The Lean Startup Conference 2015

November 16 - 19, 2015 - San Francisco, CA

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Speakers & Mentors

Speakers

adityaagarwal

Aditya Agarwal

Company
Dropbox
Twitter
@adityaag

Session
Managing Through Hyper-Growth
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gauravagarwal

Gaurav Agarwal

Company
LensBricks
Twitter
@agarwal__gaurav

Session
Customer Development Power-Ups
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cindyalvarez

Cindy Alvarez

Company
Microsoft
Twitter
@cindyalvarez

Session
Driving Change Within the Enterprise
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errolarkilic

Errol Arkilic

Company
M34 Capital
Twitter
@earkilic

Session
Lean - From Campus to Startup
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NikhilAroraAlejandroVelez

Nikhil Arora

Company
Back to the Roots
Twitter
@backtotheroots

Session
IGNITE: What Mushrooms and Fish Poop Taught Us About Launching a New Line of Breakfast Cereals
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karenaustin

Karen Austin

Company
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Twitter
@karenaustincio

Session
Lessons on Lean Collaborations in Health, Energy & Talent Markets
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Freyja Balmer

Freyja Balmer

Company
Scripps Networks Interactive
Twitter
@bettyrocker

Session
The Human Side of Lean Startup: Functional Team Culture
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Leah Bannon

Company
18F
Twitter
@leahbannon

Session
Intro to USDS and 18F
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adamberk

Adam Berk

Company
Pearson & Slingshot Ventures
Twitter
@adamberk

Session
Lean Startup 201
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jonathanbertfield_profile

Jonathan Bertfield

Company
Jonathan Bertfield Consulting & Pearson
Twitter
@berters

Session
Lean Startup 201
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markbidwell

Mark Bidwell

Company
nowhere Digital
Twitter
@markehb

Session
Building a Culture of Innovation: An Example from Agribusiness
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davidbinetti

David Binetti

Company
Dinadesa
Twitter
@dbinetti

Session
Lean Startup for Finance: Using Innovation Accounting for Valuation and Risk Management
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GaganBiyani

Gagan Biyani

Company
Sprig
Twitter
@gaganbiyani

Session
Eliminating Your Ego: Product Market Fit
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Bennettblank

Bennett Blank

Company
Intuit
Twitter
@BlankBen

Session
How to Become an Innovation Leader
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Lauren Brawn

Lauren Braun

Company
gravitytank
Twitter
@another_lauren

Session
Caution: Live Subjects! Lean Experiments for Services
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andrewbreen

Andrew Breen

Company
American Express
Twitter
@buckybanjo

Session
Lean Product Development in a Highly Regulated Finance Environment: American Express
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1brethauer

Nick Brethauer

Company
18F
Twitter
@nbrethauer

Session
Lean Methodologies When the Organization is the Product
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spencerburke

Spencer Burke

Company
Hatchery LA
Twitter
@hatchery_la

Session
Exploring the Fertile Boundaries Between Faith and Business // #leanfaith
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frankchen

Frank Chen

Company
Andreessen Horowitz
Twitter
@withfries2

Session
Being a Lean Startup Entrepreneur: A Conversation with Frank Chen, Tejal Shah and Reshma Khilnani.
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aneeshchopraspeaker

Aneesh Chopra

Company
Hunch Analytics
Twitter
@aneeshchopra

Session
Lessons on Lean Collaborations in Health, Energy & Talent Markets
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Stacy Conlon

Company
The Zen Girl
Twitter
@TheZenGirl

Session
Mindfulness Meditation
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amandacowan

Amanda Cowan

Company
Farmhouse Delivery
Twitter
@liquidgoldapp

Session
IGNITE: The Case for the Button
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alistaircroll

Alistair Croll

Company
Solve for Interesting
Twitter
@acroll

Session
Lean Analytics: Using Data to Build a Better Business Faster
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Rishi Dave

Rishi Dave

Company
Dun & Bradstreet
Twitter
@RishiPDave

Session
Lean Principles and Enterprise Marketing Transformation
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Erica Deahl

