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APISTRAT KEYNOTE: Surfing the Wave between Chaos and Innovation

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Keynote presentation from the Annual API Strategy and Practice Conference. Given on the 25th of September, 2018 in Nashville TN. Covering APIs, API Programs, Digital Transformation

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APISTRAT KEYNOTE: Surfing the Wave between Chaos and Innovation

  1. 1. Surfing the Wave between Chaos and Innovation Steven Willmott, Senior Director and head of API Infrastructure Red Hat Inc. APISTRAT 2018, Nashville, TN
  2. 2. 2 Integration & Messaging Container Management API Management Red Hat Products
  3. 3. APIs should be at the Intersection of Boredom and Excitement...
  4. 4. #1: STABILITY IS WHAT CREATES VALUE
  5. 5. Gartner’s Bimodal IT: “Slower Moving” Infrastructure And “Faster Moving” Innovation?
  6. 6. Actually the real win is in creating stability between the modes
  7. 7. Platform Team Platform Enablement Team
  8. 8. #2: DISTRIBUTED IS GOOD - UNTIL IT ISN’T
  9. 9. Expect an (even deeper) Microservices backlash
  10. 10. Go gradually and get better at automating and managing distribution
  11. 11. #3 PEOPLE ARE INTIMIDATED BY THE CHALLENGE OF DESIGN !!
  12. 12. API BLASPHEMY: I DON’T CARE ABOUT YOUR API DESIGN…
  13. 13. Get better at Design but… We should destigmatize mistakes
  14. 14. #4 API REUSE IS OFTEN HARDER THAN API CREATION
  15. 15. Re-Use of someone’s APIs requires trusting them
  16. 16. RECOMMENDATIONS & CONCLUSIONS...
  17. 17. 1: Stability in Chaos is Key 2: Automate, Automate, Automate 3: Be less dogmatic on design 4: Reuse depends on trust People, Process >> Technology
  18. 18. THINK OF APIS AS ISLANDS OF STABILITY IN A SEA OF CHAOS...
  19. 19. THANK YOU! plus.google.com/+RedHat linkedin.com/company/red-hat youtube.com/user/RedHatVideos facebook.com/redhatinc twitter.com/RedHat
  20. 20. Photo Credits Photo by Jelleke Vanooteghem on Unsplash Photo by Marc Schadegg on Unsplash Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash Photo by Jack Hamilton on Unsplash Photo by Elias Castillo on Unsplash Photo by Raoul Droog on Unsplash Photo by Matt Nelson on Unsplash Photo by Carson Arias on Unsplash Photo by Atharva Tulsi on Unsplash Photo by Zach Savinar on Unsplash Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash Other Photos by Steven Willmott
  21. 21. #2: BUILDING THE RIGHT APIS IS KEY
  22. 22. API Outcomes... Thor Mitchell / Google / Crowdcube DesirableUndesirable Expected Unexpected Design Fire Drill Innovation Prohibited

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