Don Rule founded Translational Software to accelerate the process of bringing molecular diagnostics from the bench to the bedside. Prior to this he had a 14 year career at Microsoft, holding a variety of program management positions including roles in providing Internet access to MSN, pioneering Virtual Private Networking products, and integrating Instant Messaging with Voice Over IP networks. Don founded the BioIT Alliance from within Microsoft to accelerate collaboration in translational research. He has a B.S. in Economics and an MBA from the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport CT.