Chief Technology Officer, Real-Time Innovations (RTI)Dr. Gerardo Pardo-Castellote chairs the Data Distribution Group at the Object Management Group (OMG). He is an expert in secure real-time software architectures and networking, a leading authority on security for net-centric publish-subscribe systems, and the main author of the multiple standard specifications, including OMG Data-Distribution Service (DDS), the OMG DDS-RTPS Wire Protocol, and OMG DDS Security. Pardo-Castellote has been actively involved with the PEO IWS Navy Open Architecture (Navy OA) initiative and SPAWAR PEO C4I through Net-Centric Enterprise Services for Interoperability (NESI). Pardo-Castellote is an eminent speaker at national and global conferences on the topic of real-time distributed systems. He is an author of over 50 technical papers and publications.