Palo Alto – October 27, 2015 – PLAT.ONE (, the first enterprise-grade Internet of Things (IoT) solution platform, today announced the appointment of industry visionary and veteran, Dr. John Bates, as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.

PLAT.ONE, established in 2011, has created a robust IoT solution platform used by large industrial customers to manage over 1 million sensors on fixed and mobile assets globally. It has been proven to accelerate time-to-value in building, deploying and managing solutions, with support for a wide range of machine protocols. PLAT.ONE’s combination of secure and robust device connectivity, distributed fog computing and multi-tenant cloud-ready solution platform, combined with rapid solution development and customization tools, is the only enterprise grade IoT platform.

Filippo Murroni, Founder and Interim CEO, will assume the role of CTO, expanding both the products and solution sets. Filippo commented: “I’ve known John for a long time and look forward to focusing on our products and solutions, working as John’s technology partner in helping new customers take advantage of the IoT.”

PLAT.ONE Founder and Chairman Antonio Murroni said: “We are delighted to have attracted Dr. John Bates to be CEO of PLAT.ONE. John is a proven leader and visionary in the fast evolving IoT world. He brings a unique combination of successfully creating and scaling a startup company coupled with driving the vision and new market development in large corporations. His background running sales, marketing, product and engineering teams will be invaluable.”

Dr. John Bates is a pioneer in the fields of the IoT and Big Data Streaming Analytics. He co-founded Apama and led the company as President and CTO, where he pioneered the commercial development of big data streaming analytics. After selling Apama to Progress Software (NASDAQ: PRGS), he served as Divisional General Manager and then corporate CTO. At Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW), John held various roles including Member of the Group Executive Board, CMO, Head of Industry Solutions and CTO of Big Data. Wall Street and Technology named Dr. John Bates as one of the “Innovators of the Decade” and Institutional Investor lists him as one of the “Tech 50” most influential technologists. John holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge University and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

John Bates, CEO, PLAT.ONE noted: “I’m incredibly excited to join PLAT.ONE at this time. I’m passionate about the possibilities that the Internet of Things can enable and PLAT.ONE has exactly the right platform at the right time when the market is demanding a scalable, robust and secure IoT solution platform. PLAT.ONE is already enjoying tremendous success with enterprise customers in many IoT solution areas. I look forward to working with the PLAT.ONE team to take things to the next level.”

Filippo Murroni continued: “We believe that John’s experience in massive scale, commercial fast, big data projects will broaden and deepen PLAT.ONE’s offering and commercial presence in IoT analytics. John is an obvious thought leader in this area, as evidenced by his recent book: Thingalytics: Smart Big Data Analytics for the Internet of Things”.

John Bates will be based at the company’s corporate headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area.