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EVP, Product and Technology

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Andy Laken

Andy is an open-source technical leader who loves facilitating teams to solve big problems at the intersection of software, learning, and social impact. He brings two decades of experience in delivering effective solutions to the corporate, nonprofit, and public sectors and 15 years experience as an open-source builder, teacher, and leader.

Prior to CoverUS, Andy led customer success programs at Acquia, the leading open-source cloud provider for digital experiences. From 2016-2017 he directed Acquia’s worldwide Learning Services & Technical Certification programs, training and certifying thousands on Drupal and associated open source technologies. Prior to that, Andy led and innovated program delivery in Acquia’s Technical Account Management practice, supporting some of the world’s highest-traffic and most complex Drupal applications with expert consultancy.

Prior to joining Acquia Andy spent several years applying Drupal to several social impact causes: notably as a Tech Lead for CivicActions (2010-2012) and as Technology Director for the Quixote Center, a multi-issue social justice organization (2004-2008).

Equally at home in the worlds of software, liberal arts, and issue-based advocacy, Andy believes that blockchain technology can fundamentally transform several aspects of business, governance, society – and that vigilance and voice is required to ensure these transformations are in the service of a more just, equitable, and compassionate world.