TIBCO Introduces New CTO and COO

Big moves at the top for TIBCO. The company’s CTO Matt Quinn will transition to a new role as TIBCO’s Chief Operating Officer as the firm taps Nelson Petracek as its new Chief Technology Officer. In a press release, the company contextualized the move as part of its effort to “ramp up” its TIBCO Connected Intelligence Cloud, which Quinn will oversee.

“Our customer-first mindset is one of the many reasons I’m proud to be part of the TIBCO team,” Quinn said. “When customers choose TIBCO, I want to ensure that they receive a high-performing service that propels the growth of their businesses. I am excited to continue expanding and innovating to meet every customer need.”

Quinn joined TIBCO as a developer in 1997, became CTO in 2010 and was appointed EVP in 2014, which gave him responsibility for product engineering and support. He was educated at RMIT University, earning a Bachelor degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Applied Technology, IT.

An 11-year TIBCO veteran, Petracek transitions to CTO after leading the Strategic Enablement Group, which pursued innovative technologies such as low-code applications, the blockchain, and natural language processing. Petracek came to TIBCO from Informatica Corporation’s Emerging Technologies business unit where he served as Senior Director. He has a degree in Computational Science from the University of Saskatchewan. TIBCO CEO Murray Rode praised Petracek for his “deep, technical knowledge and broad customer relationships.”

“I’m honored to be part of such a forward-thinking company,” Petracek said. “Working at the forefront of technology innovation and serving the dual needs of our corporate strategy and customer advocacy, I’m excited to help craft TIBCO’s technology strategy as we continue to build valuable tools for businesses.”

Ranked #1 in Dresner Advisory Services 2018 Location Intelligence Market Study and named a leader in Enterprise Data Virtualization by Forrester Research, TIBCO announced a partnership with Singapore Polytechnic in January to support local engineering SMEs. An active acquirer, TIBCO purchased Cisco’s data visualization business and acquired data science and social collaboration platform Alpine Data last fall. TIBCO itself was acquired by Vista Equity Partners in 2013, one year after the company made its Finovate debut at FinovateAsia 2013. At the conference, TIBCO demonstrated its Innovative Payment Solutions technology which enables merchants and banks to gain analytic insights from customer transactions without requiring the customer to provide any other significant, personal financial information.

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Integration, analytics, and event-processing software company TIBCO has agreed to acquire Cisco’s Data Virtualization business (formerly Composite Software). Today’s acquisition, which is subject to conditions, is expected to close in a few weeks.

The solution powers enterprise-scale data virtualization and offers associated consulting and support services. TIBCO will leverage the new solution to enhance its portfolio of analytics products and will help clients onboard analytics solutions faster than competing products. Additionally, it will help TIBCO adapt to a range of data sources — from traditional,  IoT-sourced, to big data. The new technology creates a virtual layer of data (without the need for extracting) and leaves the original data sources in tact.

“Data Virtualization helps our customers find and analyze the data they need in hours or days, rather than months, so that they can quickly discover insights and take insight-driven action,” said Mark Palmer, senior vice president of analytics at TIBCO. “The next generation of business intelligence depends on doing more with analytics than just putting data on a graph. Data Virtualization is a key component of getting the right data at the right time to business analysts, data scientists, and automated applications using streaming analytics.”

This is the California-based company’s third acquisition this year, after announcing plans to acquire both nanoscale.io for its microservices in July, and data science company Statistica in May. Last month, TIBCO received a number of accolades, having been named a leader by Dresner Advisory Services, and Forrester, and ranking first in Dresner Advisory Services 2017 Advanced and Predictive Analytics Market Study.

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