Connecting Intelligent, Distributed Systems
With over 1,500 deployments, RTI software runs the largest power plants in North America, connects perception to control in vehicles, coordinates combat management on US Navy ships, drives a new generation of medical robotics, controls hyperloop and flying cars, and provides 24/7 medical intelligence for hospital patients and emergency victims.
RTI is the best in the world at connecting intelligent, distributed systems. These systems improve medical care, make our roads safer, improve energy use, and protect our freedom.
RTI is the leading vendor of products compliant with the Object Management Group® (OMG) Data Distribution Service™ (DDS) standard. RTI is privately held and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with regional headquarters in Spain and Singapore.
Meet the RTI Leadership team that is responsible for running RTI’s business around the world.
Dr. Stan Schneider
Chief Executive Officer
Stan Schneider is CEO at Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the largest software framework provider for smart machines and real-world systems. RTI has over 1500 designs in autonomous vehicles, medical devices, robotics, transportation, industrial automation, and defense.
RTI won the 2018 CODiE award for Best IoT Solution and the Frost and Sullivan 2019 Medical Product Leadership award. RTI earned certification as a Great Place to Work in 2019 and 2020, and holds a top 1% rating on glassdoor.
Stan has published over 75 papers in both academic and industry press. He speaks widely at events and conferences on connected medical systems, intelligent transportation, smartgrid, the future of industry, and the role of the DDS and other connectivity standards in the IIoT.
Stan served on the Steering Committee of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) for six years before stepping down in 2020. At the IIC, he held roles as Vice Chair, Testbed chair, and Ecosystem task group chair. Stan serves on the advisory board for IoT Solutions World Congress. Stan is active in the Silicon Valley Alliance of CEOs. IoTOne named Stan a Top-25 IIoT Influencer in 2017 and 2018. Embedded Computing Design presented Stan the Top Embedded Innovator Award for 2015.
Before RTI, Stan managed a large Stanford robotics laboratory, led an embedded communications software team and built data acquisition systems for automotive impact testing.
Stan graduated summa cum laude from University of Michigan in applied math/physics. He earned an MS in computer engineering also from Michigan. Stan holds a PhD from Stanford in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with a focus in autonomous systems.Download high resolution photo
Dr. Gerardo Pardo-Castellote
Chief Technology Officer
Gerardo Pardo is CTO at RTI, he has been with the company since it was founded, held various positions in research, development, consulting, and became the CTO in 1998.
Gerardo was the main developer of the original versions the RTI Connext DDS product line. He started this work while still working on his Ph.D. at Stanford and carried on the product at RTI.
Gerardo leads RTI's standardization efforts and he is the main author of the OMG Data Distribution Service Standard (DDS), the OMG Real-Time Publish Subscribe (RTPS) Protocol standard, the DDS Security Standard, and many of the other (currently 7) DDS-related standards. He also chairs the OMG revision task forces for these standards.
In 2005 Gerardo founded and still co-chairs the Data-Distribution SIG within OMG. This is the group that oversees the DDS standard family. In 2009 he was also elected to the OMG board of directors where he still serves.
Prior to joining RTI, Gerardo worked in distributed sensor systems and robotics at CERN (Switzerland) and HP Labs in Palo Alto California.
Gerardo is considered an expert on security, middleware, and publish-subscribe systems. He has been the Principal Investigator on more than a dozen research grants, including SBIR and ATP grants, has authored five patents and over 50 technical papers, journal articles, and conference sessions on the topic of real-time and secure distributed systems.
Gerardo completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Computer Science both at Stanford University. He also holds a BS and an MS in Physics from the University of Granada (Spain) and he was awarded the National 1st Prize Physics award.Download high resolution photo
Vice President of Products and Markets
David has over 25 years of experience in distributed, real-time and embedded systems. He joined RTI in 2005 and is responsible for the company's product management and vertical market development. Prior to RTI, he was vice president of marketing at a real-time middleware startup that was acquired by Borland Software Corporation. He was also director of product marketing at Green Hills Software and Mentor Graphics and a senior product marketing manager at Wind River Systems. David began his career as a software engineer at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where he was responsible for the design and implementation of several distributed real-time applications.
