Vice President of Tech, Fellow
Benoit Schillings has been a Fellow at Yahoo! since 2012, after being Chief Technology Officer at the Myriad Group. He is known for being one of the lead developers of the Be Operating System (BeOS), following an association with Be Inc. that began in 1990 as a developer of software for the Apple Macintosh. Schillings became the second engineer at Be, working on the operating system for a new computer called BeBox. Starting in 1991 he developed a file system and an associated user-space database application that indexed the metadata in the file system as well as a graphics system and programming frameworks used by software developers to write software for the Be operating system. From there,Schillings became CTO at OpenWave where, with Mike Reed, he led a team that developed Version 7 of the Openwave Phone Suite of mobile applications. In 2005 he joined Trolltech as a Distinguished Engineer, and after Nokia acquired Trolltech in 2008, Schillings became a chief technologist at Nokia working on hybrid programming models and Symbian/Qt integration. In 2009 he moved to the Myriad Group, and two years later, to Facebook to work on its Android app. Finally, Schilling joined Yahoo!'s mobile team in December 2012.