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SmartBear and Sogeti UK Partner at APIdays

SmartBear’s Paul Bruce Presents on Bridging the Gap between DevOps and Financial Technology at APIdays – September 23-24, 2015 – London

SOMERVILLE, Mass. and LONDON – Sept. 23, 2015Paul Bruce, API Product Manager at SmartBear Software, the leader in software quality tools for the connected world, is presenting, “As Close to 3 as Possible: Sparring Lessons with DevOps,” at APIdays, taking place on Wednesday, September 23 – Thursday, September 24, 2015 in London. A Silver Sponsor of the event, SmartBear is partnering with Sogeti UK, recognized by industry analysts as a leading provider of software testing services in the United Kingdom. Earlier this year, SmartBear and Sogeti UK announced a partnership to deliver Ready! API, the most popular platform for ensuring API quality.

WHAT: SmartBear at APIdays London 2015

  • “As Close to 3 as Possible: Sparring Lessons with DevOps,” Presented by SmartBear’s Paul Bruce, on Wednesday, September 24, 2015 at 11:05 a.m. BST
  • Demonstrations of SmartBear’s API Readiness Solutions by SmartBear and Sogeti

WHEN: Wednesday, September 23 – Thursday, September 24, 2015

WHERE: Level39 Technology Accelerator, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, E14 5AB London, United Kingdom

Financial technology has a lot to teach the DevOps movement about regulatory and compliance considerations. DevOps has a lot to offer fintech like fast deployment, team agility and measuring against organizational goals. In Paul Bruce’s presentation, he discusses how high-quality APIs, rapid iteration and looking at things from the customer's perspective can bridge the gap in responsible implementation between DevOps and financial technology, ultimately to help better work the three aspects of the designer's triangle to your advantage. Good, fast, cheap. They say you can only pick two. We don't have that luxury.

Prior to SmartBear, Paul was a systems developer for a Massachusetts area college for more than seven years, specializing in enterprise software and informational system architecture, programming, business analysis, product management and vendor integration. With over a decade in software solutions development and a performance engineering background, he now focuses on communicating the value of truly excellent digital experiences in the connected world. Follow him on Twitter @paulsbruce.

SmartBear’s API Readiness platform, Ready! API, is a unified set of testing tools that includes SoapUI NG (functional testing), LoadUI NG Pro (load testing), ServiceV Pro (API service virtualization) and Secure Pro (dynamic API security testing). For updates, follow @ready_api on Twitter. For more information, visit: http://smartbear.com/product/ready-api/overview/.

APIdays London is focused on the banking, finance, insurance and payment industries. For more information on the event, visit: http://www.apidays.io/.

About Sogeti 
Sogeti is a leading provider of technology and software testing, specializing in Application, Infrastructure and Engineering Services. Sogeti offers cutting-edge solutions around Testing, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Mobile, Cloud and Cyber Security, combining world class methodologies and its global delivery model, Rightshore®. Sogeti brings together more than 20,000 professionals in 15 countries and has a strong local presence in over 100 locations in Europe, USA and India. Sogeti is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cap Gemini S.A., listed on the Paris Stock Exchange. Learn more about us: http://www.uk.sogeti.com/.

About SmartBear Software
As the leader in software quality tools for the connected world, SmartBear supports more than three million software professionals and over 25,000 organizations in 194 countries that use its products to build and deliver the world’s greatest applications. With today’s applications deploying on mobile, Web, desktop, Internet of Things (IoT) or even embedded computing platforms, the connected nature of these applications through public and private APIs presents a unique set of challenges for developers, testers and operations teams. SmartBear's software quality tools assist with code review, functional and load testing, API readiness as well as performance monitoring of these modern applications. For more information, visit: http://smartbear.com, or for the SmartBear community, go to: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+.

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