Meet our 2024 speakers

Ben Kennedy

CEO at BKKB Ventures

Ben brings over 20+ years of global marketing and communications expertise to the Cannabis industry, having worked for both WPP and Omnicom in New York, London and Denver.  During his time with Omnicom, he led the connected commerce practice across the enterprise, working with clients such as J&J, Diageo, Starbucks, Michelin & Nissan. His primary responsibility was to govern the definition, design, and development of connected commerce ecosystems. 

Today, Ben occupies the role of CEO at BKKB Ventures, a company building out the Fable line of botanical cannabis beverages. Fable represents a maturation of the Cannabis beverage sector, offering consumers a line of beverages to be consumed as one would consume an alcoholic cocktail.  Fable will be available in CA, Maine, Mass, VT and NYC in 2022.

Ben serves as an advisor to several private equity groups operating within the MarTech, eCommerce and Cannabis industry. He lives in Denver Colorado with his wife and Co-founder Kristin, their children and fur mountain explorers, Bracken & Huxley.