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Meet Dave Copps

Dave is known locally and internationally as a technologist and visionary on the role that emerging technologies will play in transforming markets and the world. As a technologist, entrepreneur and CEO, he has launched and sold two companies focused on machine learning and artificial intelligence.

In 2017 Dave was recognized as Emerging Company CEO of the Year in
Texas. Most recently Dave served as CEO of Brainspace Corporation (acquired by Cyxtera in 2017), a company he founded, that pioneered the area of Augmented Intelligence focused on radically altering the effectiveness of people through their interaction with AI. Brainspace was recognized as North Texas’ Emerging Company of the Year in 2016 for its work in AI and machine learning. The Brainspace platform became the industry standard for intelligent analytics and has been adopted by organizations all over the world, including all major international consulting firms, government agencies, the DoD and both domestic and international intelligence agencies. Prior to Brainspace, Dave founded Engenium Corporation (purchased later by Marsh McLennan) where he led the adoption of the company’s semantic search platform. Dave’s companies have placed machine learning and AI in hundreds of organizations around the globe.

Dave received his BA from the University of North Texas in Industrial
Anthropology / Corporate Culture. He is an invited member of the Aspen
Institute’s Roundtable on AI, a frequent speaker at MIT’s EmTech
conferences and other events centered around machine
learning, AI and the future of technology. He is an active mentor and
investor in startup companies and lectures at Universities and technology incubators all over the world including Capital Factory, Tech Wildcatters, Health Wildcatters and the Dallas Entrepreneurs Center (The DEC) in his home town of Dallas Texas.

When Dave is not being a geek he enjoys collecting custom guitars, exotic cars, brewing craft beer, ocean sailing and family time at his home on the island of Bequia in the Caribbean.