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Day 3 Keynote at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley | Cloud Apps: Assembly Required
Progress Software CTO John Bates to discuss Nov 7 how existing apps and services can be wrapped and exposed as Cloud APIs
By: Pat Romanski
Nov. 7, 2012 11:05 AM
In this morning's Day 3 keynote at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley we will present ten imperatives for constructing next generation applications that we have defined based on research findings from a community of 1,500 application building companies. 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. To meet these demands, there is an imperative to move from a model of "build everything" to a model of "application assembly" from available customizable parts.
In his Day 3 Keynote at the upcoming 11th International Cloud Expo, Dr. John Bates, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Progress Software, will illustrate what has to go into a platform and model to deliver the 10 imperatives of next-generation applications. As part of this, he will present how existing applications and services can be wrapped and exposed as cloud APIs. These APIs can be assembled like Lego blocks to rapidly create new mobile, social and big data aware cloud applications. Examples of cloud APIs that he will discuss include: smart data connectors that integrate with and analyze the data of existing cloud applications such as Salesforce.com, Workday, NetSuite, etc.; services that track social media sentiment on Twitter, Facebook etc.; back-end services for mobile applications; services that analyze massive clusters of Hadoop nodes; and services that track and respond to mobile user locations to enable location-aware applications. Dr Bates will conclude by talking about Progress Software's development plans to make this vision a reality.
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.
A Rock Star Faculty, Top Keynotes, Sessions, and Top Delegates!
The growth and success of Cloud Computing will be on display at the upcoming Cloud Expo conference and exhibition in Santa Clara, CA, November 5-8, 2012.
The recent Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, was the largest Cloud Computing conference ever produced with more sponsors, exhibitors and delegates than all other Cloud events of the year combined!
Cloud Expo Silicon Valley will attract more than 10,000 delegates from 48 countries and over 200 sponsors and exhibitors!
All main layers of the Cloud ecosystem will be represented at the 11th International Cloud Expo - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications, and they'll all be here to speak, sponsor, exhibit and network.
"Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term ‘cloud computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, founder and chairman of SYS-CON Events, Inc. "Cloud has become synonymous with ‘computing' and ‘software' in two short years, and this event has become the new PC Expo, Comdex, and InternetWorld of our decade. By 2012, more than 50,000 delegates per year will be attending Cloud Expo."
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