Colin Calder - CEO
Colin has been in the computing industry for 30 years, 20 of which have been spent in the convergence of voice and data. He has participated in many industry forums and during his time as a Director of X/Open he advised the European Commission and UK Parliamentary Affairs Committee on proposed changes to European software legislation. He has provided strategic advice on wireless data to satellite and mobile phone operators and was instrumental in forming an alliance between Microsoft and several of the world’s leading wireless companies. In 1996 he started his own company developing software for the mobile phone industry. After 3 frenetic years in which he grew the company to 63 employees with offices in Europe and USA he sold the company in March 2000 to phone.com (now called Openwave). In September 2008 after 15 months of extensive research (and 8 years of pursuing personal interests which included the designing of his own Passiv home) Colin set up PassivSystems.