Transcript for W3C Video

Status: This is the transcript for the W3C Video (November 2011)


Text in video: W3C logo. World Wide Web Consortium.

Jeffrey Jaffe, CEO, W3C, "The objective of the W3C is to bring the web to its full potential, which means that the web is the open mechanism for people to share information to use for commerce and for entertainment. W3C gets its authority to be the driver of technical standards from the web I would say from three sources." [Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and Inventor of the Web] "First and foremost, it was founded by the inventor of the web, Tim Berners-Lee, who created an open architecture and asked the industry through W3C to continue to develop and enhance an open architecture. Our second source of authority is from our membership. With well over 300 members, we have most of the key participants in the IT industry, in the web industry, participating in the conversations already. And I think the third source of authority is a track record of success. There was a recent Boston Globe article of the 150 most important things that MIT has ever developed for the world. W3C was listed as the most important of the 150."

Yosuke Funahashi, Executive Director of Operations, Tomo-Digi, "I believe standards: it’s the only solution. Because only standards bring us good balance of cooperation and competition."

Ralph Brown, Chief Technology Officer, CableLabs, "They’re the shepherds of the specifications."

Jean-Claude Dufourd, Professor, Telecom ParisTech, "Standards are only good if there are many participants."

Giuseppe Pascale, Developer, Opera, "W3C is like an open place where people can really work together on open standards that everybody can use."

Jan Lindquist, Expert System Manager, Ericsson, "Meeting different parties and different interests to see what kind of ideas they have."

Jeffrey Jaffe, CEO, W3C, "There is enormous value for companies to participate, to provide their use cases, their requirements, and to make sure that they’re also learning from W3C what is the next generation’s standard, so that way they could be at the forefront of implementing that for their customers. "

Ralph Brown, Chief Technology Officer, CableLabs, "W3C helps us in getting time to market because it opens up the innovation for applications and services."

Jeffrey Jaffe, CEO, W3C, "The way that we make it happen is as a convener. We bring the different industries together. We make sure they’re having the right technical conversations, and based on that we’ll set up working groups which will define the technical standards that are necessary to provide the best possible experience."

Silvia Pfeiffer, Consultant, Google, "Web and TV convergence is happening right now. This workshop that I’m attending right now is actually telling me that for the first time, TV and web people are getting together and actually actively trying to resolve the differences in technologies."

Oliver Friedrich, Senior Project Manager, Deustche Telekom, "I think HTML5 is just one way to go forward, to move forward, and maybe W3C with this working group will just set the standard for the TV bringing HTML5 also into the entertainment sector."

Jean-Claude Dufourd, Professor, Telecom ParisTech, "You really have to keep your ears open the whole time because very important things could pop up at any minute."

Mark Watson, Senior Engineer, Netflix, "By understanding what’s important to other people then you can work out what the path for it is that works well for everybody."

Sree Kotay, SVP, Chief Software Architect, Comcast, "We think that the role of the W3C really is to help the ecosystem. Lacking some group like the W3C to help provide a pan-industry application platform we think what will happen is you’ll see fragmentation in the space."

Jeffrey Jaffe, CEO, W3C, "When you consider how much companies invest in R+D, the small investment to be part of the conversation W3C usually is justified."

Jean-Charles Verdie, Senior Director, Connected Technologies, Mstar, "Because every time there is a new standard, which comes from a big organization like the W3C, it means less specific development from followers. So every time we can contribute to a standard, actually we save money down the road."

Jan Lindquist, Expert System Manager, Ericsson, "The key is working in partnership with W3C, with the requirements that are coming from this interest group."

Sree Kotay, SVP, Chief Software Architect, Comcast, "The more we can have lots of different content providers, lots of different content, lots of different services, we think the more valuable an aggregator becomes, and you need a platform, like the work that W3C provides with HTML and the related standards to have that broad ecosystem be healthy."

Yosuke Funahashi, Executive Director of Operations, Tomo-Digi, "Who will actively join this convergence will have a chance or opportunity to win. But who will not join this activity will lose."

Silvia Pfeiffer, Consultant, Google, "You can never be sure that all of your requirements will be satisfied unless you actually become involved yourself."

Pablo Cesar, Postdoctoral Researcher, CWI, "W3C is being very, very successful in creating one of the most important standards ever, so the web."

Giuseppe Pascale, Developer, Opera, "So one of the beauties of W3C that everybody can be involved, everybody can contribute to shape the future of web technologies."

Jeffrey Jaffe, CEO, W3C, "As much as the web has transformed every single industry over the past 20 years, the new open web platform that we’re creating, based on HTML5 with rich multimedia and accessibility by all sorts of devices, will transform every single industry once again."

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Ian Jacobs, Head of W3C Communications
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