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API and big data technology company adds Edmond Mesrobian to its board

August 19, 2014 – Apigee®, developer of the leading platform for digital acceleration, today announced that Edmond Mesrobian, CTO of Expedia, has joined its board of directors. Mesrobian, a 20-year veteran of the IT industry, will help guide Apigee as it grows to meet demand for APIs and big data predictive analytics in the expanding digital economy.

“Apigee offers a comprehensive platform for digital business that is used by many of the world’s leading enterprises,” Mesrobian said. “The company’s market opportunity is massive, and its growth trajectory is impressive; and I look forward to contributing as a member of the board.”

As CTO for Expedia, Mesrobian is responsible for defining, developing and executing the global technology strategy across Expedia brands. In this role, he works closely with business leaders to plan ongoing innovations for the company’s continued success. Mesrobian has held CTO and senior leadership roles for several global companies including Real Networks, The Walt Disney Company, ARTISTdirect, CNP Technologies, and Checkout.com.

“APIs and analytics have been an integral part of Expedia’s technology leadership, and Edmond shares our vision for the future of digital business,” said Chet Kapoor, Apigee CEO. “With his experience deploying digital technologies to drive modern commerce and services, he will be an important addition to our board at this point of high growth for the company.”

The Apigee platform has been built from the ground up for the requirements of modern digital business. With the Apigee Edge API management platform, enterprises can quickly build end-to-end mobile and digital initiatives. Apigee Insights delivers big data predictive analytics to make every digital interaction individualized, at scale. Through APIs and big data analytics, Apigee helps businesses to adapt and accelerate for a mobile-first digital world.

“I love APIs” Conference Sept. 8-10 in San Francisco

Come learn more about APIs, big data and the Internet of Things at the Apigee “I love APIs” conference, Sept. 8-10, 2014 in San Francisco. Register here with discount code: SPECIALPR to receive $300 off the registration fee.

For the latest updates on events, speakers and registration, go to http://iloveapis2014.com/.

About Apigee

Apigee provides the leading technology platform for digital business acceleration. Through APIs and big data, Apigee delivers the speed, scale and agility any business needs to compete in today’s connected mobile world.  Many of the world’s largest and most respected organizations have selected Apigee to enable their digital business, including 20 percent of the Fortune 100 and 25 percent of the world’s most admired companies. Apigee customers include global enterprises such as Walgreens, eBay, Shell, Live Nation, Kaiser Permanente and Sears. Apigee is headquartered in San Jose, California and has about 500 employees worldwide.

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 “App Masters” Share a Common Pattern for Success: a Cloud-first, Outside-in Approach to IT

Aug. 12, 2014 Apigee®, developer of the leading platform for digital acceleration, today released a new Apigee Institute report, “Lessons from the App Masters: How Some IT Departments Excel at Delivering Quality Apps,” which explores the findings of a recent global survey of IT executives at large enterprises that attempted to deploy apps in 2013. The report reveals that while mobile apps play a key role in business success, nearly half of the IT decision makers surveyed—45 percent—reported missing expectations on at least one of the five key measures of app deployment success: number of apps, quality of apps, budget, business impact, and time. Those who exceeded expectations across all five measures of app deployment– the “App Masters” – share a common pattern for success that includes strategic and aggressive use of external resources.

“Traditional IT is no longer viable for the new world of apps. IT as we know it has been heavily conditioned by the legacy of a control-oriented approach used to build and manage the systems of record of the past,” said Bryan Kirschner, director of Apigee Institute. “But this approach is incompatible with the new business imperative to deliver systems of engagement at the pace the market demands. We’ve found that those who are succeeding in app deployment have a strikingly different approach to their IT departments. They recognize the strategic value of leveraging external expertise to maximize their agility and adaptability—this fundamental shift is called ‘outside-in IT’ and is a competitive necessity for every IT leader hoping to deliver digital experiences faster and better.”

Key Survey Findings

There is a clear disconnect between enterprises producing apps successfully and those struggling

·      Of IT decision makers in large enterprises that attempted to deploy apps, more than one in four failed to meet their timeline, nearly one in five failed to meet budget, and a similar proportion had to produce fewer apps than planned. Another five percent of enterprises failed entirely in their attempts to produce apps.

·      In contrast, some companies seem to have mastered app development, with eight percent reporting exceeding expectations on building and deploying apps across all success metrics.

App Masters are far more open to working with outside parties

·      Only 11 percent of the App Masters mostly or exclusively used internal resources, compared with more than a quarter of the “App Challenged”—or those struggling to deploy apps.

·      Nearly a third of the IT decision makers from App Master companies reported proactively looking for external resources, compared to only six percent of those at the App Challenged.

App Masters understand the value and strategic power of leveraging external resources, beyond cost savings

·      When asked why they turn to external resources, the App Challenged cited cost reduction as the top reason (41 percent) one would use external resources, but only 28 percent saw value in access to external expertise. On the other hand, App Masters equally value technical and design expertise. When asked why they turn to external resources, 78 percent of the App Masters stated that access to technical or project management expertise was an extremely important reason.

App Masters are more likely to embrace the cloud

·      Of App Masters, 85 percent are replacing legacy components with public or private cloud alternatives. Another 83 percent of this group reports committing to leveraging cloud-based external resources wherever they meet business needs.

·      On average, the App Master enterprises reported moving 80 percent of their infrastructure to Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), and 80 percent of their application development to Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). In comparison, the App Challenged reported moving an average of 44 percent of their architecture to IaaS and PaaS. 

