Vice President of the Alcatel-Lucent API Platform and Strategy
The use of APIs as an internal and external business growth tool is rapidly moving from a novel concept to a business imperative. Laura Merling is a thought leader in this fast-changing environment. She has worked in the trenches with executives, developers, and thought leaders in markets ranging from telecom and media to travel and retail, helping them develop tailored strategies that maximize the benefits of API publishing.
Laura has spent 20 years in high tech product management, marketing and business development. She is the former VP of Business Development at Mashery, where she helped companies build successful, global businesses by opening up their APIs to third-party partners and developers. Previously, as the Executive Director at the Software Development Forum, Merling managed the largest non-profit developer community in the U.S. and helped entrepreneurs raise over $100 million in venture funding. She has also lead product management teams for the Sybase Enterprise App Server, Powerbuilder Development Tool, and Intershop E-Commerce Platform.