Company
18F
Twitter
@edeahl

Session
Intro to USDS and 18F
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phildillard

Phil Dillard

Company
Black Ant
Twitter
@PhilD0210

Session
Lean Startup 101
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chrisdixon

Chris Dixon

Company
Andreessen Horowitz
Twitter
@cdixon

Session
A Conversation with Eric Ries and Chris Dixon
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WilliamDonnell

William Donnell

Company
Sodium Halogen
Twitter
@sodiumhalogen

Session
IGNITE: Lean Startup - The Musical
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garrettdunham

Garrett Dunham

Company
DunhamLabs
Twitter
@garrettdunham

Session
Spanning the Schism: How Enterprises & Startups Can Accelerate Innovation Together
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Kendurand

Ken Durand

Company
Ericsson
Twitter
@atlideafactory

Session
View from the Trenches: What Went Wrong with Our Lean Startup Program?
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Elin Elkehag

Company
Instalert Inc.
Twitter
@elkehag

Session
IGNITE: The 100 Day Challenge - Learnings from a Rapid Hardware Entrepreneur
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Ame elliott

Ame Elliott

Company
Simply Secure
Twitter
@ameellio

Session
IGNITE: Non-Profits and Metrics Beyond Financial
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Eileen Fagan

Eileen Fagan

Company
Intuit

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janicefraser

Janice Fraser

Company
Pivotal
Twitter
@clevergirl

Session
The Leader’s Guide Workshop Part 2
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arianafriedlander

Ariana Friedlander

Company
Rosabella Consulting, LLC
Twitter
@arianaf

Session
Mastering Customer Discovery
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Brady Forest

Brady Forrest

Company
Ignite Talks
Twitter
@brady

Session
IGNITE: Everyone Speaks
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michelegelobter

Michel Gelobter

Company
Cooler
Twitter
@lean_change

Session
Pivot, Proceed, or Quit?: Lean Metrics for the Social Sector
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laurengilchrist

Lauren Gilchrist

Company
Pivotal Labs
Twitter
@gilchrist

Session
Minimum Viable Taxes: Lessons Learned Building an MVP Inside the IRS
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Garren Givens

Company
Presidential Innovation Fellows
Twitter
@InnovFellows

Session
Lean Methodologies When the Organization is the Product
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marcusgosling

Marcus Gosling

Company
Highway1.io
Twitter
@marceire

Session
The Lean Hardware Toolbox
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michaelgreen

Michael Greene

Company
Scripps Networks Interactive
Twitter
@greeneysays

Session
The Human Side of Lean Startup: Functional Team Culture
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prernagupta

Prerna Gupta

Company
Telepathic
Twitter
@prernagupta

Session
How Data Can Save Hollywood
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Jobinahardy

Jobina Hardy

Company
Lost My Name
Twitter
@iamjobina

Session
IGNITE: Professionalising Product - What Happens After Product/Market Fit?
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hillaryhartley

Hillary Hartley

Company
18F
Twitter
@hillary

Session
Intro to USDS and 18F
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erichellweg

Eric Hellweg

Company
Harvard Business Review
Twitter
@ehellweg

Session
Harvard Business Review’s Digital Transformation
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andreahill

Andrea Hill

Company
ReadyTalk
Twitter
@afhill

Session
Internal Customer Development
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Q

Quang Hoang

Company
Birdly
Twitter
@qhoang09

Session
IGNITE: From Mobile to Slack: Implementing Lean Startup
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ryanhoover

Ryan Hoover

Company
Product Hunt
Twitter
@rrhoover

Session
The Building Blocks of Community
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Ken howard

Ken Howard

Company
FaithX
Twitter
@paradoxy101

Session
Exploring the Fertile Boundaries Between Faith and Business // #leanfaith
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winniekao

Winnie J. Kao

Company
Seth Godin's altMBA
Twitter
@winniekao

Session
The Hidden Burden of Iteration
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Reshma

