©2019 by Amancio Bouza.

API IS THE INTERFACE
TO A VALUE PROPOSITION

We live in a customer-centric world in which organizations control just a fraction of the customer journey experience. It can only be managed by digital ecosystems that connect platform organizations. These connections are based on APIs that provide the interface to a value proposition.

Open API is an invitation. It's the customer who decides if they accept and use the APIs. Here, I want to share and discuss what a good invitation looks like and what makes customers accept it. This includes API as a product, API product management, digital platform, API economy, and digital ecosystem.

 

ABOUT ME

My Story

Throughout my life, I’ve approached every challenge with enthusiasm, creativity, and ceaseless desire to achieve success. This passion and drive have paved the way to countless opportunities, unique experiences and exceptional relationships both personally and professionally. If you’re interested in learning more about me, keep reading or get in touch.

 

MY SKILLS

What I Do

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API PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

API STRATEGY

CREATIVE AND CRITICAL THINKING

 

MY EXPERIENCE

Background & Expertise

As a professional in my field, I’ve had the opportunity to hold a variety of roles in many different companies throughout the years. Take a look below to learn more about my background and experience.

 

2014 - present

PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT,
IPT

  • Developed the API Product Management methodology

  • Author of API Product Management

  • Built multiple commercially successful API products that provide multi-million revenue and cost savings

2019 - present

  • Joining The Digital Journeymen Foundation.

DIGITAL CATALYST, THE DIGITAL JOURNEYMEN FOUNDATION

2019

API STARTUP ADVISOR,
STARTUP IN STEALTH MODE

  • Provide advise to the founders of an API startup

  • Providing market insights to API economy, API products management, and API monetization

2013 - 2014

FOUNDER OF TECH STARTUP

  • Programming the Global Brain

  • Developed and launched a platform that connects number crunching capabilities of machines and human cognitive capabilities of people to solve translation and many other things.​

Interested in learning more about my professional background?

EDUCATION

My education has not only provided the foundation for the rest of my experiences, but has also made me a lifelong learner who is eager to gain more skills and knowledge. Take a look at my academics below.

 

2008 - 2012

PHD,
COMPUTER SCIENCE,
UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH

I conducted research on recommender system and hyper personalization: How to provide better recommendation with less data. To this goal, I created a framework to compute the similarity of machine learning models, which represented indivduals' personal preferences.


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2002 - 2007

MSC COMPUTER SCIENCE & ECONOMICS, 
UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH

I combined computer science and economics.
In my master thesis, I developed an interactive knowledge graph to browse connected knowledge within an organization.

2018

CONTINUOUS INNOVATION COACH

Certified coach for Lean Startup and Continuous Innovation for organizations. The courses were held by Ash Maurya, inventor of the Lean Canvas.