Connecting Intelligent, Distributed Systems

With over 1000 deployments, RTI is the largest connectivity framework vendor in the Industrial IoT. 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 24x7 medical intelligence to 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.


Executive Team

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 Industrial Internet of Things connectivity company. Stan was named a Top 10 Industrial IoT influencer in 2017 by IoTOne, along with Jeff Immelt of GE, Elon Musk of Tesla and Bill McDermott of SAP.

RTI is the largest vendor of products based on the Object Management Group (OMG) Data Distribution Service™ (DDS) standard, with an extensive footprint in all areas of the IIoT including Autonomous Vehicles, Energy, Medical, Transportation, Defense and Industrial Systems. RTI is an IIoT leader, named a Top Industrial IoT Company by IoTOne and a Top 10 Place to Work in the Bay Area by BayAreaNewsGroup.

Stan serves as Vice Chair of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) Steering Committee. With more than 250 companies, the goal of the IIC is to develop, test, and promote the architecture for the next industrial revolution. RTI co-chairs the IIC connectivity, data management, interoperability, ecosystem, and security teams. RTI also leads testbeds in smartgrid, healthcare, and edge intelligence.

Stan chairs OpenFog’s “Fog World” keynote committee and serves on the advisory board for IoT Solutions World Congress. Stan is active in the Silicon Valley Alliance of CEOs.  Embedded Computing Design Magazine presented Stan the Top Embedded Innovator Award for 2015.

Stan has published more than 50 papers in both academic and industry press. He speaks widely at events and conferences on connected medical systems, intelligent transportation, smartgrid, and the role of the DDS and other connectivity standards in the IIoT.

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 holds a BS and MS from the University of Michigan and a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Stanford University.

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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.

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David Barnett

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 roadmap, product marketing and 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 engineering lead at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where he was responsible for the design and implementation of several distributed real-time applications.

David has BA in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Dr. Edwin de Jong

Vice President of Sales

Edwin de Jong brings more than 20 years of experience in the software industry. He is one of the pioneers in the development of large-scale, real-time, publish-subscribe middleware that is now helping to enable the Internet of Things. He previously served as Director of Product Management and Strategy at RTI.

Edwin joined RTI in 2005 following RTI's acquisition of 4TEC, a company he co-founded in 2002 and led as CEO. 4TEC provided products and services for elastic caching. The company's customers included major system integrators, such as Thales and Northrop-Grumman.

Prior to leading 4TEC, Edwin worked as an R&D manager at Thales. He was a software consultant for the application of real-time, publish-subscribe middleware in the development of combat-management systems, and co-authored more than 25 published technical articles. His fields of expertise include systems architecture; large-scale, distributed (hard), real-time systems; fault tolerance, networking and communication protocols; real-time in-memory databases; system modeling and analysis; formal specification and analysis; and software engineering systems and tools.

Edwin holds a PhD in Mathematics and Physics from Leiden University, The Netherlands.

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Mark Hamilton

Vice President of Services

Mark joined RTI in 2003 and led the consulting services team for the past 3 years. He brings to RTI over 27 years of experience in technical and customer-facing leadership roles. His previous experience includes positions at companies such as the Applied Physics Laboratory and Wind River Systems. He served as a Field Applications Engineer, designed embedded real-time systems, and was employed at the Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory as a design engineer developing intelligence gathering systems, as well as developing high-performance embedded software for various 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.

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Catherine Mekler

Vice President of Operations

Catherine joined RTI in 1998 and is currently the VP of Operations. She manages Human Resources, IT, Finance, Legal and Governance. She is also President of Real-Time Innovations International, Inc., a Delaware holding company with branches in North America and Europe and a Spain Development Center subsidiary. Her background includes compensation, government contracts, research administration, audits, sales/marketing automation and cloud-based document management.

Catherine holds a BS in Business Administration from San Jose State University and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

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Barbara Onzo

Vice President of Marketing

Barbara brings over 20 years of experience in marketing both in corporate and agency roles. Before joining RTI, Barbara held positions at both large and small technology companies including Quantum, Stratus Computer, Sprint and Ford Aerospace. Most recently, she ran her own marketing and consulting agency for over 10 years where her agency provided branding and messaging services. Barbara's expertise in communications includes public relations, online media, advertising, trade shows/events and internal communications. She is responsible for outbound marketing strategy and execution with a focus on building RTI brand awareness worldwide.

Barbara received a BA in English from the University of California at Davis.

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Jan Van Bruaene

Vice President of Engineering

Jan joined RTI in 2006 and has over 23 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 and Development efforts. He leads a distributed engineering team of more than 60 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.

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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 PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University, and holds a BS and MS from the University of Michigan. He is a graduate of Stanford's Advanced Management College.

Michael Lyons

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. 

Montgomery Kersten

Entrepreneur and Corporate Acquisitions Attorney

Montgomery Kersten works with development stage companies on strategic initiatives. He is currently the vice president of strategy and business development for the Business Solutions Group of British Telecom, and serves as a board member of several Silicon Valley private companies. Monty co-founded VitalSigns Software, of which he was President and CEO. VitalSigns Software offered application performance management software and was acquired by International Networks Services in 1998.

Before co-founding VitalSigns Software, he served as vice president of business affairs and general counsel of Bay Networks where he was responsible for managing its acquisitions, strategic relationships, corporate development and legal matters. Before joining Bay Networks' predecessor SynOptics Communications in 1991, Monty served in various positions in sales, marketing and business development at large high technology companies as well as at start-up companies. Monty also has served for over a decade as a member of the board of directors of, and donor to, the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, which oversees five charities dedicated to helping children, the disabled and disadvantaged, the elderly and mentally ill. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.

Peter Dalton

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 Electronics he grew revenue more than twenty five times making it the world’s largest manufacturer of satellite television systems at that time. From November 2001 to September 2004, Peter served as chief executive officer of Clickhome Realty, Inc., a discount real estate and mortgage company.

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, house-wares, ready-to-wear, concert lighting, and candles. Peter’s experience includes strategic partnering, mergers and acquisitions, and high growth situations. He has arranged significant financing for startups and growing companies through his own investment banking firm.

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.


Advisory Board

RTI’s advisory board is comprised of influential executives with extensive industry expertise who help identify strategic growth opportunities and expand the company’s influence in the IIoT industry.

Scott McNealy

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.

KT Neumann

Karl-Thomas (KT) Neumann has 30 years of experience in the automotive industry holding former CEO positions at Opel, Volkswagen China and Continental. Today he is the head of mobility at Los Angeles-based electric vehicle startup, EVELOZCITY, and serves as the automotive advisor on RTI’s Advisory Board.

Raiford Smith

Raiford Smith has 27 years of experience in the energy industry, holding several patents on grid optimization and electric grid technologies. He is VP of Energy Technology and Analytics at Entergy leading the company’s pursuit of new, enabling technologies, such as Distributed Energy Resources and big data analytics. He is on advisory boards for RTI, SAS, Tendril, Intel and NEST Labs.

Thomas Baptiste

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Thomas Baptiste served in the United States Air Force for 34 years as a command fighter pilot. Today he is President of the National Center for Simulation (NCS) where he works to increase awareness of simulation modeling, training, and applications for the military, healthcare, transportation, education and technology sectors.

Nick Guertin

Nickolas H. Guertin, P.E. has extensive experience in the Intelligence and Defense Acquisition Communities both in and out of Government. He is currently a Senior Systems Engineer with the Software Engineering Institute and holds advisory board positions at the non-profit Concurrent Technologies Corporation, the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) consortium, and RTI.



Join The Team

Working together as one to make systems work together as one.

Impact

We are small enough that you will make a difference. And large enough to impact the world.

Play

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.

Challenge

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.

Great People

For the second year running, RTI was named a Top Workplace in Silicon Valley.  We communicate openly and believe the team comes first.

Partners

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.

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Consortia

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:

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Awards

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RTI Named a 2018 Top Place to Work in the Bay Area

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.

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RTI CEO Named a Top 25 Industrial IoT Influencer

IoTOne assessed the pool of influencers and identified the 100 individuals with the most influence in the Industrial IoT.

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RTI Named in Top 75 Industrial IoT Companies

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.

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RTI Connext DDS Named 2018 Best IoT Solution

RTI Connext DDS Professional has been named the Best IoT Solution of 2018 as part of the annual SIIA CODiE Awards.

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RTI CEO Named a Top 10 Industrial IoT Influencer

This quarter, we assessed IoT ONE's pool of influencers and identified the 100 individuals with the most influence in IIoT.

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RTI Named in Top 25 Industrial IoT Companies

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.

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RTI Named a 2017 Top 10 Place to Work in the Bay Area

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.

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RTI Named SIIA Business Technology CODiE Award Finalist for Best IoT Platform

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for over 30 years...

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RTI Named Must Follow IoT Company

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.

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RTI Named IoT Emerging Company of the Year for the Enterprise Market

The 2016 Compass Intelligence Awards were selected by 40+ industry-leading press, editors, journalists, thought leaders, and analysts who cover technology.

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RTI CEO Named a Top Embedded Innovator

Embedded Computing Design asked Schneider about addressing the challenges to innovation, how to be an innovator and recognize areas for potential innovation.

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RTI Named EMA Vendor to Watch

This EMA brief discusses RTI's implications to businesses and IT organizations actively participating in the IoT and IIoT economies.

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RTI Named Top 10 IoT Company to Watch

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.

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RTI Named Most Influential Industrial Internet of Things Company

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.

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RTI Named One of the Most Promising IoT Technology Companies

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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