Mark Boyd

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Mark Boyd is a writer and API industry analyst. He has chaired several conferences, and published a number of ebooks on serverless products and tools, the API lifecycle, best practices for developer engagement, and tech uptake in specific industry verticals such as banking.

As founder of the API-focused startup, Platformable, he regularly conducts industry research, supports organizations to grow into platform businesses, and manages data-driven projects that draw on open data and proprietary sources.

With a public health and urban planning background, Mark is especially interested in how industry, startups, citizens and cities can benefit from a city-as-a-platform model.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Mark Boyd and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

An API recipe for the disruption of traditional industries

Will Australia take up the API advantage or whither on the vine?

Will Australia take up the API advantage or whither on the vine?

Whether Australia takes up APIs across industry and government in the next two years will determine if its economy grows or stagnates.

API adoption: Traditional industries lag

API adoption: Traditional industries lag

Businesses need to digitize and adopt APIs to connect systems and be more customer-facing, but the energy, logistics, packaging and banking sectors have a lot of catching up to do.

Are microservices killing the API conversation?

Are microservices killing the API conversation?

Enthusiasm for microservices might be deafening the conversation on the business opportunities that APIs can create.

Daisy-chaining APIs makes serverless sense

Daisy-chaining APIs makes serverless sense

API serverless infrastructure is set to take off, but to take advantage of this, businesses need to have their services and data accessible via APIs.

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