Engineering the Future of Software
16–18 October 2017: Conference & Tutorials
18–19 October 2017: Training
London, UK

Thinking about platforms

James Lewis (ThoughtWorks)
9:059:20 Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Location: King's Suite - Balmoral
Average rating: ***..
(3.89, 28 ratings)

There’s been an explosion in the adoption of platforms, and the large silicon valley tech companies have seen significant benefits. But what is a platform really, and how do you successfully implement one?

Drawing on his experience advising clients on platform adoption, James Lewis explores the benefits that platforms can bring, the organizational limitations that make platform adoption attractive, how we currently overcome these limitations, and the paradigm shift in thinking needed to get the most out of them.

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James Lewis


James Lewis is a principal consultant at ThoughtWorks, where he has worked for nearly a decade. James is primarily interested in building distributed systems using web technologies and has been a keen observer (and participant) in the resurgence of interest in SOA. You can often find him being a loudmouth at conferences, usually on some aspect of building microservices. He’s also been known to offer opinions on lean software engineering, domain-driven design, organizational design, and innovation. . .and Welsh rugby.