Reshma Khilnani

Company
Box, Inc.
Twitter
@ReshmaKhilnani

Session
Being a Lean Startup Entrepreneur: A Conversation with Frank Chen, Tejal Shah and Reshma Khilnani.
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amyjokim

Amy Jo Kim

Company
Shufflebrain
Twitter
@amyjokim

Session
Turbo-Charge Your Early Product Development
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lauraklein

Laura Klein

Company
Users Know
Twitter
@lauraklein

Session
So You Want to Build the Next Facebook
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patriciakorthmcdonnell

Patricia Korth-McDonnell

Company
Huge
Twitter
@IAMPKM

Session
Applying Lean Principles to Anticipatory Experiences
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1noah

Noah Kunin

Company
18F - General Service Administration
Twitter
@noahkunin

Session
Lean Methodologies When the Organization is the Product
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sophielebrecht

Sophie Lebrecht

Company
Neon
Twitter
@lebrechts

Session
Lean - From Campus to Startup
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Leighanne Levensaler

Leighanne Levensaler

Company
Workday, Inc.
Twitter
@leighlevensaler

Session
Lessons on Lean Collaborations in Health, Energy & Talent Markets
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marklittle

Mark Little

Company
GE

Session
Lean Startup at GE
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masatoiino

Masato Lino

Company
Learning Entrepreneur's Lab
Twitter
@Craque

Session
Lean Startup Accelerator for Enterprises to Create New Businesses
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alanlobock

Alan Lobock

Company
Spartacus Muse, LLC
Twitter
@AlanLobock

Session
Management Framework for Fast-Growing Early Stage Companies
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chrisluomanen

Chris Luomanen

Company
Thing Tank LLC

Session
Prototyping Your Experiences
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devonmcconnell

Devon McConnell

Company
Wells Fargo Advisors

Session
Digital Investing: The Last Frontier
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keith mcgreggor

Keith McGreggor

Company
Georgia Tech
Twitter
@keithmcgreggor

Session
Lean - From Campus to Startup
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hughmolotsi

Hugh Molotsi

Company
Hummingbill, VoiceLots, Delighterr
Twitter
@hughmolotsi

Session
Winning MVPs - Using Data From Your MVP to Win Support For Your Idea
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Brady

Brandy Nagel

Company
Georgia Tech VentureLab
Twitter
@benag

Session
Using LinkedIn for Customer Discovery
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tomnguyen

Tom Nguyen

Company
Adobe
Twitter
@tomng

Session
How to Build Products Your Customers will Love
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Zach Nies, 2012.

Zach Nies

Company
Techstars
Twitter
@zachnies

Session
Accelerate Beyond The Lean Startup
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danolsen

Dan Olsen

Company
The Lean Product Playbook
Twitter
@danolsen

Session
A Playbook for Achieving Product-Market Fit
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AlexanderOsterwalder

Alexander Osterwalder

Company
Strategyzer
Twitter
@AlexOsterwalder

Session
How to Intentionally Design a (Lean Startup) Culture
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leonpais

Leon Pals

Company
Startup Foundation
Twitter
@leonpals

Session
The Next Silicon Valley is the World
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Rocio Perez Ochoa

Rocio Perez Ochoa

Company
Bidhaa Sasa
Twitter
@BidhaaSasa

Session
Improving the Quality of Families in Kenya the Lean Startup Way
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lizpowers

Liz Powers

Company
ArtLifting
Twitter
@lizpowersss

Session
Re-imagining Job Creation: Using Paint
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ritikapuri

Ritika Puri

Company
Storyhackers & Lean Startup Company
Twitter
@ritika_puri

Session
Minimum Viable Marketing
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Tarareed

Tara Reed

Company
Kollecto
Twitter
@tarareed_

Session
IGNITE: How to Build a Tech Startup Without Writing Code
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amandarichardson

Amanda Richardson

Company
HotelTonight
Twitter
@amandarich01

Session
Lean Startup Case Study: Hotel Tonight
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ericries

Eric Ries

Company
The Lean Startup
Twitter
@EricRies

Session
Live Q&A with Eric Ries
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frankrimolavski

