Dimitri van Hees
API provider, consumer, architect and evangelist at Apiwatch
With over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, Dimitri has been involved in APIs since the very beginning. After serving as a lead developer and technical architect for several years, he founded his own “API-as-a-Product” company and API consulting firm, helping businesses create API strategies and craft API designs.
As an API consultant and advocate for the Dutch government, Dimitri introduced the OpenAPI Specification 3.x to the National Standardization Agency and played an instrumental role in the development of the National API Strategy, which provides best practices and design guidelines for government APIs.
Currently, Dimitri is on a mission to raise awareness about the potential risks associated with using APIs and encourage developers to take a more proactive approach to managing their API dependencies.
In his free time, he runs a microbrewery and tasting room in his hometown Nijmegen.