Cleo Connect 2018 to Feature Gartner Research Director Keith Guttridge in Nashville

Integration expert to present at Cleo’s annual user conference Oct. 16-19

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – July 17, 2018 – Cleo, the global leader in B2B-led cloud integration solutions, announces that Keith Guttridge, research director in Gartner’s Application Architecture, Infrastructure, and Integration Group, will be a featured keynote speaker at Cleo Connect 2018.

Guttridge is one of the world’s experts on integration patterns and technologies, focusing primarily on ESB suites, message-oriented middleware (MOM), and integration platform as a service (iPaaS) technologies for integrating packaged applications, such as CRM, ERP and SaaS, as well as custom applications for web and mobile.

Prior to his research role at Gartner, Guttridge was on the integration front lines with the world’s leading companies. He was responsible for the middleware technology strategy and roadmap at Visa Europe and worked as an integration architect on a variety of high-volume card processing systems. Guttridge also worked at IBM, first as a developer on its integration products and then as a consultant for the full IBM integration suite.

Guttridge’s recent Gartner research includes “Market Guide for Application Integration Platforms” (27 June 2018, co-author), “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service” (18 April 2018, lead author), and “Modernizing Integration Strategies and Infrastructure Primer for 2018” (29 January 2018). He also recently hosted the June 2018 Gartner webinar “Create a Roadmap to Architect a Digital Business Technology Platform,” which discusses how to modernize application infrastructures by pairing a multi-grained mesh app and service architecture (MASA) with a pervasive, enterprise-wide integration competency.

“We are excited to host Keith Guttridge at Cleo Connect and to tap into such a wealth of experience from someone who’s spent extensive periods in the integration trenches,” said Mahesh Rajasekharan, CEO at Cleo. “We look forward to viewing the modern technology and digital transformation challenges affecting global businesses through Keith’s expert lens.”

Cleo Connect 2018, set for Oct. 16-19 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, is the company’s annual summit assembling Cleo executives, advisers, customers, and partners, with a focus on the integration use cases, trends, and the latest technology solutions. For additional information or to register, visit the Cleo Connect registration page.

About Cleo
Cleo is a global software company that delivers B2B-led cloud integration solutions focused on business outcomes, ensuring each customer’s potential is realized by delivering solutions that make it easy to discover and create value through the movement and integration of enterprise data. By providing the industry’s most complete and flexible integration offerings, Cleo helps companies build trusted relationships across their partner ecosystem today, while providing all the control and visibility they need to advance their business tomorrow. For more information, visit or call +1.815.282.7695.

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