Ian Lumb is a solutions architect at Univa Corporation, where he works to collaboratively develop and deliver solutions for customers and partners subject to their stated requirements. Through this engagement, Ian continues to develop his expertise in HPC and big data analytics, an undertaking that routinely involves making use of GPUs. Ian has presented and published on the application of machine learning in various scientific disciplines. Over about two decades, Ian has developed an international reputation as an evangelist who focuses on the intersection of IT and the sciences. Having pursued geophysics at the postgraduate level, and as the author of numerous articles published by peer-reviewed journals, Ian is well placed to explore IT-science intersections from a unique perspective.