For the first time since 2019, Axway Summit took place in a physical location, and it was a joy for all of us to reunite in person. “What an extraordinary event it was!” says Pierre Baudin, VP of Marketing & Demand Generation EMEA at Axway.
Axway Summit 2023 was packed with the latest advancements in API, MFT, B2B, cloud, and financial accounting technologies and products, insightful business and technology speakers, learning workshops, and more.
This year’s EMEA region event was set in the social and physical heart of Brussels, Belgium, with other iterations in São Paulo, Brazil and Scottsdale, AZ, USA. Participants networked with peers, attended breakout sessions and Axway Expo, and socialized while enjoying dinner and entertainment. The events kicked off in Brussels.
“We welcomed a remarkable gathering of 140 customers and partners from 16 different countries, each bringing their unique perspectives and adding to the vibrant atmosphere,” says Baudin. “It was truly inspiring to witness such a diverse group of individuals coming together to engage with our content and learn from our experts. We even had participants traveling from as far as Singapore and India, demonstrating the global reach and impact of our community!”
Step back with us as we revisit these moments.
Sharing success stories and use cases
Throughout Axway Summit, customers and partners were in the seat of honor, sharing how they use Axway solutions to fulfill their unique missions around the world; it was certainly a full agenda.
“Experiencing our customers promoting our solutions to other customers is a dream-like experience,” says Sophie Saltiel, Global Senior Customer Advocacy and Marketing Director at Axway.
“This is the incredible reality we lived at the EMEA Summit 2023, demonstrating the power of customer advocacy, with so many interactions between customers and great testimonials from prestigious companies such as Engie, BPCE, and Bovemij for Amplify, Daimler Truck and Bpifrance for MFT, and Equinor, Co-op and DB Schenker for B2B.”
Here are some memorable moments of the day, to name only a few.
Rainer Metje, Vice President of IT – Application & Integration at Bosch Digital gave the keynote address at Summit EMEA, sharing insights into how Bosch Digital is driving innovation and transforming the IT landscape at Robert Bosch.
Metje highlighted the critical role of integration and the partnership between Bosch and Axway, discussing how APIs are a fundamental component of modern integration. He also shared this video as an entertaining demonstration of what this technology means for their customers.
One of the world’s leading global logistics providers, DB Schenker is committed to using modern agile and resilient solutions to tackle the increasing frequency and magnitude of supply chain disruptions.
Engie, one of the major energy companies present in 70 countries worldwide, has been using the Axway Amplify API Management Platform for many years. Recently, the company decided to adopt Amplify Enterprise Marketplace.
Laurent Stephanoni explained how his team switched from an API platform to Amplify Enterprise Marketplace to centralize all corporate data and share it efficiently and securely with internal and external teams.
Daimler Truck’s Madhav Rao shared with Emmanuel Vergé of Axway how the company secured high-value file transfers while scaling their MFT operations globally, gaining agility and reliability using Axway’s MFT solution.
It was an opportunity to share and learn from each other, and many came away inspired again in their own work. One customer shared the following with us:
“Thanks for the invite and the opportunity to share our story. What’s great to see is that so many others are dealing with similar challenges around operating models, not necessarily tech problems! Makes me feel a little better about my daily challenges about who should do what with what technology. Also very eye-opening was the scale of what some Axway customers are doing.”
The Axway Excellence Awards
In addition to being a welcome return to in-person events, this year’s Axway Summit also marks our inaugural Axway Excellence Awards, celebrating achievement in digital transformation, innovation, technology, and data-driven excellence.
Awards are given in each region, and we look forward to sharing more about the inspiring projects soon!
In the EMEA region, the winners are:
- Equinor: Transformation Excellence Award
- Novartis: Data-Driven Excellence Award
- Commerzbank: Innovation Excellence Award
- Corelia: Technology Excellence Award
Time to reconnect — and let loose!
Of course, it wasn’t all business at Axway Summit EMEA.
Pierre Baudin adds, “We also had the pleasure of seeing our customers let loose and dance the night away. The festivities carried on until the early hours, leaving us with memories we won’t soon forget. It’s these moments of celebration and camaraderie that remind us of the strong bonds we forge with our customers.”
Many thanks to the individuals and teams who worked so hard to make this event a success — and as always, to our customers and partners who give meaning to what we do.