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Tim
Berners-Lee

Inventor of the World Wide Web.

Profile


Sir Tim Berners-Lee is a pioneer and advocate of the Internet age, and is best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web.

Current work

He is now with the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT and directs the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), a Web standards organization. Sir Tim is a director of the World Wide Web Foundation, which funds and coordinates efforts to advance the potential of the Web to benefit humanity by creating programs that help give access to the Web often in developing countries.

He is a founding director of the Web Science Trust, which promotes the multidisciplinary study of the web and its effects on society.

Previous experience

Awards : In 2004 Tim was knighted and in 2007 he was awarded the Order of Merit (OM) one of 22 living members bestowed as a personal gift of the Queen.

UK Government : In June 2009 then Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced that Sir Tim Berners-Lee would work with the UK Government to help make data more open and accessible on the Web. He is building a web for open, linked data that could do for numbers what the Web did for words, pictures, video: unlock our data and reframe the way we use it together.

Expertise
Talking Points

The Web: Directions and Impact Data: Society & Knowledge

Technology for the Boardroom

The Future of Technology: Forward Thinking to Leave Behind the Competition

Cyber Security & the Future of the Web: Understanding the Threats & Opportunities

Planning for the Next 3 Billion Online Users

Adapting for the New Era of Technology & Innovation

Net Neutrality

Social Media

Topics

Innovation

  • Science & Technology
  • Data Science
  • Digital
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