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Wednesday, September 12 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
PRO TALK: API-As-A-Product- The Cultural Challenges and implementation

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Although API-as-a-Product philosophy is generally understood and has been talked about for last few years; challenges remain in embedding such culture within most organizations. Long accustomed to products being something that are either “visual” or “revenue generating” – it is a cultural change to think of either external or internal APIs as bonafide products in their own right.
This talk aim to share learnings of a multi-year journey of embedding API-as-a-Product philosophy within PayPal with a goal to educate, inspire and provide a path for product managers, technologists to begin their own such journey.

Speakers
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Rahul Dighe

Senior Product Manager, PayPal
Rahul Dighe is a Senior Product Manager at PayPal and manages PayPal’s Checkout APIs that powers PayPal payments the world over. He has over a decade long experience managing and launching products across various verticals (media, marketplaces and payments). His recent experience... Read More →
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Jayadeba Jena

Head of APIs, PayPal
Jayadeba Jena is the the Head of APIs at PayPal. He leads PayPal 's API Platform across protocol stacks and manages the design of all of PayPal’s API product portfolio. In his current role, he also manages PayPal’s API design standards, API product strategy and mentors several... Read More →


Wednesday September 12, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Workshop Room 4