Delivered October 3rd, 2020 for APICon 2020, Brazil






APICON video








A new wave of "always-on" communications has emerged and Companies that want to succeed in the world of online business will need to rethink the way they design, implement, and manage their APIs and the networks upon which these new "real-time" APIs run.

Twenty years ago two enterprising engineers worked out a way to remotely monitor oil pipelines over the Internet. Ten years later, one of those engineers decided to use the same technology to put his cottage in the Isle of Wight onto Twitter. Now, the technology that launched the IoT revolution — MQTT — is everywhere, enabling everything from power plants to self-driving cars to toasters.

The Internet of Things was born in an age of economic and social disruption. Now, as we face new disruptions and social upheaval, we may be at the start of a new era in APIs. One that not only connects things, but also people, companies, and communities around the world. This lively talk traces the history of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it is changing the way companies of all sizes think about APIs today and the digital industries of the future those real-time APIs enable.

Mike Amundsen

An internationally known author and speaker, Mike Amundsen consults with organizations around the world on network architecture, Web development, and the intersection of technology & society. He works with companies large and small to help them capitalize on the opportunities provided by APIs, Microservices, and Digital Transformation.

Amundsen has authored numerous books and papers. He contributed to the O’Reilly book, "Continuous API Management" (2018). His "RESTful Web Clients", was published by O’Reilly in February 2017 and he co-authored "Microservice Architecture" (June 2016). His latest book — "Design and Build Great APIs" — for Pragmatic Publishing is scheduled for release in early 2020.