Olly Downs, PhD

CEO of 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 specializes in applying abstract analytical ideas from mathematical, physical, and statistical science to problems in the real world and commercializing them into significant businesses, resulting in 34 granted patents. Olly is CEO and Chief Scientist at Amplero, Inc., an Artificial Intelligence Marketing (AIM) company that enables business-to-consumer (B2C) marketers in large enterprises to optimize customer lifetime value at a scale that is not humanly possible. Olly’s work has included pioneering applications of predictive analytics, probabilistic and location-based reasoning for INRIX, 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. He's earned a PhD in Applied & Computational Mathematics from Princeton University, an MA in Experimentational & Theoretical Physics from University of Cambridge, and an MA in Applied & Computational Mathematics from Princeton University.