Benoit Schillings
Benoit oversees some of X’s earliest stage projects and teams, nurturing them from concept through to prototype. Some of Benoit’s current areas of investigation include exploring ways to produce food more sustainably, investigating clean and abundant energy alternatives, and imagining a world where there is less pain. Originally from Belgium, Benoit has worked the past 30 years in Silicon Valley, holding positions ranging from individual contributor to CTO as well as father of two wonderful daughters.

A technological optimist with a careful eye on the implications of new technologies, Benoit is inspired by the potential for machine learning techniques to unlock new and surprising solutions to previously intractable problems. When he’s not working on moonshots, Benoit can be found on his roof, gazing at the beauty of the night sky through his homemade telescopes.