DevOpsDays Geneva

For the second year, SmartWave and XebiaLabs are pleased to announce that we will be present as sponsors at DevOpsDays Geneva on February 24th and 25th.

We will be waiting for you on our booth to share a moment together and exchange on the DevOps business and community.

Don’t wait any longer and join us for THE DevOps conference in French-speaking Switzerland.

Register and meet us at the HEG Geneva on February 24th and 25th.

January Newsletter

SmartWave’s CEO message

Our CEO,Denis Ronssin, took the opportunity of SmartWave’s first 2019 Newsletter to thank those who have helped to shape our business and explain how we are evolving for this new year.

We also want to wish you and your family all the best for 2019!


DevopsDays Geneva

This first DevOpsDays Geneva edition, organised by a team of DevOps enthusiasts, will be held at the Haute Ecole de Gestion in Geneva on the 21st and 22nd of February. The program presents a dozen conferences and workshops, led by worldwide DevOps and digital transformation experts.

As you may know, SmartWave has its own DevOps Team, so we decided to sponsor this first major DevOps event. We look forward to welcoming you to our booth.


How to address security in the DevOps approach

Security is an integral part of the design and maintenance of a software application.
The DevOps approach is an opportunity to make a shift left, that is to say to consider security issues at the earliest stage in the development cycle. Here is a quick tour of good practices and steps to migrate to a DevSecOps approach.


API workshop in Geneva

SmartWave and Axway are pleased to invite you to an exclusive seminar to understand how API Management can support your digital transformation.

The event will take place on the 14th of February in the Hotel d’Angleterre.

You will discover: How to define an API Governance; How to secure an API platform implementation project; Why a microservices architecture improves agility and accelerates the change of pace; How a Swiss fragrance & flavor company used API to transform its business.


Git: which branching  strategy?

Git became the standard for source code management. To finalise your Git training, you’ll find in Simon’s article a guide to use Git’s features in a DevOps spirit.


SmartWave will be present at the LEC exhibition

As we have for the last three years, we will be attending the LEC exhibition with our partners Axway and Denodo. It will take place on April 9th & 10th, 2019.

We are preparing sessions to present the value of API Management and we will have some free tickets for the exhibition. Feel free to follow us on Linkedin to stay up to date.

We look forward to welcoming you to our stand during the event.


Denodo partnership 

We are pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Denodo.

Denodo is a leader in data virtualization. They provide agile, high performance data integration and data abstraction across the broadest range of enterprise, cloud, big data and unstructured sources. All of this delivered as real-time data services at half the cost of traditional approaches.


SAML on the rebound

While there are many examples available on the Internet which explain how the various OAuth 2 flows function, we have only ever seen demonstrations relying on a simple login form for user authentication.

The OAuth 2 SAML Extension Grant Flow is an excellent solution to the problem of how to integrate SAML IdPs and SAML clients with RESTful backend APIs, but is poorly suited for use with RESTful clients authenticating to SAML IdPs.


Docker MeetUp

On the 31st of January SmartWave will host its fourth Docker Meetup, this time we will be joined by Emile Vauge CEO & founder of Traefik.

This  will be a great opportunity to deep dive into reverse proxy and load balancer with two presentations.


Career opportunities

Our Versoix and Basel offices are still expanding and we are looking for talented and enthusiastic people to join our team. We are actively looking for several consultants in various domains: Application Integration, Data Integration, Collaborative Solutions, Application Development (back and front end) & Application Architecture.
Have a look at the open positions and do not hesitate to contact Nicolas to get more information.
If, unfortunately, none of our current positions match your profile feel free to apply spontaneously!


How does an API management strategy support your digital transformation?

Does your company plan to streamline its business relationship with retailers or innovate around a VIP loyalty program?

Is your information system full of valuable data stuck in inaccessible legacy solutions? Do you need to securely expose data services outside of the information system?

An API Management strategy addresses all of these challenges!

SmartWave and Axway invite you for an exclusive event to discover:

  • How to define an API Governance.
  • How to secure an API platform implementation project.
  • Why a microservices architecture improves agility and accelerates the change of pace.
  • How a Swiss fragrance & flavor company used API to transform its business.


The key takeaways of this morning will be:

  • Pragmatic API Governance methodology to align stakeholders.
  • Synthetic API Management Reference architecture to secure project implementation.
  • Real life project experience to avoid common pitfalls.
  • API strategic KPI selection to evaluate project success.

