Mike Amundsen

Director of API Architecture, API Academy, CA Technologies


Unleash the Chaos

Throughout the history dating back before the Middle Ages, Chaos has led to important technical and social innovations. And, it turns out, introducing a selected level of Chaos into your organization is a proven way to increase the rate and success of innovative problem solving and product designs. Why is this so? And how can you take advantage of this important "superpower" of consistently innovative companies?

Based on the work of Ori Brafman and others, this talk shows examples of three key traits of innovative cultures including "Whitespace", "The Unusual Suspects", and "Organized Serendipity" and provides guidance on how you can encourage these traits in your own team or company.

Speaker Bio

An internationally known author and speaker, Mike Amundsen travels the world consulting and talking about network architecture, Web development, and other subjects. As Director of Architecture for the API Academy, he works with companies to provide insight on how best to capitalize on the opportunities APIs present to both consumers and the enterprise.

Amundsen has authored numerous books and papers. His 2013 collaboration with Leonard Richardson "RESTful Web APIs" and his 2011 book, Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node, are common references for building adaptable Web applications. He co-authored "Microservice Architecture" (June 2016) and is currently finishing "RESTful Web Clients" for release in summer 2016.