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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ernst & Young recognized Ben Lamm as Technology Innovator Entrepreneur of the Year® as part of three decades of honoring “unstoppable” business leaders in the Southwest region. An independent judging panel bestowed this prestigious award on Ben in June 2019.
Celebrating its fourth year in 2020, Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas recognizes the pursuit of innovation for the common good and honors products, companies, concepts, policies and designs. Hypergiant’s Eos Bioreactor is a finalist in the Energy category.
AustinInno named Hypergiant as one of the 50 on Fire which celebrates innovators, big and small, individuals and companies, across many different categories. AmericanInno is cultivating a national audience of next generation business leaders and constructing a network of local expertise and recognizes bold startups identified through a rigorous analysis of the local technology startup ecosystem.
Hypergiant was honored to be recommended by Aerospace & Defense Review as one of the Top 10 Space Tech Solution Companies in 2020 available to help organizations to achieve their business-specific needs to achieve their long-term business goals.
DotCom Magazine’s editorial team awarded Hypergiant the Impact Company of 2019 award and CEO/Founder Ben Lamm was subsequently featured in a detailed interview as part of their Leader Roundtable Interview Series.
Hypergiant was honored to be recognized by the Business Intelligence Group for Achievements in Artificial Intelligence (2019). Awards were presented for excellence in four major types of AI: Reactive Machines, Limited Memory, Theory of Mind, and Self-Awareness. Hypergiant was recognized in the Theory of Mind category.
Each year, Austin-based festival South by Southwest (SXSW) recognizes products in categories ranging from Speculative Design to AI and Machine Learning. For the 23rd Annual SXSW Innovation Awards Presented by Sprinklr, the Eos Bioreactor is a finalist for recognition in the Climate, Culture & Social Impact category.
In late 2018, CNBC shone the spotlight on Hypergiant as a promising young startup “on the path to becoming tomorrow’s Household Names.” This elite group of 100 organizations represents rising companies that span many sectors including fintech, health tech, cybersecurity, retail, artificial intelligence and more.
Ben was recognized as one of the top ten Adweek Rising Tech Stars who is "Fueling a New Wave of Digital Insights." He was included as a groundbreaking technology leader and visionary entrepreneur amongst a group that included viral content creators, brand revitalizers, product gurus, and young VCs.
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.
Ben was pleased to take part in the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ben is quite at home at CES, an exhibition that features bold, new product innovations and bleeding edge technology, and Ben spearheaded some conference-specific program enhancements when Conversable used its NLP/intelligent platform to create the first CES conference guide leveraging Twitter.
The Techstars Startup Week program brings together entrepreneurs to provide guidance, accelerate momentum, and identify opportunities amongst local and regional technology visionaries, businesspeople, and developers. Ben was pleased to be part of this unique program that allowed attendees to find a team, create prototypes, validate business ideas, and receive feedback from industry leaders.
Ben was part of a pop-up panel discussion concerning the intersection of artificial intelligence and defense: How to Capture VC Funding. The conversation was moderated by Adam Porter-Price, principal at Booz Allen Hamilton, and included Sean Singleton, director of The Blackhorse Fund at Franklin Templeton Investments.
Venture Dallas was launched to establish North Dallas as an investment catalyst and enhance relationships between local founders and out-of-area investors and establishing North Texas as an investment catalyst. Ben came together with celebrity scientist Bill Nye and moderator Molly Cain, to discuss climate change, the burgeoning space market, and who Ben wants to be when he grows up (Bill Nye).
Ben was a Featured Speaker at the Elevate: AI Summit, an intensive thought leadership event focused on ways artificial intelligence can deliver enhanced customer experiences. Other notable speakers included: Alicia Hatch, Chief Marketing Officer, Deloitte Digital; Sherif Mityas, Chief Information Officer and Chief Strategy Officer, TGI Fridays; and Tom Goodwin, Executive Vice President and Head of Innovation, Zenith Media.
The Startup Grind event brought together over 300 exhibitors across 57 countries and 33 industries to provide education, networking opportunities, and startup exposure. Ben took part as a technology industry leader, entrepreneur, and mentor bringing his experience as a thought leader, successful founder, and technology visionary to participants.
SpaceCom positions itself as America’s premier commercial space conference and expo and Ben, an entrepreneur with interplanetary ambitions, a Planetary Society Advisory Board Member, and business-owner with commercial space interests related to Hypergiant Galactic Systems, was an enthusiastic participant in the Entrepreneur Summit Competition Finals & Award Presentation in Houston, TX.
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.
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
Camera-equipped drone mounted to the roof of a police car that can take off and record an encounter from above.
“Smart” shopping cart capable of following the user around the store, making suggestions for the grocery list and meal ideas, keeping track of allergies and allowing the user to bypass the checkout line.
Temporary tattoo that uses LED lights, a micro-controller, and conductive inks to create a circuit board on the surface of the user’s skin. Tech Tats can monitor vital health functions, body temperature, hydration levels, heart rate and has the capability to collect, store, send and receive data.
Fitcoin is a revolutionary way to earn cryptocurrency through exercise. Simply link your fitness tracker to the Fitcoin app and use your burned calories as currency in the store. Earn as you burn!
360 degree proximity-sensing headband that helps guide users around by motor-driven haptic feedback. Helps the visually impaired detect obstacles and helps guide them.
A motorized skateboard controlled only by the mind. Control is based upon brain wave readings from an Emotiv EPOC headset.
Short for Chaotic Unmanned Personal Intercept Drone, C.U.P.I.D. is a drone that can shoot you with barbed Taser darts and zap you with 80,000 volts.
Ben holds patents in the areas of mobility and media technology, awarded between 2014 - 2019. These patents focus on a range of problems both technological and societal. His patents include:
Systems, media, and methods for providing an algorithmically sorted watchlist or wishlist.
Systems, media, and methods for automated response to queries made by interactive electronic chat.
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.
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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.
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.
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.