Agenda :

  • 08:30 – 09:00 : Welcome coffee
  • 09:00 – 10:00 : SmartWave’s methodology to build your API governance and API platform.
  • 10:00 – 11:00 : Build your microservices architecture with Axway API management solution.
  • 11:00 – 11:30 : Coffee break.
  • 11.30 – 12.30 : Customer testimonial: Enterprise and Data Architecture at a Swiss fragrance & flavor company.
  • 12:30 – 13:30: Lunch.


Message from Denis Ronssin SmartWave’s CEO

Dear Customers and Partners,


As we start the new year, it is great to reflect on everything that we have achieved over the last year and to look forward to the exciting and interesting topics ahead for 2019.

We are really grateful for your trust and input on our development, helping to guide us into new areas and expertise in which we invest.

Of course we could do nothing without our talented staff – who have worked extremely hard to turn your requirements and projects into working information systems.

Here is a taste of what we achieved in 2018 and what is on our 2019 agenda

  • In 2018, and for the first time, SmartWave has crossed the bar of 10 millions sales, with a 20% growth of our IT professional services.
  • With the implementation and deployment of new API platform projects, we have helped our clients to open their information systems with appropriate governance and security, while contributing to cloud adoption with a DevSecOps approach.
  • Promising partnerships and first projects have been successfully launched and delivered with Docker (enterprise container platform) and Denodo (data virtualisation).

We now have dedicated and autonomous teams to support each of our technical focus areas. News teams targeting DevOps, Cloud and Data have been formed.

It is by identifying and mastering new IT technologies and services that SmartWave has been able to develop a team of 60 professionals eager to bring value to your business.

It is our pleasure and our passion to understand what our customers would like to achieve and to realise the possibilities together.

For 2019, our goal is to continue to help you to secure the adoption, implementation and deployment of the right IT tools.

Happy new year and enjoy 2019!


Denis Ronssin SmartWave’s CEO


Docker Hands-On Labs


SmartWave et ses Community Leaders Docker sont heureux de vous convier à la première édition des Hands-on Labs Docker de Suisse Romande le mardi 11 décembre 2018 !

Pour cette matinée, nous vous proposons une sélection de 3 thématiques pour appréhender Docker :

  1. Docker pour débutant sous Linux
  2. Introduction à Docker Enterprise Edition
  3. Modernisation des applications Java avec Docker

Les participants pourront suivre un ou plusieurs ateliers. Il suffit de venir avec votre laptop et votre bonne humeur pour commencer votre aventure Docker. 



  • 8:30 – 9:00 : Accueil
  • 9:00 – 9:15 : Introduction
  • 9:15 – 11:30 :  Hands-on Labs
  • 11:30 -13:00 : Clôture et réseautage
  • 13:00 : Clap de fin


October Newsletter

The Smart Blog just arrived !

SmartWave team is proud to launch its new blog. With this tool we want to share with the community our vision and experience in our technical domains. We also want to give the opportunity to our consultants to demonstrate their passion and high level of proficiency in the subject matter.
You can already read more than 20 articles.
Feel free to share us the subject you would like to read about !


MSC Customer Testimonial

Eric Deriaz, head of enterprise architecture, shares how MSC is using API to interconnect cloud and on-premises based applications using Axway API Management with the support of SmartWave team.


Modern Content Service Platform

In this video Aurélien presents our Content Services Platform, Smarteo.
You will discover real customer use cases and see how to structure and simplify documents & digital asset management through a solution built on open source components.


What is an API Gateway ?

After his previous article on OAuth 2 scopes, several people contacted Chris to ask what exactly an API Manager is.
In this article, he aims to provide a clearer idea of why an organisation may choose to deploy an API Gateway solution and describes associated benefits.


Monitor your containers

On the 23rd of September 2018 SmartWave hosted its third Docker Meetup, this time joint with Elasticsearch. This was a great opportunity to deep dive in the monitoring of Docker platform and associated challenges.


Careers Opportunities

Our Versoix and Basel offices are still expanding and we are looking for talented and enthusiastic people to join our teams. We are actively looking for 6 consultants in various domains : Application integration, Data integration, Collaborative solutions, Application development (back and front) & Application architecture.
Have a look at the open positions and do not hesitate to contact Nicolas to get more information
If unfortunately none of our current position are matching your profil, feel free to apply spontaneously !