Frank Rimalovski

Company
New York University
Twitter
@rimalovski

Session
Lean - From Campus to Startup
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tobyrubin

Toby Rubin

Company
UpStart Bay Area
Twitter
@upstartbayarea

Session
Exploring the Fertile Boundaries Between Faith and Business // #leanfaith
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andreaschneider

Andrea Schneider

Company
Internal Revenue Service
Twitter
@AZSchneiderinMD

Session
Minimum Viable Taxes: Lessons Learned Building an MVP Inside the IRS
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DavidSemerad

David Semerad

Company
STRV
Twitter
@davidsemerad

Session
Sponsored Talk: Outsourcing vs. Hiring Your Own Team
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JaniceSemper

Janice Semper

Company
General Electric

Session
Getting Lean to Stick
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Tejal Shah

Company
KidAdmit, Inc.
Twitter
@tejaltshah

Session
Being a Lean Startup Entrepreneur: A Conversation with Frank Chen, Tejal Shah and Reshma Khilnani.
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tomersharon

Tomer Sharon

Company
WeWork
Twitter
@tsharon

Session
Don't Listen to Users, Sample Their Experience!
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amirshevat

Amir Shevat

Company
Slack
Twitter
@ashevat

Session
Irrational Products
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SpenserSkates

Spenser Skates

Company
Amplitude
Twitter
@spenserskates

Session
IGNITE: Finding your mobile growth
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Aubrey

Aubrey Smith

Company
Sparked Advisory

Session
Lean Startup 301
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ThijsSprangers

Thijs Sprangers

Company
Live on Demand
Twitter
@thijs_sprangers

Session
IGNITE: Live on Demand - Making Thought Leaders Accessible
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ericaswallow

Erica Swallow

Company
Noble Impact
Twitter
@ericaswallow

Session
IGNITE: Lean Startup in the High School Setting
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davidtelleenlawton

David Telleen-Lawton

Company
UC Santa Barbara - Technology Management Program
Twitter
@DTLinSB

Session
The Nitty Gritty of Setting Up Customer Discovery Meetings
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vincentthamm

Vincent Thamm

Company
Transavia
Twitter
@Vincent_Thamm

Session
How Lean Startup Accelerates (open) Innovation
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teresatorres

Teresa Torres

Company
Product Talk
Twitter
@ttorres

Session
How to Choose Your Next Experiments
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1tress

Jen Tress

Company
18F/GSA
Twitter
@jdtress

Session
Lean Methodologies When the Organization is the Product
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TakashiTsutsumi

Takashi Tsutsumi

Company
Learning Entrepreneur's Lab
Twitter
@t_tutu

Session
Lean Startup Accelerator for Enterprises to Create New Businesses
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NikhilAroraAlejandroVelez

Alejandro Velez

Company
Back to the Roots
Twitter
@backtotheroots

Session
IGNITE: What Mushrooms and Fish Poop Taught Us About Launching a New Line of Breakfast Cereals
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poornimavijayashanker

Poornima Vijayashanker

Company
Femgineer
Twitter
@poornima

Session
How to Ship Your Ideas
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jameswarren

James Warren

Company
Share More Stories & Johnson, Inc.
Twitter
@warrenjwric

Session
The Startup Storyteller: Using Stories to Learn
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johannawellington

Johanna Wellington

Company
GE
Twitter
@GEResearch

Session
GE–Fuel Cells: Running a Lean Startup Inside a Big Corporation
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rachelwestonrowell

Rachel Weston Rowell

Company
CA Technologies
Twitter
@RachelAWeston

Session
Accelerate Beyond The Lean Startup
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larrywilliams

Larry L. Williams Jr.

