Nicolas Pinto got his Neuroscience PhD from MIT in 2010 where he was the first to use GPUs for Neural Networks. He also taught GPU Programming to Computational Scientists at Harvard & MIT where he did his postdoc until 2012. He then founded Perceptio in 2014, the first privacy-preserving mobile Deep Learning startup. Apple acquired his startup in 2014, which formed the genesis of all Deep Learning technologies deployed on Apple’s current product line. Nicolas left Apple in early 2018 to focus on the intersection of Blockchain and AI for security, privacy and scalability of these systems. To this end, he recently co-founded Cygni Labs with Thomas France from Ledger, the crypto hardware wallet company.