Conteneo and Persistent Systems Announce Partnership to Drive Enterprise Agile Transformation

Agile Experts Bernie Maloney & Luke Hohmann to Speak at Agile 2015 in Washington D.C.

 

Mountain View, CA — July 31, 2015 — Conteneo Inc., a leader in multidimensional collaboration, and Persistent Systems, a leading provider of services to build software-driven businesses, including the digital transformation of enterprises, today announced a partnership agreement to drive enterprise agile innovation for their respective customers, helping organizations leverage the advantage of agile across the enterprise.

“Engineering teams are experiencing a 30-300% productivity gain when applying Agile practices and methods to their work,” said Persistent Systems Agile Coach and Trainer Bernie Maloney. “It’s our belief that these collaborative agile practices can be applied beyond engineering, to the very business itself, driving tremendous benefits for these companies and their customers.”

Bernie Maloney will head two sessions at Agile 2015, touching on the advantages of agile across the organization:

 

  • August 4th at 9:00 AM – Create Influence, On Demand
  • August 6th at 3:45 PM – Bootstrap Your Business Model: Business Agility on the Back of a Napkin

 

“Effective collaboration is the foundation of agile methods and practices. It’s our mission to help organizations reap the benefits of agile, at scale, through multidimensional collaboration,” said Luke Hohmann, CEO & Founder of Conteneo Inc. and inventor of the Innovation Games® collaboration frameworks. “With Persistent Systems’ expertise in agile software development and enterprise digital transformation, and Conteneo’s cloud-based collaboration platform and services, our respective customers will benefit from agile methods across departments and divisions, from engineering to marketing to sales and beyond.”

Luke Hohmann will present the main stage keynote, “Awesome Superproblems” on August 3 at Agile 2015, focusing on how collaborative techniques can be used successfully for social good, as well as across the enterprise in the private sector. He will also be a presenter in the Agile Stalwarts track on Wednesday, August 5.

“We continue to strengthen our partner ecosystem to help our customers transform into software-driven businesses,” said Persistent Systems EVP Sudhir Kulkarni. “Conteneo’s prowess and focus on multidimensional collaboration, combined with our expertise in building software that enables our customers to drive their business, delivers an accelerated path to enterprise agile transformation for our customers.”

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About Conteneo
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.

About Persistent Systems
Persistent Systems (BSE & NSE: PERSISTENT) builds software that drives the business of our customers; enterprises and software product companies with software at the core of their digital transformation.

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