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Alpine Data Labs, developer of scalable end-to-end data science solutions for Hadoop and big data, has named Joe Otto as President and CEO. As CEO, Mr. Otto will be responsible for overall strategic direction, growth, and management of Alpine.

Joe Otto: This is a very large and dynamic market, and we have a once-in-a-decade opportunity to help enterprises transform and grow their business around data. To me, that is about as exciting as it gets.

Mr. Otto brings nearly 30 years of experience to Alpine, including experience building sales teams and delivering big data solutions to the market. Mr. Otto joins Alpine after five years as senior vice president of Sales and Services for Greenplum, which was acquired by EMC in 2010.

Prior to joining Greenplum, Mr. Otto was the vice president of the Midwest Area for Sun Microsystems. Previous to that, Mr. Otto served as vice president of Sales for Infolibria and Synergistic.  Mr. Otto also worked at Cisco, where he was part of the foundation team that established Cisco’s Service Provider Business Unit and led telecommunications sales across North America.

Mr. Otto went to the Ohio State University, where he studied electrical engineering.