Tim Berners-Lee



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Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989 while working as a software engineer at CERN, the large particle physics laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland. He understood the unrealized potential of millions of computers connected together through the Internet and envisioned the Web as a global information sharing space.

Sir Tim proposed what was to become the World Wide Web with a proposal specifying a set of technologies that would make the Internet truly accessible and useful to the world. Despite initial setbacks and with perseverance, by October of 1990, he had specified the three fundamental technologies that remain the foundation of today’s Web : HTML, URL, and HTTP.


Named one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century,” one of the UK’s 100 Greatest Britons,” and one of the world’s Most Influential Thinkers”, Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the most powerful communication medium in the world — the World Wide Web — and gave it to the world for free.


Sir Tim Berners Lee also wrote the first Web page editor/browser (“WorldWideWeb”) and the first Web server (“?httpd“). By the end of 1990, the first Web page was available. By 1991, people outside of CERN joined the new Web community, and in April 1993, from much encouragement from Sir Tim and his colleagues, CERN announced that the World Wide Web technology would be available for anyone to use on a royalty-free basis.

Since that time, the Web has changed the world, arguably becoming the most powerful communication medium the world has ever known. Whereas only just over one half of the people on the planet are currently using the Web the Web has fundamentally altered the way we teach and learn, buy and sell, inform and are informed, agree and disagree, share and collaborate, meet and love, and tackle problems ranging from putting food on our tables to curing diseases.

In 2009, Sir Tim recognized that the Web’s potential to empower people to bring about positive change remained unrealized by billions around the world. Announcing the formation of the World Wide Web Foundation, he once again confirmed his commitment to ensuring an open, free Web accessible and to all where people can share knowledge, access services, conduct commerce, participate in good governance and communicate in creative ways.


In 2012 Sir Tim co-founded the Open Data Institute with Sir Nigel Shadbolt, which seeks to show the value of open data, and to advocate for the innovative use of open data to affect positive change across the globe.


A graduate of Oxford University, Sir Tim is a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and in the Computer Science Department at Oxford University.


The Future of the Web.

Over thirty years ago, Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web and it t has changed the world in ways we could have never have imagined in Business, Education, Innovation, and Government. The way we buy and sell, inform and are informed, agree and disagree, share and collaborate has been transformed. The Web has advanced medical research, helped solve complex scientific and business problems and advanced the pursuit of freedom and democracy.

More recently the Web has moved from a Web of documents to a Web of data - empowering companies and consumers, and moving us faster forward. How will the future of the Web impact existing strategies and vision? Where are the threats and opportunities in the Web that awaits us? Sir Tim discusses how he conceived of and developed the Web, and thinks about what’s next on the horizon for the Web we know today and what it may become. Sir Tim tells us more about what he is working on today to build a better web, and how we can all be a part of it.

Bold, New Tech Strategies for Business.

Too many businesses are not using technology and the web to their full advantage. To leapfrog over the competition, businesses need to use new technology as a source of innovation. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, is an authority on tech innovation and how businesses can harness it for competitive advantage.

On this topic, the tech futurist offers insight into business strategies so that companies can innovate how they invest, connect with consumers, ,and use technologies like big data and machine learning to make bold decisions, keep up with the cutting edge and build systems that are good for users.

Sir Tim helps businesses think through how existing tech strategy will change as the next 3 billion web users come online . Just as he did when he invented the Web , Sir Tim discusses the importance of innovation and creativity in a digital world. He also outlines how to embrace Data, the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence, corporate responsibility for cybersecurity, the role of the effective CTO, and and opens up thinking with his visionary ideas on the potential markets of the future of technology and the Web.

Interoperability, Security, and Internet of Things.

With leadership, society and security as themes, Web security is a constant battle. The broader tech community is in a time of an out-and-out battle between attackers and defenders. How does society assure that the same open platform of the Web will continue while being as secure as needed? There is a decision to be made to what extent this Web we create will be secure and interoperable. Privacy, authentication and identity access control centralization will become key areas for businesses.

In addition, the Internet of things is on the near horizon for the future of the Web and of business. The Web of Data includes everything from bank statements, to fitness apps to mapping. Linking information across a company is hard enough. What happens when everything you buy becomes related? The ways companies are able to connect turbines or smart watches all will hinge on the interoperability of standards. Distributed applications will impact the commercial world. Companies need information to make decisions on how to support business for the future.

A Look Ahead Into the Future of Tech.

When Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web over 30 years ago, he envisioned a future no one else could have imagined and changed our lives forever. Now he is looking ahead to our next, new, un-imagined future. What does that look like? What will it mean for your business and our society?.

Sir Tim takes his audiences beyond the technology itself, for example - the Internet of Things, Future of Artificial Intelligence, The Next Web Paradigm Shift, The Power of Data, Impact of Security and Privacy on the Web and business and into the real transformative impact these technologies are having and will have in the years ahead.

Technology in Times of Change.

In the past months we’ve seen the web at its best: enhancing lives, enabling business and connecting people in creative, positive ways globally. Technology has been transformational in this COIVD crisis and the need for Technology to transform business has meant that has transformed It is a lifeline helping us do our work, connect with families; receive news, shop, be entertained, as well as a vital source for sharing health information about our cities and the world. How will the future of the Web impact our recovery and future?.

What are the threats and opportunities in the Web that awaits us? As we seek to navigate uncertain times and chart new futures, hear from Tim Berners-Lee, a visionary about the power of data and the possibilities of transformative technology.


Named one of the greatest minds of the 20th century by Time, Tim Berners-Lee is responsible for one of that century's most important advancements: the world wide web. Now, this low-profile genius-who never personally profitted from his invention -offers a compelling protrait of his invention. He reveals the Web's origins and the creation of the now ubiquitous http and www acronyms and shares his views on such critical issues as censorship, privacy, the increasing power of softeware companies , and the need to find the ideal balance between commercial and social forces.

He offers insights into the true nature of the Web, showing readers how to use it to its fullest advantage. And he presents his own plan for the Web's future, calling for the active support and participation of programmers, computer manufacturers, and social organizations to manage and maintain this valuable resource so that it can remain a powerful force for social change and an outlet for individual creativity.