Can We Save the Open Web?

June 1, 2016 1:00 pm

The internet was founded on the principle that information should be open -- that everyone can build together. But we’ve come a long way in how the web looks and operates. Even as millions of websites and billions of people have come online, access to content is increasingly controlled by a handful of powerful corporations like Google, Facebook and Apple. These giants collect and silo our data, leading to questions about users’ privacy, consent and access.

Is the vision of an open web losing to big names? Can we defend the open web and save it for the future? Join Dries Buytaert in a discussion about the web’s evolution, how we can put the power of the internet back into the hands of the people, and how you can prepare your organization, including:

  • What the open web and closed web are, and why the open web is potentially in danger
  • A brief history of the web as it relates to the open and closed web
  • The 3 major trends that are driving the web today and why we can’t ignore them
  • The impact the open web is having on your organization and how to prepare

About Dries Buytaert:
Named one of the top 35 innovators in the world under 35 by MIT Technology Review and elected one of the “Young Entrepreneurs of Tech” by BusinessWeek, Dries Buytaert is the creator of Drupal and co-founder and CTO of Acquia. An open source pioneer, Dries developed Drupal out of his college dorm room in 2001, and has since then led it to become one of the fastest growing open source projects that runs millions of websites today.


Acquia, Inc.
Chief Technology Officer