Interconnected: The Future of the Experience Web
Sunday, March 15
5:00PM - 6:00PM
110 E 2nd St
We’re in the middle of a digital evolution. In 10 years, we won’t recognize the current form factor of the website. Here’s why.
The first wave of the web was open: anyone could build a website and get found through search engines or social media. The second wave was mobile, leading entire nations to leapfrog the initial desktop -- and laptop-centric web. And we’ve just scratched the surface of the third wave: the experience web. It’s driven by internet-connected-everything, and it’s all around us. This third wave gives control to a few intermediaries -- particularly companies that own the entire experience. How can a local Indian restaurant deliver the right experience to a passenger in Google’s self-driving car? The key is mastering context and delivering personalized content to meet consumers where they are.
Dries Buytaert, creator of Drupal & Acquia co-founder, will discuss how we’ll interact with companies and each other in this freewheeling third wave of the experience web.
Founder & Project Lead, Drupal/CTO & Co-Founder, Acquia
Dries Buytaert is the original creator and project lead for the Drupal open source web publishing and collaboration platform. Buytaert serves as president of the Drupal Association, a non-profit or...Show the rest
Dries Buytaert is the original creator and project lead for the Drupal open source web publishing and collaboration platform. Buytaert serves as president of the Drupal Association, a non-profit organization formed to help Drupal flourish. He is also co-founder and chief technology officer of Acquia, a venture-backed software company that offers products and services for Drupal. Dries is also a co-founder of Mollom, a web service that helps you identify content quality and, more importantly, helps you stop website spam. A native of Belgium, Buytaert holds a PhD in computer science and engineering from Ghent University and a Licentiate Computer Science (MsC) from the University of Antwerp. In 2008, Buytaert was elected Young Entrepreneurs of Tech by BusinessWeek as well as MIT TR 35 Young Innovator.Hide the rest