“For us, digital transformation is a necessity, just given the way our business has changed,” says AT&T's Abhi Ingle.
It’s a succinct way of describing the challenges and the opportunities facing the telecommunications industry. During I ♥ APIs 2013, we were lucky enough to have a conversation about this with Ingle, who also discusses how APIs are a critical part of how this giant company “speeds things up.”
We had the pleasure of sitting down with Nick Pudar, the director of General Motors' developer ecosystem, during I ♥ APIs 2013 to discuss how the digital, connected world is transforming the auto industry. We've just published the video of our conversation.
We were lucky enough to have Tim McCauley, Walgreens’ senior director of mobile commerce, and Joe Rago, a senior product manager there, discuss the drugstore giant’s digital transformation and API strategy during our I ♥︎ APIs conference. We’ve just made the video presentation and the accompanying slides available.
Sears Holdings Corp. is a leading integrated retailer with almost 2,500 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Kandarp Bhatt, director of ecommerce product management at Sears, details how digital success for the retail giant requires the alignment digital and corporate strategies. He also discusses the importance of standing out above the ever-growing population of APIs in the market to create and communicate value and attract members of the developer community.
Walgreens, the largest drugstore chain in the United States, has created a great video to educate developers about what they might gain from building apps on the company’s QuickPrints open API. QuickPrints lets mobile users print photos directly from their devices and pick them up in Walgreens stores.
Walgreens made headlines in 2012 by releasing APIs for mobile developers to enable photo printing from smartphones and then quickly followed up with an API for prescription drugs. But what's a traditional business like Walgreens doing with an API? Far beyond increased relevance in an Instagram age, the Walgreens story is one of transformation of an entire business model. In this recent webcast, Joe Rago and Nicholas Eby of Walgreens along with Brian Mulloy of Apigee discussed Walgreens' journey through the digital transformation of a century old brick-and-mortar enterprise.
Surfline/ Wavetrak, Inc. specializes in providing live and predicted ocean weather information, editorial content, and consulting services to consumers, businesses, and government agencies worldwide. Surfline recently launched a robust photo-viewing app that highlights professional surf photographers and local surf breaks. The app we've built on Apigee allows Surfline users to follow photographers and view photo categories for favorite surf breaks.