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SPEAKER 2017

SIR TIM BERNERS-LEE

Inventor of the World Wide Web

Cambridge, MA 
 


   Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web, Professor at MIT, & speaker at the WORLDWEBFORUM 2017

 

 

 

"I am looking forward to returning to Switzerland and coming to WORLDWEBFORUM 2017. I'll be discussing the past, present and future of the web, from both technical and social standpoints."

- Sir Tim Berners-Lee

 

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ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

Inventing the World Wide Web

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION & NET NEUTRALITY

 

 

In 1990, In 1989, Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web and developed the first Web server, editor and browser

He released his invention into the public domain, ensuring that it would remain an open standard, and inviting global participation. 

A new era was born.

 

 

Berners-Lee is an advocate for net neutrality.

He has advocated for a Magna Carta of user rights for the Web.

He believes that governments and corporations should not control the Internet.

 

 

 

 

 

CERN

 

 

 

It was while at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory in Geneva Switzerland, that Sir Tim invented the World Wide Web.  

Sir Tim conceived and developed the Web, inspired to meet the demand for information-sharing while at CERN and working with scientists from universities and institutes from around the world.
 

 

Video

 

 

Tim Berners-Lee: A Magna Carta for the web

 

World Wide Web Turns 25: Inteview with inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee


Tim Berners-Lee: The next Web of open, linked data


GALLERY




Berners-Lee while developing the World Wide Web at CERN

 

 

Sir Tim Berners-Lee is a Professor at MIT

 

BIOGRAPHY

 

Sir Tim Berners Lee is a British computer scientist who invented the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1989. Sir Tim enabled a system to be able to view web pages (hypertext documents) through the Internet. 

In 1990 he produced the first version of the World Wide Web, the first Web browser and the the first Web server. The Web was released to the public in 1991. “Info.cern.ch was the address of the world’s first-ever Web site and Web server, running on a NeXT computer at CERN. The first Web page address was: http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html. Essentially the contribution of the World Wide Web, was to make it easy for people to link to hypertext web pages anywhere on the internet.

As inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners Lee has advocated for net neutrality and against governement or coroprate control of the Web. 

A graduate of Oxford University, England, Sir Tim is a Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and leads a research group there at the the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He Directs the World Wide Web Consortium and the World Wide Web Foundation. He is the President of the Open Data Institute, London. 

Sir Tim has received many honors including the Order of Merit – becoming one of only 24 living members entitled to the honour. He was knighted in 2004′ for services to the global development of the Internet”.