As an entrepreneur and consultant in the API space over 10 years, and as founder of APIdays conferences, Mehdi devotes all his energy to helping organisations adopt an API mindset and enabling IT teams to develop continuous API management practices. He is committed to aligning IT and business goals using programmable interfaces, and making APIs repeatable and scalable. Mehdi is also involved in contributing to human and environmental IT sustainability.
Mehdi Medjaoui
Experienced consultant and technology leader, gets organisational traction for API-enabled programs. Strategy translator for realising API potential forging stakeholder buy-in and commitment so that change sticks. Believer that diverse and balanced perspectives applied to approach will lead to the best outcomes. Active in building career and professional development opportunities for people getting into technology careers; global Women In APIs community leader.
Claire Barrett
APIsFirst - Lead Contact
Fascinated by Technology, keeps abreast of new trends and loves his gadgets. Continues to actively invest in education with on and off the job learning. Enjoys bringing an entrepreneurial flair to drive product strategy, thinks in an Agile/Lean way. He is a bridge between the technical and business worlds and uses his diplomatic skills wisely, seeking first to understand and then be understood. Allan has embarked on a new mission to help make API programs great, so far so good!
Allan Knabe
With a background in electronic engineering, and experience across financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing and logistics, Jon brings a blend of strategic vision, organising ability and hands-on skills. With a postgraduate education in business administration and applied finance, he's equally at home in business and technology. He also leads and mentors the API community through writing, speaking and organising conferences, workshops and meetups.
Jon Scheele
Blue Connector
James is an API consultant, speaker, and instructor with experience in architecting, building, and deploying APIs. His passion is coaching companies in aligning business, product, and technology into a more composable and modular enterprise. His workshops focus on multiplying team efforts of defining, designing, and building first-class APIs that integrate mobile, web, and IoT devices. James has published several titles, his latest, "A Practical Approach to API Design."
James Higginbotham
An internationally known author and speaker, Mike consults with organizations around the world on network architecture, Web development, and the intersection of technology & society. He works with companies large and small to help them capitalize on the opportunities provided by APIs, Microservices, and Digital Transformation. Amundsen has authored numerous books and papers. His latest book is "Design and Build Great APIs" (2020).
Mike Amundsen
Marjukka Niinioja is a speaker at API conferences, co-author of API Economy 101 book, and creator of the free "Introduction to API Economy" course with Tampere University. “Mother” of the lean, open and business-oriented APIOps Cycles method. 10+ years of experience with API Economy from retail, energy, ICT, construction and traffic industries, among others.
Marjukka Niinioja