Progress NEXT is the largest gathering of the Progress user, partner and developer community featuring 130+ sessions, trainings and workshops.
Technology and business leaders from around the world come together to explore trends, share experiences and work together toward solutions not even on the radar today.
Your customers, employees and partners expect consumer-grade digital experiences. At ProgressNEXT, you’ll be exposed to the full stack of tools for delivering those experiences spanning modern UI, digital experience, OpenEdge modernization, advanced connectivity and data, file and network management and security.
Learn from some of the best technology strategists and brightest minds across diverse industries. You’ll enjoy inspirational keynotes from industry thought leaders and have a chance to network with like-minded innovators.
You’ll also have a chance to meet one-to-one with the people who build the products you use every day, giving you valuable insight on how to make the most of your Progress solutions.
Filled with dozens of exhibits by Progress and Progress Partners, the Expo is a great way to get your arms around what’s going on in the industry today and what’s coming next. Get hands-on experience with the latest and greatest innovations and chat with subject matter experts on how they can provide business benefit to your organization. You’ll find imaginative demos, lots of swag and a great environment to meet, greet and interact.
This conference was inspiring. It really makes me want to do more with my company to move it to the next level.Angela Margolit, President, Bluebird Auto Rental Systems
The breakout sessions are awesome. The only problem I have is I want to attend more at the same time.Ovidiu Guta, Frontend Architect, Mark Information A/S
Definitely come. There’s a lot more particularly to the technology that you may not normally be exposed to. … There’s a whole ecosystem around the products and how they all work together. There’s a lot to learn just from networking.Richard Taylor, Vice President of Platform and Cloud Engineering, SentryOne
It’s networking 101. You get to meet and greet all the people that make the great products at Progress. The people who make Sitefinity what it is. And the people who make my daily life much, much easier.Derrick Koon, Web Applications Developer, American Eagle
You really need to dig deep into your resource allocations and find a way to be here.Tom Stein, Operations Manager and Senior IT Lead, NASA
As Teknion's Director of Digital Corporate Marketing, Claudio leads a team of creative technologists to manage Teknion’s content strategy, branding, web and social presence, building business applications and marketing campaigns for the corporation's family of brands. Previously, Claudio led marketing for the start-up Freshii--the stylish, quick service food franchise, supporting their successful expansion strategy. With a background in Anthropology from York University, Web Design from Ryerson University, and as a published artist/musician, Claudio works with brands to bring together people, technology, and design.
Megan Smith is an award-winning tech entrepreneur, engineer, and evangelist. As the third U.S. chief technology officer, Smith helped the President harness the power of technology, data, and innovation to advance the future of our nation and the world. She recruited top tech talent to serve across government and to collaborate on the most pressing issues of the day, from data science and open source, to inclusive economic growth and criminal justice reform. She focused on broad capacity building by cocreating all-hands-on-deck initiatives, including the public-private program TechHire, the Computer Science for All initiative, and the Image of STEM campaign.
Prior to her role as U.S. CTO, Smith served as vice president of new business development at Google, managing early-stage partnerships across the company’s global engineering and product teams. She led acquisitions of Google Earth, Maps, and Picasa, steered the shift of Google.org to include more direct engineering impact, such as Google Crisis Response, and later served on the leadership team of GoogleX , where she co-created SolveForX and Women Techmakers.
As CEO of PlanetOut, Smith was a leader of the online LGBT community in the early days of the Internet. She drove engagement and revenue by partnering closely with top Internet companies, including AOL, Yahoo!, MSN, Netscape, RealNetworks, and others. She also worked as an engineer at General Magic on teams designing early smartphone technologies and at Apple Japan in Tokyo.
Today, Smith is CEO of shift7, which focuses on tech-forward networked innovation for impact and economic inclusion. She is also an advisor to the MIT Media Lab, Vital Voices, and the Malala Fund, which she co-founded. Over the years, she has contributed to a wide range of engineering projects, including an award-winning bicycle lock, space station construction program, and solar cook stoves. Smith holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from MIT, where she now serves on the board. She was a member of the MIT student team that designed, built, and raced a solar car 2,000 miles across the Australian outback. She has recently been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering.
Founded in 1976, CGI is one of the largest independent IT and business services firm in the world, employing over 74,000 professionals. With a background in product development and consulting, as well as project and service management, Anna is sales manager for CGI Profio360, a Progress-based project delivery solution for the manufacturing and consulting industries. Using visual tools, artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies, Profio360 revolutionizes how project-based businesses manage their information and processes, increasing knowledge, efficiencies and transparency across the enterprise. When not representing Profio360, Anna can be found at the movies, theater, checking out local rock bands and traveling the world with her husband and friends.
