Ryan Breen

Director, API Management; Cimpress
Ryan Breen is the Director of API Management at Cimpress, the parent company to Vistaprint and other leading mass customization businesses. Ryan has been at Cimpress for the last 5 years, helping advance the organization's shift to an internal platform built on microservices. Ryan is responsible for managing the API ecosystem as well as for the documentation, training, and UX that unites the platform.

Prior to Cimpress, Ryan was the Chief Architect at Everbridge, the world's leading mass notification service.

Ryan lives in Lexington, MA with his wife, two boys under the age of 4, and no sleep.

Ryan's Session


Friday, June 28
9:20 - 9:45 am
Georgetown
Auth0 Presents: How to Manage the Complexities of an Internal Technology Platform
Over the past decade, many enterprises have sought to increase agility by shifting to modular architectures, typified by the broad shift to microservices. At Cimpress, the parent company to Vistaprint and 15 other world-leading Mass Customization businesses, we’ve been on this journey ourselves. Our modular internal platform allows our diverse and autonomous businesses to focus on serving their customers best. A key benefit of this approach is how it makes the “build versus buy” decision much more granular. There is no need to choose between monolithic solutions; we can mix and match third-party and in-house software components. But this modularity, combined with the diversity of our businesses and all their partners, creates the challenge of managing identity: how do you support a complex interplay of users and applications without crippling adoption, usability, and security? In this talk, we’ll discuss how Auth0 helped us tackle this challenge at Cimpress, both as an enabler of secure access to our applications and as a microservices-friendly vendor on top of which we can layer differentiating capabilities.

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