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Karthick heads the Products, Marketing and Evangelism efforts for WaveMaker. As one of the original product managers at WaveMaker, he led the technology and design for WaveMakerOnline, WaveMaker's PaaS offering. He also established the Customer Success practice for WaveMakerOnline. Prior to WaveMaker, Karthick occupied various roles in engineering and product management at PegaSystems, IBM and Oracle. He can discuss in-depth, code-level details and just as easily shift focus to business and go-to-market strategies. He was one of the seeders for the product management teams for PegaSystems in India and also a key technology contributor behind Oracle Warehouse Builder features. He writes and blogs about modern app development methodologies, including Rapid Application Development, digital transformation, and the API economy.

Status Quo: A Recipe For Disaster For Enterprise IT?

The times, they are a-changin’. Staying relevant is no longer a choice, it is a necessity. Competing enterprises have a lot riding on them to maintain an agile and efficient business model, adapt to disruptive technologies, and stay relevant in the times of market flux. Status quo is the bane of enterprises wishing to stay relevant. And how do you stay relevant? By constantly innovating. To add business value and stay ahead of competitors, companies must encourage their teams to take calculated risks and challenge status quo with innovations. Hindrances to the innovation goal are aplenty–epidemic data growth, market instability, limited financial resources. De-siloing, being flexible, and fostering a culture of agility are sureshot steps to overcome these barriers. It is imperative f...

Citizen Developers And Low Code Application Development

There was a time when app development was in the domain of people with complex coding and technical skills. We called these people by various names like programmers, coders, techies, and they usually worked in a world oblivious of the everyday priorities of the business world. But with the passage of time, this scenario is much more democratised now. Newer business models have given rise to new technologies giving way to old legacy systems and processes. Technology and business teams have come together to build just what is needed for business. Today nothing happens backstage in the name of complex coding – every one builds and develops apps using simple methods based on modern technology. In the modern digital world, apps have become an essential part of all enterprise activities. A...

Reimagining IT In A World Of APIs

The ubiquity of the Internet, mobile, and cloud computing has made APIs (Application Programming Interface) the de-facto foundational technology to exchange data and information across systems, devices, applications and geographies. APIs have been around for decades, but the past few years have seen an explosive growth. As many as 40 APIs are being added per week to the ProgrammableWeb directory, and the total number of APIs stands at around 17,000 in early 2017. The key thing to consider here is that these numbers are based on publicly available APIs and do not reflect the API growth, internal to an organisation at all, which easily outnumber the public APIs. With over 10 billion connected devices, the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT) will feed even larger growth. Therefore, what we ar...