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I believe there is little more awesome then inspiring others to push the edge on what’s possible.

I have had the joy of giving conference keynotes, workshops for organizations including PepsiCo, Microsoft and Oracle, and guest lectures for universities including MIT and Harvard Business School.

I speak on:

Technology, Innovation, Creativity, Startups, Agile/Lean, Community, and
Pushing the Edge on What’s Possible

 

My secret sauce is:

  • 1 cup Inspiration
  • 2 cups pragmatic how-to Get Shit Done
  • Sprinkle liberally with learning from one another through hands-on workshops & discussions

 

Book Abby to Speak

 

Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You

TEDx

 

How to Build Innovative Technologies

Harvard CS50 — Intro to Computer Science

 

Engineers 4 Engineers Developer Conference

 

Pushing the Edge on What’s Possible
(aka “How to Be a Hacker”)

Keynote, Agile Testing Days Germany

 

Innovative Technology

National Collegiate Research Conference

 

Strategic Risk Taking:
Lessons Learned from Entrepreneurs

 

 

Perspectives on the Coming Connected World

CreateTech Panel on Internet of Things

 

Lean Startup:
Getting out there & Changing the World

Startup Institute

 

Lean Startup Applied:
Building New Products for New Markets

Boston SPIN

 

So You Want To Do A Startup!

Agile 2013 Workshop

 

Discovering the Right Product for Your Startup

Harvard Innovation Lab

 

Lean Startup: A Founder’s Guide

MIT — The Founder’s Journey

 

How to Build Your MVP

Winter XCelerate Workshop

 

Startup Validation Hacks

Harvard Innovation Lab

 

HBS Case Study on Tech Startups

Harvard Business School

 

What People are Saying

 

“I’m so inspired by Abby’s insights into innovation, imagination, tinkering, curiosity, learning… This is a perfect keynote to kick off Agile Testing Days. Thanks Abby for reminding us to be ourselves & face fears & learn.”

“Oh my gosh – life changing session. Totally practical and very inspiring”

“Amazing”

“Loved it”

“Wow. That really makes one rethink a few things”

“Abby was exciting and very relevant”

“A lot of passion and energy, fun, precise”

“Abby was really inspiring. She has so much positive energy – this is amazing!“

“I understand why she was chosen as the Keynote speaker. She’s truly passionate about helping businesses reach their full potential through new software and community building”

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