Berners-Lee made an indelible mark on history when he invented the World Wide Web in 1989. In addition to his work as a professor at MIT and at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, Berners-Lee is director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which develops open standards to ensure the long-term growth of the Web. He is director of the Web Science Trust, which supports the global development of Web science. He is also founder of the World Wide Web Foundation, launched in 2009 to fund and coordinate efforts to advance the potential of the Web to benefit humanity. Among countless other honors, Berners-Lee was knighted by H.M. Queen Elizabeth in 2004, and he was awarded the Order of Merit in 2007.
“Tim’s work in the early development of the World Wide Web makes him one of the great innovators of his generation. He has contributed to launch ideas and built institutions that have had enormous impact in the lives of people around the country and around the world,” said Luis Ubinas, president of the Ford Foundation. “Together they represent an extraordinary addition to the Ford Foundation’s board.”
Mary Robinson, the first woman President of Ireland (1990-1997) and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002), has spent most of her life as a human rights advocate. She was educated at the University of Dublin (Trinity College)read more
Having already made his feelings perfectly clear about the revelations of NSA and GCHQ internet surveillance, inventor of the World Wide Web Sir Tim Berners-Lee is calling for an international protection system for whistleblowers. In an interview with thread more
James Rickards (Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis): No Way Fed Will Stop Easing
Professor of International Business Administration at Wharton School, Guillén is is the Director of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.
Innovation & strategy. Expert in creative thinking, innovation and strategy, best selling author.