We believe that collaborating teams are the most powerful force we have to solve the world’s problems. Everything we do is all about making teams more successful; more skilled to tackle the most pressing problems with confidence.
We are inspired by serious games and game mechanics, cognitive science and organizational behavior and are beyond excited about the power of well designed collaboration frameworks.
So we asked ourselves, what could be possible if we challenged a bunch of badass Scala developers to create a scalable, secure collection of engines to power collaboration? Could we change the world? Well we know we can make agile teams & enterprises better and we know that we can help citizens work together to make their communities better. See the pattern? We are not changing the world alone – we are doing it together! You and your teams of colleagues, customers and citizens can solve the problems you face through the power of framework driven collaboration.
CEO & Founder
Luke Hohmann is the Founder and CEO of Conteneo Inc. The author of three books with long titles, Luke’s playfully diverse background of life experiences has 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 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.
VP Sales & Business Development
Laura brings 20 years of sales, marketing and technology experience to Conteneo Inc., including seven years at Uptime Resources where she ran the IT professional services division. Prior to Uptime Resources, Laura worked for a startup that 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. Laura is a mid-westerner at heart but loved the four years she spent with ObjectSpace in Texas . 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. Laura holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and has also worked on an MA in Psychology. Finally she can show her parents that her degree has direct application! She is the acting Director of Partnerships at the Every Voice Engaged Foundation and works with communities to implement civic engagement programs including participatory budgeting.