Development to Deployment: Building an API Connection

Join CalcuQuote as we have conversations with our partners and industry leaders on the importance of digital transformation in quoting, procurement, stock and supply chain management.

Having digital supply chain processes in place is becoming a necessity for EMS companies. You won't want to miss our discussion with Future Electronics' Tom Galligani where we'll take a deeper dive into API connections - why they are essential, what it looks like to build one and how they will continue to play a key role in the future of the industry.

What you can expect to learn:

  • Why APIs have become increasingly important in the last few years 

  • The overarching process of developing and deploying an API

  • How to address some of the biggest challenges faced when rolling out a new API

  • Top upcoming trends expected for the EMS industry

Hosted by: 


Kaitlyn Dotson | CalcuQuote, VP of Operations

Kaitlyn Dotson has spent her career in the startup space, helping small businesses grow. After joining CalcuQuote in 2016, Kaitlyn has continued to follow her passion for software, automation and small businesses. In her role, she oversees business operations and partnerships to further CalcuQuote's mission of moving the EMS industry forward through comprehensive software solutions for the request for quote and purchasing processes. 

Guest Speaker: 

Head shot 4Tom  Galligani | Future Electronics, Global Vice President- Supply Chain

Tom Galligani is responsible for leading Future’s supply chain strategies and solutions for their customers. Tom joined Future Electronics in September 1998 from California Microwave Networks Systems where he was the Director of Materials. At California Microwave Networks Systems, he was responsible for setting strategic direction, supplier alliance relationships and developing and managing the supplier base. Tom brings over 30 years of distribution, operations, hi-tech industry and military procurement and business experience to this position.

Future Electronics is a global leader in electronic components distribution, recognized as one of the most respected and innovative companies in the industry. Headquartered in Montreal and operating in 44 countries, the company has earned an impressive reputation for the strength of its commercial and technical competencies through all stages of the design-production cycle, and for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions.