Dr. John Bates

CEO, TestPlant; Author of Thingalytics

Dr. John Bates is a visionary technologist and highly-accomplished business leader. He currently serves as CEO of TestPlant – leading the way in test automation for the digital enterprise. John pioneered the space of streaming analytics as Co-founder, President and CTO of Apama (acquired by Progress Software in 2005 and now part of Software AG). He drove the evolution of platforms for digital business while serving as EVP of Corporate Strategy and CTO at Progress Software (NASDAQ:PRGS), and as CTO of Big Data, Head of Industry Solutions and CMO at Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX:SOW). More recently he drove the commercial development of platforms to support Internet of Things applications, serving as CEO at Plat.One (acquired by SAP in 2016). John holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cambridge University, UK and is the author of the book “Thingalytics: Smart Big Data Analytics for the Internet of Things”.