Benoit Schillings joined Trolltech in October 2005 as chief technology officer responsible for leveraging Trolltech's existing technologies and services, in addition to strengthening the company's ability to bring new technologies quickly to market.
Schillings was a principal contributor to the launch of Be Incorporated, where he designed, developed, and implemented the technically acclaimed BeOS. More recently, he comes to Trolltech from his position as CTO at Openwave Systems where he was responsible for the structure, design, and operation of Openwave Phone Suite Version 7.
In 2003, he was named Distinguished Engineer for his influential work in the conception of "top to bottom" integrated software for mass-market phones.
Schillings attend UCL in Belgium and has a B.S. in computer science. When not on a plane, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters and working on robotic telescopes.