Damion Hankejh's Social Links
Damion Hänkejh is one of only ~eight worldwide to be granted access to IBM’s Jeopardy-winning cognitive supercomputer, Watson. His FANG (Friendly Anthropomorphic Networked Genome) smart toy invention won IBM’s Watson challenge in June 2014 against 3,000+ company proposals. It engages in an adaptive educational conversation with kids / parents / teachers and will forever transform global education.
Damion invented Internet customer service before IBM coined the term eCommerce. Under his direction, Ingk developed/deployed InstantService, the first & largest carrier-class Internet telecommunications platform for live agent customer service. Oracle acquired InstantService in a $1 billion roll up (now Oracle Live Help).
Hänkejh was honored as a Smithsonian Laureate for his work as founding CTO of Virtual Operating Room (now Swedish Medical). His pioneering research with Dr. Robert Lazzara at the nexus of medicine, robotics and the Internet set the stage for the first fully accredited virtual operating rooms worldwide (a permanent Smithsonian collection).
Damion's career as a technologist began as the only non-degreed teenager in the R&D lab at Hewlett Packard, where he served as the company's youngest systems analyst. Tasked with integrating Adobe PostScript in HP laser printer firmware, he scaled performance 1600% in fewer than 30-days.
Hänkejh serves at Ingk Labs | IP Rescue alongside Lorenzo Thione, founder/architect of Powerset (now Microsoft Bing) -- resurrecting dormant intellectual property from the portfolios of the largest venture capital firms and corporate / collegiate R&D labs worldwide.
Companies and Investments
Alvin Valley (CEO/CTO), IngK Labs (founder/partner), Payz (founder/board director),
|“||Theres math and then everything else is debatable.||”|
|“||Phones are getting smarter and thinner. People, not so much...||”|
|“||Experience is something you dont get until just after you need it.||”|
|“||I’ve lived in Hollywood 12 years, and I’ve never been to a fucking good party.||”|
|“||One failed attempt at a shoe bomb, and we all take off our shoes at the airport.||”|
Damion Hankejh's Quotes
|“||new favorite definition: Vanity -- amour propre, conceit, self-love, emptiness, dresser (dresser! ; )||”|