CEO World Awards

Ben Lamm | It’s time to dream up something new

CEO | VHypergiant |Austin, Texas, United States

Ben Lamm is a serial technology entrepreneur dedicated to making the impossible possible. He builds intelligent, disruptive software companies that help the Fortune 500 innovate with breakthrough technologies. Ben is the co-founder, Executive Chairman, and CEO of Hypergiant, the office of machine intelligence Industries. Previously, he was the founder and CEO of Conversable, the leading conversational intelligence platform acquired by LivePerson, the founder and CEO of Chaotic Moon Studios, the global creative technology powerhouse acquired by Accenture and co-founder of Team Chaos, acquired by Zynga.


What do achievements mean to you?

They mean that it’s time to dream up something new. 

What excites you most about the work that you do?

We are really change the world for the better and that’s something that a lot of technology companies struggle with. I don’t want to make a great app. I want to improve the lives of every day people — and that’s what we are doing at Hypergiant. 

Do you have a mantra or motto that you live by?

Be more curious. 

Hypergiant’s CEO 

Recent successes

We have nearly 15 patents currently under review which I feel personally incredibly excited about. 

How do you stay motivated

Great music. Good friends. And, lots of soda water. 

Guiding principle

Nothing is impossible – it’s just a matter of time, resources, and priority. 

Best decision

Starting Hypergiant. 

Definition of leadership

Someone who can set and think in big visions and then bring together the teams of people to get that done. 

One word that best describes you

Curious. 

Like best about job

The ability to solve big problems. 

Like least about job

The pace of change. 

What are you really into outside of work?

SciFi, music, ancient aliens, art, books, and trends. 

Pet peeve

Lateness

Idea of perfect happiness

Running and building world-changing companies. 

Greatest strength

Probably my curiosity or my creativity. 

Characteristic most admired

Courage

Characteristic least admired

Sloth. 

Current state of mind

Busy.

Exercise of choice

Walking. 

Question you want answered

Are there aliens?

How do you learn?

Read everything all the time. 

When it’s all over, how do you want to be remembered?

As someone who reached their full potential. 

Favorite word

Why?

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