Dr. John Bates
CTO for Intelligent Business Operations & Big Data, Member of the Group Executive Board
Dr. John Bates, born in 1970, was appointed CTO for Intelligent Business Operations and Big Data, and a member of the Software AG Group Executive Board, in October 2013.
Dr. Bates has many years of management experience in the IT industry. Before joining Software AG, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Progress Software. John was responsible for creating, evolving and evangelizing their market strategy and technology vision. Previously, John was General Manager of Progress Software's Apama Division - the market-leading provider of Complex Event Processing (CEP) solutions, acquired by Software AG in July 2013. In this role, he had full P&L responsibility, including sales, marketing and products.
Prior to joining Progress, John was the Co-Founder, President and Chief Technology Officer of Apama. He was also co-inventor of the patented technology.
John is a respected innovator and industry expert. In 2011 "Wall Street and Technology" magazine named John one of the "10 innovators of the decade". In 2011, 2012 & 2013 "Institutional Investor" named John in its "Tech 50" of disruptive technologists.
John Bates graduated with Honors (1st Class) from Lancaster University (England) in Computer Science and was awarded a Doctorate in Computer Science at the University of Cambridge (England) in 1994. Until 2000, John was a tenured academic at Cambridge University where he led research into distributed computing systems.