Dr Ian Broster is the General Manager and a founder of Rapita Systems. He earned his PhD in 2003 at the Real-time Systems group of University of York for work on the timing analysis of real-time communication. He has been involved in significant real-time research projects involving scheduling analysis, predictable multi-core, real-time communication and fault tolerance. He has a valuable mix of academic and industrial experience of real-time and embedded systems. He is actively involved in the transfer of research technologies to practical industrial uses in the domain of reliable embedded systems.