Ismail Elshareef joined Ticketmaster last year to help build a platform that drives both internal and external product innovation worldwide. The gateway to this platform is a set of empathic APIs that developers will love. Its future customers are the API clients who will need to use the platform without having to learn the intricacies and understand the complexities of Ticketmaster’s systems.


Ismail Elshareef will be presenting at Ticketing Technology Forum 2016

As VP of Open Platform and Innovation at Ticketmaster, Ismail’s team has been hard at work over the past several months simplifying the complexity of the systems and focusing on the developer experience with a set of clean, well-documented APIs – with a first release earlier this year.

He’s now been out on the road at Ticketmaster’s devjam and hackathons, educating and embracing the developer community.

“Open APIs level the innovation playing field for all, which in turn lights a fire under everybody to think big and deliver fast,” says Ismail.

It’s the first time he’s presenting his work to a European audience, and we’re delighted to have him with us in Dublin at #TTF16.

Meet Ismail and get the inside track on Ticketmaster’s Open Platform and API initiatives – exclusively at #TTF16. Book your seat here.

What are people saying?

The best networking place I've been to. I was able to get very high level leads and meet relevant partners. You did a great great job to gather such high level and exhaustive people!

Chloé Julien Founder & CEO, BandSquare, France

CIOs, CTO,s Chief Execs... all those people turn up at this event. it’s a fantastic opportunity to engage with them

Rick Jurkiewicz Head of Ticketing, The Rugby Football League, UK

This is the focal point of the ticketing industry in Europe, where the decision-makers meet and exchange ideas

Niels Henrik Sodemann Managing Partner/CEO, Queue-it, Denmark

At the Forum we made concrete progress with regards to selecting a new ticketing provider. I would be happy to recommend the Forum to other venues in the future.

Martin O'Donoghue Business Development Manager, Cork Opera House, Ireland

If you’re curious about the future, if you want to see how things are developing, if you wanna get to know your peers... you need to be at the Forum.

James Charrington CEO, Dewynters, UK

For me the most important thing was to meet with all the different companies in ticketing and I’ve managed that, and I left with many business cards!

Grégory Six Major Projects and Development Manager, AS Monaco, Monaco