About Us .

Dallas AI is the largest 501(c)(3), nonprofit AI forum in North Texas with over 6,000 members. Our mission is to help Dallas become a vibrant hub for AI via providing quality avenues for professional learning and networking. In the last 6 years, we have conducted over 60 educational talks and workshops partnering with top companies and academia at the forefront of AI research, including Google, Microsoft, IBM, Verizon, MIT, University of Texas, Southern Methodist University and more. 

Dallas AI is steered by local MIT Alumni leaders, backed by a strong board packed with C-level leaders and supported by a team of dedicated volunteers – all passionate about giving back to the community with their time and expertise. The large membership base of 6000+ is very diverse, including professionals from a variety of industry verticals at different levels of their career journey – from C-level leadership to fresh graduates. 

The Dallas AI forum is not tied to nor endorse any brand, vendor or product, thereby promoting unbiased, intellectual conversations, professional networking and learning without any sales aspects. Past speakers include: Head of MIT CSAIL, the largest AI lab at MIT, Chief Data & Analytics officer of Travelers, Chief Revenue Officer of Qualtrics, Chief Technology Officer of VXI, Former Research Director of NSA (National Security Agency), Former Head of AI Research at Meta and many more.  


Aamer Charania

Head of Applied Machine Learning, Best Buy
Former President, MIT Alumni Club
President & Founder, Dallas AI

Babar Bhatti

AI Product Leader, IBM
Former Chair, MIT Enterprise Forum
Executive VP & Co-Founder, Dallas AI

Advisory Board

Abhi Ingle

Abhi Ingle

Chief Business Officer

Dalia Powers

Dalia Powers

SVP and CIO - Digital, Data and Analytics

Dave Copps

Dave Copps

CEO / Co-founder

Javed Roshan

Javed Roshan

Chief Data Officer

Dr. Kinshuk

Dean, College of Information at University of North Texas

Mano Mannoochahr

Mano Mannoochahr

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Rameez MeeraSahib

Rameez MeeraSahib

Chief Technology Officer

Valerie Freeman

Valerie Freeman

CEO, BravoTECH & Freeman+Leonard

Volunteer Committee

Brad Taylor

Consulting Executive, AUSUM Advisors

Huaxin Gong

Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase

Muthiah Subash

Founder, DataXpert.ai (ex- Meta)

Eli Laird

President AI Club, Southern Methodist University

Jeffrey Liu

Technology Leader, Amazon Web Services

Shibu Nair

Area Principal, Amazon Web Services

Eyshika Agarwal

Senior ML Engineer, Worlds

Kiran Kulkarni

Technology Leader, Capital One

Skip Howard

Founder, Spacee

Dallas AI – A nonprofit forum to accelerate learning & adoption of AI


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