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Masa K Maeda, Ph.D.

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

CEO, Founder and principal consultant, Valueinnova LLC and Steering Committee Member, Agile Testing Alliance.

CEO, Founder and principal consultant, Valueinnova LLC and Steering Committee Member, Agile Testing Alliance.

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Involved In

Founder

Valueinnova LLC
SEGOinnova

Advisor

Repsol
Swift Kanban
Copa Airlines
CHANEL
Tokiota

Positions

CEO, Founder and principal consultant Valueinnova LLC 2008 - present
Steering Committee Member Agile Testing Alliance September 2013 - present
Senior Consultant Cutter Consortium January 2008 - present
Co-founder and principal consultant SEGOinnova April 2008 - November 2012
Associate David J Anderson & Associates February 2011 - December 2011
Manager of Quality Assurance Vuze Inc. March 2007 - August 2008
Manager of Quality Assurance Akimbo Systems October 2005 - March 2007
Lead (manager) of Quality Assurance Ingenuity Systems December 1999 - March 2005
Lead of Quality Assurance When.com/Netscape/AOL January 1999 - November 1999
Developer and Quality Assurance Lead Electric Communities March 1997 - December 1998
Engineer at R&D campus Apple Computer September 1995 - March 1997
Consultant JustSystems 1993 - 1995

Education

Ph.D. University of Tokushima, Japan Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence 1992 - 1995
M.S. University of Tokushima, Japan Information Science and Intelligent Systems Engineering 1990 - 1992
B.E. National Autonomous University of Mexico Computer Science 1983 - 1988

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Product strategy
  • • Agile Transformation
  • • Behavioral Economics
  • • Business planning
  • • Kanban
  • • SCRUM
  • • Systems Thinking
  • • Organizational Behavior
  • • High Collaboration Frameworks
  • • Lean for knowledge work
  • • Agile QA
  • • Kanban for Knowledge Work
  • • Lean Agile Mindset
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Mobile
  • • Transportation
  • • Smart Home
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Financial Services
  • • Green
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Robotics
  • • Social Impact
  • • Travel
  • • Payments
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Edutainment

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Lean startup • Agile • Behavioral Economics • Kanban • Quality Assurance • SCRUM • Lean manufacturing • Organizational Behavior • High Collaboration Frameworks • Agile Quality Assurance • Systems Tihinking • Lean Agile Thinking

Key Accomplishments

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Al Shalloway
We worked together  •  CEO, Net Objectives. Previously Co-founder and Board Member, Lean Systems Society. Emory grad. Emory grad.
masa is very experienced, has great integrity, and an expert in the business development with a software component
Mahesh Singh
We worked together  •  Co-founder, Sr. Vice President - Product, Digite, Inc.. Previously Co-founder, Vice President - Product, Digite, Inc..
Masa is a thought leader and pioneer in combining lean/ agile and human behavior models to deliver hi-tech projects successfully and transfo ... rm hi-tech organizations into highly successful agile organizations.
Frode Odegard
They're my friends  •  Chairman & CEO, Lean Systems Institute and Chairman & CEO, Odegard adVentures.
Mase is extremely experienced in helping organizations go from dysfunctional software development to a situation that delivers business resu ... lts and makes employees happy. He has deep experience with doing this globally, and speaks both Japanese and Spanish. Masa also has a deep technical background, with a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence from Japan.
Shampa Banerjee
We worked together  •  Chief Product Officer, Eros Digital and Board Member, Association for Corporate Growth Silicon Valley.
Masa has a lot of experience getting companies from old project management practices to agile project management framework thereby increasin ... g their protibality.

Frode Odegard
We worked together  •  Chairman & CEO, Lean Systems Institute and Chairman & CEO, Odegard adVentures.
Frode has a very high level of understanding and practical mastery on how to apply systems thinking and lean to strategic decision making. H ... e also is a very charismatic consultant particularly good at communicating the complex in very simple words that professionals of all kinds and at all levels of expertise can grasp immediately.

Mahesh Singh
We worked together  •  Co-founder, Sr. Vice President - Product, Digite, Inc.. Previously Co-founder, Vice President - Product, Digite, Inc..
Mahesh is very keen at identifying core needs and issues at enterprise and startup level. At the same time he is an excellent hands-on execu ... tive.

Amy Lightholder
They're my friends  •  Senior Project Manager, Consensus Corporation and Mentor, Railsbridge Project.
Amy has the attitude, skills and drive to make a new venture successful.