·      Of the App Challenged, only 18 percent saw the strategic value of the cloud as extremely relevant to their organization. In contrast, a full 61 percent of the App Masters agreed that being cloud-first by making use of IaaS, PaaS, and Mobile-Backends-as-a-Service (MBaaS) while strategically approaching external resources is extremely relevant to their company’s strategic market position.

Methodology

The Apigee Institute’s 2013 Global ITDM (IT Decision Maker) Online Survey was fielded in January 2014 to 800 IT Decision Makers at companies with more than $500 million in annual revenue around the world in more than 25 industries.  The survey respondents came from the following geographies: Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

The Apigee Institute is a research and strategy organization committed to helping businesses succeed in the new digital world. The Apigee Institute includes executives in Global 2000 corporations, academic researchers and domain experts who collaboratively shape its research agenda and participate in building a body of empirical data as a shared resource. For more information, go to http://pages.apigee.com/institute.html. The Institute invites all digital practitioners, executives, academics, and journalists to join the Apigee Institute. In order to join please fill out the short form here: http://goo.gl/ZhBext.

“I Love APIs” Conference Sept. 8-10 in San Francisco

Come learn more about APIs, big data and the Internet of Things at the “I Love APIs” conference, Sept. 8-10, 2014 in San Francisco. Register here with discount code: SPECIALPR to receive $300 off the registration fee. For the latest updates on events, speakers, and registration, go to http://iloveapis2014.com/

About Apigee
Apigee provides the leading technology platform for digital business acceleration. Through APIs and big data, Apigee delivers the speed, scale and agility any business needs to compete in today’s connected mobile world. Many of the world’s largest and most respected organizations have selected Apigee to enable their digital business, including 20 percent of the Fortune 100 and 25 percent of the world’s most admired companies. Apigee customers include global enterprises such as Walgreens, eBay, Shell, Live Nation, Kaiser Permanente and Sears. Apigee is headquartered in San Jose, California and has about 500 employees worldwide.

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Global Awards Program Recognizes the Individaul Innovators and Companies Driving the Digital Economy

Aug. 11, 2014 Apigee®, developer of the leading platform for digital acceleration, today announced the finalists in the 2014 Digital Accelerator Awards, a global awards program recognizing innovative individuals and organizations accelerating and transforming businesses with APIs and data.

“Digital Accelerator Award nominations came in from all over the world and from organizations across industries,” said Chet Kapoor, Apigee’s chief executive officer. “It shows that digital transformation is happening everywhere, as businesses leverage data and technologies like APIs to streamline IT and fundamentally enhance the value they bring to customers. We congratulate all the Digital Accelerator finalists for their vision and innovation, and for serving as models for digital business in today’s fast-paced, connected, mobile world.”

The 2014 Digital Accelerator Awards include a range of categories, from individuals taking digital innovation to new levels to businesses that are completely transforming with data and digital technologies. The category winners and the winner of the overall “Top Digital Accelerator” award will be revealed at the “I love APIs” conference, Sept. 8-10 in San Francisco. Following are the finalists in each category.

Top Digital Visionary

This category recognizes a business leader who’s had positive change on his or her organization by leading enterprise innovation and transforming digital assets into new value for customers, partners and/or employees using APIs and data. The finalists are:

  • John de Keijzer: Head of Enterprise Architecture & Technical Strategy NIT, Swisscom
  • Ratnakar Lavu: Executive Vice President, Digital Technology, Kohl’s Department Stores
  • Madhu Nutakki: Vice President, Digital Presence Technologies, Kaiser Permanente
  • Dan Raju: Co-founder and CEO, Tradier
  • Allen Rodgers: Director, Developer Network and API Program; and Kendrick McLish, Head of Product Marketing and Strategy, Global Higher Education, Pearson (Joint finalists)

Top API Innovator

This category recognizes an API evangelist who has driven the implementation of his/her company’s API program by building an effective team and executing the company’s digital strategy. The finalists are:

  • Mike Debnar: Vice President, Portfolio Management, 7-Eleven
  • Heather Mickman: Senior Group Manager, Target Technology Services
  • Nathan Pawlicki: Director, Integration Services & Design Reviews, Coca-Cola
  • Joe Rago: Senior Mobile Product Manager, Walgreens

Top Digital Pioneer

The digital economy is often viewed as the habitat of young, digital native companies. This category recognizes individuals who are pioneering successful digital programs at some of the oldest companies in the world – businesses that have had the vision and agility to thrive for 100+ years. These people are spearheading technology initiatives that will ensure their organizations continue to lead in the digital economy. The finalists are:

  • Alan Boehme: Chief Enterprise Architect, Global Head of Emerging Technologies/Innovation, Coca-Cola
  • Jeroen Tas: CEO Informatics, Solutions & Services, Philips
  • Jerry Wolfe: CIO, Connected Commerce Executive, McCormick

Best API Program

This category recognizes an organization with an outstanding API program that exemplifies innovation in strategy, design, developer experience and support. The organization with the winning API program will have a well-defined plan and business model, a simple, flexible design, and it will have created business value. The finalists are:

Best Data Analytics for Digital Business

This category recognizes an organization that has driven the use of data analytics in their digital programs to provide new visibility and insight into their digital ecosystems, customers and/or business. The finalists are:

