Ben Lamm is a serial technology entrepreneur that builds intelligent and transformative businesses. He is currently the founder and CEO of Hypergiant, the Office of Machine Intelligence. Previous to founding Hypergiant, Lamm was the CEO and founder of Conversable, the leading conversational intelligence platform that helps brands reach their customers through automated experiences on all major messaging and voice platforms. Conversable was acquired by LivePerson in 2018.
Lamm was also the the founder and CEO of Chaotic Moon, a global mobile creative technology powerhouse acquired by Accenture. During his time at Chaotic Moon and as a Managing Director at Accenture, Lamm spearheaded the creation of some of the Fortune 500’s most groundbreaking digital products and experiences in the emerging tech world of IoT, VR, Connected Car, Mobile, Tablet, and Wearables.
After leaving Accenture, Lamm focused his attention on other ventures, including the consumer gaming company he co-founded, Team Chaos. Team Chaos was focused on making fun, original games that people can easily play across a variety of platforms. In 2016, Team Chaos was acquired by Zynga.
In addition to leading and growing his own companies, Lamm is very active in angel investing, incubators and startup communities, with investments in the software and emerging tech space. He is both an active voice in the tech community as well as actively mentoring fellow entrepreneurs on how to build disruptive businesses through accelerators and corporate programs. In addition to supporting startups, Lamm also serves on Adweek’s advisory board and the Planetary Society’s advisory council.
Lamm is often quoted in the press on innovation, technology and entrepreneurship, and has appeared as a thought leader in outlets such as Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Adweek, Entrepreneur, Inc, Wired, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, and Newsweek.
Acquired by: Agile
ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER
The Planetary Society is the world’s largest space advocacy and outreach nonprofit organization, with over 40,000 members in 100 countries. The Society works to create a culture of exploration around the world, with the goal of increasing the number of peaceful missions to space by the U.S. and other countries. The Planetary Society also creates and manages its own projects, including providing funding for SETI, near-Earth object surveys, planetary defense, seed funding for new technologies, and a solar sail mission, LightSail. The Society was founded in 1980 by Bruce Murray, Lou Friedman, and Carl Sagan, and is currently led by CEO Bill Nye, the Science Guy.
EXECUTIVE ADVISORY BOARD
Representing a wide range of industries and backgrounds, the Adweek Advisory Board is a group of top-level executives and thought leaders who have volunteered to help foster productive conversation around the key issues facing their companies, clients and peers. Throughout the year, they will be asked to share their perspectives with Adweek’s leadership and audiences, while also serving as a sounding board for new ideas.