Analyst Profile
W. Roy Schulte
W. Roy Schulte
VP Distinguished Analyst
Stamford, CT USA
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Years of Experience
25 years at Gartner
38 years IT industry
Areas of Coverage
Application Development & Integration

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Roles and Responsibilities
W. Roy Schulte works on real-time analytics, event processing and decision management. He is co-author of the McGraw-Hill book, "Event Processing: Designing IT Systems for Agile Companies." Mr. Schulte was lead author of the 1996 report that introduced the term SOA to the industry, and initiated research into message brokers, event-driven architecture (EDA), business activity monitoring (BAM) and the zero-latency enterprise. He covers related issues, including operational intelligence, complex-event processing (CEP), real-time decision management and dashboards for situation awareness.
Previous Experience
Before joining Gartner, Mr. Schulte was a product manager at Digital Equipment and managed competitive analysis at Data General. He previously served as system programmer, database administrator, application programmer and financial analyst at CIGNA Insurance, Evans Products, Lahey Clinic and MIT.
Professional Background
Digital Equipment Corp., Product Manager, 2 years
Data General Corp., Manager of Competitive Analysis, Manager of Market Development, 8 years
Lahey Clinic, Software System Programmer, DBA, Application Developer, 3 years
Industry Awards/Accolades
Co-authored the 1996 Gartner report that introduced the term "service-oriented architecture" (SOA) to the industry.
Originated research into the field of message brokers.
Coined the term "business activity monitoring" (BAM).
Wrote the first analyst reports on the enterprise service bus (ESB).
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
M.S., MIT Sloan School of Management

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Major Myths About Big Data's Impact on Analytics 15-Sep-2014 Alexander Linden, Mark A. Beyer, Kimberly Harris-Ferrante, Lisa Kart, Noha Tohamy, W. Roy Schulte, Gareth Herschel, Carol Rozwell, Tracey Mander
Platform as a Service: Definition, Taxonomy and Vendor Landscape, 2014 27-Aug-2014 Yefim V. Natis, W. Roy Schulte, Donald Feinberg, Massimo Pezzini, Paolo Malinverno, Michele Cantara, Thomas E. Murphy, Jim Murphy, Joao Tapadinhas, Bill O'Kane, Richard Marshall, Keith Guttridge, Jess Thompson, Joseph Feiman, Eric Thoo, Nick Heudecker
Market Guide for Event Stream Processing 14-Aug-2014 Fabrizio Biscotti, W. Roy Schulte, Kimihiko Iijima, Nick Heudecker
Two Technologies That Exploit Business Moments at Scale 13-Aug-2014 Michele Cantara, W. Roy Schulte, Rob Dunie
How In-Memory Computing Technologies Enable Digital Business 31-Jul-2014 Massimo Pezzini, W. Roy Schulte, Donald Feinberg, Keith Guttridge, Roxane Edjlali