Alastair is the Chief Technology Officer at Analytics Engines where he is responsible for technology strategy, solution architecture and innovation. Alastair gained his PhD from QUB in 2009 focusing on high-performance computing and algorithms used in telecommunications. He is interested in data modelling and data engineering in PostgreSQL and Python, NLP, graph analytics and AI-enabled data solutions. Analytics Engines is a leading industry provider of bespoke data analytics software that empowers organisations with data and AI-driven insights designed to reduce complexity, optimise performance and build intelligence. In July, Analytics Engines was recognised by Tech Nation as one of their “16 Innovative AI Companies to Watch in 2020”.