Social Communities, Mobile Development Focus of Open Source Drupal Business Conference

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Business Summit convenes as Federal agencies, major companies confront newly mandated web requirements and opportunities for online growth.

Drupal Business Summit for senior IT and marketing professionals

The Drupal Business Summit has been created for senior IT and marketing professionals who are responsible for digital strategy, content management, site updates, communications and branding.

Almost as fast as budgets allow, companies, associations and government agencies are migrating their websites to open source development platforms.

The Drupal Business Summit rolls into Chicago on Tuesday, June 5, towing a cast of characters addressing the business issues surrounding mobile mania and social media on the Drupal platform.

Almost as fast as budgets allow, companies, associations and government agencies are migrating their websites to open source development platforms. Business managers are scrambling to meet new Federally mandated web performance requirements as well as gain competitive advantage.

Riding this migration wave, the Business Summit features leading figures in open source technology covering the hot button issues around the Drupal platform. The timing couldn’t be better. Mobile has gone incendiary with President Obama’s call for every Federal agency to make at least two services available on mobile devices in the next 12 months. And NYSE Technologies chief digital officer recently declared Drupal much more secure than proprietary software.

With Facebook’s recent IPO riveting attention on online communities, Chicago-based Duo Consulting CEO Michael Silverman kicks off the 2012 Drupal Business Summit (#dbCHI) with his presentation Capturing Community, based on his research completed for his book of the same name.

Emmy-nominated technologist Michael Myers offers business managers a birds-eye view of Drupal and open source platforms. Erik von Stackelberg from Myplanet Digital addresses the dilemma of designing for out-of-control mobile device proliferation. Promet Source’s Andy Kucharski provides the business case studies for going mobile. Mark Sharp shares his current experience developing the IES Abroad Drupal website. Last minute addition Jeff Eaton shares his high Drupal project visibility experience with companies like Dow, Prudential and Sony.

The Business Summit takes place at the Gleacher Executive Conference Center in downtown Chicago following an auditorium filling session in Toronto. From Chicago the summit moves to New York. There is no charge to attend this event but prior registration is required.

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