Top API for the Internet of Things

The award recognizes an organization demonstrating ground-breaking innovation in creating a new experience or reinventing an existing experience by digitally enabling “things” such as wearables and other everyday devices. A successful IoT entry will use APIs to enable things to use data in new ways to enhance the way people live, work and play. The finalists are:

Best Developer Experience

This category recognizes an organization with an outstanding developer program. The winning program will excel at enabling developer success, providing the right incentives to attract developers and encourage adoption; offering support and tools; and inviting interaction and feedback. The finalists are:

Digital Business Excellence in Retail, Finance, Telecom, Healthcare

Winners in this category will be organizations in one of four industry verticals that demonstrate successful digital transformation. The winners’ stories will show how a well-implemented digital strategy powered by data and delivered by APIs can turbo-boost business agility, speed time-to-market and enhance customer interactions. The finalists are:

“I love APIs” Conference Sept. 8-10 in San Francisco

The Digital Accelerator Award winners will be announced and recognized at the Apigee “I love APIs” conference, Sept. 8-10, 2014 in San Francisco.

To attend the conference, register here and use the discount code: “SPECIALPR” to receive $300 off the registration fee. For the latest updates on events, speakers and registration, go to http://iloveapis2014.com/.

About Apigee

Apigee provides the leading technology platform for digital business acceleration. Through APIs and big data, Apigee delivers the speed, scale and agility any business needs to compete in today’s connected mobile world. Many of the world’s largest and most respected organizations have selected Apigee to enable their digital business, including 20 percent of the Fortune 100 and 25 percent of the world’s most admired companies. Apigee customers include global enterprises such as Walgreens, eBay, Shell, Live Nation, Kaiser Permanente and Sears. Apigee is headquartered in San Jose, California and has about 500 employees worldwide.

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Unique hands-on display to immerse attendees in the IoT with the world’s first digitally connected e-bike, a connected car and home automation gadgets

 
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Apigee® today released new details about the “I Love APIs” conference to be held Sept. 8-10, 2014 in San Francisco, featuring an immersive Internet of Things (IoT) exhibit showcasing industry-first innovations moving the IoT from buzzword to reality. The conference is expected to draw a crowd of 1,200 attendees with a marquee line-up of speakers including chief technology officers (CTOs) from Walgreens and Burberry. Registration for the “I Love APIs” conference is now open here.
Through hands-on demonstrations, the exhibit will illustrate the IoT in action. Attendees will gain an up-close look at how key IoT trends are taking shape:

  • Connected car: Ford will showcase the OpenXC platform, a research platform that enables DIY applications and pluggable modules for cars with its data-focused API.
  • E-bike: Swisscom will feature the world’s first digitally connected e-bike, the Stromer ST2. With intelligent wireless interaction enabled through the cloud, owners can remotely communicate with the bike through their smartphones, tracking vital statistics, tuning performance, tracking location, and activating anti-theft settings.
  • Home automation: Zuli will showcase smart plugs which automatically adjust lights and appliances, detecting individual preferences and presence based on smartphone proximity.
  • Programmable microcontrollers: Tessel will showcase its programmable microcontroller, which simplifies development for the IoT. Tessel empowers developers to transform physical objects into connected ones by streamlining the act of pushing code to devices, enabling climate, light and motion-sensing capabilities.

In addition to the interactive IoT exhibit, the conference will feature leaders from Fortune 100 companies discussing their strategies for driving digital business in today’s app-centric, mobile world across five jam-packed tracks. Formally announced speakers include:

  • Walgreens CTO: Abhi Dhar
  • Burberry CTO: John Douglas
  • McCormick CIO: Jerry Wolfe
  • eBay Head of Big Data: Tim Domke
  • Target Senior Group Manager (Target Technology Services): Heather Sullivan
  • Kohl's Director, Big Data Engineering: Gautam Kotwal
  • DirecTV, senior vice president of IT strategy and innovation: Frank Palase
  • Former CTO of the United States: Aneesh Chopra

 “We’ve recruited some of the brightest minds in the business to show and tell how they’re leading digital transformation,” said Chet Kapoor, Apigee CEO. “With three days of hands-on content and demonstrations, ‘I Love APIs’ will provide attendees with the front-row insight they need to understand the key elements of today’s digital world, such as APIs, the IoT and predictive analytics.  These trends aren’t just buzzwords, they are forces changing the market. This conference will provide digital leaders the knowledge they need to begin putting digital acceleration into high-speed gear.”
Held at the historic Fort Mason in San Francisco, “I Love APIs” provides a unique setting with waterfront views and all-you-can-eat lunch catered by the Bay Area’s most popular food trucks. Attendees will be able to network with the movers and shakers of today’s digital world over cocktails and conversation at a welcome reception Sept. 8 and an evening party Sept. 9. Apigee is also offering a “Harvest Networking Lunch and Wine Tour” in Napa Valley on Sept. 11 to complement the Northern California experience.
Registration
 
Register here with discount code: SPECIALPR to receive $50 off the registration fee.
For the latest updates on events, speakers, and registration, go to http://iloveapis2014.com/.
Twitter: Follow the conference at #iloveapis
About Apigee
Apigee provides the leading technology platform for digital business acceleration. Through APIs and big data, Apigee delivers the speed, scale and agility any business needs to compete in today’s connected mobile world.  Many of the world’s largest and most respected organizations have selected Apigee to enable their digital business, including 20 percent of the Fortune 100 and 25 percent of the world’s most admired companies. Apigee customers include global enterprises such as Walgreens, eBay, Shell, Live Nation, Kaiser Permanente and Sears. Apigee is headquartered in San Jose, California and has about 500 employees worldwide.
Connect with Apigee
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SAP Plans to Deliver Integrated API Management Solution Built on Apigee’s Digital Acceleration Platform

July 31, 2014 Apigee®, developer of the leading platform for digital acceleration, today announced a partnership with SAP (NYSE: SAP), one of the world’s leading providers of enterprise application software. Under the OEM and reseller agreement, SAP will deliver a comprehensive application programming interface (API) management application built on the Apigee Edge digital acceleration platform. This new offering, the SAP® API Management application, will be available as a cloud solution on SAP HANA® Cloud Platform and also as an on-premise solution.

