Curinos Appoints Olly Downs as Chief Data Scientist Overseeing the Continued Development of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Within its Solutions
Strategic hire emphasizes firm’s commitment to innovation and helping financial institutions thrive in an era of mass personalization
New York, NY – May. 15, 2023 – Curinos, a global data intelligence business serving financial institutions across lending, deposits, and digital banking solutions, announced today that Olly Downs has joined the firm as its chief data scientist, effective May 15, 2023.
Downs will provide strategic guidance on the development of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning models and metrics leveraging Curinos’ optimization platforms, including its Amplero Personalization Optimizer solution which Downs founded in 2016. Downs will report directly to Andy Dey, Curinos’ chief product and data officer.
“I am elated to join Curinos, a firm that is data-science focused end-to-end building on top of a singular portfolio of data assets,” said Downs. “My team and I seek to rapidly accelerate Curinos’ AI capabilities, building on scaled reinforcement learning and other machine learning techniques in our product suite, including harnessing the breakthroughs in generative AI to help financial institutions meet the mass personalization opportunity with their customers. Given my history with Amplero, this is a full circle moment for me and I’m eager to contribute to the strong team of experts Curinos has assembled.”
“Olly is a pioneer in the technology industry, bringing to Curinos over 20 years of industry experience in delivering data-driven business transformation leveraging machine learning,” noted Dey. “As the banking industry sustains its course of rapid AI adoption, we feel that it is critical to expand upon these capabilities within our optimization platforms to meet the needs of our clients. Innovation is one of the pillars upon which Curinos was founded, and we are thrilled to have Olly on board to help us continue delivering on that promise.”
Prior to Curinos and since founding Amplero, Downs has held executive roles in enterprise AI and data-driven innovation for Zillow Group, Zulily and most recently BARK. Downs has also had a career of serial entrepreneurship as a chief scientist and principal scientist for a number of early-stage startups including Adready, Pelago, Atigeo, Mindset Media and Inrix, and is the president of data science and machine learning consulting firm Analytical Insights.
Downs has built a career pioneering the application of the emerging sciences of machine learning and probabilistic reasoning and has been the inventor on 41 U.S. patents spanning machine learning, personalization, location-based services and quantum computing.
Since inception, Curinos has aimed to provide financial institutions with the depth and breadth of intelligence and technology needed to assess their competitive position, and make more profitable, data-driven decisions, faster, in an evolving market environment.
For additional information on Curinos and its solutions, https://curinos.com.
Curinos is the leading provider of data, technologies and insights that enable financial institutions to make better, and more profitable, data-driven decisions faster. Born out of the combination of two familiar industry powerhouses, Novantas and Informa’s FBX business, Curinos brings to market a new level of industry expertise across deposits, lending and digital experience solutions and technologies. Through access to comprehensive datasets and analytics, intelligent technologies and connected behavioral insights, Curinos is the partner of choice to help you attract, retain and grow more profitable customer relationships. For additional information, please visit www.curinos.com.