Enterprise 2.0 Conference 2011 Announces Acquia as a Launch Pad Finalist [6/1/11]

Woburn, MA - June 1, 2011 - Acquia Selected as One of Four Companies to Present on Stage at Boston Event

Acquia, the world's leading provider of commercial open source social publishing solutions for Drupal, today announced it had been selected as a Launch Pad finalist to present on stage Wednesday, June 22 during the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston, happening at the Hynes Convention Center. For more information visit: http://launchpad.e2conf.com/.

Acquia will showcase Commons at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference, the leading event for companies looking to transform their business through social computing and the adoption of collaborative tools and Web 2.0 technologies. Each Launch Pad finalist will have the unique opportunity to present their innovative applications from the main stage to the Enterprise 2.0 audience of business and technology decision makers, evangelists and adopters of cutting edge technologies.

“Acquia is proud to be among the finalists for this year’s award and we see this as a great opportunity to showcase Commons, our open alternative to social business software,” said Bryan House, VP, Marketing at Acquia. “We will show how companies that choose Commons are able to innovate faster when building branded external communities and take advantage of social tools to build deeper relationships with customers and partners. With Commons, enterprises no longer need to buy expensive proprietary systems to power incredible community websites.”

“We want to congratulate Acquia and all Launch Pad participants for their industry enthusiasm and innovation in the Enterprise 2.0 market,” said Steve Wylie, Enterprise 2.0 Conference General Manager. “We look forward to hearing more from each of our selected finalists on stage in June at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston.”

Participants this year posted their submissions first in Twitter format. Top submissions were invited by the Jury to upload a short video to the Launch Pad site to compete for the title and chance to present to the Enterprise 2.0 community at the event. The Enterprise 2.0 Jury and community selected four Launch Pad finalists, including Acquia, to showcase their ideas at Enterprise 2.0 Conference. Following a live audience vote, a Launch Pad People’s Choice Winner will be announced on-site, Wednesday, June 22.

Please visit Acquia at booth 119, as well as join us for the keynote on Wednesday, June 22nd at 11am in Ballroom A in the Hynes Convention Center.

About Acquia – Enterprise Guide to Drupal

Acquia helps organizations of all sizes build social publishing websites quickly, easily and with a lower total cost of ownership by leveraging Drupal, the open source social publishing platform that blends content and community. With more than 700 customers and Drupal powering 2% of the world’s websites, Acquia’s products, services and support enable companies to leverage the power, technical innovation and economic value of Drupal while simplifying the experience, removing the complexity and minimizing the risk. Please visit: http://acquia.com.

About The Enterprise 2.0 Conference
The Enterprise 2.0 Conference explores the integration of social and collaborative technologies in the enterprise, from both strategic and tactical perspectives. This Conference and Expo Pavilion focuses on the tools and best practices to drive business performance across workforce, customers, and partners networks. For more information visit: www.e2conf.com.