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Presentation: Unified APIs and the Future of IPaaS

Track: Sponsored Solutions Track IV

Location: Pacific BC

Duration: 1:40pm - 2:30pm

Day of week: Wednesday

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Abstract

There are over 20,000 public APIs available today! They exist because businesses increasingly rely on highly specialized cloud apps for their productivity, causing the need for interoperability to increase.

However, the status quo puts the onus on customers to tie their apps together. App developers direct customers to a public API in the hope that they build the integration themselves; IPaaS vendors provide platforms for customers to build workflows. The result of these poor quality integrations - re-invented by each customer - is a poor user experience overall, and less engagement with SaaS apps.

What if we shift the burden to apps to work with each other out of the box? In this talk, we will explore how unified APIs are the future of the application integration ecosystem and how their design and development reap dividends for the SaaS community. We will explore how the high quality user experience this design delivers surpasses the alternatives that exist today.

Speaker: Eliot Sun

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder @Kloudless

Eliot is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder at Kloudless. He leads the company in its mission to make it easy for developers to build integrations. Eliot’s earlier experiences include product management roles at Check Point Software and Blackberry. Eliot attended the University of California, Berkeley, graduating with degrees in Mathematics, Economics, and three additional minors.

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