David has a BA in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.
Dr. Edwin de Jong
Vice President of Sales
Edwin de Jong brings more than 25 years of experience in the software industry, having held various positions in R&D, marketing, and sales. He has been leading RTI’s sales team since 2013, driving the company’s growth and tripling overall revenue from software and services sales. As a result, RTI is used in over 1500 designs in autonomous vehicles, medical devices, robotics, transportation, industrial automation, and defense, making the company the largest software framework provider for smart machines and real-world systems.
Edwin joined RTI in 2005 following RTI's acquisition of 4TEC, a company he co-founded and led as CEO. 4TEC provided an elastic caching platform for real-time applications with sub-millisecond latency. The company's customers included major system integrators, such as Thales and Northrop-Grumman.
Prior to 4TEC, Edwin worked in various R&D roles for companies such as Thales, SGI, and Philips. He authored dozens of technical papers, journal articles, and conference sessions. His fields of expertise include systems architecture, distributed real-time systems, high availability, networking and communication protocols, databases, and system modeling and analysis.
Edwin holds a PhD in Computer Science from Leiden University, The Netherlands.Download high resolution photo
Vice President of Services
Mark joined RTI in 2003 and is responsible for growing the global operations of the Services organization worldwide, which includes educational, consulting, and field services.
He’s led the professional services department for the past 9 years and brings over 30 years of experience in technical and customer-facing leadership roles and participates as a member of RTI’s Executive Management Team. He works closely with RTI’s CEO and top executives in formulating current and long-range strategies, and objectives to achieve synergistic functional alignment and attainment of financial and strategic goals all while maximizing company return on investment.
Mark is passionate about customer success and is responsible for translating global business priorities into operational tactics in order to guide the services business to exceed established goals. He manages the services product portfolio with the principle goal to work closely with our growing customer base, and accelerate their time-to-value ensuring they maximize the value realized when leveraging RTI technology.
Mark’s previous experience includes positions at Wind River Systems (Sr. Field Applications Engineer) and the Applied Physics Laboratory (System Design Engineer) designing embedded real-time systems, and leading the development of multiple intelligence systems, and high-performance embedded software subsystems for numerous US Navy programs including the Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) and Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS).
Mark graduated with a BSEE degree from Virginia Tech, Magna Cum Laude, and a MSEE from Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Bob Kindel
Vice President of Finance
Bob Kindel has worked with RTI since 1997, initially as a collaborator on NIST-funded product development. He joined the company full-time in 2000 as a Sr. Applications Engineer. He has since held numerous customer-facing roles at RTI leveraging his analytical background and his passion for business. These include creating RTI's very first customer support organization, expanding the Services organization as VP of Services, operationalizing the worldwide sales organization, and transitioning RTI's business to a subscription business model.
Throughout his career Bob’s focus has been on establishing the structures, processes and culture necessary to enable RTI to grow, while ensuring the success of RTI's ever-growing customer base. Bob currently serves as RTI's VP of Finance.
Bob holds a PhD from Stanford and an B.S. from MIT, each in Aerospace Engineering.Download high resolution photo
Vice President of Operations
Catherine (“Cat”) joined RTI as an entry-level admin assistant and helped build the company from an 18-person local company into a global multinational. Along the way, she progressed through several roles and is currently the VP of Operations managing Human Resources, IT, Corporate Execution, Corporate Governance, Facilities, and Administrative Services. She is also President of Real-Time Innovations International, Inc. with responsibility for the company’s international operations in North America, Europe, and APAC. She manages RTI’s major offices in California, Colorado, and Spain. She is responsible for international management, RTI’s key processes in site selection and development, board management, corporate planning and execution, corporate policies, employee experience, and knowledge management. She managed due diligence for RTI’s corporate and IP acquisitions, and RTI’s ScopeTools division sale.
