Olly Downs

CEO/Chief Scientist
Amplero

As a machine learning scientist and serial technology entrepreneur, Olly Downs, PhD, is credited with bringing advanced analytics and machine learning methods to bear as the creative spark behind numerous early-stage technology companies. Olly currently serves as CEO and Chief Scientist at Amplero, an award-winning artificial intelligence marketing (AIM) company that enables global brands to build lasting customer relationships at a scale not humanly possible. Specializing in applying abstract analytical ideas from mathematical, physical, and statistical science to real-world business problems, Olly has been granted 35 patents to date. His work includes pioneering applications of predictive analytics, probabilistic and location-based reasoning for INRIX, RocketFuel, Blab, AdReady, Farecast and MSN, as well as offline analytics—including financial mathematics, quantum computing and Bayesian estimation, for HERE, SiriusXM, Globys, L1 Partners, D-Wave Systems, Apollo Data Technologies, Microsoft Research, Barnes & Noble, Knight Ridder, Ryder and IGT.

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