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Fantasy Flight Games Posts Star Wars: Legion Interview With Designer Alex Davy

Tabletop Gaming News - 13 November 2017 - 8:00am
I know a lot of you out there are excited about the prospect of playing a miniatures wargame in the Star Wars universe. Well, we know that Star Wars: Legion is coming from Fantasy Flight. We’ve had some previews of the game, but what was it like for the designers of the game? What did […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Dries Buytaert: Mike Sullivan joins Acquia as CEO

Planet Drupal - 13 November 2017 - 7:59am

Today, I am excited to announce that Michael Sullivan will be joining Acquia as its CEO.

The search for a new CEO

Last spring, Tom Erickson announced that he was stepping down as Acquia's CEO. For over eight years, Tom and I have been working side-by-side to build and run Acquia. I've been lucky to have Tom as my partner as he is one of the most talented leaders I know. When Tom announced he'd be stepping down as Acquia's CEO, finding a new CEO became my top priority for Acquia. For six months, the search consumed a good deal of my time. I was supported by a search committee drawn from Acquia's board of directors, including Rich D'Amore, Tom Bogan, and Michael Skok. Together, we screened over 140 candidates and interviewed 10 in-depth. Finding the right candidate was hard work and time consuming, but we kept the bar high at all times. As much as I enjoyed meeting so many great candidates and hearing their perspective on our business, I'm glad that the search is finally behind me.

The right fit for Acquia

Finding a business partner is like dating; you have to get to know each other, build trust, and see if there is a match. Identifying and recruiting the best candidate is difficult because unlike dating, you have to consider how the partnership will also impact your team, customers, partners, and community. Once I got to know Mike, it didn't take me long to realize how he could help scale Acquia and help make our customers and partners successful. I also realized how much I would enjoy working with him. The fit felt right.

With 25 years of senior leadership in SaaS, enterprise content management and content governance, Mike is well prepared to lead our business. Mike will join Acquia from Micro Focus, where he participated in the merger of Micro Focus with Hewlett Packard Enterprise's software business. The combined company became the world's seventh largest pure-play software company and the largest UK technology firm listed on the London Stock Exchange. At Micro Focus and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Mike was the Senior Vice President and General Manager for Software-as-a-Service and was responsible for managing over 30 SaaS products.

This summer, I shared that Acquia expanded its focus from website management to data-driven customer journeys. We extended the capabilities of the Acquia Platform with journey orchestration, commerce integrations and digital asset management tools. The fact that Mike has so much experience running a diverse portfolio of SaaS products is something I really valued. Mike's expertise can guide us in our transformation from a single product company to a multi-product company.

Creating a partnership

For many years, I have woken up everyday determined to set a vision for the future, formulate a strategy to achieve that vision, and help my fellow Acquians figure out how to achieve that vision.

One of the most important things in finding a partner and CEO for Acquia was having a shared vision for the future and an understanding of the importance of cloud, Open Source, data-driven experiences, customer success and more. This was very important to me as I could not imagine working with a partner who isn't passionate about these same things. It is clear that Mike shares this vision and is excited about Acquia's future.

Furthermore, Mike's operational strength and enterprise experience will be a natural complement to my focus on vision and product strategy. His expertise will allow Acquia to accelerate its mission to "build the universal platform for the world's greatest digital experiences."

Formalizing my own role

In addition to Mike joining Acquia as CEO, my role will be elevated to Chairman. I will also continue in my position as Acquia CTO. My role has always extended beyond what is traditionally expected of a CTO; my responsibilities have bridged products and engineering, fundraising, investor relations, sales and marketing, resource allocation, and more. Serving as Chairman will formalize the various responsibilities I've taken on over the past decade. I'm also excited to work with Mike because it is an opportunity for me to learn from him and grow as a leader.

Acquia's next decade

The web has the power to change lives, educate the masses, create new economies, disrupt business models and make the world smaller in the best of ways. Digital will continue to change every industry, every company and every life on the planet. The next decade holds enormous promise for Acquia and Drupal because of what the power of digital holds for business and society at large. We are uniquely positioned to deliver the benefits of open source, cloud and data-driven experiences to help organizations succeed in an increasingly complex digital world.

