PRESENTATION: TSAPI – LAUNCHING A NON-PROFIT INITIATIVE THAT WILL REVOLUTIONISE MARKET RESEARCH
Introduced by Rebecca Cole (MRS Board Member), Matt Gibbs presents WHY we should collectively define an accepted API standard for Transferring Survey data.
The TSAPI initiative is “by everyone, for everyone”, with strategic objectives to:
- Help preserve & develop MR’s position at the heart of business intelligence.
- Help improve connectivity within the MR industry.
- Help facilitate innovation within the MR industry.
- Help ease the connection of MR insights & value, to other industries & sectors.
In a world defined by interconnectivity across all platforms, our practice of file-based data-transfer is increasingly irrelevant. Yet direct connections (APIs) in MR is an environment riddled with round pegs & square holes. Matt highlights this as unacceptable, but also that we’re in a time of wonderful opportunity. He shares the benefits TSAPI could provide everyone, from collection to client-side.
Tim Brandwood (CEO Digital Taxonomy) discusses WHAT has been done, TSAPI’s development principles and publicly available code. Jérôme Sopoçko (Founder of Askia) recalls industry history, muses on the concept of a “single source of truth” and shares HOW everyone can get involved.
Matt rounds off by posing the question WHERE to next? Calling for international collaboration. This is for everyone. www.tsapi.net
The TSAPI initiative will formally launch on the 5th of August via the Australian National Conference (12pm AEST), The ASC’s Online Series (12pm GMT), and Quirk’s US Media Events (12pm CDT).