01 Jun AI disruptor Hypergiant names C.K. Sample as CTO
Hypergiant continues to stay on our radar with the announcement of a new, but well known local addition to its Space Age Solutions Division. C.K. Sample will join the AI powerhouse as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), primarily responsible for engineering leadership.
A leader in SaaS product development and engineering management, Sample comes to Hypergiant from his previous role as Chief Product Officer and acting Chief Technology Officer at YouEarnedIt. Under his leadership, the leading SaaS employee engagement platform underwent an award-winning redesign, setting the foundation for a suite of new offerings and a strategic partnership with Vista Equity. Prior to YouEarnedIt, C.K. was EVP of Technology & Development at Chaotic Moon Studios, where he led the team’s development, contributing to a successful exit with Accenture.
With over 20 customers and counting (TGI Friday’s, Bosch, Schlumberger and Wingstop to name a few) Hypergiant’s Space Age Solutions Division is responsible for leveraging intelligent technology to upgrade enterprise systems and workforces. With an increasing market demand for ways to start implementing AI today, Hypergiant is making it possible for brands to identify a business need, develop a strategy, and get up and running faster than ever.
Under his technological leadership, Sample will work to accelerate growth for the Dallas-based firm, founded this year by Ben Lamm, John Fremont, and Will Womble. “I’m excited to be joining Hypergiant Space Age Solutions to help chart this new frontier. Working with our clients, we’ll continue to pave the way to a brighter future through real business solutions with machine intelligence at the core,” said Sample.
With a mission of helping companies innovate with breakthrough machine intelligence-driven technology, Hypergiant hopes to create powerful technology solutions and smarter, more efficient workforces. The addition of Sample will play a big role in achieving that vision.
“C.K. is exactly the kind of innovative force to lead engineering at Hypergiant Space Age Solutions,” said Ben Lamm, CEO and co-founder of Hypergiant. “He is uniquely talented at building emerging technology teams that match customer needs, taking into account their brand, team, current IT systems, and business goals. It’s not an easy task to fit all of those pieces together, but C.K. has proven time and time again that it’s not only possible, but absolutely necessary.”