The CEO and Founder of Conteneo, Luke Hohmann is a recognized expert on Agile & serious games. He is also the author of three books and numerous articles on software product management. His books include Innovation Games: Creating Breakthrough Products through Collaborative Play (2006), Beyond Software Architecture (2003) and Journey of the Software Professional (1996). He is also a frequent speaker at software and other industry events and was the Keynote Presenter at Agile 2015.
Before founding Conteneo, Luke was the CEO of Enthiosys, an Agile product management consulting company. Luke was also vice president of business development in the U.S. for Aladdin Knowledge Systems, vice president of engineering and product development at Aurigin Systems Inc., education technical director at ObjectSpace Inc., and vice president of systems engineering at EDS Fleet Services.
Luke’s counsel is sought far and wide. He is a member of the Agile Alliance and a former board member, having been involved for more than a decade in the Agile community. He is also a senior advisor to OpenView Venture Partners. Luke has been a featured presenter at numerous conferences including the Software Development Best Practices 2006 and 2007 conferences, Agile 2007 / 2008 / 2009, The Spring Experience, and The Better Software Conference & Expo. He has also been a guest lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley’s School of Information. He is a member of the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and the IEEE.
Luke graduated magna cum laude with a B.S.E. in computer engineering and an M.S.E. in computer science and engineering from the University of Michigan. In addition to data structures and artificial intelligence, he studied cognitive psychology and organizational behavior. He is also a former United States National Junior Pairs Figure Skating Champion and certified aerobics instructor. In his spare time, Luke likes roughhousing with his four kids and his wife’s cooking. He also enjoys long runs in the Santa Cruz mountains to burn off his wife’s cooking.