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API Director, Ancestry.com
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Harold Madsen directs the APIs at Ancestry.com, the world's largest online family history resource, with the mission to help everyone discover, preserve, and share their family histories. He has more than 20 years of experience in engineering and management and thrives on creating clean, easy to use, and accessible APIs. He manages both internal and external APIs at Ancestry.com. His most recent endeavor involves leading the company's effort to redesign the internal APIs, based on high internal standards and a unified presentation layer across all teams, stacks, and departments. Harold enjoys hiking and camping in his free time and has hiked 10 mountain peaks and climbed one pyramid in Egypt. He is also distantly related to John Lackland, King of England of the Robin Hood legends.

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IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business really views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. Our results suggest IT leaders should worry less about whether they're getting enough resources and more about the relationships they have with business unit peers.
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