Paul is the Founder & CEO of MetaCert.
In 2003, Paul founded Segala, a specialist in mobile testing and the first test house to become an associate member of the GSM Association. Paul co-founded Shanti Microfinance in 2009 and has since visited many of the loan recipients in India. He advises the board on overall strategy, visiting partners on the ground and identifying technology partners in order to increase accessibility.
Paul was the first AOL employees in Europe during the mid 90′s and built his first website in 1996. As the company’s first Technical Accounts Manager and International Beta Coordinator for the UK & Sweden, Paul was responsible for the test management of all new products and technologies – including AIM, Internet Radio, Online games and 56k modem speed. From 2006-2008 Paul served as Chair of the British Interactive Media Association (BIMA) – the longest established and most respected Industry association to represent the UK Digital Industry. During his time as an Advisor to the British Council between 2007 – 2009, Paul advised senior management on its Digital Pioneer programme with Hong Kong and its Creative Entrepreneur programme with India.
Paul is a world-renowned advocate and creator of Internet and mobile standards. His work with the World Wide Consortium (W3C), where standards such as HTML have been created, is well documented and referenced by publishers and governments around the world. Paul is one of the seven original founders of the W3C Mobile Web Initiative and was a member of the Steering Council for the first year while also representing Segala as a member of the W3C Advisory Council. Paul is the co-creator of the W3C’s first incubator project which later became the industry standard for labeling content known as POWDER, replacing the old standard called PICS, which is still in use by the Microsoft Internet Explorer filter, Content Advisor. Paul is leading MetaCert to become the first company worldwide to go to market with a platform and product portfolio using W3C POWDER.
Paul is an investor and partner in a Dublin-based Michelin-rated Indian restaurant called Jaipur.