Company

WHERE IS
THE TECHTOPIA
WE WERE PROMISED?

Hypergiant is an enterprise AI company focused on developing world-changing technology to solve the world's biggest problems in the areas of space, defense, and critical infrastructure. We offer a suite of AI services, software, and solutions that support companies and governments in preparing for the future through AI.

THE ORIGIN OF HYPERGIANT

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HYPERGIANT MISSION STATEMENT

NAMED AFTER THE LARGEST AND BRIGHTEST CLASS OF STAR IN THE KNOWN UNIVERSE, HYPERGIANT INDUSTRIES’ VISION IS TO BE THE GUIDING LIGHT THAT SOLVES HUMANITY’S MOST CHALLENGING PROBLEMS - WHETHER ON EARTH OR IN THE COSMOS - THROUGH THE CREATION OF AI-ENABLED PLATFORMS, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES. HYPERGIANT INDUSTRIES AIMS TO ANSWER THE HALF-CENTURY OLD QUESTION: WHERE IS THE TECHTOPIA WE WERE PROMISED?
“AI is not magic, it's just work. It is also not a new thing. I know it's sexy right now and people are excited about it, but it's really more of a magic bullet. It's a different look at how you're leveraging and organizing data.”
- BEN LAMM / FOUNDER

HYPERGIANT INDUSTRIES COMMAND

CHAIRMAN & EXECUTIVES AUSTIN, TX FIELD STATION

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DIRECTORS IN AUTONOMOUS MACHINE INTELLIGENCE SYSTEMS

LEADERSHIP SUMMARY

Leaders in Machine Intelligence - with an impressive record of tailoring solutions for clients in fields ranging from oil drilling and fluid dynamics to entertainment and healthcare. All from a user-centric perspective marrying business needs with user needs. Quite simply, this team has created some of the most well-known technology deployments in recent history.
BEN LAMM
FOUNDER
MIKE BETZER
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
BRIAN BEARD
CHIEF GLOBAL LEGAL OFFICER
MOHAMMED FAROOQ
GLOBAL CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, GM OF PRODUCTS, CHAIRMAN
SARAH GRANT
PARTNER
KRISTINA LIBBY
CHIEF SCIENCE OFFICER
C.K. SAMPLE III
CHIEF CUSTOMER OFFICER
WILL GRIFFIN
CHIEF ETHICS OFFICER
CHRIS KLEE
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF DESIGN
ANDREW BUSEY
CO-FOUNDER
STEVE FISH
HEAD OF PEOPLE
MICHAEL ROBERTS
VICE PRESIDENT OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & MACHINE LEARNING

