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    Agile 2015 Keynote: Awesome Superproblems
    Written by Luke Hohmann
    on July 02, 2015


    Mountain View, California – July 1, 2015 – Today Conteneo Inc. announced that its founder and CEO Luke Hohmann will present the opening keynote for the Agile 2015 conference in Washington, DC on August 3, 2015. Agile 2015 is the leading live event for agile practitioners and is organized by the Agile Alliance, whose mission is to advance agile development principles and practices. This year’s conference and keynote speakers will focus on how collboration and communication are the cornerstones of effective teams.

    An early leader in the agile movement, Luke Hohmann’s diverse background uniquely prepared him to found Conteneo Inc., a cloud-based software company dedicated to enabling organizations optimize their decision-making through multidimensional collaboration. The inventor of the Innovation Games® collaboration frameworks, author of several seminal books on software development, frequent keynote speaker and serious games expert, Hohmann will focus on how the agile values and practices favored by progressive organizations can tackle problems -- Awesome Superproblems – that are well beyond software development.

    “Awesome superproblems are problems that are bigger than one person or team can solve, and they get worse through inaction,” commented Hohmann. “However, when we make progress on solving one, we find that new patterns that can be applied to solve classes of similar problems. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to speak at Agile 2015 and reveal how the collaborative, social and serious games that were created in the agile community have now blossomed into multidimensional frameworks that are being used by agilists around the world to solve these problems—all without any special superpowers except a willingness to try.”

    In addition to being the founder and CEO of Conteneo, Hohmann is also co-founder of the Every Voice Engaged Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps citizens and governments tackle technical and wicked social problems. Every Voice Engaged and its community partners will be on hand at Agile 2015 to share how collaborative, serious games are being used around the world to tackle problems like municipal budget shortfalls, increased school enrollment, urban planning and environmental issues like the California water crisis and more.

    Every Voice Engaged is also a sponsor of Agile 2015. To register and attend the conference, visit http://agile2015.agilealliance.org/

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    Conteneo is the leading provider of multidimensional collaboration solutions for the public and private sector. The Conteneo Collaboration Cloud and our Collaboration Consulting services enable organizations to improve performance across the enterprise, including culture and change management, market research, strategy, complex sales, and innovation and product development. Current and past clients include Adobe Systems, Cisco, Emerson Climate Technologies, HP, Rackspace, Reed Elsevier, Qualcomm, SAP, Yahoo! and others. For more information, go to http://conteneo.co.

    Every Voice Engaged® is a 501 3(c) nonprofit that that helps citizens, governments and nonprofit organizations collaboratively solve problems through the use of social, collaborative games that are unsolvable without civic engagement. Find out more at http://everyvoiceengaged.org.

     

    Photo by Nan Palmero. Taken at Fortune Growth Summit 2013. Some Rights Reserved.

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