About

Who we are

At Conteneo, we help organizations large and small put their ideas into action by playing games. Playing games to do work? You bet. Our online game platforms (Innovation Games® Online and Knowsy), along with our services enable companies to solve problems across the enterprise–in sales, corporate strategy, product development and marketing–by using the creative spark of collaborative play to tap into true innovation. From discovering new ideas to prioritizing killer new features, Conteneo helps put your ideas into action and bring breakthrough products and services to market—faster and more efficiently.

Our Team

Luke Hohmann

CEO & Founder

Luke Hohmann is the Founder and CEO of Conteneo Inc., the leading provider of Unified Collaboration Solutions. The author of three books with long titles, Luke’s playfully diverse background of life experiences have uniquely prepared him to design and produce serious games. Luke graduated magna cum laude with a B.S.E. in computer engineering and an M.S.E. in computer science and engineering from the University of Michigan. In addition to data structures and artificial intelligence, he studied cognitive psychology and organizational behavior under such luminaries as Elliot Soloway, Karl Weick, and Dan Dennison. He is also a former United States National Junior Pairs Figure Skating Champion. Luke’s work on using Serious Games to engage citizens has been covered in Businessweek and The Financial Times.

 

Dan O’Leary

CTO

Dan joined Conteneo Inc. with over 20 years experience in commercial software experience, including 10 years focused on mission-critical enterprise software products. At Callidus Software, Dan rose from a member of the initial engineering team to VP of Engineering, where he built a high-performance rule-based enterprise incentive management system (TrueComp) currently in use by over 150 global enterprises. His engineering team delivered the architecture and product feature set for two major releases then led a group of up to 50 engineers through four major releases supporting customers across manufacturing, telecommunications, life sciences, banking, financial services and insurance verticals. Prior to Callidus, Dan was a staff engineer at Sun Microsystems where he designed and built development tools supporting Java/C++ development as well as a multi-site configuration management system (TeamWare) used by the Solaris development team in addition to many other external customers. Dan holds four software patents related to his work at Sun. Dan has a M.S.E. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in Computer Science summa cum laude from Western Michigan University.

 

Laura Richardson

VP, Sales

Laura is passionate about technology and about helping customers find powerful solutions to pressing problems. She brings 20 years of sales and management experience to Conteneo Inc., including seven years at Uptime Resources where she ran the IT professional services division. Her team managed all aspects of technology for small and mid-sized businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to Uptime Resources, Laura was the business development director at E-Color where she and her team launched an image and color optimization engine to improve the reliability of online images used by large e-commerce sites from companies like Bloomingdales and J Crew. The seeds for her love of technology were planted during the four years she spent with ObjectSpace. As Sales Director for both the East and then the West Coast, she helped large Fortune accounts successfully adopt object-oriented technology and iterative development practices which were very rewarding. Laura holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and has also worked on an MA in Psychology. She lives in the East Bay with her husband and two children and challenges herself a few times a year by participating in a ToughMudder Adventure Race.

 

Our Products

 

Innovation Games® Online

Through our revolutionary online service, users can quickly begin creating and playing Innovation Games® with their customers to answer pressing market research questions, developing unique insights, and creating actionable data.
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Knowsy

To players, Knowsy is simply an incredibly fun pass-and-play iPad app. But for brand owners and market researchers, Knowsy is an incredibly powerful marketing and advertising tool. For the first time, the advertising isn’t an irritating interruption–the advertising is the game.
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Our Services

 

Game Production & Design

Let our experts design the optimal game experience to vanquish your business problems. From in-person games with 100s of players to online tournaments with participants from around the globe, Innovation Games can produce the perfect game event(s) customized to your company’s market needs.

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Training

Our public and private certification classes put the power of Innovation Games in your hands. Through our intense, action-packed, thought-provoking training classes, you will learn the skills and games you need to address your most pressing business needs.

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