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Cloud Expo Silicon Valley Keynote Speaker Profile: Dr John Bates – Progress Software

Dr John Bates – CTO at Progress Software

With Cloud Expo 2012 Silicon Valley (11th Cloud Expo) due to open November 5th at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA - co-located with 2nd International BigDataExpo - let's introduce you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical program at the West Coast conference...

We have technical and strategy sessions for you dealing with every nook and cranny of Cloud Computing & Big Data, but what of those who are presenting? Who are they, where do they work, what else have they written and/or said about the Cloud and/or Big Data solutions that are transforming the world of Enterprise IT?


CLOUD EXPO KEYNOTE SPEAKER NAME: Dr John Bates

TWITTER: @drjohnbates

COMPANY: Progress Software

11TH CLOUD EXPO DAY 3 KEYNOTE TITLE: Cloud Applications: Some Assembly Required

SESSION DESCRIPTION: http://cloudcomputing.sys-con.com/node/2402105

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY: Dr. John Bates is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Progress Software. In this role, he is responsible for creating, evolving and evangelizing Progress' market strategy and technology vision.

Previously, he was General Manager of Progress Software's Apama Division - the market leading provider of Complex Event Processing (CEP) solutions. In this role, he was responsible for Divisional P&L including sales, marketing, products and consulting services and in 3 years grew revenue by over 300%. 

Prior to joining Progress, Bates was the Co-Founder, President and Chief Technology Officer of Apama, the pioneering Complex Event Processing software vendor. In this role, he led Apama's technology and go-to-market strategy. He was also co-inventor of the patented technology. He was responsible for raising $19m of venture capital and sat on the main board. He was instrumental in the sale of Apama to Progress in 2005, which yielded a good return for shareholders.  In the 1990s, Bates was a tenured academic at Cambridge University in the UK where he led research into distributed computing systems. He's a respected expert, frequent author and speaker in enterprise software. His interests include distributed computing systems, Complex Event Processing, Business Process Management (BPM) and Operational Business Intelligence. .

BLOG: www.progress.com/en/whoweare/john-bates.html

RECENT BIG DATA QUOTE:

"The days of complete visibility into big data are numbered. There is simply too much of it.  While we may see companies promoting fancy strategies for managing “fire hose data”, only the ones focused on analytics will get close to making meaning from the massive deluge.  As a result, more companies will plug into new advancements in relational and non-relational programming frameworks that support the processing of large data sets. "

[From a Q&A with BPMgeek.com]

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Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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