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Provocateur. Mentor.
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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.

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Ben Lamm

Biography

Ben Lamm is a serial technology entrepreneur that builds intelligent and transformative businesses. He is currently the founder and CEO of Hypergiant, a next-gen AI and defense company. 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 (NASDAQ: LPSN) in 2018.

Lamm was also the founder and CEO of Chaotic Moon, a global mobile creative technology powerhouse acquired by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). 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 (NASDAQ: ZNGA).

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.

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 actively mentors 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, the Planetary Society’s advisory council and the advisory board of the Arch Mission.

Lamm is often quoted in the press on innovation, technology and entrepreneurship, and has appeared as a thought leader in outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Adweek, Entrepreneur, Wired, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, and Newsweek.

Current Company

Hypergiant

Hypergiant Industries is the AI industrial complex for leading global enterprises and governments. We help major institutions innovate with breakthrough machine intelligence-driven technology. The solutions, products, and companies we create support our customers on their mission to speed beyond norms and realize an exploded potential of the future we were promised through AI. Tomorrowing Today.

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Past Companies

Conversable

Conversable is the leading AI-driven conversational platform that helps brands reach their customers through automated experiences on all major messaging and voice platforms. The Conversable SaaS platform is the best solution for creating and deploying smart, automated conversational customer engagement models and flows using its easy to use interface and tools.

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Chaotic Moon

Chaotic Moon Studios was a global mobile creative technology powerhouse that designed, developed, and delivered the world’s greatest mobile software products with some of the world’s biggest brands. In July 2015, Chaotic Moon was acquired by consulting and technology service company Accenture.

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Team Chaos

Team Chaos was a mobile consumer gaming company based in Austin, Texas. The company’s goal was making fun, original games that people can easily play across a variety of mobile platforms, led by a group of imaginative engineers fanatical about creating immersive and mind-blowing digital adventures. Team Chaos was acquired by industry leading mobile games company Zynga in 2016.

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Simply Interactive

Simply Interactive was the market leader in providing custom eLearning software solutions based on its proprietary learning modules, simulations, and knowledge management software. Solutions were deployed via web, kiosks, and mobile. Founded in 2007, the company was acquired by Agile in 2010.

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Select Awards & Recognition

Ben has received numerous awards highlighting his work in the Texas community and nationally in the fields of entrepreneurship, innovation and technology. Below are a few select awards from recent years.

Speaking Engagements

From the local and regional events such as Venture Dallas to internationally recognized conferences such as CES, Ben regularly speaks to large crowds about his vision for achieving the future we were promised. Whether waxing philosophical about the promise of human enhancement inherent in artificial intelligence at Adweek’s Elevate: AI or broadening attendees horizons beyond terrestrial limitations at SpaceCom, Ben brings a signature blend of real-world experience, acute insight, media savvy, and demonstrated pragmatism to every speaking engagement.

Inventions

Since creating an interactive pizza table for Pizza Hut in 2014, Ben has been responsible for an accelerating wave of technological accomplishments. He has worked with R&D teams across multiple companies to invent sub-dermal temporary tattoos with monitoring and measuring capabilities, an augmented reality helmet that bridges the gap between informatics/telematics and user interaction, and, recently, the Eos Bioreactor, an AI-driven algae bioreactor that creates a stepping stone for climate change reversal, amongst many others. These inventions have been highlighted in publications such as FastCompany, Newsweek, CNN and Fortune.

Project HyperVSR

Project HyperVSR

Biometric Helmet Display. A next-generation space helmet prototype which can display details like an astronaut’s vital signs or other information about a mission. Its purpose is to improve safety by putting more information at astronauts’ fingertips and cutting down on how much they have to maneuver in the spacesuit.

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Project Orion

Project Orion

Augmented Reality Helmet. Sitting at the heart of this HUD framework is a proprietary series of computer vision modules designed to function independently on-chip at the edge. The core function of these modules is to provide shape/object classification and detection as well as masking (e.g. thermal imaging) and highlighting. From the start, these modules have been designed to be as fast and lightweight as possible and perform against a live stream of video vs. a static image.

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Project Holobook

Project Holobook

Holographic Pitch deck. Powerpoint and keynote decks are the medium in which the design leaders of the past shared their narratives. But just as cave paintings gave way to Michelangelo and the radio shows of yesteryear paved the way for dazzling, eye-searing 8K video, so too must presentation decks evolve. Enter: the Holobook.

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EOS Bioreactor

EOS Bioreactor

Green AI Technology. A holistic energy concept that creates a stepping stone to reverse climate change. The key ingredient, algae, converts carbon dioxide into carbon-rich lipids to create biofuel. Every aspect of the algae bioreactor closed system is automated and controlled by machine intelligence to make it easier to maintain, lowering any manual software burdens.

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Selected Press Coverage

Ben is frequently covered in many outlets including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Wired, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Entrepreneur, and Newsweek. Across sites and publications that range from Adweek to the Forbes, Ben examines a broad swath of topics within the tech industry that others would find hard to rationalize, whether talking about the societal impacts of the Fourth Industrial Revolution or the promise inherent in interplanetary exploration. Ben has a unique sense of the interconnectedness of disparate human endeavors and what it portends for the achievements of our species.

Thought Leadership

Bold and visionary while remaining grounded and pragmatic, Ben is a recognized voice in the area of technology and entrepreneurship thought leadership. He is honored to be a member of the Forbes Business Council and an Advisory Board member of Adweek and his voice is regularly heard on those channels. His contributions cover such disparate topics as entrepreneurship, artificial intelligence, climate change, and the commercialization of space.

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Advisory Boards

Ben is extremely honored to be part of the Advisory Boards of the Dallas Entrepreneur Center, AI Global, The Arch Mission Foundation, The Planetary Society, and Adweek. He is very pleased to be given the opportunity to share his passion, experience, and insights with such organizations and work towards societal improvement on a local, national, global, and ultimately galactic scale.

Adweek
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.

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Planetary Society
Advisory Board Member

The Planetary Society is the world’s largest space advocacy and outreach nonprofit organization, working to create a culture of exploration around the world, with the goal of increasing the number of peaceful missions to space. The Society was founded in 1980 and is currently led by CEO Bill Nye, the Science Guy.

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Arch Mission
Advisory Board Member

The Arch Mission Foundation designs, builds, delivers and maintains curated long-term archives, housed in specially designed devices called Archs™ (pronounced “Arks”). Archs are being developed with a variety of form factors to survive for long durations in space, as well as on the surfaces of planets, moons and asteroids.

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Nautilus
Nautilus
Co-Owner and Stratgic Science Advisor

The mission of Nautilus is to connect science, mathematics, culture, big ideas, and art. We want everyone to to understand the fundamental scientific questions of our day, and appreciate how advances both large and small positively impact daily life. Vibrant, original writing and reporting has differentiated Nautilus from the very beginning, but we’re just getting started. Nautilus is the best and brightest science brand I know.

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Mentorship

Ben is an active voice in the tech community and is passionate about providing guidance towards the future achievements of the industry leaders of tomorrow. Ben works closely with Capital Factory, TechStars, and The DEC to share his unique insights and perspectives with entrepreneurs and future technology leaders responsible for building innovative, disruptive, and heretofore unimagined businesses.

Contact

info@hypergiant.com
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