Acquia Labs : l’avenir de la technologie et de l’innovation open-source

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: Georgia.gov Amazon Echo project
  • The community as a customer: Where open-source innovation fits into the Labs picture

Watch the recorded webinar

occurred on

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 EDT

time

1:00 PM

duration

60min.

Preston So, Acquia

Preston So

Directeur de la recherche et de l'innovation Acquia

Preston So est développeur et concepteur web depuis 2001, créatif accompli depuis 2004, et développeur Drupal depuis 2007. En tant que Directeur de la recherche et de l'innovation chez Acquia, Preston dirige Acquia Labs et les nouveaux projets open source et de recherche. Auparavant, il a géré le site Web Entertainment Weekly, dirigé l'équipe de développeurs chez Time Inc., co-fondé le groupe d'utilisateurs Drupal du Sud du Colorado (en 2008), et dirigé un studio de design print et Web primé. Preston a donné des conférences dans quatre continents et en plusieurs langues sur divers sujets : Drupal découplé, responsive design, développement front-end et expérience utilisateur. Plus récemment, Preston a présenté les keynotes du salon DrupalCamp Connecticut en 2016 et, en portugais, pour le salon DrupalCamp Campinas 2016 au Brésil.

"Travailler chez Acquia me permet de contribuer à mon tour à la communauté open source, à laquelle je suis très attaché," indique-t-il.