The Innovator Spotlight Interview: Jaydip Sanyal, Wipro
Jaydip Sanyal, global head of API economy at Wipro, sat down with us at I ♥ APIs 2014 to discuss the IT services giant's "API-first" philosophy.
The Bangalore-based IT consultancy and outsourcer counsels clients seeking a digital transformation that APIs should always be the initial point of interaction between their businesses and customers or partners, whether via mobile apps or web apps.
APIs should “become the first gateway or entry point of any channel or communication coming into an organization,” Sanyal said.
This message isn’t always a simple one for customers, he added, as many of the service organizations or architects Wipro speaks with come from integration backgrounds.
It’s important to “convince people that APIs and ESB aren’t against each other,” Sanyal said. Once that hurdle is cleared, Wipro stresses the importance of identifying the right APIs to develop first, finding a corporate sponsor for the project, and setting appropriate KPIs to ensure that “benefits start trickling in very quickly," he added.
Wipro is a member of Apigee's Digital Partner program, helping enterprises embrace the digital opportunity.