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Founder, Chief Technology & Strategy Officer Acquia

Dries Buytaert

Dries Buytaert is the original creator and project lead for Drupal, a powerful open source platform for building websites and digital experiences. Dries is also Co-founder, Chief Technology Officer, and Chief Strategy Officer of Acquia, the open source digital experience company.

Honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, he holds a PhD in computer science and engineering from Ghent University and a Licentiate Computer Science (MsC) from the University of Antwerp. Dries also has been recognized as CTO of the Year by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, New England Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young and a Young Innovator by MIT Technology Review.

He blogs frequently on Drupal, open source, business, and the future of the web at