AMPLYFI draws upon its founders’ deep experience in the fields of artificial intelligence and corporate strategic thinking to advance current practices for identifying potential technology and market disruptions.
Chris Ganje, CEO & Co-founderChris is the driving force behind AMPLYFI's vision, strategy and growth. He led AMPLYFI's rise from initial concept through to a leader in European digital innovation. Prior to launching AMPLYFI, Chris worked for BP plc where he held a variety of roles spanning technology, strategy, operations and finance; most recently responsible for leading the Group's disruptive technology work. Before joining BP, Chris led a start-up focused on developing wind power projects in Bangalore, India. Chris is a fellow at Cambridge University's Centre for Science and Policy, holds an MSc in Politics from Edinburgh University and a BA in History from the State University of New York, New Paltz College.
Mark Woods, CTO & Co-founderMark oversees the technical strategy of AMPLYFI, and is dedicated to ensuring that the company continues to scale and innovate its products and services. Before founding AMPLYFI, Mark was Head of Business Planning and Major Programmes at British Telecom. Before joining British Telecom, Mark was Principle Consultant at a technology strategy firm where he developed and commercialised a series of novel software solutions. Trained at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, and the Royal Marines Commando Training Centre, Mark spent the first decade of his career as a British Army Engineering Officer specialising in surveillance and counter surveillance techniques as well as new capability introduction.
Dr. Yunus Saatchi, Chief AI Officer & Co-founderYunus is responsible for designing AMPLYFI's fundamental AI with a specific focus on Deep Learning, neural networks and intelligent Deep Web harvesting. Before joining AMPLYFI, Yunus was Chief Machine Learning Officer at Comma.ai, the pioneering company formed to commercialise self-driving cars automated through machine learning. Yunus has also worked at Vicarious, a prominent Silicon Valley start-up. Yunus holds a PhD in machine learning from Cambridge University.
Dr. Odin Taylor, Chief Machine Intelligence Architect & Co-founderOdin leads the commercialisation and continuous improvement of AMPLYFI's suite of AI-based products. Odin has 25 years of experience in applied artificial intelligence gained in academia, industry and entrepreneurship. Before joining AMPLYFI, he was Lead Solutions Architect at a global industrial engineering firm. Odin has patented and commercialised a wide variety of artificial intelligence applications ranging from video games to robotics control systems. Odin holds a PhD in artificial intelligence from the University of Sunderland.
Ian Jones, Chief Strategy Officer & Co-founderIan has over 25 years of experience in technology spanning industry and government. Currently Strategy Advisor for BP plc's Group Technology division, he develops the Group's global technology and commercialisation strategies with a focus on China, Russia, Europe and the US. As a leading technology expert, he is a regular guest lecturer at Oxford, Cambridge and Tsinghua Universities. Ian joined BP in 2001 and has held a number of strategic, commercial and leadership roles in BP's Alternative Energy and Global Power divisions.
AMPLYFI, a start-up that specialises in mining and interpreting data from the Deep Web using artificial intelligence, is to create forty new jobs in Cardiff following support from the Welsh Government.
The internet is a vast and largely untapped resource of data and information. With its leading software platform, DataVoyant, Welsh start-up AMPLYFI is revolutionising how we interact with the web and unlock its full potential. The company recently secured a substantial investment from Finance Wales and is already working with leading blue-chip companies.
CEO of AMPLYFI, Chris Ganje, selected as one of the top businessmen in Wales under 35 for 2016. The list includes men who started their own companies and those who have worked their way up the corporate ladder.
5 may 2016 – Meet the “Digital Dozen”- the 12 Welsh businesses putting Wales on the map as a digital hub
Organisers of one of Britain’s leading technology events, Digital 2016, have selected 12 finalists that are driving digital change and harnessing the latest technological advances to offer a range of trailblazing products and services.
16 december 2015 – Leading Artificial Intelligence Start-up, AMPLYFI relocates to Wales with Government support
AMPLYFI Ltd, a start-up specialising in artificial intelligence software which is currently being piloted worldwide, has moved to Wales with support from the Welsh Government’s prestigious Digital Development Fund.
This agreement creates an alliance focused on developing the software industry’s most sophisticated large-scale deep learning system to direct and interpret the harvest, curation and indexation of data from both the Surface and Deep Web. The agreement combines the power of BrightPlanet’s Deep Web Harvester with AMPLYFI’s extensive suite of machine learning algorithms.