Damion Hänkejh

Smithsonian Laureate CTO and Investor in New York

Damion Hänkejh

Smithsonian Laureate CTO and Investor in New York

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Ingk.com founder -- resurrecting VC/corporate assets from the intellectual property graveyard.

Earlier, Damion invented Internet customer service at InstantService.com in 1997 before IBM coined eCommerce, which exited to Oracle in 2010 in a $1B rollup, now Oracle Live Help -- the first eCommerce cart abandonment solution and largest carrier-class telecom platform for real-time service.

Damion won IBM's Watson Developer worldwide challenge among teams spanning 18 industries and 43 countries, becoming the 6th granted access to IBM's cognitive supercomputer, Watson. His FANG toy (Friendly Anthropomorphic Networked Genome) is the first adaptive education service powered by cognitive computing; its earliest manifestation was an IBM Watson powered plush toy prototype designed to hold a conversation with kids, parents & teachers.

Damion is the founding CTO of HRDN, a stealth multifaceted security appliance that immunizes any networked device and data from brute force hack attacks and quantum decryption.

Hänkejh was honored as a Smithsonian Laureate in 1999 for his work with Dr. Robert Lazzara as CTO of Virtual OR (now Swedish Medical), a pioneer at the nexus of telemedicine & minimally invasive robotic assisted 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; interim CEO/CTO at Alvin Valley; and as principal inventor & Head of Innovation at Elemental Path (Cognitoys).

AI / Fintech / Crypto / Security / eCommerce / Education / Veterans

Photo by Peter Bell @ NASDAQ CTO Summit

  • Education
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology