Day 2 of Progress Revolution opened with a bang as Rick Reidy, John Bates and John Goodson took the stage with product announcements and inspiring keynotes on the importance of responsiveness. The CEO, Rick Reidy, began by announcing the RPM 2.2 release scheduled for later this month, which will feature the Progress Control Tower, an interactive cockpit.
CTO John Bates, in his memorable red coat (apparently he didn’t get the memo about Lobsterbacks in Boston), emphasized the importance of being responsive in the new world of higher expectations, unforeseen disruptions (earthquakes, rogue traders) and smarter competitors. He presented the customer success story of Turkcell, a mobile company which used Apama to successfully offer highly targeted, location-based mobile deals for its customers.
For partners building software on top of the Progress platform, Bates showcased Arcade, a platform that can be used to create and manage Cloud-based SaaS solutions. Arcade empowers partners to become more competitive through creating easily consumable, Cloud-based apps faster and cheaper for customers.
In addition, John Goodson, SVP of Product, announced the launch of OpenEdge 11 for the near future, which will be the FIRST process-enabled BPM Cloud development platform with multi-tenancy
Finally, Geoffrey Colvin, Senior Editor-at-Large of Fortune Magazine and the author of Talent is Overrated, delivered an enlightening keynote on how high performance is not just for the Einsteins and Jerry Rices of the world. Ordinary people can achieve high performance and success during times of stress simply with Deliberate Practice.
I look forward to the stimulating customer panel moderated by John Bates, the keynote by former Mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani, and of course, the rockin’ Train concert. Let's continue on with the Revolution, but leave your red coat at home!
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