Bill Nye, Former Astronaut, Retired Four Star General Among Hypergiant’s All-Star Advisers

With his new role on the Executive Advisory Board, Nye is looking to develop AI systems in two areas he deeply cares about: climate change and space exploration. "We need to think big," he said, "and I'm very optimistic about what AI can do to make the world quite a bit better."

Hypergiant Industries says it’s on track to be the fastest-growing technology company in history, and since its launch in 2018, the headlines certainly back that claim up. In its most recent news, the Texas-based industrial AI company has landed some big names to its Executive Advisory Board.

Hypergiant Industries came out of stealth a little over a year ago.

Since then, it launched three separate businesses under the parent company (Hypergiant Sensory Sciences, Hypergiant Space Age Solutions, Hypergiant Galactic Systems), saw growing revenue (eight figures in the first 12 months), and signed A-list partnerships (Microsoft, Adobe, SAP, Booz Allen, Nvidia).

The Board announcement—which is the “next critical step”—follows Hypergiant’s most recent funding from Sumitomo Corporation of Americas and Perot Jain. Together with the board, Hypergiant intends to continue its rapid expansion of services and products, releasing more hardware solutions that target major issues like climate change and space exploration. It also wants to create more software solutions that allow for better understanding of data sets in those areas.

“We know it’s critical to have the leading thinkers of our time join with us as we continue this amazing journey,” CEO and co-founder Ben Lamm said in a statement. “This board is a collection of people who are changing the way we think about various enterprise sectors but also the planet, technology, space and what’s best for the entire human race.”

Meet Hypergiant’s Executive Advisory Board

Hypergiant said each new adviser aligns with its priorities, as they all have focus areas in astronautics, climate change, artificial intelligence, ethics in AI, or aerospace. They will be tasked with helping to scale revenue and impact and drive long-term change.

Among those joining the team is: television’s favorite science advocate, “Bill Nye the Science Guy;” distinguished, four-star Air Force general, Gen. Lance W. Lord; and three-time space flight veteran and former Space Shuttle Commander, Andrew Allen.

“Hypergiant has an ambitious mission—to address some big problems using artificial intelligence systems. I’m looking forward to working with Hypergiant to develop artificially intelligent systems in two areas I care about a great deal—climate change and space exploration,” Nye said in a statement. “We need to think big, and I’m very optimistic about what AI can do to make the world quite a bit better.”

The complete list of Board members is below. Their bios can be found here.

  • William Sanford Nye
  • General (ret.) Lance W. Lord, USAF
  • Sangeeta Mudnal
  • John McKinley
  • Andrew Essex
  • Nova Spivack
  • Lisa Harris
  • Andrew Allen
  • Lloyd Walker
  • James D. Royston
  • Tom Meredith
  • Andy Hickl


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