Steve Kille


Steve Kille is the CEO of Isode, which he founded in 1992 and re-launched in 2002. Steve is an Internet pioneer and visionary, who has been closely involved with many key Internet technologies since 1980, and has brought several of them to market with Isode. Steve has thirty years of experience with messaging, directory, security, XMPP and HF Radio, and has been responsible for a range of widely deployed products and standards. He has written over forty RFCs (Internet Standards), and is one of the authors of LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol).

From 1981 to 1992, he was a Senior Research Fellow at University College London and led US and European funded research projects on messaging, directory, networking and distributed systems. He has worked with the Internet and Internet standardization since 1981 and is active on IETF, XSF and NATO standardization. He has published a book and numerous papers and articles.

Steve has BA and MA honours degrees in Physics from Oxford University, and Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and Stanford University, where he was a Fulbright scholar. He was born in London, where he now lives.