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Aamer Charania

Best Buy

Head of Applied Machine Learning

Aamer Charania is a senior executive leader with consistent success driving vision, strategy, and development of AI products in multiple industry domains including Retail, Financial Services, Healthcare, Technology, Telecom, and Airlines.

He is currently the Head of Applied Machine Learning at Best Buy, the world’s largest consumer electronics retailer, addressing key human needs across a variety of areas including entertainment, productivity, communications, security, nutrition and healthcare. Prior to Best Buy, Aamer was the Regional Head of Center for Machine Learning at Capital One, providing machine learning solutions across the company. Before Capital One, Aamer led the development of big data and machine learning products at Humana and Verizon. He started his career as a research assistant at MIT helping airlines implement machine learning algorithms.

Aamer enjoys giving back to the community. He is the President and Founder of Dallas AI, the largest nonprofit AI forum in North Texas, with over 5,000 members. Aamer is also a board member of the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Big Data Advisory, the governing body co-chair for Dallas Evanta Chief Data & Analytics Officer (CDAO) community, an MIT Alumni Career Advisor, MIT Educational Counselor, and former President of the MIT Alumni Club of Dallas & Fort Worth.

Aamer has been awarded over 10 patents. He holds a Masters in Engineering from MIT, a Masters in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. He lives in Flower Mound, TX with his wife and two daughters. In their free time, they love exploring nature and hiking.

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