Cat holds a BS in Business Administration from San Jose State University and an MBA from Santa Clara University.Download high resolution photo
Vice President of Marketing
Barbara brings over 20 years of experience in marketing to RTI. Before joining the company as Vice President of Marketing, Barbara held leadership positions at Quantum, Stratus Computer, Sprint and Ford Aerospace. Most recently, she ran her own marketing agency for over 10 years where the agency provided services to business-to-business enterprises.
At RTI, Barbara oversees the Marketing team and is responsible for delivering overall marketing results for the company. Barbara's expertise includes brand experience, corporate and product messaging, content development, lead funnel management/demand generation, account-based marketing, PR and analyst relations, digital marketing, advertising, trade shows/events, social media, ecosystems and internal communications. She is responsible for RTI’s outbound marketing strategy and execution with a focus on strengthening the company’s market position, building RTI's brand awareness and increasing opportunities worldwide.
Barbara received a BA in English from the University of California at Davis.
Jan Van Bruaene
Vice President of Engineering
Jan joined RTI in 2006 and has over 25 years of experience in technical and customer-facing leadership roles at companies such as Sun Microsystems and VLSI Technology. He has led professional services, support, and engineering organizations and has experience in middleware, grid application and infrastructure software, operating system design and device driver and network chip development.
Jan came to RTI as a senior application engineer, providing training and consulting services to customers using RTI Connext software. Next, Jan developed a new support organization which achieved a record-setting 98 percent customer satisfaction rate. As the director of application services, Jan lead a team of application services engineers delivering system design and custom implementations using RTI Connext technology and middleware. In his current role of vice president of Engineering, Jan is responsible for RTI’s Research, Development and Support efforts. He leads a distributed engineering team of more than 65 people developing RTI Connext’s software, and is responsible for the software development processes and product quality.
Jan graduated with an MS equivalent degree in Electronics, Digital Communications (Summa Cum Laude) from KIHK in Geel, Belgium.
Board of Directors
RTI’s Board of Directors is a team of highly-experienced technology and industry leaders who provide governance and oversight of RTI and its mission.
Dr. Stan Schneider
Chief Executive Officer
Stan Schneider is CEO at Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the Industrial Internet of Things communications platform company. RTI is the largest embedded middleware vendor and has an extensive footprint in all areas of the Industrial Internet, including Energy, Medical, Automotive, Transportation, Defense, and Industrial Control.
In 2014, Stan was elected to the Industrial Internet Consortium Steering Committee. With over 70 companies, the goal of the IIC is to develop, test, and promote the standards that are crucial to the success of the next industrial revolution. The IIC is also building use cases, test beds, architectures for the Industrial Internet. Stan serves on the Steering Committee with members from AT&T, GE, Cisco, IBM, Intel, Accenture, Fujitsu, and Vanderbilt University.
Stan has published over 50 papers in both academic and industry press. He speaks at events and conferences widely on topics ranging from networked medical devices for patient safety, the future of connected cars, the role of the DDS standard in the IIoT, the evolution of power systems, and understanding the various IoT protocols.
Based on its leading architectural impact, RTI was recently named the #1 most influential company in the Industrial Internet of Things by Appinions as published in Forbes. Before RTI, Stan managed a large Stanford robotics laboratory, led an embedded communications software team and built data acquisition systems for automotive impact testing.
Stan completed his
Venture Partner and Stanford Management Science Professor
Mr. Lyons is currently a Partner with the Ratio Group, a technology advisory and venture capital group working with Fortune 500 clients and the U.S. Government. He also serves as as Chairman of CypherPath, a converged infrastructure virtualization company. He was former Chairman of Shadow Networks, Inc. a cyber security company acquired by Alcalvio in 2016; both are based on technology developed through a tech transfer partnership with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He is a strategic advisor to ICEYE, a SAR-based microsatellite data acquisition company and CEO of its U.S. data subsidiary driving machine learning for SAR data.
