Join for free and connect with our local tech scene
Stay on top of the latest companies and upcoming events with our weekly newsletter, and be counted among the people building the future of your local tech community.
AWH and Tech Elevator invite you to the API Workshop Series – Part 3, The Productization of APIs. The workshop will include:
11:30am - 12:00pm: Lunch and Networking
12:00pm - 12:15pm: API and Microservices. Presented by Chris Slee, AWH
In this session, AWH founder and principal, Chris Slee, will discuss building APIs on microservice architectures using Azure and AWS. Come learn how Service Fabric and lambda can support the quick development of your API layer.
12:15pm - 12:45pm: IBM Watson and API Productization. Presented by Nathan Vega, Columbus Collaboratory
Nathan was a leader in defining the Watson Ecosystem and the Watson Developer Cloud, the outcomes of which defined a partner engagement process and first-of-a-kind cognitive cloud platform that will power an era of cognitive applications built by IBM partners.
In this session, Nathan will discuss Watson's journey from 2011 to the present. Topics include:
APIs vs. products vs. solutions
Monetizing at the point of value
Building in value throughout the product lifecycle
Buyer and user differences
Productizing APIs vs. products
Transactional vs. value-based pricing
12:45pm - 1:30pm: Closing Remarks and Networking
Chris Slee is the founder and principal of AWH, a Dublin, Ohio software engineering firm currently celebrating its 22nd year of creating great digital products for business clients. At AWH, Chris leads internal and external development teams across all applications, from web, mobile, and desktop platforms, to virtual reality and machine learning.
Nathan Vega, a career technologist, left IBM after 15 years to join Columbus Collaboratory in 2016 to lead the product and business development practice. His responsibilities include new product development and go-to-market for cybersecurity and advanced analytics. He joined the Collaboratory team after being a market manager and strategist for the Watson Platform.
Lunch and beverages will be provided. There is plenty of free parking at the Rev1 Building.