Rudy Belliardi is a Consulting Engineer, Advanced Technology at Schneider Automation. He has designed and implemented systems, languages and protocols for factory automation and for the medical field. He is actively involved in industrial real-time communications efforts. He holds a Doctor in electronic engineering from the University of Genova and an Applied Scientist Professional degree in computer science from the George Washington University. He was the primary contributor for the Time and Clocks and Timers chapters.

Rudy was a member of the Consulting Expert Group for the JSR-1