Benoit Schillings
Chief Technology Officer
Benoit, X’s Chief Technology Officer, oversees a portfolio of early-stage project teams that dream up, prototype and de-risk X’s next generation of moonshots. The scientists, technologists, and self-described general weirdos on Benoit’s team take out-there ideas for positive, world-changing technologies from “what if?” to early prototype. Some of the team’s current areas of exploration include investigating the next frontiers in computing, biochemistry, generative design, and clean energy sources.

Originally from Belgium, Benoit has worked in Silicon Valley for over 30 years. He has held senior technical roles at Yahoo, Nokia, and Be.Inc and holds more than 40 U.S. and international patents related to his work in hardware and software technology. Benoit is the father of two wonderful daughters and when he’s not working on moonshots he can be found on his roof, gazing at the beauty of the night sky through his homemade telescopes.