Innovation in the platform world

Presenter: Adrita Bhor

10:40 am - 11:05 am

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The idea of innovation is not new, though it is seldom talked about in the context of platform and API development. Traditional product owners talk about innovating on new products and features, A/B testing them and figuring out what works with the consumer and what doesn’t. The rapid development and fail-fast strategies don’t apply in platform API design and development. Externally published APIs, that have been integrated with, are difficult to change. Nevertheless, innovation happens in the platform world too. This presentation talks about what kinds of innovation these are, which areas, how is agile development applicable in the platform context, some innovative examples in our PayPal platform and how we go about getting them available and adopted.