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KEYNOTE: IBM – Supercharging the Developer Experience with an Enriched API Hub

Soumitra Limaye
IBM, Director, Digital Technology Lab & API Economy

Soumitra is the Director of the Digital Technology Lab & API Economy within IBM Cloud & Cognitive Software responsible for various functions that are critical to IBM’s Digital & Ecosystem plays. 
Soumitra has been in various roles across Engineering, Client Success, Professional Services & Product Support in his 15 years with IBM. In his last role he was responsible for doubling the P&L of his business unit for a few geographies. 
Being a passionate champion for ‘client success’ with deep client & technical insights, he’s built multiple first-of-a-kind solutions and go-to-market strategies for global clients. Given his penchant for innovation, he also has multiple patents in his name. Soumitra is one of the first IBM executive recognised for his work in Diversity and Inclusion and has over the years driven several successful outcomes with the teams he works with.

With trillions of programmable endpoints to be interconnected and the “new” urgency to drive digitization, API’s role in the open, Hybrid Cloud world is poised to grow exponentially. In addition, APIs will create powerful ways for us to streamline how we engage with our ecosystem and together deliver new services and applications that empower our consumers and developers to build solutions. 

IBM API Hub is the platform to drive the API Economy and easily discover, try, adopt and consume APIs from all of IBM and an open ecosystem. Key highlights are – 
·      Built on Industry-proven platform of IBM API Connect in Cloud
·      Simplified onboarding
·      Subscription and Key management
·      Self-service lifecycle management
·      Cognitive based Recommendation
·      High availability infrastructure 

Explore the integrated Playground experience that comes loaded with code accelerators to start on a fast track to build solutions for their business needs.
This session will reinforce the importance of APIs in the “Digital” world and how IBM is driving the API Economy mission with a reimagined developer experience as well as ecosystem.