Lawrence Spracklen leads engineering at Alpine. He is tasked with the continued development of Alpine’s advanced analytics platform. He brings to Alpine a diverse range of experiences, spanning processor design and research, distributed systems experience, software optimization and multi-thread scalability, security, and hardware accelerator development. Prior to joining Alpine, Lawrence worked at Ayasdi as both VP of Engineering and Chief Architect. Before this, Lawrence spent over a decade working at Sun Microsystems, Nvidia and VMware, where he led teams focused on the intersection of hardware architecture and software performance and scalability. Lawrence holds a Ph.D. in Electronic engineering from the University of Aberdeen, a B.Sc. in Computational Physics from the University of York and has been issued over 40 US patents.