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The Future of APIs - A Panel Discussion

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They’re nearly ubiquitous, to the point where many don’t even recognize them as a luxury. APIs, or application programming interfaces, are a technology that allow applications (software programs) to talk to one another. They’re the little buttons that let you tweet directly from the article you’re reading or share directly from a website.

Join us on Thursday, July 27th at the beautiful offices of West Monroe Partners to talk about the history of APIs, their value, and the future of intelligent APIs. Remember your business cards, as the event will kick off and end with networking, drinks, and hors d'oeuvres.


Ryan Provost - Tech Director at IBM Interactive Experience

Ryan has over ten years of combined experience in leadership and technical roles, progressing into increased positions of responsibility. He has heavily focused on a lean management style, cost control, team development, and technology solutions. Over the years, he has been driven to succeed in all areas, with expertise in the technical setting.

Rick Williams - Technology Consultant at West Monroe Partners

Rick is an Experienced Consultant with West Monroe Partners in the Technology Practice. Rick started his career at the Illinois Tollway as the webmaster and LifeRay administrator for and Rick began consulting in January 2013 for HNTB Companies. While at HNTB, Rick worked with many state and local government clients to develop and architect custom SharePoint portals, workflows and dashboards. Some of his clients included: Kansas Department of Transportation, New Jersey Turnpike Authority, and Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

Rick has continued his consulting career at West Monroe Partners, starting as an Experienced Consultant. He has been at West Monroe Partners since April 2014.

Ted Mazza - Senior Manager, Technology Integration at West Monroe Partners

Ted Mazza is a Senior Manager in the Technology Integration practice in Chicago. He brings over 20 years of experience in managing, designing, and implementing software solutions - helping clients improve their delivery capabilities through a combination of applied Agile methodologies, improved quality assurance and collaboration between development and operations.

More speakers to be announced shortly


Jessica Bates - Director of Research Practice at Motivate Design

Jessica is the Director of Research Practice at Motivate Design, a UX Research, Design, and Staffing Agency. Jessica is a research and insights professional with a background in Anthropology, UX, innovation, and market research. Currently, she leads a team of UX Researchers in designing studies for clients in the financial, food and beverage, healthcare, retail, media and tech industries.


Big thanks to our gracious sponsor,West Monroe Partners (, for making this event possible.

Additional thanks to our founders: Jobspring Partners ( and Workbridge Associates (

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1700 Broadway (Suite #1400) · New York, NY
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