Meet the Team

Our team is deeply connected to AI and associations creating a solution that meets the needs of organizations in a variety of industries, including medical, healthcare, accounting, legal, engineering, and many others. 

Betty Bot provides a personalized and impactful knowledge experience for members, leveraging the full power of generative AI and LLM technology tailored to the unique content of each Association.

Betty Bot is a product that brings together the expertise of two leading companies in the AI and association space: Tasio and Blue Cypress. With a focus on customer satisfaction and a passion for advancing the industry, Betty Bot’s team is dedicated to providing associations with the best in AI technology and association solutions.

Betty's Builders

Rob Barnes
Chief Executive Officer

Rob’s roots extend from Papua New Guinea to Darwin and now Sydney, Australia. Rob’s career in association management took off at age 19 with Surf Life Saving Australia and has since spanned three decades and three countries, culminating in his CAE credential.

As CEO and Co-founder of Betty Bot, Rob leads the charge in innovating for associations, offering an AI-powered knowledge assistant that revolutionizes member engagement.

Thomas Altman
Chief Innovation Officer

Thomas started working with associations after earning his graduate degree in applied data modeling techniques. One of the first things Thomas noticed when working with associations was that, while they do a great job of collecting data, hardly anyone is really putting that data to use. 

In an effort to leverage association data and content, Thomas developed Betty Bot. With Betty Bot, Thomas aims to utilize advanced AI-driven solutions to help associations deliver value to their members.  

Dray McFarlane
Chief Technology Officer

Having nearly two decades providing associations with business and technology services, Dray has always been inspired by the people he worked with and their passion-driven support of each organization’s mission. 

In developing Betty Bot, he combines the deep understanding he gained of associations along with his expertise in technology to drive solutions leveraging the latest in Artificial Intelligence.