Dr. John Bates, CEO of Eggplant shares thoughts about the acquisition and what the value of such an acquisition was for another software vendor?
Allan is Group Editor-in-Chief for CXOCIETY writing for FutureIoT, FutureCIO and FutureCFO. He supports content marketing engagements for CXOCIETY clients, as well as moderates senior-level discussions and speaks at events. Previous Roles He served as Group Editor-in-Chief for Questex Asia concurrent to the Regional Content and Strategy Director role. He was the Director of Technology Practice at Hill+Knowlton in Hong Kong and Director of Client Services at EBA Communications. He also served as Marketing Director for Asia at Hitachi Data Systems and served as Country Sales Manager for HDS’ Philippines. Other sales roles include Encore Computer and First International Computer. He was a Senior Industry Analyst at Dataquest (Gartner Group) covering IT Professional Services for Asia-Pacific. He moved to Hong Kong as a Network Specialist and later MIS Manager at Imagineering/Tech Pacific. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering degree and is a certified PICK programmer.
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