Think APIs

What does it really mean, to “think APIs”? First and foremost, think about what you are trying to achieve, business wise. Next think about which audience to engage to enable that outcome. Then think about what kinds of APIs are required to engage the audience. And finally think about how to curate your data and...  Continue reading Think APIs

APIs versus Services – what is the difference?

We live in the middle of a perfect storm of change. Originally SOA emerged as a means for shielding the service consumer from changes in the backend. But who protects the service provider from churn in the needs of omni-channel front-end solutions? By applying APIs and services together you can create the eye of calm...  Continue reading APIs versus Services – what is the difference?

Asda George and IBM are stimulating retail app innovation through APIs

I’m excited to be involved in a collaboration with Asda’s fashion brand George, encouraging developers to imagine and create the next generation of engaging mobile apps for retail. Later this week, Asda will be inviting a select group of application developers to a Fashion and Design studio in Soho, London and opening up access to...  Continue reading Asda George and IBM are stimulating retail app innovation through APIs

The New Innovation Economy

Something profound is happening to the world economy. Our traditional understanding of the Information Economy is giving way to a new variation that will have an enormous impact on jobs, wealth, and entire industries. This new economy has its roots in data, but of equal importance are two other components: Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and...  Continue reading The New Innovation Economy