Neil Gomes (B.Sc., MBA/MMS, M.Ed, ABD) is the Chief Digital Officer & Executive Vice President for Technology Innovation and Consumer Experience at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health System. Neil has worked for the $100+ billion, Fortune 500 Tata Group of Companies where he played a leadership role in building the intrapreneurial startup, Tata Interactive Systems, from 60 employees to the world’s largest custom e-learning development firm in less than two years. Neil left the Tata Group to complete his M.Ed. in Instructional Design at the University of South Florida (USF) whilst progressively working toward the position of Director of eTeaching and Technology and then the Director of Instructional Design and Training at USF Health. While at USF, Neil’s leadership and entrepreneurial acumen helped grow a strategic team of application developers, instructional and multimedia designers, and project managers that generated over $1.5 million in annual auxiliary revenue from research and external development projects while growing online student enrollment from 200 enrollments in 2002 to approx. 200,000+ enrollments a year by 2012, generating nearly $30 million in revenue each year. While at USF, Neil also began working toward his Ph.D., is currently a Ph.D. Candidate (ABD), has authored research articles, book chapters, and delivered several formal research presentations. At Jefferson, Neil founded the Digital Innovation and Consumer Experience (DICE) Group and drives consumer-focused digital innovation in healthcare and education via teams of digital consumer experience specialists; application, platform, machine learning, and IoT developers; simulation and UI/UX designers; trainers; documentation and support specialists; instructional/e-learning designers; and process designers. Neil also helps define innovation strategy and programs via Jefferson’s Innovation Team. He helped secure a $15+ million donor grant from the Bernie Marcus Foundation to develop a high-tech, consumer-centric, integrative health center at Jefferson and has also launched several pioneering collaborations with partners such as Google, Apple, Adobe, SAP, and IBM Watson. Neil serves as Associate Editor of the Journal for Healthcare Transformation and is a contributor toward the book: We CAN fix Healthcare, the Future is NOW. Neil is also a speaker, agile aficionado, and digital innovation evangelist.
Highway 407 ETR (Express Toll Route) is the world’s first all-electronic, barrier-free toll highway, encircling the greater Toronto area over a 108 km stretch. Although he doesn’t spend as much time crafting code as he’d like to anymore, as Group Architect, Ravi relishes his role working within Enterprise Architecture to drive forward innovative ideas that enhance the customer experience. Over his ten-year tenure at 407 ETR, Ravi helped envision the roadway’s mobile strategy, while leading the architecture and design of the real-time integration of backend data sources and cloud-based platforms. He also led the design of the cloud-native real-time tolling platform to advance streaming and real-time processing capabilities of the organization. In his free time, Ravi enjoys a great hike when the weather’s good.
Jehiel is responsible for the overall management of the Hello Tractor team, strategy, and partnerships. Prior to Hello Tractor, Jehiel worked as a financial sector consultant, providing advisory services for transactions totaling over a half billion dollars, in over ten countries, including conflict zones. Jehiel began his career in the US investment banking and private equity industries.
Outside of work, Jehiel remains active serving on the boards of Shared Interest and H4H, both impact investment funds focused in sub-Saharan Africa. Jehiel is also a Presidential appointee, under the Obama Administration, serving on the President’s Advisory Council for Doing Business in Africa. Jehiel studied economics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at Florida A&M University and Cornell University, respectively.
A technologist at heart, Progress Chief Executive Officer Yogesh Gupta is passionate about how technology can make life simpler—both in the workplace and at home. He brings an infectious energy to work each day, defining company strategy and direction, gaining alignment and ensuring each team has what it needs to execute. His goal is for Progress to be a powerful voice in fueling marketplace transformation.
Yogesh blends his experience as a developer, marketer, CTO and CEO into a unified whole, and has led organizations ranging from start-ups to public tech companies. Yogesh understands the importance and value of agility at scale, making him uniquely qualified to lead Progress into the future. He comes to Progress from CEO roles at Kaseya and FatWire Software, and rose through the ranks to CTO while at CA. Yogesh also loves mentoring entrepreneurs, where he gets as much as he gives by nurturing the next generation of tech innovators. From monitoring both marketplace trends and customer needs, Yogesh keeps Progress a step ahead in building innovative products that customers want, driving both revenue and shareholder value.
A recognized expert in emerging technologies and industry trends, and a published author, Yogesh holds a patent in the field of neural networks. He earned a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
As Chief Marketing Officer, Loren is responsible for driving Progress’ global marketing and strategy, applying her strong strategic, analytical and go-to-market skills to propel new growth for the business. Loren is excited by the opportunity to build on the company’s strong commitment to its core business and to capture and deliver on the emerging market for the business applications of tomorrow.
A growth-stage CMO, Loren’s passion is to develop and execute on winning strategies for driving the next phase of growth for companies. Loren brings an impressive track record to her work at Progress. Most recently as Chief Marketing Officer at Acquia, she drove creation of a predictable and scalable demand generation model, launched new positioning and accelerated Acquia’s leadership position with analysts. As CMO of Kaseya, Loren built a global marketing team focused on digital marketing and high-velocity demand generation. At FatWire, leading both Marketing and Product Management, Loren drove redefinition of the company’s positioning and product direction, doubling the size of the business and leading to a strategic sale to Oracle. Earlier, Loren also held leadership positions at CA Technologies, Oracle and American Express.
Loren holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BA from Yale University.