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Dries Buytaert

Chairman, Chief Technology Officer
Acquia, Inc.

Dries Buytaert is an open source developer and technology executive. He is the original creator and project lead for Drupal, an open source platform for building websites and digital experiences. Buytaert is also co-founder and chief technology officer of Acquia, a venture-backed technology company. Acquia provides an open cloud platform to many large organizations, which helps them build, deliver and optimize digital experiences. A Young Global Leader at 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. He was named 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, startups, business, and the future at buytaert.net.

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Posted on Montag, 13. November 2017, 10:59 Uhr EST
Today, I am excited to announce that Michael Sullivan will be joining Acquia as its CEO. The search for a new CEO Last spring, Tom Erickson announced that he was stepping down as Acquia's CEO. For over eight years, Tom and I have been working side Mehr...
Posted on Dienstag, 31. Oktober 2017, 11:29 Uhr EDT
This October, Acquia welcomed over 650 people to the fourth annual Acquia Engage conference. In my opening keynote, I talked about the evolution of Acquia's product strategy and the move from building websites to creating customer journeys. You can Mehr...
Posted on Donnerstag, 26. Oktober 2017, 13:34 Uhr EDT
Last spring, Acquia Labs built a chatbot prototype that helps customers choose recipes and plan shopping lists with dietary restrictions and preferences in mind. The ability to interact with a chatbot assistant rather than having to research and Mehr...
Posted on Mittwoch, 11. Oktober 2017, 16:26 Uhr EDT
Four months ago, I shared that Acquia was on the verge of a shift equivalent to the decision to launch Acquia Fields and Drupal Gardens in 2008. As we entered Acquia's second decade, we outlined a goal to move from website management to data-driven Mehr...
Posted on Mittwoch, 27. September 2017, 07:55 Uhr EDT
Yesterday, I shared my State of Drupal presentation at DrupalCon Vienna. In addition to sharing my slides, I wanted to provide some more detail on how Drupal is evolving, who Drupal is for, and what I believe we should focus on. Drupal is growing Mehr...
Posted on Mittwoch, 20. September 2017, 10:48 Uhr EDT
Today, Acquia announced that it expanded Acquia Cloud to support Node.js, the popular open-source JavaScript runtime. This is a big milestone for Acquia as it is the first time we have extended our cloud beyond Drupal. I wanted to take some time to Mehr...
Posted on Freitag, 15. September 2017, 10:28 Uhr EDT
Last week, Equifax, one of the largest American credit agencies, was hit by a cyberattack that may have compromised the personal data of nearly 143 million people, including name, address, social security numbers, birth dates and more. The forfeited Mehr...
Posted on Freitag, 28. Juli 2017, 15:23 Uhr EDT
I'm on vacation this week, and I've been trying to disconnect and soak up time with my family. However, I had to make an exception to write a quick but exciting blog post, as Acquia was named a leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Mehr...
Posted on Mittwoch, 12. Juli 2017, 06:44 Uhr EDT
If you visit Acquia's homepage today, you will be greeted by this banner: We've published this banner in solidarity with the hundreds of companies who are voicing their support of net neutrality. Net neutrality regulations ensure that web users are Mehr...
Posted on Donnerstag, 29. Juni 2017, 15:49 Uhr EDT
This week marked Acquia's 10th anniversary. In 2007, Jay Batson and I set out to build a software company based on open source and Drupal that we would come to call Acquia. In honor of our tenth anniversary, I wanted to share some of the milestones Mehr...
Posted on Donnerstag, 1. Juni 2017, 03:31 Uhr EDT
Every spring, members of Acquia's Product, Engineering and DevOps teams gather at our Boston headquarters for "Build Week". Build Week gives our global team the opportunity to meet face-to-face, to discuss our product strategy and roadmap, to make Mehr...
Posted on Dienstag, 23. Mai 2017, 12:34 Uhr EDT
In 2007, Jay Batson and I wanted to build a software company based on open source and Drupal. I was 29 years old then, and eager to learn how to build a business that could change the world of software, strengthen the Drupal project and help drive Mehr...
Posted on Donnerstag, 18. Mai 2017, 19:02 Uhr EDT
There is one significant trend that I have noticed over and over again: the internet's continuous drive to mitigate friction in user experiences and business models. Since the internet's commercial debut in the early 90s, it has captured success Mehr...
Posted on Montag, 15. Mai 2017, 14:18 Uhr EDT
For most of the history of the web, the website has been the primary means of consuming content. These days, however, with the introduction of new channels each day, the website is increasingly the bare minimum. Digital experiences can mean anything Mehr...
Posted on Montag, 1. Mai 2017, 15:41 Uhr EDT
Last week, 3,271 people gathered at DrupalCon Baltimore to share ideas, to connect with friends and colleagues, and to collaborate on both code and community. It was a great event. One of my biggest takeaways from DrupalCon Baltimore is that Drupal Mehr...
Posted on Dienstag, 25. April 2017, 12:59 Uhr EDT
More and more developers are choosing content-as-a-service solutions known as headless CMSes — content repositories which offer no-frills editorial interfaces and expose content APIs for consumption by an expanding array of applications. Headless Mehr...
Posted on Freitag, 17. März 2017, 13:00 Uhr EDT
The YMCA is a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Today, the YMCA serves more than 58 million people in 130 countries around the world. The YMCA is a Mehr...
Posted on Mittwoch, 8. März 2017, 07:54 Uhr EST
One of the key reasons that Drupal has been successful is because we always made big, forward-looking changes. As a result, Drupal is one of very few CMSes that has stayed relevant for 15+ years. The downside is that with every major release of Mehr...
Posted on Dienstag, 14. Februar 2017, 14:40 Uhr EST
Yesterday, after publishing a blog post about Nasdaq's Drupal 8 distribution for investor relations websites, I realized I don't talk enough about "Drupal distributions" on my blog. The ability for anyone to take Drupal and build their own Mehr...
Posted on Montag, 13. Februar 2017, 15:29 Uhr EST
Nasdaq CIO and vice president Brad Peterson at the Acquia Engage conference showing the Drupal logo on Nasdaq's MarketSite billboard at Times Square NYC Last October, I shared the news that Nasdaq Corporate Solutions has selected Acquia and Mehr...

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