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.”
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