“A world leader in enterprise software, SAP provides critical technology that helps enable enterprises to modernize, embrace mobility and use data to help create high-value customer interactions. This agreement will facilitate the adoption of APIs and help accelerate the digital transformation of businesses worldwide,” said Chet Kapoor, Apigee chief executive officer.

Björn Goerke, SAP executive vice president and corporate officer, SAP Product & Innovation Technology, commented, “Businesses are increasingly recognizing APIs as a key ingredient to participate in the digital economy. Today’s announcement is a great example of how the SAP HANA platform and our ecosystem of partners can help provide a more powerful combination for customers preparing for the digital future by leveraging their digital assets and making them consumable by their customers and the larger ecosystem. We look forward to helping SAP customers and their businesses tap into the value creation through controlled API management with Apigee.”

Apigee Edge enables businesses to quickly build end-to-end mobile and digital initiatives using the building blocks of the connected world: APIs, apps and data. Enterprises using Apigee Edge can securely transform back-end services into easily consumable APIs, drive developer success and use analytics to gain end-to-end visibility across the digital value chain. Built from the ground up for the requirements of modern digital business, Apigee Edge supports secure scaling of billions of APIs.

Apigee Edge is part of Apigee’s product portfolio for digital businesses. Apigee also offers Apigee Insights, a powerful big data predictive analytics platform that helps businesses anticipate and adapt to the needs of individual customers, at scale.

 “I love APIs” Conference Sept. 8-10 in San Francisco

Come learn more about APIs, big data and the Internet of Things at the Apigee “I love APIs” conference, Sept. 8-10, 2014 in San Francisco. Register here with discount code: SPECIALPR to receive $50 off the registration fee.

For the latest updates on events, speakers and registration, go to http://iloveapis2014.com/.

About Apigee

Apigee provides the leading technology platform for digital business acceleration. Through APIs and big data, Apigee delivers the speed, scale and agility any business needs to compete in today’s connected mobile world. Many of the world’s largest and most respected organizations have selected Apigee to enable their digital business, including 20 percent of the Fortune 100 and 25 percent of the world’s most admired companies. Apigee customers include global enterprises such as Walgreens, eBay, Shell, Live Nation, Kaiser Permanente and Sears. Apigee is headquartered in San Jose, California and has about 500 employees worldwide.

Connect with Apigee

Apigee blog: https://blog.apigee.com/front

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Apigee

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/apigee

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Apigee’s platform for APIs and Big Data enables Orange developers and partners to easily create innovative, telco-enhanced apps
 
July 15, 2014 –– Apigee® today announced that Orange, one of the world’s leading providers of telecommunications services, has selected Apigee’s digital platform to power the APIs (application programming interfaces) for Orange Partner, its business hub for developers, partners and start-ups programs.
 
The Orange Partner program exposes a portfolio of APIs that enable developers and partners to build rich mobile and Web applications using Orange core networks and services. Today, Orange already promotes several APIs, including enriched communications with joyn, machine-to-machine, search and personal APIs, and it aims to extend its offerings throughout 2014 starting with its cloud, secure access and customer profiles.
Orange has chosen the Apigee platform to ensure a smooth and seamless journey for partner and app developers.  With Apigee, Orange takes advantage of a well designed and easy-to-use platform to collaborate with its partners in order to foster the fast development of new services for its customers and to cultivate an active ecosystem of innovation in the app economy. Orange Partner will therefore be able to create new business opportunities through the cloud, 4G, near-field communications (NFC), TV, smart home and more.
The Apigee digital business platform is designed to help companies of all sizes succeed in today’s mobile-first digital world. Through comprehensive API management and predictive big data analytics, Apigee helps businesses accelerate, expand, and quickly adapt to change.
Orange joins the growing list of telecommunications service providers that are using Apigee's adaptive digital platform, including AT&T, Globe Telecom, KT, Swisscom, Smart Communications, Telefonica and Vodafone.
Last year, Apigee won a distinguished Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award in the “Wholesale Service Innovation” category. Presented by Global Telecoms Business, a leading telco magazine, the award honors the most innovative telecommunication achievements that are defining the present and future course of the industry. Apigee received the award jointly with Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone.
 
Thierry Souche, SVP Orange Labs Products & Services, said: “We wanted to highlight and provide access to our portfolio of APIs and enhance our ecosystem’s developer journey through a simple self-service solution, and Apigee is the backbone technology that enables this. We selected Apigee for its innovative technology, for its thought leadership in APIs, apps and data, and for its experience with similar initiatives in other large enterprises.”
 
Ed Anuff, Apigee vice president of Product Strategy, said: “Orange is a forward-thinking, innovative company, and we’re working with the team to expose a wide range of APIs that can be used by professional developers to create new services. This is a fantastic opportunity for Orange partners to create new experiences and open up new revenue streams using these APIs, and we’re excited to see the imaginative ideas that will come from this.”
 