HYPERGIANT INDUSTRIES BOARD MEMBERS

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MIKE BETZER
CEO
Mike Betzer has over thirty years of experience building technology companies across a wide range of industries from Telecommunication to Saas companies. Most recently, Betzer served as the Chief Digital Transformation Officer of Khoros where he helped modernize the customer engagement software company during a two year period. Prior to Khoros, Betzer served as Chief Customer Officer at Lithium Technologies, CEO of Humanify, Social Dynamics and Ineto. His career also includes leadership roles at Siebel Systems and Oracle and MCI.
BEN LAMM
FOUNDER
Ben Lamm is a serial technology entrepreneur that builds intelligent and transformative businesses. He is the founder of Hypergiant, a next-gen enterprise AI company. Previous to founding Hypergiant, Lamm was the CEO and founder of Conversable, the leading conversational intelligence enterprise platform that was acquired by LivePerson (NASDAQ: LPSN). Lamm was also the founder and CEO of Chaotic Moon, a global mobile creative technology studio acquired by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and mobile casual gaming company Team Chaos which was acquired by Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA). In addition to leading and growing his own companies, Lamm is very active in angel investing and startup communities, with investments in the software and emerging tech space. 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, Inc, Wired, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, and Newsweek.
BRIAN BEARD
CHIEF GLOBAL LEGAL OFFICER
Over the span of his career, including 15 years as managing partner of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati, Brian Beard has served as outside corporate counsel to public and private companies, advising them on a wide range of significant corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, and private equity and venture capital financings. He has successfully orchestrated and closed thousands of technology transactions as well as hundreds of public offerings for companies and underwriters. In addition to his legal role, Brian has advised a number of management teams and Boards of Directors on their corporate strategy, with a focus on corporate governance issues.
MOHAMMED FAROOQ
BOARD CHAIR | GLOBAL CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER AND GM OF PRODUCTS
Mohammed Farooq has over 25 years of experience in the enterprise software field building early-stage companies and transforming businesses and running go-to-market offerings for multi-billion-dollar enterprises and cloud service providers. Most recently, Farooq served as GM within IBM Global Technology Services where he established and implemented IBM's multi-cloud strategy. The transformation resulted in a 5x increase in revenue to a $1.2B business. Farooq joined IBM after the sale of Gravitant when it was acquired by IBM. Gravitant pioneered the creation of the $100 billion+ hybrid multi-cloud market space starting 2010. Prior to the founding of Gravitant, Mohammed spent seven years as CTO for the State of Texas, a $6 billion IT organization, leading the transformation of business and technology operations to improve statewide agency operations and reduce operations costs while improving citizen access.
LISA HARRIS
FOUNDER OF ALIGN CAPITAL
Lisa Harris is the founder of Align Capital, LLC and has over 35 years of experience in banking, family office investments, real estate and private equity. She also manages the family office investment portfolio of ARH Family Partnership, which holds commercial real estate, early stage capital in young companies, and numerous other investments in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. Ms. Harris currently serves on multiple corporate and non-profit boards, including as the Chairman of Americas Technology Acquisition Corp [NYSE ATA.U] which operates as a blank check company and aims to acquire one or more businesses and assets, via a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, and reorganization. Ms. Harris also serves on the Advisory Council to The Elders, a group of independent global leaders, brought together by Nelson Mandela, who offer their collective influence and experience to support peace building, help address major causes of human suffering and promote the shared interests of humanity.

Our Core Values

Our core company values seep through all parts of our business -- from the way we approach building a better world to the way we approach our clients. Partnering with Hypergiant means that you get a company that believes in:
COMMUNITY
We balance a deep understanding of technology, with a thorough appreciation of the needs of clients in all realms technical, commercial, and social. We build diverse and inclusive teams to respond to the needs of a diverse and inclusive world.
STABILITY
We build solutions and products that work now and fifty years from today by embracing a long term, growth oriented approach to design.
SAFETY
We build ethical solutions that are focused on ensuring both the safety and the health of the community, of your business and for the positive impact that artificial intelligence can have on the world.
FLEXIBILITY
We quickly adapt to a changing technology landscape to help clients realize their potential.
BALANCE
We are focused on balancing spend vs return, speed vs performance, today’s solutions vs tomorrow’s needs so as to ensure that what you buy balances your vision today with the world tomorrow.
Ben Lamm
FOUNDER
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MOHAMMED FAROOQ
GLOBAL CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Officer
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KRISTINA LIBBY
CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
Officer
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C.K. SAMPLE III
CHIEF CUSTOMER OFFICER
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Select Advisors

