Gary Nakanelua

“Blueprint knows Disruption is equal parts curiosity, passion and rebellion. That’s what it takes to create the Next Big Thing.”

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Gary Nakanelua

Managing Director of Innovation and Experimentation

Gary oversees Blueprint's Innovation Lab, where ideas are born and tested.

He has been involved in software engineering and development for 15 years and has a broad background in User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) design, full-stack development, and big data implementation. Gary is known for his thought leadership associated with rapid product and service innovation, especially with a methodology known as Lean Startup implementation.  

What do you actually do:

Break stuff.

What motivates you: 

Doing the impossible.

What’s your favorite spot for a business lunch? Your order? 

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka. The Miso Ramen.

What everyday thing are you really good at? 

Waking up early.

If you weren’t doing your current job, what would you be doing? 

Working in the outer space tourism industry.

Best business book you’d recommend: 

Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull.

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