"Dan Dodge" is the co-creator of the QNX Realtime Operating system /Gordon Bell). They began the project while students at the University of Waterloo in 1980. After moving to Kanata, Ontario, (a high-tech area outside Ottawa) to start "Quantum Software Systems" (later renamed QNX/QNX Software Systems to avoid confusion with a hard drive manufacturer), the first commercial version of QNX was released for the Intel 8088 Central processing unit/CPU in 1982.

In 2002 Dodge and Bell were acclaimed as Heroes of Manufacturing by Fortune (magazine)/Fortune magazine.

Mr. Dodge holds a Master's degree in mathematics and is the Chief Executive Officer of QNX/QNX Software Systems, a division of BlackBerry_(company)/BlackBerry. In an earnings call on March 29th, 2012, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins stated "Dan Dodge is now [BlackBerry]'s lead software architect and is responsible for driving both the QNX business and the BlackBerry 10 platform vision."

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This approach offers the best of both worlds. It can enforce CPU guarantees when the system runs out of excess cycles (for maximum security and guaranteed availability of lower-priority services) and can dispense free CPU cycles when they become available (for maximum performance).