15/09/2015 13:00
15/09/2015 17:30

Dear Architect,


A couple of years ago, the acronym “API” used to be a technical implementation detail that was only discussed by developers and architects. An executive would even not have understood the purpose of an API, as an access mechanism to software-based assets. But this has changed! Application Programming Interfaces have become a primary consumer interface for ICT driven services and a key channel for engaging the client and even driving the business.


The confluence of factors like social networking, e-commerce, social contents, mobile Apps, and web applications has created an ecosystem where a vast amount of applications meets a massive network of end-users. This creates a huge opportunity for finding new customers that organizations can tap into thru APIs. This is often referred to as “The API Economy”.


While the API Economy allows for the commercial exchange of business functions, capabilities, or competencies as services using web application programming interfaces (APIs), it is a necessity to appropriately manage APIs on an enterprise level. Some analysts claim that APIs are driving the digital economy and companies that do not embrace the API economy will be left behind.


As such we think you should take the opportunity to attend our next GSE Architecture Working Group Meeting on 15 September 2015 which will focus on the aspect of “API Management”.


Please take a look to the attached agenda and do not hesitate to enroll.


We hope to meet you on September 15th!


Erik Ombelets, KBC Belgium

Chairman of the GSE Architecture Working Group BeLux


Stephane Goethals, Sogeti Belgium

Secretary of the GSE Architecture Working Group BeLux


Eric Michiels, IBM Belgium

IBM Liaison of the GSE Architecture Working Group BeLux




  • 13:00 – 13:30 hrs. - Welcome Coffee offered by AE
  • 13:30 – 14:15 hrs. - AaaP or “APIs as a Product”
    • Guido Van Humbeeck, Senior Partner at AE
  • 14:15 – 15:00 hrs. - Trends in API Management
    • Matt Roberts, Technical Lead IBM API Management Development at IBM Hursley Lab
  • 15:00 – 15:30 hrs. – Coffee Break offered by AE
  • 15:30 – 16:15 hrs. - API Management at Proximus
    • Sean Kelly, B2B Gateway Architect at Proximus
  • 16:15 – 16:30 hrs. – Wrap up and Closing
  • 16:30 – 17:30 hrs. – Drink offered by AE



Interleuvenlaan 27b, Researchpark Haasrode 1250

BE-3001 Heverlee



Parking is available in the neighborhood of the venue.


Enrollment Fee

Free of charge


Enrollment Link

You can enroll for this event via the following link: <to be provided once this letter is agreed upon>



This event will take place thanks to the sponsorship of AE, as well as the involvement of the IBM BeNeLux Technical Expert Council and the IBM Academy of Technology.

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