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Hybrid Integration via APIs - Session at Gartner EA Summit this Thursday June 5

This Thursday, June 5, I am presenting a session entitled "Enabling Hybrid Integration: How APIs bridge your Cloud, Mobile, and on-premises strategy" at the Gartner EA Summit in National Harbor, Maryland (right by Washington DC). The session is at 10.30am on Thursday morning.

Organizations require an integration strategy that links services together, irrespective of whether they are on-premises or in the Cloud. Hybrid Integration is the name given to this strategy, and it relies for its success on APIs. APIs are the link to Cloud services, since they are the basis of integration which Axway provides with services as diverse as SalesForce.com, Amazon Web Services, ServiceNow, and Google Apps. Secure APIs also provide a bridge to on-premises, through an API Gateway. In the session on Thursday, I'll talk about how effective API Management and SOA Governance strategy provides the basis for Hybrid Integration. Real-life examples are key here, to put it into perspective and provide clarity. So, I'll use examples from Axway's hybrid integration deployments worldwide.

The Gartner EA Summit is always an excellent event, with the right mix of high-level architecture discussion and implementation specifics. If you're going, I look forward to seeing you there - and feel free to reach out at my email address over on the right-hand-side of this page.

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Mark O'Neill is VP Innovation at Axway - API and Identity. Previously he was CTO and co-founder at Vordel, which was acquired by Axway. A regular speaker at industry conferences and a contributor to SOA World Magazine and Cloud Computing Journal, Mark holds a degree in mathematics and psychology from Trinity College Dublin and graduate qualifications in neural network programming from Oxford University.

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