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Roberto Medrano

Named a Leader in API Management Solutions

  We just announced Monday that Akana has been named a Leader in Forrester’s new report, “The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q4 2016.” It’s very gratifying. to be acknowledged because Forrester Research is unique in their approach to assessing the market. They differentiate themselves by performing the most detailed and hands on inspection of every… Continue reading →

Roberto Medrano

Money 20/20 Takeaway: APIs are Everything

  Las Vegas was the ideal spot for last week’s Money 20/20 conference. Vegas is a great city for watching money on the move. Just strolling through the casino at the Venetian, I probably saw a quarter of a million dollars changing hands in five minutes. The funny thing, though, is that those of who… Continue reading →

Roberto Medrano

APIs, PSD2, and Open Banking

When a government body identifies an opportunity that can be addressed through advancements in technology, and devises a functional plan that could lead to improvements in how organizations and society work, it’s something to be celebrated. The Revised Directive on Payment Services (PSD2) is an example of a regulation that pairs technology innovation with market… Continue reading →

Roberto Medrano

Your Bank Wants You to Stay Home

APIs are enabling a new and better era of banking and financial services I recently participated in the office March Madness1 pool and like every year, I made my picks, paid the “commissioner” a few bucks, and hoped for the best. This year, however, something really stood out. Very little cash was exchanged. The under-30… Continue reading →