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Workshop IV (07.12.2021 2-5pm CET): Coordination of public & private digital interface - API viewpoint

Published on: 01/12/2021 Last update: 06/12/2021 Event Archived
European Commission & APIdays: Executive seminars

A new event of the API4IPS series is about to happen. These events are a unique opportunity to foster the dialogue among different API stakeholders: experts, practitioners, decision-makers from the public and private realms.

In the last API4IPS workshop, API stakeholders discussed the role of API in data governance from a European regulatory perspective.

Next 7th of December from 2-5:20 pm CET, our API4IPS team, in collaboration with the APIdays conference organisers, will bring this discussion one step forward. To this end, we have organised a specific track to explore what API legal and organisational practices help build and coordinate the digital interface among actors. This coordination is key to ensuring the creation, stability and flourishing of digital environments, and therefore highly relevant to the European Digital Strategy.

Public and private practitioners will discuss current coordination models, infrastructures, and approaches to comply with the current data sharing legal framework. Experts and participants will exchange their views about enablers and barriers to coordinating public and private digital interfaces, specifically through APIs. You can see the details below

If interested, you can register for the event (here). Once registered; you'll find our workshop session here



Welcome from the organisers: APIs in the European Digital Strategy: European Commission (JRC, DIGIT) & APIdays


  • API and digital coordination in the European Context: a study of 4000+ Terms of Services
    • Monica Posada & Katarzyna Pogorzelska  ( European Commission - Joint Research Centre). They will set up the scene for digital coordination with APIs in the context of the European Digital Strategy


  • The Current European legal framework on data sharing: How APIs fit in?
    • Hans Graux, partner and co-founder of law firm time.lex . Hans is an ICT lawyer who specialises in technology, intellectual property, media and e-business. He will present the data sharing legal framework from the API point of view.


  • API data sharing legal practices in the Private Sector
    • Alan Glickenhouse, Digital Transformation and API Business Strategist digital strategist  @IBM. He will talk about legal practices in the private sector and how to discuss the technical and legal aspects cohesively.



  • API data sharing legal practices for the public sector: The case of the National Finland Coordination
    • Hanna Niemi-Hugaerts, Executive Director @TIEKE (Finnish Information Society Development Centre) She will talk about Finland's approach to coordinating the public-private digital interface.


  • Discovering the German Public Sector APIs: the full analysis
    • Lilith Wittmann,  \n She is a young entrepreneur that investigates security issues - usually in state digital infrastructure. Lilith is decided to support the opening of public sector information and she'll tell us about the results of her endeavour.



  • DIGITAL COORDINATION THROUGH APIs (legal and technical integration)
    • Moderated by: Mehdi Medjaoui & Katarzyna Pogorzelska (JRC)
    • Panellists:
      • Jonas Onland, Managing, Digital Transformation Advisor in the International Cooperation Agency of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG)
      • Daniel Sarasa Funes, Director - Fundación Zaragoza Ciudad del Conocimiento. Urban Innovation & Smart City Strategist
      • Francois Xavier CAO, PhD candidate on APIs and Regulatory Frameworks & co-founder of CODE is LAW.
      • David O’Neill, CEO of Apimetrics, API Rating Agency, Service Level Agreement litigation


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