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Erik Wilde has a technical background, holding a Ph.D. in computer science from ETH Zürich. He spent most of his professional career in academia, working on computer communications and structured information in general, and in the space of Web architecture and engineering specifically. He left academia 2011 and since then has helped companies like EMC, Siemens, and CA Technologies to deliver their solutions through APIs. Erik's main focus these days is on the strategic and programmatic side of things: how to get from the general goal and vision of digital transformation to a functioning and productive API landscape.

Erik is one of the authors of the book, Continuous API Management: Making the Right Decisions in an Evolving Landscape, together with Mike Amundsen, Ronnie Mitra and Mehdi Medjaoui.

As part of the Axway Catalyst team, Erik focuses on the following areas: Helping clients with formulating and reviewing API strategies; helping clients to formulate and execute API programs; API design and API product management; contributing to standardization activities in the API space.

Session 3: February 24 "Microservices and DevOps: Using APIs for Increased Velocity"

Microservices come with the promise of decreasing the dependencies between teams and thereby increasing the velocity of developing and evolving digital capabilities. While Microservices can help with that, it is important to understand that they are just an architecture pattern, and that other aspects are equally important for realizing the promise of Microservices. One of these aspects is DevOps which means that teams have more autonomy and responsibility regarding the operational aspects of the services that they own. In this presentation we look at how Microservices and DevOps relate, and which other aspects are equally important when it comes to increasing the velocity of your organization.

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