TechTalks Are Back!


API Academy TechTalks are back! Join hosts Aran White and Bill Oakes for the reboot of our popular live webinar series, where we discuss both industry trends and technical tips – and host a Q&A session with viewers, every month.

Register for upcoming episodes to participate in our live webcasts, or watch previous instalments on-demand.

Upcoming Sessions

April 29, 2020


9AM PT / 12PM ET

OAuth and OpenID Connect

On April 29 at 9am,  Aran and Bill are joined by Aric Day for an introduction to OAuth and OpenID Connect, and how these work together to ensure a hardened solution.

May 27, 2020


9AM PT / 12PM ET

OWASP Top 10 Web/API Threats


Aran and Bill are joined by researchers from Aite Group to talk about both the OWASP Top 10 web-based threats and the OWASP Top 10 API threats.


Past Sessions

Date Topic  
January 29, 2020


Building API-Aware Service Meshes

In our first TechTalk of 2020, hosts Bill and Aran introduce Jay Thorne, Head of Product Strategy at Broadcom’s Layer7 API Management. He talks about Building API-aware Service Meshes with Layer7 and Istio, and includes a demo plus a comprehensive Q&A session.

February 26, 2020



Docker and High Performance Architecture


Aran White and Bill Oakes were joined by Michael Skolik, Managing Consultant and Architect, Enterprise Studio by HCL Technologies. He described the steps necessary to achieve a high-performance architecture when using Docker, with an excellent Q&A at the end.

March 25, 2020



Implementing an Enterprise GraphQL Server


Aran White and Bill Oakes will be joined by Andrew Messer, CEO of Arvata, for an introduction to GraphQL and the exciting unveiling of Arvata’s innovation that enables gateways to function as an Enterprise GraphQL server and GraphQL proxy.


TechTalks are generally the last Wednesday of each month, and are scheduled a few months out.

Bill Oakes, CISSP

Bill Oakes, CISSP

Bill Oakes, CISSP, is head of API Academy, as well as head of product marketing for API management at Broadcom. Bill joined Broadcom with more than fifteen years of experience in security and mobility marketing. In his roll, he is responsible for messaging, positioning, and evangelism of the best API management solution on the market today. Prior to joining Broadcom, Bill was responsible for product marketing for the developer platform at Good Technologies – a secure mobile email company – rolling out the initial positioning, messaging, and strategy of Good’s foray into developer/ISV markets. Prior to Good, Bill held product/solutions marketing positions at Blue Coat Systems, a web security company with real-time defense against malware and web-based threats (now a component of the Symantec Division at Broadcom). Weekends will almost certainly find Bill riding with his Harley club – or possibly teaching people how to teach people to blow bubbles underwater.

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