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API Management and Mobile App Enablement

Mobile applications are the fastest growing enterprise API consumption channel. Through API management, the enterprise creates connections between information systems and mobile applications for its workforce (BYOD), subscribers, customers and social media. Learn how easy and quickly you can enable mobile applications to connect to APIs and authenticate using API keys, OAuth and other patterns. Experience the L7 Mobile Access Gateway and Developer Portal interact with mobile applications through APIs and Push Notifications – live without a net.

Event Details
This event will be hosted at the University Center Conference Chicago. Here is a link to directions and parking information. We will have appetizers, beer and wine for this event. Also, Layer 7 will be giving away an iPad and an Apple TV at the end of the event.

Speaker Bios
Francois Lascelles has 20+ years of development experience and currently guides Layer 7’s solutions architecture team and aligns product evolution with field trends as Chief Architect. Francois presents regularly on a wide variety of topics including REST access control, Oauth, and OpenId Connect at Fortune 10 organizations and is a sought after speaker including presentations at GlueCon, CloudID Summit, RSA Security and others.

Tom Nienhaus
, as a professional engineer, is an application architect at Eli Lilly and Company on the IT Innovations/Mobility team. Previously, Tom led teams driving the introduction of new technology at Lilly. Tom managed a software development team for scientific applications formalizing open source software governance. Tom’s infrastructure teams introduced collaboration and web hosting at Lilly. Industry experience includes military avionics, industrial control systems, test equipment, and enterprise software products. As a consultant Tom conducted automotive failure mode analysis, led design implementation of enterprise engineering software, and conducted research for NASA. Tom served as an adjunct professor teaching engineering economics and computer science courses at universities.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    layer7 did a great joe

    August 18, 2012

  • Bill O.

    I enjoyed the presentation although I think an overview of Layer7 would have been a better starting off point.

    August 16, 2012

  • william r.

    great lets do it again

    August 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The event was fully catered (with alcohol), with a raffle in the end, which was very appreciated. As per the content: it felt like the first speaker's entire presentation was about OAuth2.0--with only a minimal mention as to Layer 7's API Portal product--which was quite nice, despite it's somewhat randomness.

    The following two speakers were on point and spoke about API management from the developer end (Eli Lilly) and from the service end (Layer 7), which was a nice way to illustrate some of the infrastructure issues abound (and some of their proposed solutions).

    August 15, 2012

  • Peter G.

    Great Meetup! The folks at Layer 7 really did a great job describing the API Management process, the Oauth2.0 flows and the relevance in mobile apps. Oh, and the food and drinks were a plus too!!

    August 15, 2012

  • Manan G.

    Awesome speakers, food, drinks and people!

    August 15, 2012

  • Wanda S.

    Great meetup! Excellent speakers! Great sharing of ideas.

    August 14, 2012

  • George M.

    Hi all, I'm looking for anyone who was at South by Southwest and has seen the Nike FuelBand APIs. I'd like to integrate them into my mobile app MiGym - check it out at

    August 13, 2012

    • Brian

      Nike is a customer of ours and have used OAuth to do alot of integration from mobile apps into application API's in a similar fashion

      August 14, 2012

  • J. Laverne D.

    Hi all, what's the best place to park for tonight's meeting?

    August 14, 2012

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