Acquia Labs: Die Zukunft der Technologie und Open-Source-Innovationen

Innovation labs are rapidly becoming one of the most prevalent phenomena in tech companies. Labs are exceedingly important for companies because they allow elite teams of engineers to think outside the box and test new solutions to the current landscape, without being obligated to follow strict roadmaps.

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This type of developmental freedom is crucial for supporting those technologies, like conversational interfaces, chatbots, beacon technology, Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning, all of which are rapidly taking over the digital landscape we live and work in today.

But, bear in mind, labs have to remain attentive to the requirements of the larger organization’s customers. In this webinar, our own Development Manager of Acquia Labs, Preston So, will describe how his team is forging a unique model of innovation that bridges the gap between the needs of Acquia customers, and the new products that Acquia provides. He will identify:

  • How traditional Labs programs have operated to identify and tackle new challenges
  • Why the traditional innovation model is detrimental for innovation that works for customers, but advantageous for freedom from the organization and KPIs
  • The Acquia Labs Model: Co-funded projects that are free to explore while hewing to customer requirements
  • Innovation case study: Amazon Echo project
  • The community as a customer: Where open-source innovation fits into the Labs picture

Watch the recorded webinar

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 EDT


1:00 PM



Preston So, Acquia

Preston So

Director of Research and Innovation Acquia

Preston So ist seit 2001 Webentwickler und Designer, seit 2004 Kreativprofi und seit 2007 Drupal-Entwickler. Als Direktor für Forschung und Innovation bei Acquia leitet Preston Acquia Labs und neue Open-Source- und Forschungsinitiativen. Zuvor leitete er die Website der Entertainment Weekly, leitete deren Entwicklungsteam bei Time Inc., war Mitbegründer der Southern Colorado Drupal User Group (gegründet 2008) und betrieb ein preisgekröntes Web- und Print-Design-Studio. Preston hat bereits bei Konferenzen auf vier Kontinenten und in mehreren Sprachen über verschiedene Themen wie Decoupled Drupal, Responsive Design, Frontend-Entwicklung und Benutzererfahrung referiert. Zuletzt präsentierte Preston die Keynotes auf dem DrupalCamp Connecticut 2016 und in Portugiesisch auf dem DrupalCamp Campinas 2016 in Brasilien.

"Die Arbeit bei Acquia erlaubt es mir, einen Beitrag zu einer Open-Source-Community zu leisten, die ich sehr liebe", sagte er.