Role: Founder, Emeritus Director, Honorary Member of the Board of Directors, World Wide Web Consortium
Tim is W3C's Founder, Emeritus Director, Honorary Member of the Board of Directors. He is the 3COM Founders Professor of Engineering in the School of Engineering, and at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT's CSAIL.
Tim founded and is on the board of the World Wide Web Foundation, whose mission is consistent with W3C's only broader. The Web Foundation will put the power of the Web into the hands of people around the world through effective, high-impact programs.
Tim invented the World Wide Web in 1989 while working at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. He wrote the first WWW client (a browser-editor running under NeXTStep) and the first WWW server along with most of the communications software, defining URLs, HTTP and HTML. Prior to his work at CERN, Tim was a founding director of Image Computer Systems, a consultant in hardware and software system design, real-time communications graphics and text processing, and a principal engineer with Plessey Telecommunications in Poole, England. He is a graduate of Oxford University. More...
Dominique is W3C Developer Relationships Lead, W3C Community Development Lead (in charge of managing the Community Groups program), champion for the Telecommunication Industry in W3C, part of the W3C Project Management team, W3C Strategy Specialist on Virtual and Augmented Reality, and serves as staff contact in the Web Real-Time Communications Working Group, the Web and Machine Learning Web Working Group, and the Web & Networks Interest Group. He also develops tools and applications as needed in his various roles.
He joined initially W3C’s Communication and Systems Team as a member of the Webmaster Team in October 2000; after having joined then lead the QA Activity until September 2005, Dom took part to the Mobile Web Initiative as Staff Contact for the Best Practices Working Group and later as co-Chair of the Mobile Web Test Suites Working Group. Dom also served as Staff Contact for the Device and sensors Working Group
Dominique holds an engineering degree from the “Grande Ecole” École Centrale Paris.
Dr. Philipp Hoschka is General Manager of ERCIM and a Deputy Director of the W3C. He was founding W3C Industry Lead. He was responsible for W3C industry relationships; including having mutually reinforcing visions; working well in their ecosystems, and identifying new industry requirements for W3C Working Groups. His current work focuses on the "Web of Things", which is about leveraging open Web technology to overcome current silos in the "Internet of Things". In 2012, Philipp launched W3C efforts on automotive, focusing on the use of HTML5 for in-car infotainment apps. He also founded W3C's Ubiquitous Web Domain which had the mission to bring the benefits of Web technology to the emerging "Post-PC" world, including mobile and television devices. In the past, Philipp created W3C's Mobile Web Initiative and pioneered work on integrating audio and video into the Web leading to the W3C Standard SMIL. Philipp has been principal investigator in six EC research projects supporting the Ubiquitous Web Vision (MWeb, 3GWeb, MobiWeb2.0, OMWeb, MobiWebApp, HTML5Apps). Philipp holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, and a Master's Degree in Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. He was visiting scholar at MIT LCS from 1998 until 2002.
Role: Board of Directors
Chunming Hu had worked for the W3C China office since 2006 and then he joint W3C team in Jan 2013 as the Deputy Director of W3C/Beihang. He has a PhD degree on computer science and currently works as an full professor at Beihang University. Now he is the Dean of School of Software, Beihang University and his main research interests includes large scale distributed systems, software middleware, system virtualization and resource scheduling in cloud/big data systems.
Role: Head of Systems Team
Vivien joined W3C in May 2003 as the W3C Webmaster at the MIT/CSAIL host site in Cambridge, MA, USA.
Since September 2004 Vivien is working as a Systems & Network Engineer for W3C Europe at the ERCIM host site in Sophia-Antipolis, France.
Vivien graduated in September 2003 from the Polytech Nice Sophia engineering school (formerly known as ESSI) in Sophia-Antipolis, France.
He holds an engineering degree in Computer Science, specializing in Networks. In June 2000, he received a two year degree in Computer Programming at the University of Lyon, France.
Philippe Le Hegaret
Role: Strategy and Project Lead
Philippe Le Hegaret is the Strategy and Project Lead for W3C, responsible for the technical mission of the Consortium. As Project Lead, he is responsible to meet all of the milestones of all of the groups, facilitate the work of Team Contacts, Chairs, and Editors, and drive the work necessary to achieve operational success. He is the current co-Chair of the W3C Process Community Group. Until 2016, he was for the former W3C Interaction Domain, which produced frontend Web technologies including HTML5, CSS3, SVG, WOFF, or Web APIs. Prior to 2009, Philippe lead the W3C Architecture Domain, which produced the W3C Core technologies in the area of XML, Web Services, and Internationalization. He is a former Chair of the Document Object Model (DOM) Working Group.
