Delivered 2015-11-19 @ APIStrat Austin 2015, Austin, TX

Last Updated

2015-12-29 14:16:25 EST

Landing Page




Prepared Talk







Fostering Innovation

What is an Innovation Platform and what does it take to create one within your organization? What does innovation even look like? What tools and processes should be in place in order to foster innovation? How can you convert innovative projects into production-level contributions within your company?

Let’s look at some examples and explore the work of "introducing new things and ideas into your organization."


Speaker: Mike Amundsen

An internationally known author and lecturer, Mike Amundsen travels throughout the world consulting and speaking on a wide range of topics including distributed network architecture, Web application development, and other subjects.

In his role of Director of Architecture for the API Academy, Amundsen heads up the API Architecture and Design Practice in North America. He is responsible for working with companies to provide insight on how best to capitalize on the myriad opportunities APIs present to both consumers and the enterprise.

Amundsen has authored numerous books and papers on programming over the last 15 years. His last book was a collaboration with Leonard Richardson titled "RESTful Web APIs" published in 2013. His 2011 book, “Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node”, is an oft-cited reference on building adaptable Web applications. He is currently working to complete a new book - "Learning Client Hypermedia" due out from O’Reilly in late 2015.