Robert Hanczor, PhD, is the founder and CEO of Piper Networks. As a 30-year software engineering veteran and entrepreneurial innovator, Robert has created mission critical systems for a variety of industries including transportation, automotive, and industrial. Piper Networks is currently focused on developing positioning technologies for rail operators. Their goal is to accelerate deployments that help modernize signaling and integrate with train control systems. Robert is currently leading several initiatives for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and New York City Transit (NYCT) that introduce Ultra Wideband technology as a vital positioning solution for subways. Leveraging their experience with proximity technologies, Piper has adapted their Ultra Wideband technology to be used in a new Contact Tracing and Social Distancing Wearable solution, called ViTRACE.