15-year technology veteran to play pivotal role in propelling the
company's digital transformation vision and strategy
BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
(NASDAQ: PRGS) today announced the appointment of Faris Sweis to the
newly-established role of Chief Transformation Officer. In this new
role, Sweis will work closely with the Progress product organization to
craft and deliver on the strategic technological direction for the
entire company, with particular focus on Progress® DigitalFactory™, the
new cloud-based platform that provides a holistic, extensible solution
for businesses to create omni-channel digital experiences. He will also
lead the company's internal digital transformation effort, ensuring its
systems and processes are in a state of continuous improvement so
Progress can best serve its customers and employees.
"Sweis' role as Chief Transformation Officer is a pivotal one that is
both visionary and technical in nature," said Phil Pead, CEO, Progress.
"Faris combines strong technical capabilities together with
entrepreneurial skills that make him uniquely qualified for this
leadership position. Given his previous experiences as Vice President of
Engineering at Progress and Chief Technical Officer at Telerik, I am
confident in Faris' ability to help lead our digital transformation both
internally and externally."
Previously, Sweis served as Chief Technical Officer for Telerik,
acquired by Progress in December 2014, and was subsequently appointed
Vice President of Engineering for Progress.
Sweis joined Telerik in 2010, when it acquired ArtOfTest, which he
co-founded and served as CTO. Sweis has more than 15 years of experience
in software development, having also served as a software architect and
consultant for companies such as Microsoft and Dell. He received his
Bachelor of Science in computer engineering from Purdue University in
West Lafayette, Indiana. Sweis will report directly to CEO Phil Pead.
"Progress is one of the major catalysts in the global business shift
towards digital transformation and I couldn't be more thrilled to be a
part of it," said Sweis. "One of my key roles is to ensure our customers
can deliver the most compelling digital business experiences possible so
they gain significant competitive edge and heighten customer
satisfaction across the board. With today's digital transformation and
DigitalFactory announcements, we've taken our first bold steps towards
making it happen."
Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) is a global leader in
application development, empowering the digital transformation
organizations need to create and sustain engaging user experiences in
today's evolving marketplace. With offerings spanning web, mobile and
data for on-premise and cloud environments, Progress powers startups and
industry titans worldwide, promoting success one customer at a time.
Learn about Progress at www.progress.com or
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