Mike Amundsen's, Director API Architecture at CA Technologies, Keynote from API Strategy and Practice Conference 2014
Here's a link to the full text of Mike's talk: http://g.mamund.com/apistrat2014-talk
APIs as both an ecosystem and an economy are at a crossroads. The last few years have shown continued growth in both providers and consumers and, it’s easy to see Moore’s Law in effect in the API Ecosystem.
However, to sustain this level of exponential growth, this level of scaling in the ecosystem, we need to come up with ways to also scale the API Economy. All indications are demand will continue to grow. But hardly a day goes by when we don’t see evidence that the API economy the ‘engine of execution’ is buckling under the strain. This is the logical outcome of a system over-taxed, under-powered, and inadequate to the task. Demand is outstripping supply and the system can’t keep up. The way to solve this problem is to start thinking in new ways and this talk is an attempt to get us to do that; to kick-start the creative process.