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An Interview with Ben Lamm, Hypergiant Industries Founder and CEO: ‘We Overlay Creativity with Technological Innovation to Stay Ahead of the Changing Market’

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“Our company sits at the intersection of technology and innovation; as a result, we often lead the way.”

The rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) may seem a daunting prospect on the surface. In truth, however, this rapidly developing-technology presents a wealth of opportunities for businesses looking to upskill their workforce and transform
the user experience.

As such, we’re thrilled to present Hypergiant Industries – a company dedicated to providing AI and machine learning solutions for enterprise customers and government agencies.

The company was incorporated in 2018. It has additional office locations in Austin, Dallas, Houston and Washington, DC.

Ben Lamm, Hypergiant Industries Founder/CEO, spoke exclusively to The Silicon Review. Below is an excerpt.

Why was the company set up?

Hypergiant was set up to be the leader in providing the AI solutions, services, and products necessary to solve the world’s biggest problems. Using AI, the company has focused on issues like climate change, space exploration and the on-going enterprise challenges. As the company has grown, so has its ability to solve bigger and more diverse challenges and the company has a particular aptitude in providing solutions for companies that need complex technical solutions for complex, global challenges, while also creating solutions to problems the world has struggled to solve.

What kind of responses have you received from your consumers over the years? How have they motivated you to shape your offerings/grow the company?

The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Since we come to the world of AI in a very pragmatic and educational way, the messaging and approach has been well received in the market. Others take a “black box” approach that we feel limits the ability of the field and ultimately the growth of their companies.

What challenges did you face in your initial years? What can your peers learn from it?

Hypergiant is 16 months old and has experienced explosive growth. Within these first 16 months, we have grown to over 175 people, opened three offices, and made acquisitions of a number of companies while growing and servicing some of the world’s top Fortune 500 companies and governments. We’ve learnt to be nimble, determined, and go after

big opportunities. We don’t see these as risks; we see them as small steps and big leaps in a long term vision. Therefore, we would encourage our peers to also think about long term impact opportunities and take the risks that allow those future visions to come to life.

How do you stay relevant to the consumer interests and needs in this highly volatile market?

The AI market is a crucial part of the next generation of technology advancement. We are setting the agenda for what is relevant and continually adapting to the changing needs of a volatile market with our clients. We typically start most of our relationships of the C-Suite and are driving the vision and strategy across all of the clients’ business units when it comes to the utilization of data and machine learning. For the products we make, we are often providing customers with something they’ve never seen or thought of. We overlay creativity with technological innovation to stay ahead of the changing market.

How often do you innovate?

Our company sits at the intersection of technology and innovation; as a result, we often lead the way: It’s in our DNA. As a company, we believe in “Tomorrowing Today” that means we continue to think about how to come up with real technology solutions and ideas we’ve been discussing for years. We want to create the future while responding to the needs of the enterprise AI market.

How does your company contribute to the competitive global IT platform?

As a company creating leading AI products and services, we don’t just see ourselves as contributing to the platform but actively pushing its boundaries and help encourage others to do so as well.

Do you have any new products ready to be launched?

We are working on an R&D project that we plan to open source to help the world combat climate change utilizing an algorithm we built internally. We cannot really go much further into detail at this time but do plan to announce the project this year.

Where do you see your company a couple of years from now?

Hypergiant is on track to be the fastest growing AI technology company in history and we anticipate that we will continue this acceleration. Also, we hope to continue to redefine the standard and help educate the masses on the truth of enterprise AI and how it can help large corporations and the world. truth of enterprise AI and how it can help large corporations and the world.

Ben Lamm: A Formidable Leader

Ben Lamm is a serial software entrepreneur and the current Founder and CEO of Hypergiant. An advisory board member of ‘The Planetary Society’ and a leader in the use of AI, Mr. Lamm believes in the power of technology to solve the biggest challenges of our time. Previously, he was the founder/CEO of Conversable acquired by LivePerson, founder/CEO of Chaotic Moon Studios acquired by Accenture, and Team Chaos acquired by Zynga.

"Hypergiant is on track to be the fastest growing AI technology company in history and we anticipate that we will continue this acceleration.”