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An unparalleled history in IoT

As the cost of processing and low power connectivity trends to zero, Runtime believes every object that can be connected will be connected. Focusing on the billions of low cost, low power connected devices, Runtime’s solution set offers product companies a complete open source embedded OS (Apache Mynewt), an array of low power connectivity options, and cloud-based device life-cycle management and messaging. Runtime supplements the end-to-end solution with developer support and comprehensive design services that enable connected product companies to develop quickly and deploy at scale.

Located in Redwood City, CA, Runtime was founded in 2014 by the core team from Silver Spring Networks (ACQ: ITRI), the world leader for connected critical infrastructure. Runtime’s mission is to simplify the development of connected products and reduce the cost of managed connectivity. From its industry-leading open source RTOS to its cloud-based management system, Runtime has developed complete solutions for consumer, medical, commercial and industrial IoT applications.

Runtime believes in the value of free, open source software. The company supports Apache Mynewt, an embedded OS optimized for networking and built for remote management. The Runtime Device Platform securely provisions, messages and manages massive networks.

It’s time for greater flexibility, faster time-to-market, and more security and control over your connected devices.

It’s Runtime.

Management Team


James Pace

CEO, Co-Founder

James has held roles relevant to scaling and managing the IoT and connected devices: at Silver Spring Networks, a company enabling deployment and management of 23 million devices by reliably and securely connecting things that matter; network/systems/app management at Loudcloud, the progenitor to cloud-based, utility computing; network management at @Home Networks, the world’s first consumer broadband service; and the NASA Science Internet, a far-reaching precursor to the commercial Internet.

Sterling Hughes

CTO, Co-Founder

Sterling lead the development of Silver Spring Network’s wireless IPv6 mesh networking fabric, authoring more than 20 domestic and international patents in the process. Prior to Silver Spring, Sterling was one of the core developers of the PHP programming language, and spent 10 years scaling the high traffic websites of the day, including Friendster, Lycos, and FAST Search and Transfer. Sterling is a member of the Apache Software Foundation, and a believer in open-source as the basis for critical infrastructure.

Ray Suorsa

Chief Cloud Architect, Co-Founder

Ray Suorsa has been architecting scalable cloud services since his days at NASA. He has worked on internet search engines, large scale data-center management systems, secure overlay networks, and social networks. He is applying advancements made in cloud technology to the design and management of IoT software.

Will San Filippo

Principal Firmware Engineer, Co-Founder

Will started his career writing MAC layers for the groundbreaking Metricom Ricochet product, the world’s first consumer wireless packet-data offering. At Silver Spring Networks, he authored a MAC layer that scaled to multi-million node deployments and became IEEE 802.15.4e/g, the technology behind the world’s largest Industrial IoT deployments. Will developed the lower layers of Runtime’s BLE stack and is working on additional wireless protocols.

Aditi Hilbert

Head of Product

Aditi is responsible for the embedded and cloud products. Previously, she directed product management of firmware and security solutions for critical infrastructure utility networks at Silver Spring Networks. These solutions ranged from FIPS compliant custom ASICs to patented security policy enforcement engines using commercial hardware security modules for industrial customers across the globe. She participates in open source projects such as Apache Mynewt and Zephyr RTOS. Previously, Aditi worked with network infrastructure at @Home Networks and Advanced Network and Services (ANS).

Brandon Davito

Chief Commercial Officer

Brandon Davito leads sales and business development activities as Chief Commercial Officer at Runtime. Previously, he was Vice President and head of Silver Spring’s Smart Cities business unit, responsible for product management, sales, and partnerships. Under Brandon, Silver Spring became the #1 provider of connected lighting solutions in North America and won major projects in Chicago, Paris, Copenhagen, London, Florida, and Rhode Island. Prior to Silver Spring, Brandon was an Engagement Manager for McKinsey & Company’s San Francisco and Chicago offices.