John Ashley currently leads the Global Financial Services and Technology team at NVIDIA. Prior to that, he started and led the Professional Services Deep Learning Practice for NVIDIA and the NVIDIA Deep Learning Professional Services Partner program, working to help customers and partners adopt and deliver deep learning solutions. Previously at NVIDIA, he also managed the relationship with IBM’s Software and Cognitive groups, was a senior solutions architect covering financial services based in New York and then London, and supported NVIDIA work with the Square Kilometer Array radio astronomy programs. He holds a doctorate in computational sciences and informatics, and both BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering. His past work experience can best be described as varied—he has been a data scientist, project manager, systems architect, DBA, and developer—working in vendor, consulting, and end-user firms in utilities, government, and finance. He holds a US patent in predictive analytics.