MarTech West Speaker:

Olly Downs

CEO, Amplero


Olly Downs is a machine learning scientist and serial technology entrepreneur, credited with bringing advanced analytics and machine learning methods to bear as the creative spark behind numerous early-stage technology companies. Olly is currently CEO and Chief Scientific/Technical Officer at Amplero, Inc. and advises businesses in online display advertising, context aware computing, location-based services, spatial reasoning, semantic technologies, broadcast data services, social graph analytics, and individualized medicine, through his company Analytical Insights, Inc. Olly specializes in applying abstract analytical ideas from mathematical, physical and statistical science to problems in the real world and commercializing them into significant businesses; to date this has resulted in 32 granted patents in the fields of Quantum Optimization Algorithms, Dynamic Time Series Prediction, Location-based Data Probes, Bayesian Prediction, Statistical Estimation, Outlier Detection, Real-Time GPS Data Processing, Anomaly Detection and Scalable Spatial Search. Olly has served in Chief Scientist roles at AdReady, Atigeo and Mindset Media (sold to Meebo, February 2011) and as Director of Research at Pelago (sold to GroupOn, April 2011). As Principal Scientist at INRIX, the first technology spin-out from Microsoft Research, Olly delivered a world-first in the provision of real-time traffic information using a nationwide network of GPS-enabled probe vehicles (named 2007 Breakthrough Technology of the Year by the Washington Software Alliance). Olly's work has included pioneering applications of predictive analytics, probabilistic and location-based reasoning for RocketFuel, Blab, AdReady, Farecast and MSN and 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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