About Apigee
Apigee provides the leading technology platform for digital business acceleration. Through APIs and big data, Apigee delivers the speed, scale and agility any business needs to compete in today’s connected mobile world.  Many of the world’s largest and most respected organizations have selected Apigee to enable their digital business, including 20 percent of the Fortune 100 and 25 percent of the world’s most admired companies. Apigee customers include global enterprises such as Walgreens, eBay, Shell, Live Nation, Kaiser Permanente and Sears. Apigee is headquartered in San Jose, California and has about 500 employees worldwide.
 
Connect with Apigee
Apigee blog: https://blog.apigee.com/front
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/apigee
 
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Apigee co-authors popular “for Dummies” book; Provides crash course on APIs and how to use them to power digital business

June 26, 2014 – Apigee®, developer of the leading platform for digital acceleration, today announced the immediate availability of “APIs for Dummies,” part of the long-running “for Dummies” series of guides published by John Wiley & Sons. “APIs for Dummies” demystifies APIs, outlines their role as the foundation of the digital economy, and provides a crash course on how to use APIs to power mobile apps and digital business.

“APIs for Dummies” can be downloaded today as a free e-book at apisfordummies.com.

Key topics covered in “APIs for Dummies” include:

• What an API is
• Why APIs are important in today’s digital economy
• Building an efficient and agile digitally enabled business with APIs
• Transforming customer experiences through APIs
• Spurring innovation through data
• Real-world use cases

“Like all ‘for Dummies’ books, ‘APIs for Dummies’ provides easy-to-understand information about something everyone should know about – APIs. The book has information for business leaders across every level and department trying to accelerate their digital business,” said Brian Pagano, Apigee vice president of Digital Success and co-author of the book.

“As organizations are under pressure to improve efficiency, increase profitability and transform their value proposition to thrive in today’s connected world, having a viable digital strategy is key. APIs are at the forefront of any successful digital strategy and with this book we want to illustrate their necessity and power,” continued Pagano.

An API, which stands for “application programming interface,” is a set of programming instructions and standards that allow two applications to share data and communicate. For example, APIs enable GPS mobile apps to access and integrate information about entertainment, shopping, hotels and restaurants. With APIs, businesses can easily and safely share data and services through apps as part of a digital business strategy. They can use APIs to accelerate multichannel strategies, improve internal processes, enhance the customer experience, and even develop entirely new business models.

Apigee develops leading technology for API management and big data predictive analytics. With the company’s market-leading Apigee Edge API management platform, enterprises can quickly build end-to-end mobile and digital initiatives using APIs, apps and data. Apigee Insights delivers big data predictive analytics to make every digital interaction individualized, at scale. Through APIs and big data analytics, Apigee helps businesses to adapt and accelerate for a mobile-first digital world.

“I love APIs” Conference Sept. 8-10 in San Francisco

Come learn more about APIs, big data and the Internet of Things at the “I love APIs” conference, Sept. 8-10, 2014 in San Francisco.

Register here before July 14 to receive the Early Bird discount. To receive an additional $50 off the Early Bird price, use the registration code: SPECIALPR.

For the latest updates on events, speakers, and registration, go to http://iloveapis2014.com/.

About Apigee

Apigee provides the leading technology platform for digital business acceleration. Through APIs and big data, Apigee delivers the speed, scale and agility any business needs to compete in today’s connected mobile world. Many of the world’s largest and most respected organizations have selected Apigee to enable their digital business, including 20 percent of the Fortune 100 and 25 percent of the world’s most admired companies. Apigee customers include global enterprises such as Walgreens, eBay, Shell, Live Nation, Kaiser Permanente and Sears. Apigee is headquartered in San Jose, California and has about 500 employees worldwide.

Connect with Apigee

Apigee blog: https://blog.apigee.com/front
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Apigee
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/apigee

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Apigee is a registered trademark in the U.S. Other product or company names mentioned may be trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.

Media Contacts:

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Apigee enables UK’s largest commercial TV network to integrate legacy systems and securely share data with developers and partners

June 18, 2014 – Apigee® today announced that ITV, the UK’s largest commercial television network, has chosen the Apigee Edge API platform to integrate ITV’s legacy IT systems, simplify its architecture, and build a common platform to expose data via APIs (application programming interfaces) to developers and business partners.

The ITV broadcast network is made up of ITV and the digital channels ITV2, ITV3, ITV4 and CITV. The ITV family of channels has the largest share of the UK television advertising market, and ITV2 and ITV3 are the largest digital channels in the UK. The network also delivers programming content across 19 online platforms via ITV Player and content deals with partners such as Netflix and iTunes.

After a formal selection process, the publicly-listed company chose Apigee’s cloud-based API platform to build, deploy and manage a new set of APIs. The APIs will integrate different legacy systems and provide a platform, common to all the network’s channels, that securely exposes data in a useful way to internal and external developers and applications, as well as to partners and customers. In doing so, the platform will further extend ITV into the digital world and help the network to derive maximum value from its IT architecture.

Paul Clark, Technology Controller - Online, Pay & Interactive at ITV, says: “APIs are one of the key tools we’re using to ensure ITV is an agile, responsive digital business. Through APIs we can integrate and leverage our IT systems and securely expose our applications and data to internal and external developers and partners.

“We selected Apigee because its technology, team and track record were second to none, and its platform is ideally suited to helping us fulfill our digital vision.”

