Analyst Profile

W. Roy Schulte

W. Roy Schulte

VP Distinguished Analyst

27 years at Gartner ,  39 years industry experience
Stamford, CT USA

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.

Areas of Coverage

  • Business Intelligence
  • Application Development & Integration


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

Data General Corp., Manager of Competitive Analysis, Manager of Market Development, 8 years
Digital Equipment Corp., Product Manager, 2 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.
Coined the term "business activity monitoring" (BAM).
Originated research into the field of message brokers.
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