Prior to joining W3C, Philippe promoted the use of XML inside Bull in 1998, also focusing on the interaction between XML and object structures. He wrote the first version of the CSS validator in 1997.
Philippe holds a Master's Degree in Computer Science from the University of Nice (France).
An Qi (Angel) Li
Angel Li joined W3C China Office in 2006. Since 2010, she had been devoted to setting up the fourth host of W3C in China together with W3C Team and Beihang University. In January 2013, as the Host of W3C in China was officially launched in Beihang University, Angel Li was assigned as the Site Manager of W3C/Beihang site and was responsible for managing W3C activities in China. Angel left W3C in June 2018 and took an adventure in the industry with Alibaba. In Nov 2021, Angel rejoined W3C as the Deputy Director of W3C China. She is currently based in Beijing, China.
Role: Board of Director
Professor, Keio University
In 1979, he enrolled in the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Technology, of Keio University and obtained degrees of MS and Ph.D in Computer Science, specializing in Computer Science, Computer Network and Computer Communication, in 1981 and 1987 respectively, both from Keio University.
In 1984, he developed the Japan University UNIX Network (JUNET). In 1988, he established WIDE Project, of which he currently has the title of the Founder. In the 1990's, he focused on the research and development of computer networks, and worked as a member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) (1993-1995), and a member of the board of trustees of the Internet Society (ISOC) (1997-2000), as well as a member of the board of directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) (1998-2000). In the 2000's, he turned his attention also to IT governance for national government, including Prime Minister’s and global IT policy communities.
He is the recipient of many distinguished awards, including IEEE Internet Award (2011); the Okawa Publications Prize (1999); Funai Achievement Award (2007); Jonathan B. Postel Service Award (2005); the Okawa Publications Prize (1999). He was inducted in the Internet Hall of Fame in 2013.
Role: Chief Executive Officer
Ralph joined W3C in January 1997, to focus on the Privacy and Demographics project. As that project (now called P3P) was starting, Ralph also started the Metadata project. The Resource Description Framework became a full-time responsibility when the Metadata Activity turned into the Semantic Web Activity. In 2007 Ralph became the leader of the Technology and Society Domain and in 2009 was appointed Acting Chief Operating Officer. As of 2010 the 'acting' qualifier was removed. Then in 2022 Ralph was appointed as Interim Chief Executive Officer of the new W3C, Inc.
Ralph came to W3C from the X Consortium, where he was Technical Director for the X Window System. Ralph brings to W3C both a systems background and an application background. Long involved with the X Window System, Ralph was one of the architects of the Xt Intrinsics (user interface) toolkit.
Prior to joining the X Consortium, Ralph was a software engineer for Digital Equipment Corporation in their Office Systems Advanced Development Group. There he worked on information filtering tools (software agents) and computer-supported cooperative work tools. Before that, Ralph was in Digital's Corporate Research Group working at MIT Project Athena. Ralph holds a BS in Physics and Mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon University.
Ralph's interests are in applications of Web technologies to support human-human interaction, especially over time and distance.
Role: W3C China Site Manager
Ms. Wu Xiaoqian (吴小倩) joined W3C in October 2013. Since then, she has been serving as a team contact for a few working groups, including the Web Applications Working Group and the Web Editing Working Group.
In September 2018, she became the W3C China Site Manager, responsible for our daily operation in China.
Xiaoqian holds a BA in Software Engineering and an MSc in Animation Design.
Role: W3C Member Relations Lead | W3C Japan Site Manager
Naomi is the W3C Member Relations Lead to ensure member satisfaction, encourage participation in W3C groups and events. She is also appointed as the site manager of W3C Japan.
Prior to joining W3C, Naomi worked at AT&T Japan as a manager of Marketing Communications for AT&T World Access. She worked on a team that created an innovative prepaid card, produced publications and bids for designs, and developed sales channels. She was awarded a Grand Prize for Best Operations Manager in 1996.
She earned an MBA of International Management, from Aoyama Gakuin University, accredited by EFMD.