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Cloud Applications: Some Assembly Required

At Cloud Expo Progress Software CTO John Bates discussed how existing apps & services can be wrapped & exposed as Cloud APIs

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Emerging applications will not just be cloud-enabled, but also mobile, connected to social media networks and able to consume and respond in real-time to patterns in Big Data. Most important, application building must become more productive with a reduced time-to-market. In his Day 3 keynote at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley Progress Software CTO John Bates presented ten imperatives for constructing next-generation applications that have been defined based on research findings from a community of 1,500 application building companies.

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Speaker Bio:
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.

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