Alan Bird is the Global Business Development Lead for W3C. In this role, Mr. Bird leads W3C staff efforts internationally to strengthen the W3C Membership program, identify business development strategies, and seek new revenue streams to support the organization. Alan joined W3C in January 2011.
Before joining W3C, Alan was a key executive in two small information security companies where he drove strategic business development. Prior to these appointments, he spent several years each with IBM, Compuware, Legent, and Cullinet in a wide variety of roles, many of which involved creating new business opportunities. Earlier in his career, he worked in the IT organization of Burlington Industries, AVX Ceramics, Family Dollar Stores, and Ingersoll-Rand. This combination of work experiences has provided Alan with a solid foundation from which to drive W3C’s business development activities.
Marie-Claire Forgue now serves as Head of W3C Training and is a passionate advocate for the Web Developer community. She recently developed and launched the W3DevCampus portal where Web developers worldwide can sign up for W3C online training courses related to mobile Web and HTML5 technologies. Additionally, Marie-Claire continues to participate in the dissemination activities of European projects, such as HTML5 Apps and MediaScape. She joined W3C in 2001 and served as Head of W3C European Communications for over 10 years.
Marie-Claire received a Ph.D. degree (computer graphics and parallel processing) in Computer Science from the University of Nice and INRIA, France. After a year as a postdoctoral fellow at the Dynamic Graphics Project Lab at the University of Toronto, Canada, she worked in NTT's Human Interface Lab, Japan, for two years. Her research interests were focused on illumination algorithms and scene modeling. After that, she studied filmmaking in Vancouver, Canada. She has directed several short films and documentaries, and got interested in interactive multimedia back in 1993.
Dominique is the Activity Lead of the Mobile Web Initiative, serves as staff contact in the Web Real-Time Communications Working Group and the Device APIs Working Group. He also develops tools and applications as part of the W3C Systems Team.
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.
Dominique holds an engineering degree from the “Grande Ecole” École Centrale Paris.
In September 2004, Ian became Head of W3C Communications. He manages the Consortium's Comm activities, including press, publications, branding, marketing, and some member relations.
Ian began at W3C in 1997. Since then he has co-edited a number of specifications, including HTML 4.0, CSS2, DOM Level 1, three WAI Guidelines (Web Content, User Agent, Authoring Tool), the TAG's Architecture of the World Wide Web, and the W3C Process Document.
Coralie joined the team in January 1999, as W3C Europe administrative assistant, with a degree in secretarial work and English as a foreign language. She became W3C Europe administration manager and five years later she joined the W3C Communications Team. Her duties include Advisory Board scribe duties and meetings planning, W3C press clippings, management of Supporters Program applications, monitoring translators' list, being contact person for authorized translations. She is also involved in community development and outreach (microblogging, W3C blog). She was Incubator Activity Lead and is now involved in managing W3C Community and Business Groups.