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BILL NYE
CEO, PLANETARY SOCIETY
William Sanford Nye, popularly known as “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” is a famous American television presenter and mechanical engineer. He is best known as the host of the syndicated children’s science show Bill Nye the Science Guy (winner of 19 Emmy Awards), the Netflix show Bill Nye Saves the World and for his many appearances in popular media as a science advocate and educator. He is the author of two best-selling books on science: Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation (2014) and Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World (2015). He has made numerous media appearances including Dancing with the Stars, The Big Bang Theory, and Inside Amy Schumer. Mr. Nye is also the CEO of the Planetary Society, an organization that promotes space exploration for the betterment of humankind.
Abidali Neemuchwala
FORMER CEO, WIPRO
Global IT services industry leader, Abid Neemuchwala has established a reputation for bold transformative thinking, a laser focus on results, an unwavering commitment to maximizing stakeholder value, and a consistent ability to align and motivate his organizations, resulting in market differentiation, rapid scaling and industry-leading profitability. Abid began his leadership journey when he joined Tata Consulting Services (TCS) in 1992, growing their BPO business to $2 billion in less than 10 years. At WiPro he moved from COO to CEO and Managing Director, overseeing more than $8 billion in revenues and 185,000 employees, and spearheaded the largest deal in Wipro’s history, a $1.5 billion contract with Blackstone-owned Alight Solutions. Abid has established himself as a humble, inventive and passionate leader, focused on helping his clients, employees and peers realize the power of technology.
SANGEETA MUDNAL
VICE PRESIDENT, CROWN CASTLE
Sangeeta Mudnal is a creative product leader known for devising innovative solutions and strategies, with expertise in software application development, AI technologies and customer experience excellence. Before her current role as a Vice President at Crown Castle, a telecommunications infrastructure and fiber solutions company, she spent 21 years at Microsoft, most recently as the Group Program Manager for Responsible AI in Microsoft Research and the Sr. Director for FATE (Fairness, Accountability, Transparency and Ethics) AI technologies. Mudnal has held various engineering leadership roles at Microsoft managing multi-level global teams of 75+ employees and delivering products like Outlook Express, MSN Messenger, Windows Live Spaces, Office PhotoDraw, as well as successfully spearheading the development of Microsoft Excel on Apple platforms for 6 years delivering 100M+ downloads, 4.6+ star ratings on iOS and surpassing the targets for feature parity, performance and customer satisfaction for Excel for Mac.
JOHN MCKINLEY
BOARD OF DIRECTORS, EQUIFAX
John McKinley is an entrepreneur and seasoned business executive who has held CTO positions at News Corp., GE Capital, and AOL. McKinley currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors at Equifax - a position he has held since 2008 - as well as CEO/Founder of Great Falls Ventures, a seed/early stage investment and advisory firm with investment exits to firms such as Microsoft and Google. McKinley is also CEO/Founder of SaferAging and serves as an advisor to a variety of leading technology companies, including Catalyst Investors, Computes, Inc., and Conversable. McKinley holds a B.S. in Decision Science and Finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
NOVA SPIVAK
CEO, MAGICAL / CO-FOUNDER, ARCH MISSION FOUNDATION
Nova Spivack is a successful venture capitalist and serial entrepreneur who has founded and co-founded some of the most successful technology startups of recent times. Currently, Nova is the founder and CEO of science and technology incubator, Magical, and co-founder of The Arch Mission Foundation. He is an advisor for EES Ventures, a seed fund focused on energy innovation, and is on the board of the Common Crawl Foundation. During his career, Nova has helped build dozens of ventures, including multiple IPOs, and acquisitions by Apple, Facebook, Samsung, Disney, and others. He also has authored nearly 100 granted, pending, and provisional patents in areas including AR/VR, AI/ML, search, advertising, mobile apps, and the semantic web.
TOM MEREDITH
SENIOR PARTNER, BRIGHTSTAR CAPITAL PARTNERS
Tom Meredith is a Sr. Partner in Brightstar Capital Partners, a middle market private equity firm based in New York and also CEO of MFI Capital. Mr. Meredith’s career spans over 35 years and includes extensive experience in corporate finance, manufacturing, finance operations, and global financial markets. Mr. Meredith has served in various senior positions at Dell, Inc, Motorola, Sun Microsystems, and Amdahl Capital. Mr. Meredith is a member of the board of The Nature Conservancy, Waller Creek Conservancy and AI Austin. He serves on the Advisory Boards of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas and the University of Texas System Chancellor’s Technology Commercialization Cabinet. He is also an Emeritus Trustee of the University of Virginia College Foundation Board.

Where Intelligence Meets Experience

A NEW MODEL FOR A NEW INDUSTRY.

We solve business problems through intelligent software powered by our Hyperdrive AI Services Integration Platform. Every solution is devised through the dual lenses of user-centric design AND Machine Intelligence.

Our Philosophy

WHEN PEOPLE, PROCESS AND METHOD FUSE TOGETHER, REVOLUTIONARY THINGS HAPPEN.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Our incredible team and AI technologies have been fortunate enough to be honored with over 35 industry awards.

The Telly Awards 2020

O.M.I. OFFICIAL DOCUMENT

OUR CULTURAL FRAMEWORK - THE THREE C’S

ALL GOOD THINGS COME IN THREES

Cultivate

We never stop learning and improving on processes. We challenge preconceived notions. We believe that knowledge wants to be shared. Through lunch and learns, executive education and industry conferences we stay cutting edge.

Conquer

We believe in pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. In our client engagements we take leading insights and transform them into something more evolved: Better. Stronger. Faster.

Celebrate

When we achieve success, we want it to be recognized and celebrated. Because the success of any individual or team is a success for Hypergiant as a whole.

Hypergiant Cultural Evidence

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