Microservice architecture—Interview with Microservices.io

This week, I would like to welcome Chris Richardson from microservices.io to discuss how to champion microservices implementation when building a microservice architecture. Chris is an...

Modernizing your business applications

The Modernization conundrum How many millions of lines of code written for business applications more than 20 years ago are still being sustained for a...

Mobile World Congress 2018 Highlights

Mobile World Congress 2018 is one of the largest annual events on the mobile technology industry. Held in Barcelona, Spain, it is one of the...
microservices

Role of APIs in microservices

Microservice architecture is revolutionizing the way enterprises build their technical infrastructure and develop new applications. They are helping a number of organizations to minimize...

How AI is transforming customer experiences and the role of APIs

Here is an interesting article from Axway's Suraj Kumar, Vice President Global Solutions Management on how AI will help drive your customer experience strategy to differentiate and...
AI and APIs

How API and Artificial Intelligence can be complementary?

API and Artificial Intelligence (Application Programming Interfaces and AI) have only one thing in common. They are both very old technologies that have been...

Workplace challenges for wearables

While the success of Apple Watch has attracted the most attention when it comes to enterprise wearables in the workplace, the market is beginning...

Why mobility is the key enabler of digital transformation

Mobility drives digital transformation through a radical rethinking of how an organization uses technology in pursuit of new revenue streams or new business models....

Cloud-native development and deployment – Interview with Pivotal

For this week’s interview, I’m very happy to welcome Dormain Drewitz, Director Product Marketing at Pivotal. Philipp Schöne (PS): Hi Dormain (DD), can you please present...

APIzation in the B2B space

"APIs are eating the world" and APIs are sneaking into a lot of areas these days. B2B Communication (EDI) is just one area where...
drive digital success with APIs

How to drive digital success with APIs

In the fast-changing business environment of digital business and digital business transformation, the ability to learn from those with experience and insight is invaluable....
What drives API growth?

What drives API growth?

According to a recent IDC research sponsored by Axway, APIs have certainly crossed the chasm from technology to value-based solutions all around. API Growth: Use...
APIs are essential to multi-speed IT

APIs are essential to multi-speed IT

We talked in a previous article about the different types of APIs. It's important to note that all those API types result in different...

Ever heard of User Experience APIs?

APIs are often seen as a technology only but they are the essential infrastructure to enable any new User Experience (UX). In this case,...
APIs important

Why APIs and API Management are important?

Lately, we have been talking a lot about APIs and API Management on this blog. The question remains, why is API Management and APIs...
Citykomi

Real-time analytics ensure customer experience and boost revenue

Complimentary article from my colleague Clay Cowdery, sharing his thoughts on real-time analytics. Clay is Business Performance Strategist and working on Analytics at Axway. The...
API Monetization

API Monetization: What is it and how to monetize APIs

API monetization is often a consideration of digital transformation leaders, whether their digital journey has recently begun or is one that has achieved some...
types of digital strategies

The six types of digital strategies

I would like to promote the recent survey from the Harvard Business Review that identifies six types of digital strategies that I'm summarizing below. The offensive...
digital maturity of your company

How to assess the digital maturity of your company?

We are sharing with you today a sample list of questions that can help you better assess the digital maturity of your company. Digital maturity:...

Why do APIs ♥ MFT?

Companies of every size are learning the value of building customer experience networks to capture new business, sustain revenue growth and increase market share....
API solution

The race to Digital Transformation

In today’s hyper-connected world, everything changes so fast, giving you no other choice but to act or react for digital transformation: New nimble and...
API adoption

The five maturity stages for API adoption

API adoption in large organizations has been taking a few years and is along a path of increasing business value. API adoption On one hand, we...
Customer Experience dinner

Executive dinner in London about Customer Experience

Axway and IDC organized an Executive Customer Experience dinner at an exclusive venue to discuss "Customer Experience." Customer Experience dinner The topic was "Delivering Superior Customer...
Axway Spark

Did you miss Axway Spark?

Last Thursday, Axway held the first-ever annual virtual worldwide conference called Axway Spark. For the first time in its history, Axway created a unique...
Digital Innovation Strategy

Architecting your Digital Innovation Strategy

Today, I decided to take some time reviewing the open discussion topics we had with the audience at our last IDC and Axway Executive...
API Days London

Back from API Days London dedicated to Digital Banking

Just coming back from API Days London—#apidays—dedicated to Open Banking & PSD2 regulation. This was an excellent event with two-full days talking and listening about...
What is PSD2

What is PSD2 and why it’s important

We currently engage with many banks in Europe starting compliance projects on PSD2 — the revised Payment Service Directive. What does this mean and...
Hackathon

Why do all banks start organizing hackathons?

Since 2015, we have been assisting in a new trend among banks consisting of organizing hackathons. Is this just a hype or does it...

Axway Digital Forum with IDC in London

Axway organized a Digital Forum with IDC Research in London a couple of weeks ago. We invited senior-level employees of large English companies to...

Q&A session on "API Management" at the Axway EMEA Partner Summit

You will find below an extract of the key topics we discussed with partners at the roundtable I animated at the Axway EMEA Partner...
data lake file transfer

Axway EMEA Partner Summit in Berlin

Axway organized last week their yearly EMEA Partner Summit in Berlin, two months after the Axway APAC Partner Summit in Singapore. This event took...

Gartner AADI analyst meetings—key takeaways

I had the chance to meet one-on-one with several Gartner analysts at the Gartner AADI Summit in London this week and we engaged in...
Gartner

Gartner AADI Summit in London

I'm coming back from the Gartner AADI Summit in London. The event took place downtown at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel. Gartner AADI Summit...
Digital business

Gartner EA Summit in Washington, D.C.

I attended last week the Gartner EA Summit in National Harbor, Washington, D.C. The event took place at the Gaylord Hotel Convention Center. The Gaylord...

Axway APAC Partner Summit in Singapore

The Axway APAC Partner Summit in Singapore took place this year at the Jen Hotel on Orchard Road, one of Asia's most famous shopping...
Workshop with local partner in Finland

Workshop with local partner in Finland

Back in November 2015, Axway organized a very nice workshop with our local partner in Finland, Agent IT. Agent IT is a provider of cost-effective...
CIOs, take control of SaaS applications

CIOs, take control of SaaS applications

According to Gartner, by 2017, in large organizations, at least 65% of new integration flows will be developed outside the control of IT departments. For...
Nantes Digital week

Nantes Digital Week: Smart cities with Sopra Steria

I was invited yesterday by Sopra Steria Group to the “Live your smart city” event in Nantes—one of the largest cities in the...

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