PivotPoint Technology: Founder - Cris Kobryn

Cris Kobryn is the Founder and CEO of PivotPoint Technology Corp., a software and systems engineering services company that delivers Custom Model-Based Solutions™ for enterprise systems-of-systems.
Cris is a technologist, system architect, and entrepreneur who specializes in advanced software and systems development using Model-Based Engineering and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. He has global experience leading high-performance software development teams, and has architected custom applications and commercial products. Before founding PivotPoint, Cris held senior technical positions at Telelogic, EDS, MCI Systemhouse, Inference, Harlequin, and SAIC.

Talk less. Architect, model, and simulate more. — Cris Kobryn, Founder & CEO

Model-Based Engineering

Cris is an internationally recognized expert in architecture modeling languages (UML, SysML), enterprise architecture frameworks (DoDAF, UPDM, TOGAF), and Model-Based Engineering technologies. He chaired large international teams of tool vendors and power users to specify the Unified Modeling Language (UML) 1.x and 2.0 standards for software engineering, and the Systems Modeling Language (SysML) 1.0 standard for systems engineering. In recognition of Cris's contributions to the UML the Object Management Group (OMG) presented him with its Distinguished Service Award in 2000, and in acknowledgement of his contributions to the SysML the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) presented him with its Outstanding Service Award in 2006. In 2007 Cris accepted the SD Times 100 "Modeling" category award on behalf of the SysML Partners open source specification project that he chaired.

Cybersecurity & Distributed Systems

Cris has been designing and architecting fault-tolerant, cyber-secure distributed systems since the Internet was called the ARPANET (early 1980’s). Recently he has combined his expertise in architecture modeling language design and distributed computing environments to develop CyberML™ (Cyber Modeling Language™), a visual architecture modeling language for specifying Agile enterprise architectures that are both scalable and cyber-secure.

Previous Professional Experience

Cris began his software engineering career in the early 1980s, and quickly gained recognition as an expert in AI programming languages (Prolog, Lisp, CLOS), and their practical applications (knowledge-based expert systems, natural language processing). He has successfully implemented AI technologies in both commercial and defense applications. Cris's accomplishments with AI technologies include leading the applications group at Harlequin Limited that developed the Watson™ investigative analysis application, which was later acquired by Xanalys Limited. Before Cris became a software engineer he served as a commissioned officer in both the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army, and was infantry, armor, airborne, and Special Forces qualified.

Academia & Professional Societies

Cris received a BA degree from Colgate University, a BSCS degree from San Diego State University and pursued multi-disciplinary graduate studies at SDSU and UCLA, where he was a graduate fellow. Cris's graduate studies explored the synergies among Linguistics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Cris is a frequent invited speaker at industry conferences and workshops that are concerned with Model-Based Engineering, UML and SysML. He is a former computer science instructor at the University of California, San Diego Extension and is a member of the ACM, IEEE, INCOSE and AAAI.

Selected Publications

PIVOTPOINT TECHNOLOGY, CUSTOM MODEL-BASED SOLUTIONS, ESSENTIAL UML APPLIED, ESSENTIAL SYSML APPLIED, ESSENTIAL BPMN APPLIED, ESSENTIAL DODAF APPLIED, ESSENTIAL TOGAF APPLIED, ESSENTIAL ARCHIMATE APPLIED, ESSENTIAL AGILE MODELING APPLIED, AGILE + LEAN ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN, AGILEML, AGILE MODELING LANGUAGE, CYBERML, and CYBER MODELING LANGUAGE are trademarks of PivotPoint Technology Corp.
UML, BPMN, OMG SYSML and UPDM are trademarks of the Object Management Group.
TOGAF and ARCHIMATE are trademarks of The Open Group.
ENTERPRISE ARCHITECT is a trademark of Sparx Systems Pty Ltd. MAGICDRAW is a trademark of No Magic, Inc. UMODEL is a trademark of Altova. VISUAL PARADIGM is a trademark of Visual Paradigm International. ASTAH and ASTAH SYSML are trademarks of Change Vision, Inc.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.