Alan F. (Al) Nugent
Al Nugent brings more than 30 years of experience in strategic management and technology innovation to Acquia. Al joined our team in 2015 to oversee Acquia’s IT, Facilities, Security, and Business Engineering teams. Recently, Al has been an advisor and angel investor to early stage technology and healthcare companies. Additionally, he has consulted on information technology and software product development, as well as big data initiatives in ecommerce, life sciences, healthcare, and financial services.
Prior to Acquia, Al served as CEO of Mzinga, known for its community management products, as well as its cloud-based solutions for big data, real-time analytics, and social intelligence. Before Mzinga, Al was Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at CA. He has also held CIO/CTO roles at Novell, Xerox and Munich Re. Earlier in his career, he founded three startup companies and began his journey as a software engineer and manager at HP.
Al is a frequent writer on business and technology topics. In April of 2013 he co-authored the very successful “Big Data for Dummies,” published by Wiley, and he was the lead technical editor for “Cognitive Computing and Big Data Analytics,” published by Wiley in March 2015. Al is the independent member of the Board of Directors of Telogis in Aliso Viejo, CA and Adaptive Computing in Provo, UT.