Rob Byrne is Chief eXecution Officer of the PulsePoint Foundation. As CXO he is responsible for the successful development, delivery and worldwide deployment of PulsePoint technology and applications.
Rob’s career has spanned the technology spectrum from the onboard Space Shuttle flight computers to relational database design to motion picture image restoration. He was a member of the team that developed the onboard flight control software for the United States Space Shuttle, participated in design of Space Station data system, managed development of DB2 relational database product, and has held technical, management, and executive positions at PeopleSoft and nCircle Network Security.
In addition to his responsibilities as PulsePoint CXO, Rob is active in the area of heritage preservation with a specific focus on film and early cinema. He has led or participated in several film restoration projects, received a preservation grant from National Film Preservation Foundation, and was recently awarded the Haghefilm Foundation Fellowship for 2011. He is president of the board of directors for the San Francisco Silent Film Festival and serves on the board for the San Francisco based Global Film Initiative.
Rob is a graduate of University of Texas at Austin, and holds a master’s degree from the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. He has also performed post-graduate studies at University of California at Berkeley, University of Houston, and San Jose State University.