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Wednesday, October 16 • 11:00am - 11:30am
APIs as Products | How Good Are My APIs? - Nikhil Kolekar, Viasat

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Around five years ago, I led an initiative at PayPal to transform all core capabilities into a platform of discoverable, well-encapsulated, reusable API-driven products. We used a very customer-focused approach to go from a monolithic and siloed architecture to a loosely-coupled set of over 250 services with well-designed, modern APIs. We framed this transformational exercise as an organizational change initiative, with the goal of bringing a fundamental shift in how we design and build APIs. We made it a priority to identify and serve all key “customer” constituencies – developers who design and build APIs, developers who create innovative applications using these APIs, as well as the executives who support these efforts. This mindset influenced the strategy, processes and tools that we put together, our communication with the stakeholders, and the definition and measurement of success.

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Nikhil Kolekar

Nikhil Kolekar is Vice President of Platform Technology at Viasat, Inc. and is passionate about the disruptive innovation that digital transformation initiatives are bringing to the contemporary world. He leads strategy and technology for Viasat’s global broadband platform.

Wednesday October 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Pavilion Ballroom