Chris Stone

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Chris Stone is a tech industry veteran with over 33 years of experience in open source and software development. After the creation of an industry software standard (CORBA), he played a major role in Novell’s 1990s turnaround as executive vice president of corporate development and later, as chairman and co-CEO. His impact at digitally disruptive organizations continued as a VC and founder of Tilion, and as CEO of SiCortex and StreamServe. Chris is currently the Chief Products Officer at Acquia, where he leads all engineering, product management and security of the Acquia Platform.

Beyond his professional experience in software and technology, Chris holds an exec MBA from Harvard Business School, a certificate in advanced office systems engineering from MIT, and is a graduate of UNH.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Chris Stone and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Top 3 trends for CIOs in 2018

The secret to orchestrating your digital mess

The secret to orchestrating your digital mess

As the enterprise tech market expands to include more types of digital experiences, orchestration tools will become the secret sauce to keeping both internal and external experiences cohesive and seamless.

Playing to win with enterprise technology

Playing to win with enterprise technology

No matter what industry you’re in, enterprise organizations across the map are eyeing the most efficient, best of breed tools to power their workforces. When it comes to do-it-all platforms, however, don't believe the hype.

Why the future of machine learning will be crunching words

Why the future of machine learning will be crunching words

What organizations will soon realize is that applying machine learning to content such as physical documents, images, presentations and even conversational user interfaces will extend the technology across the enterprise.

3 ways the evolving customer journey will impact CIOs

3 ways the evolving customer journey will impact CIOs

To build the personalized and seamless customer experiences people now expect, brands need control over the ebb and flow of information throughout their digital ecosystem – a task easier said than done. As a result, CIOs can...

How much does Alexa really know, and why should you care?

How much does Alexa really know, and why should you care?

As exciting as it is that brands are finding news ways to connect with people, doing so unleashes a myriad of new security concerns. Integrating with connected devices has its distinct advantages, but it’s a competitive differentiator...

Why chatbots may be the glue that holds IoT together

Why chatbots may be the glue that holds IoT together

Chatbots should be more than a party trick; and at this stage, many of their use cases leave much to be desired. But repairing their conversational shortcomings could create value where we never thought possible, and potentially be...

Why software engineers should focus on users, not the competition

Why software engineers should focus on users, not the competition

Today, we thrive on instant gratification: consuming the news via 140-character tweets, watching videos instead of reading long articles, scrolling through photos or gifs and skipping over the captions altogether. So when it comes to...

Software companies should be disrupting industries, not workflows

Software companies should be disrupting industries, not workflows

The software world needs to stop getting distracted by the competition.

SaaS is eating the infrastructure world

SaaS is eating the infrastructure world

It’s going to be a bumpy road ahead as companies start to adapt to serverless computing. Here’s a look at what will happen when software eats the infrastructure world.

When one cloud may not be enough

When one cloud may not be enough

With so much innovation happening with cloud providers today, the options may seem endless. That’s why more and more large companies are considering the shift to a hybrid cloud, which allows them to mix and match best-of-breed...

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