Appian CEO Matt Calkins: openness is the way to go


Appian founder and part-time board game designer Matt Calkins believes that “openness is the way to go” with regards to running the low-code software provider he founded in 1999, adding that – while there are no plans at present – he hasn’t ruled out open sourcing some of the components across the platform.

Speaking at a roundtable during the company’s Appian World conference in San Diego this week, Calkins has come off the back of a raft of announcements made earlier this week that include tighter integration with Google’s AI services as well as a new RPA orchestrator for managing software bots.

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The company has been especially busy in recent years writing ‘connectors’ for its platform so that other vendors’ technologies can be pulled into the low-code platform – might it make sense just to publish all this

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