It seems that this is a week for congratulating colleagues from the event processing community.
This time, I would like to congratulate John Bates, Apama founder, and one of the notable persons in the event processing community who became Progress CTO
The Logo below is of a UK based Commonwealth Telecommunication Organisation, but in our context the meaning of CTO is, of course, Chief Technology Officer (John is indeed from UK, but in the last few years cross the ocean).
The fact that one of the leading figures in the event processing industry becomes a CTO of a larger software company is an indication of both John's personal qualities as well as the growing importance of event processing technology in the general software industry. I wish John a lot of success in his new role.