Platforms & APIs: How to Cut Costs, Raise Revenues & Boost Market Cap


1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Mezzanine Lounge - 3rd floor, Stratton (EDT)

Moderator:
Prof. Marshall Van Alstyne, SM ‘91, PhD ‘98, Fellow, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (@InfoEcon)

Speakers:
David Berlind, ProgrammableWeb (@dberlind)
Rudy Chang, Discover Digital Group (@rudychang1234)
Travis Dunn, DraftKings (@iStackHeavy)
Sam Ramji, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) (@sramji)

Open ecosystems matter, whether they are internal or external. Internal platforms let firms reconfigure their assets. External platforms leave them open to outsiders. Critical to success is the technology, application programming interfaces (APIs), that make this happen. This panel will provide the pros and cons of APIs and detail the war stories of how these battles are won.