I'm excited to welcome Mike to Acquia as its CEO because I believe he is the right fit for Acquia, has the experience it takes to be our CEO and will be a great business partner to bring Acquia's vision to life. Welcome to the team, Mike!

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Mike Sullivan joins Acquia as CEO

Dries Buytaert - 13 November 2017 - 7:59am

Today, I am excited to announce that Michael Sullivan will be joining Acquia as its CEO.

The search for a new CEO

Last spring, Tom Erickson announced that he was stepping down as Acquia's CEO. For over eight years, Tom and I have been working side-by-side to build and run Acquia. I've been lucky to have Tom as my partner as he is one of the most talented leaders I know. When Tom announced he'd be stepping down as Acquia's CEO, finding a new CEO became my top priority for Acquia. For six months, the search consumed a good deal of my time. I was supported by a search committee drawn from Acquia's board of directors, including Rich D'Amore, Tom Bogan, and Michael Skok. Together, we screened over 140 candidates and interviewed 10 in-depth. Finding the right candidate was hard work and time consuming, but we kept the bar high at all times. As much as I enjoyed meeting so many great candidates and hearing their perspective on our business, I'm glad that the search is finally behind me.

The right fit for Acquia

Finding a business partner is like dating; you have to get to know each other, build trust, and see if there is a match. Identifying and recruiting the best candidate is difficult because unlike dating, you have to consider how the partnership will also impact your team, customers, partners, and community. Once I got to know Mike, it didn't take me long to realize how he could help scale Acquia and help make our customers and partners successful. I also realized how much I would enjoy working with him. The fit felt right.

With 25 years of senior leadership in SaaS, enterprise content management and content governance, Mike is well prepared to lead our business. Mike will join Acquia from Micro Focus, where he participated in the merger of Micro Focus with Hewlett Packard's software business. The combined company became the world's seventh largest pure-play software company and the largest UK technology firm listed on the London Stock Exchange. At Micro Focus and Hewlett Packard, Mike was the Senior Vice President and General Manager for Software-as-a-Service and was responsible for managing over 30 SaaS products.

This summer, I shared that Acquia expanded its focus from website management to data-driven customer journeys. We extended the capabilities of the Acquia Platform with journey orchestration, commerce integrations and digital asset management tools. The fact that Mike has so much experience running a diverse portfolio of SaaS products is something I really valued. Mike's expertise can guide us in our transformation from a single product company to a multi-product company.

Creating a partnership

For many years, I have woken up everyday determined to set a vision for the future, formulate a strategy to achieve that vision, and help my fellow Acquians figure out how to achieve that vision.

One of the most important things in finding a partner and CEO for Acquia was having a shared vision for the future and an understanding of the importance of cloud, Open Source, data-driven experiences, customer success and more. This was very important to me as I could not imagine working with a partner who isn't passionate about these same things. It is clear that Mike shares this vision and is excited about Acquia's future.

Furthermore, Mike's operational strength and enterprise experience will be a natural complement to my focus on vision and product strategy. His expertise will allow Acquia to accelerate its mission to "build the universal platform for the world's greatest digital experiences."

Formalizing my own role

In addition to Mike joining Acquia as CEO, my role will be elevated to Chairman. I will also continue in my position as Acquia CTO. My role has always extended beyond what is traditionally expected of a CTO; my responsibilities have bridged products and engineering, fundraising, investor relations, sales and marketing, resource allocation, and more. Serving as Chairman will formalize the various responsibilities I've taken on over the past decade. I'm also excited to work with Mike because it is an opportunity for me to learn from him and grow as a leader.

Acquia's next decade

The web has the power to change lives, educate the masses, create new economies, disrupt business models and make the world smaller in the best of ways. Digital will continue to change every industry, every company and every life on the planet. The next decade holds enormous promise for Acquia and Drupal because of what the power of digital holds for business and society at large. We are uniquely positioned to deliver the benefits of open source, cloud and data-driven experiences to help organizations succeed in an increasingly complex digital world.

