Dr. Dries Buytaert is a Co-Founder & serves as Chief Technology Officer 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.