Dr. Mark Pierpoint is the Vice President and General Manager of Software and Modular Solutions at Keysight Technologies, the recent spinoff of Agilent's electronic measurement business. Keysight is the world leader in electronic test and measurement, and Dr. Pierpoint leads the company's effort to improve the methods designers follow to bring a system from "idea" to "reality." Dr. Pierpoint has spoken about Keysight and Agilent's methods for closing the gaps between design, validation and final manufacturing test by tightly integrating design software with systems for performing highly accurate measurement and test. Dr. Pierpoint joined Agilent in 1987, when it was still part of Hewlett-Packard. He was previously VP & GM of Agilent’s EES of EDA Division, and has also led the company's central technology organization. Dr. Pierpoint earned his Ph.D. in Microwave Engineering, and a B.Sc. in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Leeds in the UK. He is committed to university-industry collaboration and serves on a number of advisory boards for electrical and computer engineering, including at UCSD, the University of Arizona and the University of Washington.