API Economy to CxO-level executives
of industries outside IT

The report introduces the API Economy to CxO-level executives
of industries outside IT. It follows a novel dialogue format, as if it were a
transcription of an introductory consulting session with the CEO and CIO
of a fictional company in the oil and gas industry. The report defines API
and the API Economy, discusses some of the many API business models,
argues that this economy extends a proven software architecture onto the
Internet, presents that architecture as a tool for thinking about business
models, and discusses the role of developer relations in making APIs
successful.

The report then applies these ideas to the task of solving one
of the fictional company’s billion-dollar business problems using an
API-based approach

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