BMC Global 2020 Speakers & Judges
Ash Maurya is the author of two bestselling books “Running Lean” and “Scaling Lean”, and is also the creator of the highly popular one-page business modeling tool “Lean Canvas”. Ash is praised for offering some of the best and most practical advice for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs all over the world. Driven by the search for better and faster ways for building successful products, Ash has developed a systematic methodology for raising the odds of success built upon Lean Startup, Customer Development, and Bootstrapping techniques. Ash is also a leading business blogger and his posts and advice have been featured in Inc. Magazine, Forbes, and Fortune. He regularly hosts sold out workshops around the world and serves as a mentor to several accelerators including TechStars, MaRS, Capital Factory, and guest lecturers at several universities including MIT, Harvard, and UT Austin. Ash serves on the advisory board of a number of startups, and has consulted to new and established companies. Ash lives in Austin, TX.
David Bland is the Founder & CEO of Precoil, an innovation agency in the San Francisco Bay Area. He advises global corporations and Silicon Valley startups on how to find product market fit using lean startup, design thinking and agile. David has pioneered GE FastWorks with Eric Ries, advised emerging product teams at Adobe and even mentored Toyota on lean startup practices. Prior to Precoil, David was a Principal Advisor at Neo and BigVisible, where he created lean startup services. Before his transition into advising, David spent over 10 years of his career at technology startups.
David Binetti is a six-time entrepreneur, having served on the founding team of companies ranging from consumer (QFN, later Intuit's Quicken.com), to industrial (Arch Rock, acquired by Cisco Systems), to government (USA.gov (named USA Today's Site of the Year in 2000), to political (Votizen, acquired by Brigade) — with three stints as Founder/CEO. Currently, David helps larger organizations innovate faster with less risk through Innovation Options, a valuation framework he created that calculates the ROI of Innovation, allowing Finance and Product to speak a common language in achieving a common goal. David received his Bachelors with Highest Honors and University Distinction from UC Berkeley, and his MBA from UCLA, where he received the Deloitte Consulting Award for Top Thesis in his Graduating Class. He resides in San Carlos with his wife and two daughters, and when not enjoying time with them can be found coding, singing, or both.