Drupal will become a billion-dollar industry in the near future. The number of companies with >$1 million annual revenue from Drupal work is on the rise, as is the number of companies with >$1 billion annual revenue who now also sell Drupal services and products. Drupal is clearly becoming a mature software industry.
But what does it mean to be mature? Who thrives in mature software industries? How is our industry segmented? And, importantly, how does this compare to software industries that have come before us?
This talk will attempt to dissect and inspect our Drupal ecosystem, and compare it to other mature industries. After attending you should be able to better answer questions such as:
- Where does my company fit in the Drupal ecosystem?
- What untapped opportunities might there be in the Drupal ecosystem?
- What roles will the elephants (billion-dollar software vendors and integrators) play as they become more and more interested in Drupal?
- Is my company big, robust, diverse, focused, or agile enough to survive in a mature Drupal software industry?
Video at archive.org.
Please attend this session if Drupal is your business, or if you’re considering entering the market as a Drupal business. This session will also be interesting to evaluators, analysts, and anyone new to the community who wants to learn more about it. This session should serve as an introduction to the Drupal business ecosystem, and will hopefully provide a good overview of where the Drupal business community is at.