I'm excited to welcome Mike to Acquia as its CEO because I believe he is the right fit for Acquia, has the experience it takes to be our CEO and will be a great business partner to bring Acquia's vision to life. Welcome to the team, Mike!

Categories: Drupal

The Evolution of Emotion in The Quiet Sleep - by Nikhil Murthy

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 13 November 2017 - 7:17am
How the representation of emotion changed in The Quiet Sleep
Categories: Game Theory & Design

New Napoleonic Army Starter Bundles Available From Warlord Games

Tabletop Gaming News - 13 November 2017 - 7:00am
If you’re a big fan of historical miniatures gaming, one of the biggest settings is the era of the Napoleonic Wars in Europe. The Little Emperor (who was of average height, actually) wanted it all, and he damn-near got it. You can reply out those battles and see if you can do better than he […]
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New Drupal Modules - 13 November 2017 - 6:53am
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Ajax-only Contact Submit

New Drupal Modules - 13 November 2017 - 6:43am
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Synapse Int

New Drupal Modules - 13 November 2017 - 6:42am
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Synapse helper module

New Drupal Modules - 13 November 2017 - 6:40am
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10 Tips for Game Dev Veterans and Students Alike - by Mars Ashton

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 13 November 2017 - 6:14am
All members of the game development community share similar stories of struggle, failure, discipline and mentorship. These 10 tips are part of this collective hive mind of game making that can guide the new and revitalize the old.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

"The Indie" - Casual questions surrounding the indie side of the video game industry - by David Edwards

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 13 November 2017 - 6:13am
Casual questions surrounding "the indie" side of the video game industry.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Hidden Costs to Setting up your Own Development/Gaming Company - by Peter Smalls

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 13 November 2017 - 6:11am
Keep an eye out for these hidden costs when setting up your company.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

12 Actual Reasons Why Some Game Translations Suck - by Marianna Sacra

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 13 November 2017 - 6:09am
Game localization nightmares from a translator's point of view.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Confessions of a Game Translator: 12 Actual Reasons Why Some Game Translations Suck - by Marianna Sacra

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 13 November 2017 - 6:09am
Game localization nightmares from a translator's point of view.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Great Gaming Companies that are Not Around Anymore - by Michael Smith

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 13 November 2017 - 6:09am
These game companies made some top titles, but for whatever reason they became defunct and are now no longer.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

The suprising scream of learning - by Katarina Gyllenback

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 13 November 2017 - 6:07am
Have you ever wondered how surprises relate to our emotions beyond physical reactions and the horror genre? Would you like to know how a narrative constructor thinks in creation of curiosity, surprises and suspense?
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Compulsion Loops & Dopamine in Games and Gamification - by Sebastien Samson

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 13 November 2017 - 6:06am
What is Gamification really about? When you talk about Gamification to people, one word that comes back a lot is Rewards. Well that's not what Gamification (or Games for that matter) is about! Whaaat? don't get me wrong, Rewards ARE important, but ...
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Games Workshop Taking Pre-orders For Necromunda

Tabletop Gaming News - 13 November 2017 - 6:00am
Well, this is a blast from the past. If you’re a fan of old-timey Games Workshop games, you’ll want to see what we’ve got for you here. Necromunda. Yes, grab your gang and head to the Underhive. The game is making its way back to your tabletops soon. You can get your order in for […]
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GoogleTag Manager

New Drupal Modules - 13 November 2017 - 5:05am


Google Tag Manager simple integration
* About: https://tagmanager.google.com

Settings:
* GTM-ID field
* Enable/Disable flag
* Display on /admin/* pages flag

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From loot tables to loot boxes, how do we manage an addiction to addiction? - by Bryant Francis

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 13 November 2017 - 4:14am
There's a straight line between yesterday's MMO drop rates and today's loot boxes, but does that mean we have a gambling problem?
Categories: Game Theory & Design

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