OPEN TALK: IBM Developer Technology Sandbox and IBM API Hub - Removing Barriers to Exploring Technologies for Developers


Amol Dhondse
IBM, STSM, IBM Certified Architect, Master Inventor, Digital Technology Labs

Amol Dhondse is STSM and Chief Architect as part of Digital Technology Labs (ISL). He is IBM Certified Solution Architect, Open Group Master Certified Architect, TOGAF Certified Senior IT Architect working with IBM Software Labs (ISL). He is IBM Master Inventor and has filed more than 50 patents in areas such as Cognitive, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud, Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT). Amol has built breakthrough open source assets (Code Patterns), service solutions, strategy that has had a transformative effect in the organization. He has demonstrated technical skills to revolutionize industry, customers, and government agencies. He is an outstanding technologist, with a track record of leading innovations across industry. He has demonstrated outstanding contribution to innovation by contributing to patents, Academy of Technology etc. Amol is a board member for evaluating “IBM Master Inventors,”and member of multiple patent review councils. He is IBM Recognized Speaker and has presented white papers in Regional Technical exchanges, external forums and has been invited in various universities/colleges to conduct workshops on Cognitive, Machine Learning, IoT, Social, Mobile and Portal technologies. Amol is on ""Board of Studies"" of multiple autonomous universities across India. Amol is Chair for Future Skills Prime Program- Govt of India initiative for re-skilling in the area of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

Jai Shirole
IBM, Senior Software Engineer

Jai Shirole is a Senior Software Engineer on IBM API Hub team and works at IBM India Software Labs. He has been with IBM for 18 years. In his career so far, he has held roles in development of then Lotus Notes Collaboration product, a SaaS based offering's application security ownership and recently architecting for IBM API Hub.He is passionate about APIs and is happy to chat on the topic if one wants to. He loves traveling and wishes to visit destinations in his bucket list in forthcoming years.


Before taking a car out for a test drive we don’t expect to be given instructions and a box of parts and be told to build it first. Most of us expect to be handed the keys and told “let’s go!“. The same should be true when we are kicking the tires on new tech to build your next application. IBM Developer Sandbox was created with that experience in mind. This session will use micro-solutions built around IBM API Hub services and other products, and made available through our developer sandbox to create a new way to explore technology from IBM and our ecosystem partners.