Ed Anuff, Vice President of Product Strategy at Apigee, says: “Working with the UK’s largest commercial television network is incredibly rewarding. APIs are the cornerstone of digital transformation – something that is becoming a prerequisite for all businesses in this age of digital disruption.

“Our platform will power ITV’s digital offering, allowing them to provide a better service for customers across all screens.”

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About ITV

ITV is an integrated producer broadcaster. It is the largest commercial television network in the UK operating a family of channels including the rebranded ITV. It also delivers content across multiple platforms either directly or via www.itv.com and ITV Player. ITV Studios is an international production and distribution business which produces and sells programmes and formats in the UK and worldwide.

About Apigee

Apigee provides the leading technology platform for digital business acceleration. Through APIs and big data, Apigee delivers the speed, scale and agility any business needs to compete in today’s connected mobile world. Many of the world’s largest and most respected organizations have selected Apigee to enable their digital business, including 20 percent of the Fortune 100 and 25 percent of the world’s most admired companies. Apigee customers include global enterprises such as Walgreens, eBay, Shell, Live Nation, Kaiser Permanente and Sears. Apigee is headquartered in San Jose, California and has about 500 employees worldwide.

Connect with Apigee

Apigee blog: https://blog.apigee.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Apigee
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/apigee

Apigee is a registered trademark in the U.S. Other product or company names mentioned may be trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.

Media Contact:
press@apigee.com

Digital Accelerator Awards recognize organizations and individuals that are boosting innovation and digitally transforming through APIs and data
 
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 12, 2014 Apigee®, developer of the leading platform for digital acceleration, today announced the launch of a global awards program recognizing innovative organizations and individuals accelerating and transforming their businesses with APIs and data. The Digital Accelerator Awards will recognize those using these core technologies to dissolve data silos and create new IT efficiencies, deliver unique and personalized digital customer experiences, and help build the emerging “Internet of Things” (IoT). Submissions are open now through August 1, 2014. Winners will be recognized at Apigee’s upcoming “I Love APIs” conference on Sept. 9, 2014 in San Francisco.
 
Digital Accelerator Awards submissions are open globally to any organization or individual using APIs. A panel of digital experts from Apigee will evaluate the entries and choose finalists and winners in each category. The Digital Accelerators Awards includes a diverse range of categories – from individual API program developers to businesses are contributing new innovations for the Internet of Things (IoT).
 
“The pace of innovation that we’re experiencing today has made digital acceleration an imperative for every business,” said Chet Kapoor, Apigee CEO. “These awards recognize outstanding companies and individuals from across the globe who are successfully leveraging the building blocks of digital business – APIs and data -- to create new business value and boost innovation.”
 
Winners of the Digital Accelerators Awards will receive a trophy, a complimentary pass to the “I Love APIs Conference”, recognition during a general session on Day One of the conference in front of 1,500 digital leaders, and the opportunity to speak at the conference in front of the elite of the digital world. Prizes will also include a video interview filmed by Apigee showcasing the winner’s digital success story and a press and social media campaign to publicize their digital achievements.
 
For more information and to apply for the Digital Accelerators Awards, please visit www.acceleratorawards.com. There is no fee for submission.
 
Registration Now Open for  “I Love APIs” 2014
 
“I Love APIs” 2014 will take place Sept. 8-10, 2014 at the historic waterfront Fort Mason in San Francisco. As one of the industry’s most comprehensive gatherings of digital leaders from across the globe, the “I Love APIs” conference will bring together CXOs, IT managers and developers for discussions on how to build and accelerate digital business for today’s app-centric, mobile world.
 
Register here for the “I Love APIs” conference before July 14 to receive the Early Bird discount. To receive an additional $50 off the Early Bird price, use the registration code: SPECIALPR. Follow the conference on Twitter at #iloveapis.
 
About Apigee
Apigee provides the leading technology platform for digital business acceleration. Through APIs and big data, Apigee delivers the speed, scale and agility any business needs to compete in today’s connected mobile world.  Many of the world’s largest and most respected organizations have selected Apigee to enable their digital business, including 20 percent of the Fortune 100 and 25 percent of the world’s most admired companies. Apigee customers include global enterprises such as Walgreens, eBay, Shell, Live Nation, Kaiser Permanente and Sears. Apigee is headquartered in San Jose, California and has about 500 employees worldwide.
 
Connect with Apigee
Apigee blog: https://blog.apigee.com/front
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Apigee
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/apigee
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Apigee is a registered trademark in the U.S.  Other product or company names mentioned may be trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.
 
Media Contacts:
press@apigee.com

Apigee’s annual event in San Francisco to be the epicenter of digital business innovation; Chopra to discuss how new technologies can transform government
 
June 5, 2014 Apigee®, developer of the leading platform for digital acceleration, today announced that Aneesh Chopra, former chief technology officer (CTO) for the United States, will deliver a keynote address at the second annual I love APIs” conference, to be held Sept. 8-10, 2014 in San Francisco. Chopra’s address, “Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government,” will discuss the accelerating speed of innovation and how this can reshape and improve government.
 
Register here for the “I Love APIs” conference before July 14 to receive the Early Bird discount.
 
“Anyone who went to the ‘I Love APIs’ conference last year walked away sensing that they had been to something big – and to the start of something bigger,” noted Chopra. “I am looking forward to contributing to Apigee’s event again this year to explore how digital technologies and data are changing the fabric of our economy and government.”
 
