API 2.0 Best Practices - API Product Owners and Developers Workshop

Today's organizations don’t ask whether to engage in application programming interface (API) programs, but how to achieve the business or operational objectives from them. This workshop draws on best practices for successfully applying APIs and covers Red Hat’s 7 best practices for running successful API programs. We don’t stop here, we walk the talk. The technical hands-on exercise will reinforce the best practices.

Join Red Hat, your peers, business and IT leaders at our API 2.0 Best Practices - API Product Owners and Developers Workshop on (Date and location.) During this full day event, you will hear from Steven Willmott Senior Director and Head of API Infrastructure at Red Hat who will discuss new development technologies and introduce new kinds of API solutions.

We want to make sure our customers are able to use our API in the way that works best for them. Plus, I care a great deal that our API is well-structured and well-documented. The 3scale API management solution just works. I’ve been able to set and forget it.



  • CXO’s and VP’s
  • Directors
  • IT Managers
  • Architects
  • Developers
  • Integrating cloud-native applications


  • How application programming interfaces (APIs), combined with containers and integration, create highly effective software systems.
  • How APIs can be used to transform the internal IT landscape.
  • Benefits of combining with containers for effective microservices strategies, and how they fit with integration technologies.
  • Red Hat’s 7 best practices for creating a successful API-first strategy

After these informative discussions, we would like you to join us for a networking happy hour where you will have the opportunity to discuss with your peers and Red Hat experts on real world examples of how you can achieve continued success with an API strategy in place.


08:30 AM - 9:00 AM


09:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Executive welcome

09:15 AM - 10:15 AM

The enterprise IT challenge

  • Buzzword salad and how to untangle it
  • Enterprise architecture goals and key capabilities
  • How APIs, containers, and integration are changing the IT landscape

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Morning Break 

10:45 AM - 12:30 AM

Crafting a successful API-first strategy
From systems and services to APIs

  • APIs as internal and external products
  • Thinking long term about API support
  • User-centric API design
  • Enterprise-wide API enablement and operations
  • Internal and external developer experience
  • APIs meet containers and integration

12:30 PM - 02:00 PM


02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Lab 1 TBD

03:00 PM - 03:45 PM

Lab 2 TBD

03:45 AM - 04:15 AM

Afternoon Break 

04:15 PM - 05:00 PM

Closing Keynote: TBD

Steven Willmott

Senior Director and Head of API Infrastructure at Red Hat

Steven Willmott is a Senior Director and Head of API Infrastructure at Red Hat. He was previously the CEO of 3scale Inc., one of the world’s leading API Management providers and now part of Red Hat. His background spans distributed systems, Web Services, SOA and APIs. He is a founding member of the Open API Initiative, the API Strategy and Practice conference, API Commons and APIs.json. Steven is also a frequent public speaker on the business and architectural challenges of APIs and Platforms.