Benjamin Sywulka


Benjamin Sywulka is an entrepreneur, systems thinker, and innovation expert with experience in national innovation ecosystems, corporate innovation management, and social innovation. He is currently the Director of Prototype Engineering at SoundHound, a leading Voice Artificial Intelligence company. Before SoundHound he founded Hapi (Human API)—a company focused on solving systemic problems through strategic collaboration and disruptive innovation. 

Before Hapi he led innovation efforts at Corporación Multi Inversiones, a large conglomerate with operations throughout Latin America, and prior to that he led innovation efforts for the Country of Guatemala as head of its Private Competitiveness Council. He has been an innovation consultant for IXL Center, a Professor of Innovation in several Universities, and provides strategic innovation guidance on several Boards of Directors that he is part of. He has a B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University and an MBA and a Masters of Finance from Hult International Business School.

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