Colin Calder – Founder and CEO
Colin Calder is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of PassivSystems, a developer of software for monitoring and optimising equipment in the home and for managing and reducing domestic heating energy costs and consumption. He founded the Company in 2008 following 12 months of extensive research into zero-carbon homes in Tuscany, Italy.
Colin has 30 years of experience in the software and technology sectors, with a significant proportion of his career being involved in the bringing together of mobile and the internet. In 1996 Colin founded Paragon, a software company focused on synchronising data between mobile phones, desktop applications and web-based services, which he sold for $500 million to phone.com in 2000. Along with his work in the technology sector, Colin has also held the positions of Director of X / Open (now The Open Group), a global consortium of technology manufacturers working to promote open standards in the field of information technology, as well as advising the European Commission, European Parliament and the UK Parliamentary Affairs Committee on proposed changes to European legislation permitting the reverse engineering of interface specifications. This significant change in legislation resulted in the dramatic rise in the open systems movement and distributed computing.