Saturday 10th March, 2012
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Startup Case Studies' from Airbnb, LivingSocial, HubSpot, & Rally Software on measuring success including lessons learned with pivots, metrics, and growth.
CTO, Rally Software Development
Zach is CTO of Rally Software and AgileZen, the collaboration platforms that allow companies to build great products faster with Agile and Lean practices. Prior to joining Rally, Zach was co-founder of a startup that radically changed how creative professionals managed projects. His company was acquired by publicly-traded Creo, Inc., now a division of Kodak. He also served as Chief Software Architect at Quark, where he provided the technological vision for the company that led the creation of the desktop publishing market. At the age of 13, Zach began commercially publishing software and, at age 16, started a successful consulting business. A Boettcher Scholar, Zach received his BS with distinction in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Colorado. He lives near Boulder, Colorado and enjoys playing golf, mountain biking and spending time with his family.
Husband, Geek, Entrepreneur, Aaron leads the long-term technical direction and day to day development of LivingSocial’s core products. Prior to LivingSocial, he was Architect at Revolution Health, and led development for Blockbuster's Online Subscription effort. Aaron holds degrees in Computer Science and Japanese from Lehigh University.
Thomas is the Founder and Managing Partner of AngelPad, a startup mentorship program he launched in 2010 with a team of fellow ex-Googlers. Since then, AngelPad has helped to launch some 37 companies, 31 of which have raised over $25 million in additional funding. Prior, Thomas spent seven years at Google where he was the first international Product Manager and later their first Product Evangelist.
3:30pm LEAN STARTUP: From the White House to the Boardroom, What You Can Learn From Lean Giants by Macon Phillips, Scott Cook and Todd Park
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