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, including stream analytics and decision automation. 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 he initiated research into message brokers, event-driven architecture (EDA), business activity monitoring (BAM) and the zero-latency enterprise. His work is especially relevant to operational intelligence applications, Internet of Things analytics, complex-event processing (CEP), and dashboards for situation awareness.

Areas of Coverage

  • Application Development & Integration
  • Business Intelligence


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, Manager of Competitive Analysis, Manager of Market Development, 8 years
Digital Equipment, 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 for application integration


B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
M.S., MIT Sloan School of Management