Cloud Computing, API's, and Everything In Between

Drew Bartkiewicz

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Financial Risks Patterns in Cyber Space Every aggregation industry in the world involves risk transfer and substantial (in the billions) insurance markets for catastrophic financial or legal events - except for cloud computing. Traditional industries that leverage insurance markets range from banking to property to energy to transportation- yes, even rental cars. However the cloud computing industry is an emerging aggregator industry with enormous promise and equally large unseen risks. Prediction: a massive risk transfer market for cloud-computing will soon take hold through the powerful force of sheer economics. All industries in the world have risk, some are operational and others are more systemic. From time to time and within high growth emerging industries (like cloud computing), some market leading companies can temporarily deny the financial risks to themsel... (more)

The Web of APIs = the Web of the Future

In 2009 I attended an event with the World Economic Forum on the future of the Internet, both from an economic and technical perspective. Over the last 12 months two trends are becoming even more apparent: (1) the Internet will require more innovative forms of risk hedging beyond just security, and new concepts like CloudInsure will emerge for businesses depending irreversibly on digital technologies. And (2), the cost and complexity of Internet technology will be massively transformed downward by this little known technology advancement called APIs (application programming inter... (more)

The New ROI: A Return on Innovation, and Using Data to Do It

What do you get when you mash - for an entire weekend - the innovators of a globally respected brand like American Express with companies like Foursquare, Etsy, Mashery, Hyperpublic, NYC Open Data, Ordr.in, Constant Contact, and General Assembly? You get innovation. What do you get when you add roughly 100 freelance developers to the mix, spinning up new data and application concepts in amazingly social, self-organizing teams? You get the business of innovation. And that is why American Express OPEN Forum launched its first Open APIs at the "Reinventlocal" Hackathon this past wee... (more)

APIs in Your Eyes with the Augmented Reality Wave of Bigger Data

Augmented reality (AR) is coming, not for flash or fashion (sorry Google Glass), but because of the overload of big data bombarding the human mind, in work and in our lives. We are about to reach a tipping point in the evolution of information technology, sparked by the intersection of big data and the natural capacity of the human mind and body to think, and accomplish our life's tasks. Since 1995, data is being produced, processed, and aggregated at such volumes that we are now reaching diminishing returns in our worker's ability to actually do something with it.  The average c... (more)

The Data Explosion. Are We Ready? (or Not)

Since the very beginnings of trade and commerce, it has been a commonality that most information exchange between buyer and seller, customer and business, was treated as a discrete, confidential, and almost intimate affair. Trust was earned, not given. Consider the not so distant history of the local American bank. Banks have been collecting personal information about their customers for decades, harkening back to consultations over a notepad, paper deposit slips, and hand-written applications. The reputations of applicant and banker, buyer and seller, were local reputations, wi... (more)