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New RTI Advisory Board Member: Thomas Baptiste

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Retired US Air Force lieutenant general joins as Simulation Market Advisor

Thomas Baptiste
Thomas Baptiste, president and CEO at the National Center for Simulation and new advisory board member at RTI.

Real-Time Innovations (RTI) announced Lt Gen Thomas Baptiste as the newest member of RTI’s advisory board.

Baptiste joins RTI’s advisory board as the Simulation market advisor, where he will help increase awareness around the many benefits virtual training and simulation can bring to the military and IIoT markets including aviation and healthcare.

Thomas Baptiste:

  • President and CEO of the National Center for Simulation (NCS)
  • world-renown simulation strategist
  • retired United States Air Force lieutenant general
  • more than 30 years of military experience
  • last served as the deputy chairman of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Military Committee in Brussels, Belgium.

At the NCS, Baptiste strives to expand awareness of modeling and simulation for training and other applications. NCS addresses the military, healthcare, transportation, education and technology sectors. He works towards making simulators more realistic, exciting and engaging. Future simulators will blend synthetic training with live training and interact with live players.

RTI provides the ideal connectivity framework for training and simulation applications and has experienced rapid growth in this Industry. RTI Connext DDS is proven in hundreds of the world’s most mission-critical system designs, such as

  • the National Advanced Driving Simulator
  • the U.S. Army Synthetic Training Environment (STE) Program
  • the AMRDEC-SED System Integration Labs
  • RTI has also partnered with VT MAK, the leading developer of modeling and simulation software, to demonstrate interoperability between HLA Federations and DDS-based systems.

RTI is working to bring the proven success of simulation technology in Aerospace and Defense applications to other commercial markets.

The simulation market is growing exponentially in aerospace, defense, medical and many other important market applications.” said Stan Schneider, CEO of RTI. “Today RTI uniquely runs many real-world systems in these markets. By integrating with simulation, we are in an ideal position to build the next generation of combined simulation and real systems. Since we’re also integrated in many military applications, we can work to build cross-service and cross-alliance training capabilities. Tom’s deep expertise, stellar connections and military background will be instrumental to our entry into the evolving simulation market.”

Baptiste will join inaugural advisory board member, Scott McNealy, Automotive advisor KT Neumann, and Energy advisor Raiford Smith, to identify strategic growth opportunities and expand RTI's influence in the IIoT.

For more information about RTI’s Advisory Board, please visit ...

About Real-Time Innovations (RTI), Inc.


Real-Time Innovations 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 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, California.

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