“I Love APIs” is one of the industry’s most comprehensive gatherings of digital leaders from across the globe, bringing together CXOs, IT managers and app developers for strategic and deeply technical discussions on how to build and accelerate digital business. The event is expected to draw over 1,200 attendees and will feature four tracks of rich content in addition to an Internet of Things (IoT) showcase.
 
Chopra is the former (and first) U.S. CTO. As an Assistant to the President, he designed the National Wireless Initiative, helped launch Startup America, and executed an "open innovation" strategy across the government built on private sector collaboration - opening up data, convening on standards and staffing "lean government startups." He is the author of the book, “Innovative State: How Technologies Can Transform Government,” focused on how we can tap entrepreneurial problem solvers to address challenges in health, energy and education markets among other public and regulated sectors. Chopra is currently the co-founder and executive vice president of Hunch Analytics, a technology firm focused on improving the productivity of public and regulated sectors of the economy through data analytics.
 
Click here to see a blog post published today by Chopra and Apigee CEO Chet Kapoor about APIs in higher education.
 
Held at the historic Fort Mason in San Francisco, “I Love APIs” provides a unique setting with waterfront views and all-you-can eat lunch catered by the Bay Area’s most popular food trucks. Attendees will be able to network with the movers and shakers of today’s digital world over cocktails and conversation at a welcome reception Sept. 8 and an evening party Sept. 9. Apigee is also offering a “Harvest Networking Lunch and Wine Tour” in Napa Valley Sept. 11 to help attendees get the full Northern California experience.
 
Early Bird Discount Until July 14
 
Register here for the “I Love APIs” conference before July 14 to receive the Early Bird discount. To receive an additional $50 off the Early Bird price, use the registration code: SPECIALPR.
For the latest updates on events, speakers, and registration, visit the “I Love APIs” website.
Twitter: Follow the conference at #iloveapis
 
About Apigee
 
Apigee provides the leading technology platform for digital business acceleration. Through APIs and big data, Apigee delivers the speed, scale and agility any business needs to compete in today’s connected mobile world.  Many of the world’s largest and most respected organizations have selected Apigee to enable their digital business, including 20 percent of the Fortune 100 and 25 percent of the world’s most admired companies. Apigee customers include global enterprises such as Walgreens, eBay, Shell, Live Nation, Kaiser Permanente and Sears. Apigee is headquartered in San Jose, California and has about 500 employees worldwide.
 
Connect with Apigee
 
Apigee blog: https://blog.apigee.com/front
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Apigee
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/apigee
 
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Apigee is a registered trademark in the U.S.  Other product or company names mentioned may be trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.
 
Media Contacts:
press@apigee.com

Airline partners and digital companies can now leverage Gogo APIs to create new digital experiences

May 20, 2014 Apigee®, developer of the leading platform for digital acceleration, and Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), a leading communications service provider to the global aviation industry, have partnered to deliver a platform for developing new apps and in-flight experiences. With the Apigee-powered Gogo Platform, airline partners and digital app companies can easily leverage Gogo APIs to build innovative new apps for passengers and crew.

“Gogo is committed to using our in-flight platform to create new and engaging experiences for flying on Gogo equipped aircraft, whether that’s for passengers or crew” said Ash ElDifrawi, Gogo's chief commercial officer. “Apigee is the leader in API technology, and we believe that this partnership will open new doors and allow us to effectively work with partners to quickly deliver innovative and engaging apps to airline customers.”

The Gogo Platform is open to registered partners and provides access to a custom developer portal powered by Apigee, where users can access APIs such as gogoFlightInfo, gogoAuthCustomer, and gogoPurchase. Gogo APIs have already been leveraged by partners to deliver unique app experiences.  For example, a leading airline has leveraged the Gogo APIs to create an app that encourages networking among business travelers in the air, and a location-sharing company has developed an app that enables travelers to allow family and friends to track their planes from the ground for accurate arrival times. With the Apigee-powered Gogo Platform, partners can seamlessly access Gogo’s purpose-built APIs to deliver mobile apps that enhance travel.

“A healthy developer community and a diverse partner ecosystem is a sign of a thriving enterprise and a leading indicator of digital success,” said Ed Anuff, Apigee vice president of product strategy. “Gogo has turned to Apigee to help build a platform that delivers the power and flexibility to enable third-party app development at scale, for both mobile and operational applications. We believe Gogo is redefining the in-flight experience and look forward to continuing to work with them to accelerate the execution of their vision.”

Gogo’s platform is supported by the Apigee Edge API platform. With Apigee Edge, enterprises can quickly build end-to-end mobile and digital initiatives using APIs, apps and data. Built from the ground up for the requirements of modern apps and APIs, Apigee supports secure scaling of up to billions of APIs, with low latency and high availability worldwide. Today, many of the world’s largest and most respected organizations have selected Apigee to enable digital business, including 20 percent of the Fortune 100 and 25 percent of the world’s most admired companies.

About Gogo

Gogo is the global leader of in-flight connectivity and wireless in-flight digital entertainment solutions. Using Gogo's exclusive products and services, passengers with Wi-Fi enabled devices can get online on more than 2,000 Gogo equipped commercial aircraft. In-flight connectivity partners include Aeromexico, American Airlines, Air Canada, AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America. In-flight entertainment partners include Aeromexico, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, Scoot and US Airways. In addition to its commercial airline business, Gogo has more than 6,300 business aircraft outfitted with its communications services.

