As Senior Manager of Digital, Phil Collis is responsible for sourcing and leveraging digital technologies, social media and syndicated channels in direct support of the Foundation’s global community, knowledge and networks strategy. In addition to designing and implementing web solutions, Phil also manages the online strategy and media initiatives for the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship and has provided editorial direction for the foundation’s “Uncommon Heroes” short film series profiling Skoll award recipients.
Beyond the foundation, Phil has been involved in several successful web campaigns supporting documentary films including Coma (HBO), The New Heroes (PBS) and Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (HBO) and has spoken on the topic of web and social action campaigns at events such as the 2012 Giving Pledge members meeting.
In addition to web campaigns, Phil has regularly been tasked to create compelling presentations by speakers on a range of topics that have been subsequently been used at The White House, Dreamforce and TED.
Prior to joining Skoll, Phil was a Project Manager and New Media Programmer for KT Solutions, a leading e-learning content and multimedia design company serving Fortune 100 companies. He was one of the first programmers to implement SCORM compliancy (a government standardization of education content) within these courses, which he oversaw as part of a partnership with the American Disabilities Association. He also played a key role in integrating technology-based training courses with education and training programs for residents at Swords to Plowshares’ Veterans Academy.
A former resident of New Zealand and England, Phil earned a Bachelor of Arts with honors from the University of Anglia Cambridge, where he majored in communications studies and multimedia. In his spare time he is also an award winning international electronic musician/dj and producer.