Bob Ainsbury

My Likes

Authenticity, simplicity, and this cool place.

My Formula

I don’t have one. Technology leadership is like jazz – you must know all the fundamentals and then you ignore them knowingly.

My Specialty

Molding organizations that consistently make ideas profitable.

My Career

All things high tech with roots in software development – more on LinkedIn

My Passion


My Dislikes

Arrogance, laziness and fish.


A technologist that gets what it takes to go from an idea to a scalable business, and how to accelerate growth in mature organizations. Truth be told, I like engineery things the most.

Business and technology perspectives have been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, on CBS Radio and on National Public Radio.

Recently honored as 2016 Titan of Technology by Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal. Woot.

People and things that interest me ...

Where I Work

I am currently the Chief Product Officer at Granicus, and I am having a blast. Our technology helps government do things better, faster and is driving digital transformation. You're welcome. It is my favorite job in 15 years - a great team, doing really impactful and important work.

Techie Things

A massively scalable communications platform. Multi-tenant. 100% cloud first. Ruby, Java, Javascript. Jenkins. Pager Duty. AWS. Puppet. Jira. GIT. Two data centers. Billions of messages a month. 160 million users. 60,000 admins. 4,000 customer. Agile shop.