As part of a new deal, New Zealand-based innovation business Qrious will be powered by Apigee's API platform, which will see Qrious' data delivery be sped up and monetised.
Founded by Digital Ventures, a division of Telecom New Zealand — the country's largest telecommunications company — Qrious, which offers a big data and analytics platform for New Zealand organisations, will use Apigee to create an insight exchange.
This will allow government and enterprise providers share insight, including solutions for public transportation, housing, and healthcare; combine them with other available data in the ecosystem; and then create more meaningful insights.
"Apigee will allow us to manage and monitor the usage of our platform components for our own operational needs, while also satisfying our need to deliver on the data monetisation vision — and all with a single solution," Qrious general manager Cyrus Facciano said.
Using Apigee will also allow Qrious to create flexible and adaptable monetisation models with Apigee developer services, which include an integrated monetisation tool. Self-service on-boarding, data security, and deep analytics of API usage delivered through Apigee will also be part of the Qrious platform.
"By centralising data and enabling it to move quickly, while rapidly productising customers' digital assets, Qrious and its ecosystem will be able to truly innovate — whether by deploying new applications, collaborating on projects or selling insights," said Ed Anuff, Apigee vice president of product strategy.
This new partnership only forms one part of the broader strategy Qrious has planned for New Zealand. The company also recently announced it will establishing a Data Science Academy, where students and professionals will be trained, tutored, and tested on their knowledge of these new techniques over a 17 week course.
"Talent is a major problem. When we were doing our initial analysis and using the studies around data scientists and the global shortage, we estimated there'd be about 1,200 data scientists short in New Zealand in the next three years," Facciano had.
"We had a look around and we saw there was one university offering it, but there were a total of six pupils, so we figured there's a major limit with realising that value."