ABOUT

The best way to access and consume engineering information.

SWISS is developed by the XSB corporation, headquartered 90 miles East of New York City.

We are a team of dreamers, planners, doers, and makers. For nearly two decades, XSB has developed unique semantic technologies to enable people, organizations, and machines to understand, share, and act upon large amounts of data and complex concepts, resulting in dramatic savings of time, reduction of risk, and improvement of desired outcomes.

The SWISS interoperable data platform is a new paradigm in engineering information. For too long, engineering content such as industry standards and regulatory information have been published, sold, and distributed as standalone individual documents. But evidence shows that this information is used like data, where engineers and technicians deconstruct the documents to extract just the parts and pieces they need (e.g. text, tables, equations, etc) and then integrate that information into their enterprise and throughout their supply chain.

Rather than approach engineering information as individual documents, SWISS views this content as a collection of interwoven data and concepts — text, tables, graphs, equations, images — which when linked together create seamless movement between them (a.k.a. interoperability) and “change awareness”. Every piece of data knows if it’s up to date, how it’s related to other data, and where it’s being used in the enterprise and supply chain.

SWISS is a collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense (Defense Standardization Program and Defense Logistics Agency) which partially funds SWISS’s development and helps to specify meaningful and valuable functionality for manufacturers and service providers of engineered goods. Other partners include ASTM, ASME, API, IEEE, Boeing Corporation, Northrop Grumman, Bechtel Corporation, Siemens, PTC, and others.

OUR TEAM

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Rupert Hopkins
Founder & CEO

Rupert is a disciplined dreamer and doer. He is responsible for guiding the company’s strategic vision and global business strategy.  He is a recognized DOD Industry Innovator internationally known for his work in 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.

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Richard J. Gill
Treasurer, Co-Founder and Board Member

Rick guides the company on a disciplined growth path. He has over 30 years of experience in finance and management, and has been responsible for the financial stewardship of XSB since the company’s inception in 1998.

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David Warren, Ph.D.
Co-Founder and Vice President of Sciences

David is a world-renowned computer scientist in the field of Logic Programming, a former Chairman of the Stony Brook University Computer Science Department (1996-1999), and a Fellow of the ACM.  David’s work and research have centered on a variety of topics in the field of logic programming, and he has spent much of his career focusing on the design and development of the open source XSB logic programming system.

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Tatyana Vidrevich
Chief Operating Officer

Tanya makes SWISS (and all of us) look good by taking the best of XSB’s traditional products and infusing them with emerging technologies. Tanya holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Stony Brook University, and a BS in Applied Mathematics. She is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Executive Program.

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Stan Gregory
Chief Technology Officer

Stan makes good on all the technology dreams and promises that we make in his absence. He has 20 years of experience in software design and development, writing, maintaining, and supporting enterprise software for Fortune 500 companies. Prior to XSB and SWISS, Stan served as the Software Development Manager of Moxie, an enterprise eCommerce solutions provider, for more than 12 years. Stan holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Stony Brook University, is a certified Scrum Master and has served as an Adjunct Lecturer at a number of teaching facilities including Briarcliffe and Dowling Colleges.

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Daria Mathew
Vice President Operations

Daria glues us all together. She oversees contracting, procurement, intellectual property protection, HR and finance, and oversees our pricing cluster business. She does it all with patience and grace, even though we drive her nuts with administrative headaches. Daria is a Certified Contracts Manager with a Masters Certificate in Federal Contract Management from George Washington University, and a BA from Stony Brook University.

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Bob Solomon
Platform Consultant

Bob is using his decades of software platform building experience to help SWISS become a successful B2B SaaS network and platform. Prior to his work at SWISS, Bob was President of ServiceChannel, a SaaS platform in the facilities management industry. Prior to that, Bob was SVP, Network and Financial Solutions for Ariba, Inc. (now part of SAP). At Ariba, Bob was responsible for monetization of the Ariba Network, Ariba’s cloud platform for connecting Global 2000 customers to their supply bases.

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Andrew Bank
Growth Strategy Consultant

Andrew is applying his passion for engineering information solutions to optimize exposure to the SWISS platform and accelerate adoption. Prior to working with SWISS, Andrew was a co-founder of Techstreet, a digital content aggregator, now owned by Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters). At Techstreet, Andrew established over 300 licensing agreements, pioneered new business models in the industry standards market, and grew Techstreet more than 10X in as many years.

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