Cloud and the API Economy - Mac Devine, IBM

 

About this video

Mac Devine, CTO and Director of Cloudfirst Innovation at IBM, discusses the advantages of deploying a cloud-based platform made accessible via APIs. Devine explains that data is becoming the de-factor currency for facilitating business and stresses the importance of a clear mobile strategy to address the growing number of users with connected devices.

Key Points

  • Deploy an API early and listen to feedback
  • The importance of speed and need to reshape culture
  • Importance of thinking mobile first
  • How to take advantage of this unprecedented convergence of trends
  • APIs have become the first business interaction point

“You have to reach that tipping where you get enough usage, and you get enough value of that usage, that you start turning consumers into evangelists for that service.”

- Mac Devine, CTO and Director of Cloudfirst Innovation