Damion Hänkejh

Smithsonian Laureate CTO, Investor/Founder in New York

Damion Hänkejh

Smithsonian Laureate CTO, Investor/Founder in New York

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AI / Security / Defense / Fintech / Education

If nobody is trying to steal from you, you're not doing anything interesting.

Damion Hänkejh is a founder of BOHH Labs -- a security platform that immunizes networks from hacks and quantum decryption.

Damion won IBM's Watson Developer challenge in competition with 3,000+ proposals from teams spanning 18 industries and 43 countries. He became the 6th worldwide given access to IBM's cognitive supercomputer, Watson. His FANG proposal is the first adaptive education service powered by cognitive computing; its earliest manifestation was a Watson powered plush toy prototype designed to hold a conversation with kids, parents & teachers.

Damion invented Internet customer service before IBM coined "eCommerce" & founded InstantService.com, the first and largest carrier-class telecom platform for live customer service, and the first Software as a Service company (acquired by Oracle in a $1 billion roll-up, now Oracle Live Help).

Damion serves alongside Microsoft Bing inventor, Lorenzo Thione, as founder of Ingk -- resurrecting underleveraged, dormant IP from university/corporate R&D labs and VC firms.

Hänkejh was honored as a Smithsonian Laureate in 1999 for his work with fellow founder, Dr. Robert Lazzara, as CTO of Virtual OR (now Swedish Medical), a pioneer at the nexus of medicine & minimally invasive robotic surgery, setting the stage for the first fully accredited virtual operating rooms worldwide ( a permanent Smithsonian collection ).

Damion formerly volunteered in 1995 to create amfAR's first website & HIV/AIDS Treatment Directory Database -- the first and only comprehensive online resource covering global treatment research & clinical trials.

Damion also served in NYC as the turnaround CTO at mobile dev agency, Majestyk Apps; and as principal inventor & Head of Innovation at Elemental Path (Cognitoys).

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  • Work
    • BOHH Labs, OnApproval, Ingk
  • Education
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology