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RTI Announces Second Annual Silicon Valley Users Conference for the IIoT

Connext Conference Speakers Include Technical Experts from RTI, Apex.AI, AUTOSAR, Auris, QNX and RTI’s Advisory Board

SUNNYVALE, Calif.— October 9, 2018—Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity company, today announced its second annual Silicon Valley Connext Conference, to be held on October 24-25 at The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. The event will feature presentations from some of RTI’s leading customers discussing how they are using Connext® DDS to solve their connectivity challenges. The conference also includes an interactive panel discussion with the company’s new Advisory Board members including Scott McNealy, KT Neumann, Raiford Smith, Thomas Baptiste and Nick Guertin.

Top presentations include:

  • Accelerating Autonomy: Dr. Stan Schneider, CEO, RTI
  • Standardizing a SW System Framework for Autonomous and Connected Vehicles: Rick Flores, Chairman, AUTOSAR
  • A Peek Inside the First Robotic Platform for Bronchoscopy: Steve Burion, CTO, Auris Health Inc.
  • Technical Vision – Connecting Autonomous Systems in the IIoT: Dr. Gerardo Pardo-Castellote, CTO, RTI
  • Technological Sea Change in the Deep, Deep Ocean: Jason Brown, Software Architecture Manager, TechnipFMC Schilling Robotics
  • ROS 2 (with DDS) on Autonomous Driving Vehicles: Dejan Pangercic, CTO, Apex.AI
  • RTI Advisory Board Panel: How We’re Driving the Future of the IIoT: Scott McNealy, KT Neumann, Raiford Smith, Thomas Baptiste, Nick Guertin and moderated by RTI CEO, Stan Schneider

“The IIoT is the most disruptive era in history, impacting nearly every industry,” said Dr. Stan Schneider, CEO of RTI. “As the largest IIoT connectivity vendor, RTI has a unique front-row seat. Our annual users conference is the best industry event to dive deeply into IIoT technology. Top RTI engineers will share what's new with Connext DDS, but my favorite part is the chance to hear technical best practices from our leading customers. This year they will explore autonomous vehicle architectures, surgical robot advancements, automotive standards and industrial underwater robot requirements. We look forward to our second Silicon Valley ConnextCon and sharing a glimpse of the technology that’s accelerating autonomy across industries.” 

This two-day conference is the world’s largest gathering of DDS users and experts dedicated to building IIoT systems. Join users, developers and industry partners to learn the latest in technical information and developer experiences in building real-world IIoT systems. In addition to customer presentations and the advisory board panel, the conference will feature keynotes by RTI executives discussing what’s new with Connext DDS and what’s still to come. Attendees will also enjoy hands-on workshops and interactive demos led by RTI technical experts, customers and partners.

Event Details

What: Silicon Valley Connext Conference 2018

When: October 24-25, 2018

Where: The Computer History Museum, Hahn Auditorium, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd. Mountain View, CA 94043

For additional information, and to register for this complimentary event, please visit:

About RTI

Real-Time Innovations (RTI) is the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity company. The RTI Connext® databus is a software framework that shares information in real time, making applications work together as one, integrated system. It connects across field, fog and cloud. Its reliability, security, performance and scalability are proven in the most demanding industrial systems. Deployed systems include medical devices and imaging; wind, hydro and solar power; autonomous planes, trains and cars; traffic control; Oil and Gas; robotics, ships and defense.

RTI lives at the intersection of functional artificial intelligence and pervasive networkingSM.

RTI is the largest vendor of products based on the Object Management Group (OMG) Data Distribution Service™ (DDS) standard.

RTI is privately held and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.

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