Rupert is the Founder and CEO of XSB, Inc. He is responsible for guiding the company’s strategic vision and global business strategy. A recognized DOD Industry Innovator, Rupert is internationally known for his work in the commercialization of defense technologies and industrial productivity. He has served as an adviser to the U.S. Secretary of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment, the Defense Standardization Program Office, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Soros Foundation and others. A thought leader in the Internet of Things (IoT) space, Rupert has been the driving force behind XSB's patent-pending SWISS® technology. Prior to founding XSB in 1998, Rupert was the Director, Center for Alternate Sources of Parts (CASP) at Dayton T. Brown. He is also the former Long Island Regional Director of Economic Development (1987-1995).