Concurrently, Mr. Lyons is an Adjunct Professor at the Stanford University Departments of Management Science and Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering . Serving in the Stanford position since 1988, he was a co-developer of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program with Prof. Tom Byers and the founding professor of Technology Venture Formation. He also co-teaches, with Prof. Ray Levitt, Entrepreneurship in Civil and Environmental Engineeering. Both of these courses are some of the highest rated courses in the School of Engineering. He is the co-creator of the Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship two-week program for existing high tech companies produced and managed by the Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD).
Mr. Lyons received a Bachelors and Masters (equivalent) in Engineering Physics from Cornell University, an MSEE from Stanford, did Ph.D research in Aero/Astro at Stanford (abd) and an MBA, with Distinction, from the Pepperdine Presidential/Key Executive Program. He is a graduate of the Stanford/AEA Institute for the Management of High Technology Companies and a Price-Babson Fellow in Entrepreneurship Education.
Executive and Investor
Kevin Kopczynski is an experienced entrepreneur, executive and investor who is currently Senior Director of Corporate Development at First Solar (FSLR). From 2013 to 2016 he was President and CEO of Enki Technology, where he guided the solar materials company from the development to revenue stages and established key customer partnerships in the US and China that culminated with Enki’s acquisition by First Solar. Prior to Enki, Kevin was a Partner at RockPort Capital Partners, where he led venture capital investments in the power generation, oil & gas, materials and agriculture value chains. Kevin’s primary investments at RockPort were Enki Technology (acquired), GlassPoint Solar, New Leaf Symbiotics, Northern Power Systems (TSX listed) and REPOWER America. He previously held several operating and senior technical positions at IQuum, a molecular diagnostics company that was acquired by Roche.
Kevin began his professional career as a product design consultant at Arthur D. Little, assisting clients from startups to the Fortune 500 on consumer, healthcare and industrial product design efforts. He also serves as Executive Chairman of Ascension Industries, a closely held industrial manufacturing and filtration products company. Kevin earned a BSE with honors from Princeton University, an MS in engineering from Stanford, and an MBA with honors from UC Berkeley.
CEO of Globalstar, Management Consultant
As Chief Executive Officer, Peter manages the long-term strategic growth of Globalstar, Inc. and its subsidiary company SPOT LLC. He is responsible for extending the quality and broadening the reach of the company’s portfolio of satellite voice and data solutions.
Peter has served as a director of Globalstar since 2004 and as Chair of the Audit Committee. He is CEO of Dalton Partners, Inc., a management consulting firm, and has served as CEO and director of a number of its clients. He also served as president of SPACE (Society of Private and Commercial Earth Stations), the satellite television industry trade association. As CEO of KLM
Before that, Peter had more than thirty years experience in business management, turnaround management, and investment banking. He has been a board member of over twenty companies both public and private. His industry experience is broad-reaching, including food processing, medical products, semiconductor industry test equipment, telecommunications equipment,
Peter holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA and is an executive fellow, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University.
RTI General Counsel and Secretary of Board of Directors
Anjuli joined RTI in 2017 as RTI's first in-house legal counsel and she now serves as General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Directors. Anjuli is responsible for managing RTI's legal needs, including drafting and negotiating customer agreements, managing RTI's risk profile, and overseeing RTI's corporate governance. Before joining RTI, Anjuli worked at a large New England-based law firm where she represented a broad range of technology clients and led several companies through successful acquisition transactions. She also served as the primary in-house counsel for two fast-growing Bay Area-based companies, where she provided counsel ranging from company formation through international expansion to eventual exit strategies.
Anjuli received her Bachelor's Degree from New York University and her JD from George Washington University, where she was a member of the law review.
