Mr. Dave Copps
Entrepreneur & Investor
Dave is known locally and internationally as a technologist and visionary on the role that advanced technologies will play in transforming markets and the world. For the past 15 years, as a technologist, entrepreneur and CEO, he founded, launched and sold three companies all 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), a company he founded, that revolutionized the use of machine learning in digital investigations. Brainspace was recognized as North Texas’ Emerging Company of the Year in 2016 for its work in Augmented Intelligence. The technology radically improved the effectiveness of analysts and agents through their interaction with machine learning and AI. The Brainspaceplatform has quickly become the industry standard in intelligent analytics and has been adopted by organizations around the world, including all major international consulting firms, many agencies in the Federal Government, the DoD and other 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 thousands of organizations and agencies 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 Tech 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, brewing craft beer, ocean sailing and family time at his house on the island of Bequia in the Caribbean.