2021 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 DevOps APIs

Best in Enterprise APIs

Best in Finance APIs

Best in Health APIs

Best in Home APIs

Best in IoT APIs

Best in Microservices APIs

Best in Microservices Infrastructure

Best in Payment APIs

Best in Data APIs

How it Works

API World 2021 is the world’s largest API & microservices conference, and the 2021 API Awards are the definitive awards for the API & microservices industry.

The 2021 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 2021 API Awards nominations are accepted now through Monday, August 23, 2021, and winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Winners will be presented virtually with awards at the 2021 API Awards ceremony on October 27th at 3:00 PT at API World 2021. Recipients receive (2) VIP Passes to API World 2021, 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

Monday, August 23, 2021
Nominations close: Judging begins

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Winners Notified

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
2021 API Awards
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM PT
2021 API Awards Ceremony @ API World 2021

2021 Advisory Board

Vinayak Adkoli
Product Manager
SAP Labs LLC

Zohar Babin
EVP Platform & Growth
Kaltura

Mighael Botha
CTO – Americas
Software AG

Daniel Carrión
VP of Engineering
Inspide

Rod Cope
CTO
Perforce Software

Nuwan Dias
VP and deputy CTO for API Management and Integration
WSO2

Uwe Friedrichsen
CTO
codecentric AG

Gaurav Gargate
Head of Microservice Infrastructure
Box

Iddo Gino
CEO & Founder
Rapid API

Todd Greene
CEO & Founder
PubNub

Bernard Harguindeguy
CTO
Ping Identity

Avinash Harsh
CEO
WEAVR

Anusha Iyer
CTO and Co-founder
Corsha, Inc.

Vijit Jain
Director – Partnerships
CometChat Inc.

Justin Karneges
CEO
Fanout

Sahas Katta
CEO
Smartcar

Tobias Kunze
CEO
Glasnostic, Inc.

Sharon Mantin
CEO
Imvision

Joao Martins
CTO
Yapily

Intesar Mohammed Shannan
Founder & CTO
apisec inc.

John Musser
CEO
API Science

Jerome Ng
Engineering Manager
GitLab

Matthew O’Riordan
CEO
Ably

Bill Oakes
Head of product marketing for API management
Broadcom

Victor Olex
Founder and CEO
SlashDB

David Oneill
CEO
APImetrics

Alejandro Oses
CEO
Rootstack

Vince Padua
EVP, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer
Axway

Michael Palermo
Lead Developer Advocate
HERE Technologies

Mark Piller
CEO
Backendless

John Pritchard
Sr. Director
Adobe

Navdeep Sidhu
VP Product Strategy and Business Development
Software AG

Andreas Silén
CTO
Roaring.io

Mike Stowe
Director, Developer Marketing
RingCentral

Vijji Suryadevara
CPO & Head of Engineering
Phizzle

Andrea Tassistro
Founder & CEO
Foodetective

Tanel Tähepõld
Founder
Actual Reports OÜ

Joel Varty
President
Agility CMS

Tanya Vlahovic
Distinguished Architect
eBay

Tony Wang
cofounder
Agora.io

Rob Zazueta
Principal Consultant
Rob Zazueta Technical Consulting

Rob van Kruijsdijk
Education Director
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