Vice President, Federal Sector
*providing session opening remarks
Peter Durand is the Vice President of Acquia Federal Sector. He has over 20 years of technical and leadership experience within enterprise software, distributed computing, telecommunications, information security, and consulting services across the Fortune 500 and Public Sector.
At Acquia, he is responsible for leading efforts across Civilian and DoD clients to transform agency digital strategies utilizing Acquia’s open Platform-as-a-Service, and enterprise support services leveraging the rapid innovation and costs saving driven by Open Source (Drupal), Security, and the Cloud.
Prior to joining Acquia, he was instrumental in establishing Akamai’s government business unit, Homeland Security practice and strategic partnerships. He has held numerous director and senior management positions at Oracle, EDS, MCI Telecommunications, and a DARPA funded security start-up. Peter holds an M.S. in telecommunications policy from Florida State University and a B.S. from the University of Maryland, and operates a hops farm in Bluemont, VA.