IBM's published article discusses the API economy drivers, enablers, business models and monetization.  Organizations can not isolate themselves and success.

APIs are the organization enabler to share/monetize data and application.  APIs are not just for software engineers and data scientists, exposed APIs are the new standard to combine data and functionality to create new capabilities. 

Quickpath Analytics products and solutions are the intersection of API economy and machine learning enabling the ability to quickly build and deploy best of breed analytics at scale.