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Ryan Martens

Rally Software
CTO

I am not Paul Hawken. Or Peter Senge or Richard Branson. But I have studied these social innovators and am diligently working to apply these concepts in a 300-person business, venture-backed startup that I founded in 2002. I am the Chief Sustainability/Social/Strategy Officer and Chief Technology Officer at Rally Software.

We are a How company and I am a How innovator, where the rubber meets the road. I am an expert in helping companies adopt a methodology called Agile development and Lean Startup, loosely defined as methods for delivering small batches in quick cycles to speed learning and innovation. I founded Rally to help make a major impact in the technology industry by moving it from a slow, wasteful and burdensome product model to a fast, sustainable, high-impacting service model. I hope this leads to changes, as Paul Hawken and the Lovins described in Natural Capitalism.  The goal here is to break the take-make-waste cycle and move society toward a regenerative service model – a model where work creates joy, diversity, social justice and clean ecosystem services. We are moving beyond product team to Agile portfolio management, as well as agility throughout the organization. You can follow all of my efforts in these areas in my blog posts, like those on Sustainability.

In addition to trying to change the technology industry, I integrate my work in capital markets with social impact. I am a founding board member with Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado, a member of the engineering entrepreneurship efforts at the University of Colorado and an mentor at the Unreasonable Institute and Boulder TechStars.  The continued work on our the Rally Foundation is the result of working with great people in these institutions.

I live a fantastic life in Boulder, Colorado, with my wife, son Gus and a menagerie of animals including horses, dogs, chickens, goats, burros, bees, worms and canaries. All creatures work hard to make soil amendments or food in our permaculture gardens.

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Saturday, May 17
 

09:30