Founded in January 2001, Crownpeak was the first company to offer web content management through a SaaS solution. Today, leading brands trust Crownpeak's cloud-first Digital Experience Management (DXM) platform to quickly and easily create, deploy and opt
To hear it first hand, we reached out to Adrian Newby, Chief Technology Officer at Crownpeak Technology, to inquire about the key organizational changes, Crownpeak's new user interface, and how to combat DDoS attacks.
As you may recall, in April 2016, we reported on the news that CrownPeak had merged with UK-based ActiveStandards, the pioneer who established the enterprise Digital Quality Management (DQM) market.
Additionally, another announcement in connection with the merger was made by CrownPeak; the company affirmed a $50 million investment by the West Coast-based venture capital firm, K1 Investment Management, to support the anticipated re-launch as well as future product enhancements.
During the interview, Newby said: "Our dreams have always been bigger than our budget," when he was talking about the time before the investment happened.
When we dove into the differentiators of Crownpeak's new user interface, Newby told: "One of the things we are most excited about is the ability for content authors to be able to build websites purely using simple drag and drop capabilities.
As Newby also mentioned in the interview, The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation asked Crownpeak to design a top-notch DDoS-resilient platform.
To leverage the threat protection strategy, the vendor took advantage of Amazon Web Services' technology.
When the solution was completed, they tested it by launching a massive DDoS attack.
As a result, 100 million requests a minute and over 1 million requests a second sent to servers didn't impact the end user experience.
The company made a study case out of this experience and presented it in detail at AWS re:Invent 2016.
What was unique about that presentation, according to Newby, was the fact that such a big financial institution gave them permission to talk about the case publicly which is obviously rare in the case of a systemically important financial institution.
Adrian Newby, CTO
Adrian develops and executes Crownpeak's strategic technology roadmap.
He is responsible for the technical evolution of Crownpeak's product and service portfolio, as well as representing and evangelizing the Crownpeak platform and technology externally.
On the rare occasion that he's not traveling around the world on business, Adrian plays several instruments and enjoys seeing live music, noting "the heavier, the better.
Adrian NewbyAs CTO, Adrian develops and executes Crownpeak's strategic technology roadmap.He is the integral force that propels the company's vast portfolio of fully integrated products and trusted services to anticipate and surpass customer wants and needs.
Adrian is also in charge of Crownpeak's Advanced Solutions practice area which identifies and champions emerging industry technology trends to best support sales and marketing initiatives as well as customer engagement.
Adrian Newby has over 25 years of practical experience delivering advanced technology-enabled business solutions in both the US and European markets.
In addition to his role of technology architecture planning as CTO, Adrian represents and evangelizes the company platform and technology to all external parties.Immediately prior to joining CrownPeak initially as CIO, Adrian was instrumental in designing and delivering technology platforms supporting the re-engineering of the national US residential collateral valuation industry.His previous experience includes oversight of all aspects of software development and technology infrastructure for a major national US residential mortgage industry service provider, product planning and software development operations for a major US supplier of healthcare industry decision support solutions, holding senior business strategy, technology and product development positions with a number of internationally-recognized financial services organizations, such as Transamerica, ABN Amro NV and Paribas Capital Markets, and running a professional services practice specializing in high-availability database and application engineering.Adrian has been responsible for the execution of business technology strategies that have contributed millions of dollars in profit to their respective organizations and in 1996 implemented the United States' largest commercial Oracle database in support of Transamerica Corporation's direct marketing, CRM and risk management operations.
Adrian's European background includes international merchant and commercial banking with experience designing and implementing systems for credit-risk management and international trade finance.
Adrian holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Manchester Metropolitan University.
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