Breakfast with Sir Tim Berners-Lee - The Internet: past present and future

B01 2017-10-17T08:30:00.000Z

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Since specifying and developing the building blocks of the World Wide Web in the early 1990s, Sir Tim Berners Lee has maintained a strong commitment to open and free web access – notably through the formation of the World Wide Web Foundation in 2007 – consistent with his initial vision of an “open, universal space, where anyone, anywhere could take their ideas and bring them to like without having to ask for permission or pay royalties”.

As well as holding several prestigious teaching positions, Sir Tim is director of the World Wide Web Consortium (the main international standards organisation for the World Wide Web) and founder of the Open Data Institute. In recognition of his continuing contribution to society through the development of the Web, Sir Tim was recently presented with the 2017 Turing Award and was included in Forbes’ list of ‘100 Greatest Living Business Minds’.

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