Progress Software CEO: We're honored to serve dev community

In an exclusive interview, CEO Philip Pead vows to help Progress' community of 1.7 million developers meet the challenges of a cloud and mobile world

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Progress Software has been helping developers build better applications since Ronald Reagan was president -- in his first term. Along the way, the company, which boasts a base of more than 1.7 million developers, has evolved to meet the changing needs of the enterprises and software companies that use its products.

In this installment of the IDG Enterprise CEO Interview Series, Progress CEO Philip Pead spoke with Chief Content Officer John Gallant about how the company is helping developers build applications in and for the cloud, as well as modernize core business applications for a mobile, social world. Pead also talked about recent acquisitions that have bolstered Progress’s portfolio and its strategy to become the preferred destination for developers. He discussed Progress’ offerings to unite marketers and IT, its plans for attracting the next generation of savvy app builders, and the ways it empowers traditional enterprises to get up to speed fast in building mobile applications.

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