nov 15th - 17th 2017

Clarion Congress Hotel Prague ****

Conference for all Progress Customers, Application Partners
and End Users of Partner Applications

EMEA PUG 2017 Presentations - Download available!

  • 85speakers
  • 3days
  • 12workshops
  • 500+attendees


Yogesh Gupta


Progress Software

Yogesh Gupta, Chief Executive Officer at Progress Software and a recognized expert in emerging technologies and industry trends, will bring Progress Corporate and Strategy update, including recent acquisitions (when applicable). Yogesh Gupta is passionate about how technology can make life simpler—both in the workplace and at home. He brings an infectious energy to work each day, defining company strategy and direction, gaining alignment and ensuring each team has what it needs to execute. His goal is for Progress to be a powerful voice in fuelling marketplace transformation.

John Ainsworth


Progress Software

John Ainsworth, as Senior Vice President of Core Products, oversees Progress’ core portfolio, including OpenEdge, DataDirect, Sitefinity and other products. John is responsible for engineering, product management, product marketing and technical support. A driven leader with a proven track record of managing large mission-critical product lines, John‘s focus is on strengthening our core products and helping our customers and partners succeed working with Progress. John will bring a Progress Product Strategy and high level road map.

Mark Armstrong


Progress Software

As Vice President and Managing Director for International Operations (EMEA and APJ), Mark is the senior executive responsible for the overall success of the Progress business in the region and is a key individual within the global sales organization. Mark is responsible for defining and implementing the company’s overall business strategy across the International region, with the primary goal of growing top-line revenues. Mark was named to his current position in 2013. He joined Progress in 2008 and has held several regional vice president roles in EMEA. With almost 30 years of technology and software sales experience, Mark brings a wealth of expertise to his role, including strategic business development and the development of new market opportunities. Prior to joining Progress he was Sales and Marketing director at LexisNexis Visualfiles and served as Managing Director of B2BSolutionsOnline.



15th nov

Workshops are hands-on, facilitating cloud based setups that we provide in cooperation with Progress Software. Workshops are generally a minimum of three hours in length. All workshops have limited spaces and booking is required in addition to registering for the conference for a 3 day pass as they generally are held on Wednesday.

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Breakout Sessions

15th - 17th nov

Breakout Sessions are organized as detailed how-to presentations, may focus on best practices, or may be case studies that show the power of the Progress Software products or related technologies and industry trends. Breakout sessions are free to attend with no booking required. There are Breakout Sessions on all days.

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DBA and Programmer's Challenge

DBA and Programmer's Challenge

You are invited to register for the 2017 events. We have once again devised cunning (almost) real world scenarios for you to pit your brains, expertise, and experience against. The challenge this year is a simple one.

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social event

Meet & Greet Reception

Wednesday 15th November

Location: Clarion Congress Hotel Prague ****
Time: 7pm - 10pm     
An opportunity to network with buffet and drinks, everyone is welcome.

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Thursday Evening Party

Thursday 16th November

Location: Žofín Palace
Time: 7.30pm - midnight    
Transportation to and from Žofín Palace will be provided. Pick up will be at the Clarion Congress Hotel Prague **** - coaches will leave from 6.45pm. 
Buffet and drinks will be served followed by evening entertainment.

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