About Dr. John Bates

Dr. John Bates is Chief Marketing Officer and member of the Group Executive Board at Software AG. Previously Chief Technology Officer at Progress Software, he is a respected expert, frequent author and speaker in enterprise software. His interests include Big Data analytics, cloud, intelligent BPMS, CEP, mobile & location-aware systems, and customer experience management. He is an innovator in event-driven architectures, smart environments and real-time computing. In particular, Dr. Bates is recognized as a driving force behind the emergence of complex event processing (CEP) and has pioneered the commercial use of event processing in business solutions. He can be reached at [email protected] or followed on Twitter @drjohnbates.