Jeff Bates leads product management for Kepware and ThingWorx Edge products. He is responsible for deciding which product improvements will add the most value to customers. He applies a market-driven approach, relies on direct customer feedback and market data, and is always interested in discussing how Kepware products can solve new problems. Jeff is passionate about enabling Kepware customers to drive efficiency, reduce downtime and improve processes. He believes access to industrial data is the first step in meeting any of those goals.
Prior to his current role, Jeff consulted with leading manufacturers on growth strategy. He earned his MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.