Back on the ground, Gogo's 700+ employees in Itasca, IL, Broomfield, CO and various locations overseas are working to continually redefine flying as a productive, socially connected, and all-around more satisfying experience. Connect with Gogo at www.gogoair.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gogo and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gogo.

About Apigee

Apigee provides the leading technology platform for digital business acceleration. Through APIs and big data, Apigee delivers the speed, scale and agility any business needs to compete in today’s connected mobile world.  Many of the world’s largest and most respected organizations have selected Apigee to enable their digital business, including 20 percent of the Fortune 100 and 25 percent of the world’s most admired companies. Apigee customers include global enterprises such as Walgreens, eBay, Shell, Live Nation, Kaiser Permanente and Sears. Apigee is headquartered in San Jose, California and has about 500 employees worldwide.

Connect with Apigee

Apigee blog: https://blog.apigee.com/front

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Apigee

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/apigee

 

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press@apigee.com

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UK

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apigee@3-monkeys.co.uk

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1,200 Digital Innovators to Convene; Exploring Power of APIs and Big Data in Driving Digital Business Acceleration and Emerging IoT World

May 15, 2014 Apigee® today announced that registration is now open for the second annual “I Love APIs” conference to be held Sept. 8-10, 2014 in San Francisco. Following Apigee’s debut of the industry-defining event last year, this year’s three-day conference is expected to draw 1,200 attendees, offering a hands-on Internet of Things (IoT) exhibit, double the session content, and a new Predictive Big Data track. As one of the industry’s most comprehensive gatherings of digital leaders from across the globe, the “I Love APIs” conference will bring together CXOs, IT managers and developers for strategic and deeply technical discussions on how to build and accelerate digital business for today’s app-centric, mobile world.

The conference will feature a large IoT exhibit, showcasing the game-changing solutions emerging in today’s increasingly programmable world. There, attendees will gain an up-close look at how this latest trend is taking shape, with hands-on demonstrations by the innovators moving the IoT from buzzword to reality. Last year’s “I love APIs” IoT exhibit included a vehicle charged using renewable energy via SmartGrid APIs, programmable light bulbs, Google Glass-enabled medical equipment and drones.

The 2014 “I Love APIs” conference will also feature five jam-packed tracks comprised of both technical and business content, exploring the innovation and cutting-edge thinking that will define digital business for the next decade. Tracks will include Digital Transformation Strategy; APIs – Business at Digital Speed & Scale; Developers; Coders’ Workshops and the new Predictive Apps and APIs track.

Led by Apigee executives and developers, Fortune 100 customers and digital thought leaders, sessions will cover topics such as:

·      Predictive Apps: Reimagining Customer Engagement with Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning and APIs

·      Moving at the Speed of the Market: Benchmarking for Digital Acceleration

·      Data-Driven Development: Building Predictive Apps and APIs

·      Stories from the Frontlines: Reinventing Established Businesses with Predictive Analytics

·      We’re All CDOs Now: Becoming the Digital Leader Your Organization Needs

 “Last year’s conference was a milestone for Apigee, gathering some of the brightest minds in the API and digital business ecosystems, from former CTO of the United States Aneesh Chopra to digital innovators from 7-Eleven, Accenture, Kaiser Permanente, and Walgreens. The response we received from our customers and attendees was overwhelmingly positive, and we’ve only set the bar even higher for this year’s event,” said Chet Kapoor, Apigee CEO. “Today, APIs and predictive big data analytics are critical for accelerating digital business in this fast-moving market. We hope to create a stimulating environment for digital innovators ranging from CXOs to architects to engineers to discuss how to harness digital technologies to dramatically improve digital experiences on any device.”

Held at the historic Fort Mason in San Francisco, “I Love APIs” provides a unique setting with waterfront views and all-you-can eat lunch catered by the Bay Area’s most popular food trucks. Attendees will be able to network with the movers and shakers of today’s digital world over cocktails and conversation at a welcome reception Sept. 8 and an evening party Sept. 9. Apigee is also offering a “Harvest Networking Lunch and Wine Tour” in Napa Valley Sept. 11 to help attendees get the full Northern California experience.

Early Bird Discount Until July 14

Register here for the “I Love APIs” conference before July 14 to receive the Early Bird discount.

To receive an additional $50 off the Early Bird price, use the registration code: SPECIALPR.

For the latest updates on events, speakers, and registration, visit the “I Love APIs” website.

Twitter: Follow the conference at #iloveapis

“I Love APIs” Call for Papers is Now Open

Come share your real world experiences, opinions, and thought leadership on accelerating digital business and shaping the programmable world with APIs.  All speakers receive a complimentary “I Love APIs” conference pass. To submit a speaking proposal for consideration, please email: info@iloveapis2014.com with the following information:

·      Session title

·      One-paragraph summary of your proposed talk

·      Suggested technical level of audience

Speaking proposals are reviewed on a rolling basis.

About Apigee

Apigee provides the leading technology platform for digital business acceleration. Through APIs and big data, Apigee delivers the speed, scale and agility any business needs to compete in today’s connected mobile world.  Many of the world’s largest and most respected organizations have selected Apigee to enable their digital business, including 20 percent of the Fortune 100 and 25 percent of the world’s most admired companies. Apigee customers include global enterprises such as Walgreens, eBay, Shell, Live Nation, Kaiser Permanente and Sears. Apigee is headquartered in San Jose, California and has about 500 employees worldwide.

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Apigee is a registered trademark in the U.S.  Other product or company names mentioned may be trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.