How it Works

API World 2020 is the world’s largest API & microservices conference, and the 2020 API Awards are the definitive awards for the API & microservices industry.

The 2020 API Awards are given out for 20 categories, and the Advisory Board for API World, made up of industry veterans, will select category winners after the public nomination process concludes.

The API Awards celebrate innovation, adoption and reception in the API & microservices industry and by the developer community.

The 2020 API Awards nominations are accepted now through August 21, and winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. Winners will be presented virtually with awards at the 2020 API Awards ceremony on October 28th at 3:00 PT at API World 2020. Recipients receive (2) VIP Passes to API World 2020, a commemorative award, and media promotion and industry recognition.

Nominations are public and any technology, product or service that is or interacts with an application programming interface (API) or microservice is eligible for nomination. Nominees for the Innovator Award must be a person or team responsible for a significant innovation in the industry.

Categories

Innovator of the Year

Best API Debut

Best in API Infrastructure

Best in API Management

Best in API Middleware

Best in API Security

Best in Business Software APIs

Best in Automotive APIs

Best in Communications APIs

Best of Data APIs

Best in DevOps APIs

Best in Enterprise APIs

Best in Finance APIs

Best in Health APIs

Best in IoT APIs

Best in Media APIs

Best in Microservices APIs

Best in Microservices Infrastructure

Best in Payment APIs

Timeline

Friday, August 21, 2020
Nominations close: Judging begins

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Winners Notified

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
2020 API Awards
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM PT
2020 API Awards Ceremony @ API World 2020

2020 Winners

Innovator of the Year

Best API Debut

Best in API Infrastructure

Best in API Management

Best in API Middleware

Best in API Security

Best in Automotive APIs

Best in Business Software APIs

Best in Communications APIs

Best in Data APIs

Best in DevOps APIs

Best in Enterprise APIs

Best in Finance APIs

Best in Health APIs

Best in IoT APIs

Best in Media APIs

Best in Microservices APIs

Best in Microservices Infrastructure

Best in Payment APIs

API World 2020 Advisory Council

Andreas Silén
CTO
Roaring io

Bernard Harguindeguy
Chief Technology Officer
Ping Identity

Gaurav Gargate
Head of Microservice Infrastructure
Box

Iddo Gino
CEO & Founder
RapidAPI

John Pritchard
Sr Director
Adobe

Matthew O’Riordan
CEO
Ably Realtime

Mike Stowe
Developer Relations
RingCentral

Navdeep Sidhu
VP Business Development
Software AG

Nuwan Dias
Senior Director
WSO2

Rod Cope
CTO
Perforce Software

Sanketh Katta
CTO & Co-Founder
Smartcar

Steve Wilson
Vice President
Citrix

Tanya Vlahovic
Principal Software Architect
eBay

Todd Greene
CEO & Founder
PubNub

Zohar Babin
EVP Platform & Growth
Kaltura