Beyond the Pitch

API Workshop Series – Part 3, The Productization of APIs

When: 11:30a.m.
Where: Rev1 Ventures | 1275 Kinnear Rd. | Columbus, Ohio 43212


AWH and Tech Elevator invite you to the API Workshop Series – Part 3, The Productization of APIs. The workshop will include:

11:30am – 12:00pm: Lunch and Networking

12:00pm – 12:15pm: API Meets Product Experience. Presented by Chris Slee, AWH

In this session, AWH founder and principal, Chris Slee, will present a case study on how to make the API the center of your product experience.

12:15pm – 12:45pm: IBM Watson and API Productization. Presented by Nathan Vega, Columbus Collaboratory

Nathan was a leader in defining the Watson Ecosystem and the Watson Developer Cloud, the outcomes of which defined a partner engagement process and first-of-a-kind cognitive cloud platform that will power an era of cognitive applications built by IBM partners.

In this session, Nathan will discuss Watson’s journey from 2011 to the present. Topics include:

  • APIs vs. products vs. solutions
  • Monetizing at the point of value
  • Building in value throughout the product lifecycle
  • Buyer and user differences
  • Productizing APIs vs. products
  • Transactional vs. value-based pricing
  • And more.

12:45pm – 1:15pm: Closing Remarks and Networking

Speaker Bios

Chris Slee is the founder and principal of AWH, a Dublin, Ohio software engineering firm currently celebrating its 22nd year of creating great digital products for business clients. At AWH, Chris leads internal and external development teams across all applications, from web, mobile, and desktop platforms, to virtual reality and machine learning.

Nathan Vega, a career technologist, left IBM after 15 years to join Columbus Collaboratory in 2016 to lead the product and business development practice. His responsibilities include new product development and go-to-market for cybersecurity and advanced analytics. He joined the Collaboratory team after being a market manager and strategist for the Watson Platform.

Lunch and beverages will be provided. There is plenty of free parking at the Rev1 Building.

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