Conteneo Blog

Building the Budget from Zero: Online Participatory Budgeting in San José,CA

Posted by Luke Hohmann on Feb 22, 2016 12:05:13 PM

Mayor Sam Liccardo and the San José City Council, in partnership with the Every Voice Engaged Foundation and Conteneo Inc., invite San José residents to participate online in a citywide participatory budgeting event during the week of February 22, 2016.

The hour-long online “zero-based” budgeting sessions will provide residents with an opportunity to get involved in their government and community and impact the city budget.

 

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Topics: Budget Games, Collaboration, Events, Every Voice Engaged, News, Participatory Budgeting, San Jose

Collaboration at Scale: The 2016 San José Participatory Budgeting Project

Posted by Luke Hohmann on Nov 16, 2015 10:38:47 PM

At the Agile 2015 conference I challenged the Agile community to build on the core value of Customer Collaboration over Contract Negotiation to tackle technical and wicked social problems on a global scale. And we're making progress! Participatory Budgeting, Deliberative Decision-Making Forums and other forms of civic engagement are increasing, with more cities and governmental institutions leveraging these techniques and inviting more citizens to participate.

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Topics: Agile, Collaboration Cloud, Decision Engine, Deliberative Decision Making, Events, Idea Engine, Innovation, Kettering, Participatory Budg, Participatory Budgeting, San Jose

Drinking Our Own Champagne: The Idea Engine 2.0 Design Jam

Posted by Luke Hohmann on Oct 28, 2015 5:10:54 PM

A little more than five years ago, Conteneo introduced the first scalable platform for visual collaboration, now called Idea Engine. Since then, we've built two other products, Strategy Engine and Alignment Engine, made drastic improvements to Decision Engine, launched a nonprofit to bring our techniques to the public sector and a whole bunch of other cool stuff! Unfortunately, along the way, Idea Engine received less love than it deserved and become a little stale. So stale, in fact, that we've decided to redesign and rethink the platform, reset our technology stack and create some powerful new capabilities that promote even more scalable collaboration and innovation. This is Idea Engine 2.0, and this is the first of several stories we'll share about its creation. Our hope is that you'll find techniques that you can leverage for your own products and services.

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Topics: Agile, Collaboration, Collaboration Frameworks, customer, customer advisory board, Customer Story, design jam, Events, Idea Engine, Luke Hohmann, partners

Building Empathy & Understanding with the Knowsy Board Game

Posted by Luke Hohmann on Sep 18, 2015 4:10:02 PM

On April 18, 2015, the Conteneo team facilitated a session on the California drought, "Let's Talk Water," at the annual Redwood City-San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce Progress Seminar. Robert Bell, former San Mateo City Manager, was one of the organizers and sat down with us recently to discuss the session, and how the Knowsy Board Game was used to build empathy and allow people who had only just met to tackle such a complex issue. (For those not in the know, Conteneo's Alignment Engine is the online and business-focused evolution of the Knowsy Board Game and consumer iPad app.)

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Topics: Alignment Engine, California Drought, Customer Story, empathy, Events, Every Voice Engaged, Knowsy, San Mateo

Conteneo Leaders to Speak at PMI 2015 Symposium

Posted by Luke Hohmann on Sep 17, 2015 11:30:43 AM

Luke Hohmann, CEO & Founder of Conteneo, and Laura Richardson, VP of Business Development, will be speaking at the PMI Silicon Valley chapter's 2015 Symposium held at the Santa Clara Convention Center on October 5-6, 2015. This year's theme is “Learning Organization And Thought Leadership” and features keynotes, themed presentations and unconference discussions.

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Topics: Agile, Conferences, Decision Engine, Events, Every Voice Engaged, Laura Richardson, Luke Hohmann, pmi, Prioritization

The Collaborationist is In. 5-Cent Advice.

Posted by Luke Hohmann on Aug 20, 2015 6:50:46 PM

It's safe to say that there isn't much I haven't seen in the conference/tradeshow world, having worked for more than a decade on all sides of industry, from show management to vendor to exhibitor. From speaker recruitment to booth design, I thought I'd seen and done it all. That is, until August 3, when I found myself and our VP of Business Development Laura Richardson at the Gaylord Convention Center at National Harbor, Maryland, building a booth for the Every Voice Engaged Foundation from PVC pipe, a couple hundred yards of brown butcher paper and tempura paint.

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Topics: Agile, Collaboration, Conferences, Events, Every Voice Engaged, Uncategorized

Awesome Superproblems: Luke Hohmann to Keynote Leading Agile Conference Agile 2015

Posted by Luke Hohmann on Jul 2, 2015 10:59:45 AM

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.

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Topics: Agile, Conferences, Events, Every Voice Engaged, Innovation Games, Luke Hohmann, Multidimensional Collaboration

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