Jim is a 2i2c Co-Founder. He is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of British Columbia and previously served (2016-2021) as the Director of The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS). While at PIMS and using infrastructure from Compute Canada, he helped create a national-scale JupyterHub service called Syzygy. He co-founded Callysto, a collaboration between PIMS and Cybera. Callysto develops open education resources and training programs for students and teachers in grades 5-12 leveraging cloud-hosted interactive computing. Colliander also co-found Crowdmark, an education technology company based in Toronto that provides workflows and AI-based improvements to education assessment.