Scott McNealy is a Silicon Valley legend and technology pioneer, leading Sun Microsystems as CEO and Chairman for more than 20 years before becoming chairman of Denver-based Wayin. Today, he is actively involved in the Silicon Valley technology scene, on advisory boards for RTI and www.Curriki.org, an education non-profit, as well as several tech startups.
Karl-Thomas (KT) Neumann has 30 years of experience in the automotive industry holding former CEO positions at Opel, Volkswagen China and Continental. He also worked in the startup world with the Los Angeles-based electric vehicle startup CANOO, and now serves on various boards and as the automotive advisor on RTI’s Advisory Board.
Stuart Kozlick is a strategic advisor, executive-in-residence, within the Intellectual Property group at Fasken. An engineer specializing in medical technologies and devices and healthcare systems, Stuart is called upon to lead strategic initiatives to integrate and develop various complex medical device systems in the clinical field. He particularly specializes in strategic positioning and planning, operational excellence, process improvement, project management, and analysis and research. Stuart serves as the Healthcare advisor on RTI’s Advisory Board.
Join The Team
Working together as one to make systems work together as one.
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We strive to enable the perfect blend of work and fun. It’s just one of the reasons our retention rate is high, year after year.
We build intelligent systems and applications never before possible. We hire only the best and give them as much freedom and responsibility as they can take.
For the second year running, RTI was named a Top Workplace in Silicon Valley. We communicate openly and believe the team comes first.
RTI works closely with business and technology partners to deliver end-to-end IIoT solutions. Our partners include leaders in embedded software, operating systems, programming languages, development environments, design and visualization tools, security, safety certifications and automotive components.
With efforts from our CEO to our senior engineers, RTI actively leads and contributes to the working groups of many industry associations. We are proudly involved in the following organizations:
RTI is certified as a 2020 Great Place to Work in Spain for the second consecutive year, recognizing RTI's international company culture.
RTI is certified as a 2020 Great Place to Work for the second consecutive year, earning a 94 percent confidence level rating from employees.
RTI is certified as a 2019 Great Place to Work in Spain, recognizing RTI's international company culture.
RTI Named Product Leader for IIoT Connectivity in Healthcare
RTI is certified as a 2019 Great Place to Work earning a 90+ percent confidence level rating from employees.
The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by a leading research firm specializing in organization health and workplace improvement.
IoTOne assessed the pool of influencers and identified the 100 individuals with the most influence in the Industrial IoT.
Over 2,000 IIoT solution providers were assessed to create the IoT ONE 500, showcasing the top 500 companies who make the most impact on the IIoT.
RTI Connext DDS Professional has been named the Best IoT Solution of 2018 as part of the annual SIIA CODiE Awards.
This quarter, we assessed IoT ONE's pool of influencers and identified the 100 individuals with the most influence in IIoT.
Every quarter we assess more than 1,600 Industrial IoT companies and identify the 100 with the greatest impact in three areas: brand influence in markets, technology innovation, and ecosystem.
The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by a leading research firm specializing in organization health and workplace improvement.
The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for over 30 years...
The Must-Follow Company award commends the teams that have us all on the edge of our seats, wondering what they’ll come up with next.
The 2016 Compass Intelligence Awards were selected by 40+ industry-leading press, editors, journalists, thought leaders, and analysts who cover technology.
Embedded Computing Design asked Schneider about addressing the challenges to innovation, how to be an innovator and recognize areas for potential innovation.
This EMA brief discusses RTI's implications to businesses and IT organizations actively participating in the IoT and IIoT economies.
RTI has been given top ratings by Forbes and CIO Review. The company’s IoT solutions and services run the entire gamut of the IoT needs from design to implementation.
RTI today announced that they were named "The Most Influential Industrial Internet of Things Company" in an independent market study conducted by Appinions and published in Forbes.
Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the Industrial Internet of Things communications platform company, today announced that the company was selected for CIO Review's 50 Most Promising IoT Technology Companies...
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