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Dries Buytaert Overview
Dries Buytaert General Information
Dr. Dries Buytaert is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Technology Officer, Chief Strategy Officer and Board Member at Acquia. He is the Founder and serves as Project Lead, President and Board Member at Drupal. He also serves as a Board Observer of Seaters. He serves as an advisor at Reaction Commerce. He 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. He 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 Ph.D. 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. He has a Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) in Computer Science & Engineering from Ghent University. Dr. Buytaert served as an advisor in recreation commerce