Company
UnionBase.org
Twitter
@unionbasics

Session
IGNITE: People vs Profit - Finding Harmony
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Geeta Wilson

Geeta Wilson

Company
Humana, Inc.
Twitter
@geetsabrit

Session
Sponsored Talk: How to be "Scrappy" in a Fortune 500 Company
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christinawodtke

Christina Wodtke

Company
Wodtke Consulting
Twitter
@cwodtke

Session
From Inspiration to Innovation - Using Design Thinking to Build Creative New Products
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Emily Wright-Moore

Company
United States Digital Service - Department of Veterans Affairs

Session
Intro to USDS and 18F
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Mentors

kathyastromoff

Kathy Astromoff

Company
Blink
Twitter
@KathyAstromoff

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ArthurBartWilliams

Arthur Bart-Williams

Company
Canogle
Twitter
@artbartwlms

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BlairBeverly

Blair Beverly

Company
Google
Twitter
@BlairBeverly

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JohnBradberry

John Bradberry

Company
ReadyFounder
Twitter
@johnbradberry

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mishachellam

Misha Chellam

Company
Tradecraft
Twitter
@mishachellam

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brant-cooper

Brant Cooper

Company
Moves the Needle
Twitter
@brantcooper

Session
Lean Innovation in the Enterprise Dinner
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BrettDurrett

Brett Durrett

Company
IMVU
Twitter
@bdurrett

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aaronedens

Aaron Eden

Company
Moves the Needle
Twitter
@aaroneden

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robertfan

Robert Fan

Company
Sharethrough
Twitter
@robfan

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darinfoster

Darin Foster

Company
The Walt Disney Company
Twitter
@fostered

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MikeHagler

Mike Hagler

Company
Clever

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leariehercules

Learie Hercules

Company
Octavia Technologies
Twitter
@learieherc

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jezhumble

Jez Humble

Company
Humble, O'Reilly & Associates LLC
Twitter
@jezhumble

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arthurjohnson

Arthur Johnson

Company
Twilio
Twitter
@98arthurj

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susana

Susana Jurado Apruzzese

Company
Telefonica
Twitter
@sjapru

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MeganKierstead

Megan Kierstead

Company
Social Ergonomics
Twitter
@megkierstead

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TanyaKoshy

Tanya Koshy

Company
Google

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sonjakresojevic

Sonja Kresojevic

Company
Pearson
Twitter
@sonjak18

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StephenLiguori

Stephen Liguori

Company
Liguori Innovation
Twitter
@StephenLiguori

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loumoore

Lou Moore

Company
Jawbone
Twitter
@lourmoore

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graceng

Grace Ng

Company
Javelin
Twitter
@uxceo

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maria

María de Olano Mata

Company
Telefonica Research and Development
Twitter
@mdomata

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WilliamPietri

William Pietri

Company
Code for America
Twitter
@williampietri

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oseas

Oseas Ramirez Assad

Company
Cisco Systems
Twitter
@oseasra

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Manuel Rosso

Company
Seven R Services
Twitter
@manuelrosso

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UrsulaShekufendeh

Ursula Shekufendeh

Company
AppFolio, Inc.
Twitter
@ursheku

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thomas-spengler_LoRes

Thomas Spengler

Company
TWILIO

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akashtrevedi

Akash Trivedi

Company
Kiva

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Sugathwarnakulasuriya

Sugath Warnakulasuriya

Company
Liguori Innovation
Twitter
@sugathw

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Justin Wilcox

Justin Wilcox

Company
Customer Development Labs

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Facilitators

Jasonashlok

Jason Ashlok

Company
The Frontier Project

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jeanettedepatie

Jeanette DePatie

Company
Lean Startup Co.
Twitter
@fatchicksings

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MarkGraban

Mark Graban

Company
KaiNexus / Constancy, Inc.
Twitter
@MarkGraban

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billgrundfest

Bill Grundfest

Company
Hollywood Corporate Content
Twitter
@BillGrundfest

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jennifer_maerz

Jennifer Maerz

Company
Lean Startup Co.

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heather

Heather McGough

Company
Lean Startup Company
Twitter
@urbanitysf

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MelissaHiResCentered

Melissa Moore

Company
Lean Startup Co.

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AmeeMungo

Amee Mungo

Company
Capital One
Twitter
@AMungo

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