Ian is an entrepreneur and technologist. He's the Founder of Neo, a global product innovation company. McFarland has been on the forefront of major technology waves, working with worldwide distributed Hypertext systems in 1989 at Autodesk. He was on the launch team at HotWired and wrote the book Mastering Tomcat Development for J. Wiley and Sons. He joined Friendster in 2004 as employee #4, becoming Chief Architect as the company grew from 120,000 to 6,000,000 users. Ian speaks frequently on the importance of Agile, Rails and the Cloud, both from a business and a technical perspective.
Interviewed by Grace Ng, Co-Founder of Lean Startup Machine
Grace is an entrepreneur and one of the youngest thought leaders and speakers on Lean User Experience (Lean UX) in the world. She's Co-Founder and Design Lead at Lean Startup Machine, an innovation education company that has helped thousands of entrepreneurs and individuals from organizations including Google, Salesforce, News Corp, Intuit, and others, start hundreds of new businesses on five continents. Grace is active in the community as a featured guest speaker for the White House's Innovation Fellows, Princeton University, and an instructor for Singularity University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
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