Hypergiant appoints Mohammed Farooq as global CTO and GM, products

Bringing 25 years’ enterprise experience to Hypergiant, new global CTO and GM of products Farooq will oversee GTM, technical aspects and operations at the company, as well as being part of its board of directors.

Duties will include the further development of Hypergiant’s core AI platform and distributed cloud services.

Most recently before joining Hypergiant, Farooq served as GM within IBM Global Technology Services where he established and implemented IBM’s multi-cloud strategy. Joining IBM when it acquired his cloud software business Gravitant, Farooq led the transformation of IBM GTS from a single cloud provider business to hybrid and multi-cloud managed services business.

Prior to founding Gravitant in 2004, the new Hypergiant executive hire spent seven years as CTO for the State of Texas, leading the transformation of business and technology operations to improve statewide agency operations and reduce operations costs while improving citizen access.

Farooq joins Hypergiant as the company continues its focus on its core distributed AI-platform and SaaS apps portfolio and, more specifically, its core business clients in space, defense, and critical infrastructure.

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“I’m excited to further lead the development of the core distributed AI technology platform and SaaS applications portfolio for Hypergiant,” said Farooq. “Hypergiant is successfully enabling AI solutions with clients in the space, defence and industry supply chain verticals.

“It’s exciting to work with these client use cases to deliver the next generation distributed cloud and AI offerings spanning clouds, edge, IoT and 5G technologies.

“Hypergiant hits the market at the perfect time and has the right talent, culture and leadership to accelerate that timing. I’m thrilled to be taking on a leadership role in guiding the organisation forward.”

Ben Lamm, CEO of Hypergiant, commented: “Mohammed is a leader with decades of experience in the software industry particularly focused on scaling large software businesses. He helped transform IBM’s clients to digital and AI enterprises driven by hybrid and multi-cloud architectures that Mohammed developed.

“It has been a pleasure working with Mohammed on Hypergiant’s core offerings, Go To Market strategies and technology portfolio, and now officially bringing him on full time to the company.”

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Aaron Hurst

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