Ian is an entrepreneur and technologist. He has a long track record of identifying trends early. He worked with worldwide distributed Hypertext systems in 1989 with Ted Nelson at Autodesk, and at Wired Magazine was on the launch team for HotWired, the first major site to carry commercial web traffic on the Internet. An earlier incarnation of Neo developed the first client-server application ever built in Java, and he later joined Symantec as a Java Evangelist. As Chief Architect/employee #3 at Friendster, and in the days before cloud computing, helped it grow from 120,000 to 6,000,000 users, and from 4 machines to 300 in its first year, on its way to 115 million users. As VP of Technology at Pivotal Labs, he helped build that company to a leading brand in Agile Development consultancy, before leaving to found Neo, integrating both Lean and Agile practices. Ian is a frequent speaker on lean, agile, and user experience.