Interview: The technology behind Elements

Interview: The technology behind Elements

Adrian King is COO & CTO of Elements, the free cloud process knowledge app – process capture, collaboration and communication – or as some people call it “Visio on steroids”.

He was the CTO & COO of Nimbus Partners where he developed an on-premise process mapping app which was used by over 10% of the Fortune 500 including SAP, Nestle, AstraZeneca, Barclays and Chevron. But he inherited many architectural decisions which were made before he joined Nimbus. So in some¬†ways Elements is his chance to “do it properly this time”.

This time it is the same business need, but he is starting with a clean sheet, a brand new development team, and is able to exploit the latest technologies.

In this interview he talks about the potential and the challenges of building a massively scalable cloud app, the power of AWS and Google’s Firebase, and the Elements roadmap – from free to freemium.