Daniel Dardailler is W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) Associate Chair for Europe, Director of International Relations.
Daniel joined the W3C team in Sophia-Antipolis, France, in July 1996. In 1997, he launched the Web Accessibility Initiative and was the Technical Director of the activity til 2003. As such, he participated in the design of some important standards like HTML, CSS, WAI Guidelines. From 2000 to 2005, Daniel was W3C Europe operational Director.
In 2008-2010, Daniel was active in the launch of the Web Foundation, a new organisation led by Tim Berners-Lee whose mission is to advance the Web to benefit humanity.
He's also served on the ICANN Board of Directors for one year, as W3C liaison and was also a member of the UN Internet Governance Forum advisory group from its creation to 2012.
Daniel is a regular lecturer on academic topics related to the Internet and the Web at the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis.
Prior to joining W3C, from 1990 to 1996, Daniel was working in Cambridge, USA, as a software designer and programmer for the X Window System Consortium and before that the OSF/TheOpenGroup. From 1986 to 1990, he was a Unix/Graphics engineer at the Bull Research Center in France.
Daniel holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science in Digital Typography and Networking from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (1989).