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Phil Archer

e-mailphila@w3.org

Phil Archer is the Data Activity Lead — working to make ever more effective use of the Web as a platform for data.

He originally joined the team to work on the Mobile Web Initiative in February 2009, specifically to work on developing and delivering training in this area. Before joining the team he'd been a participant in the Mobile Web Best Practices working group (joining at its inception in June 2005) and was an editor of, or acknowledged contributor to, 6 of its documents.

Separately, Phil also had a long involvement with the Semantic Web activity, notably as chair of the POWDER working group. As part of this role he co-edited most of the documents and created one of the two reference implementations. It was this work that lead Phil to focus on the area of linked data and, via work on eGovernment and open data, eventually to take up his current role in the Data Activity.

Phil Archer maintains an active online presence through his personal Web site.

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Stéphane Boyera Web Payments Activity Lead

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e-mailboyera@w3.org

Stéphane is W3C Staff since 1995. Since January 2014, Stephane is leading the Web Payments activity. Before, he was leading the W3C Device Independence Working Group and he was a key participant in the development and launch of the W3C Mobile Web Initiative, managing the Device Description Working Group till the end of 2005. At the same time, Stéphane took also part in the management of the Voice and Multimodal Activities.From 2006 till 2009, he was leading the W3C work on the Mobile Web for Social Development Interest Group.

From January 2009 till June 2013, after participating in the Web Foundation Task Force during 2008, Stéphane joined the newly launched World Wide Web Foundation as lead program manager. Stephane is still working in the area of ICT for development and the role of Web and mobile in social and economic development of developing countries.

Before joining W3C and the Web Foundation, Stéphane studied network and telecommunications at ESSTIN, an engineering school in Sophia-Antipolis, France. From 1991 to 1995, he worked on Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge modeling at INRIA.

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Nick Doty

e-mailnpdoty@w3.org

Nick Doty works on privacy in Web standards, acting as the team contact for the Tracking Protection Working Group and Privacy Interest Group.

Nick is also a graduate student at the UC Berkeley, School of Information where he occasionally teaches the Information Organization Lab and does research on Internet privacy.

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Harry Halpin

e-mailhhalpin@w3.org

Harry Halpin is a W3C Fellow funded by Eduserv, working as staff contact for the RDB2RDF Working Group and co-chairing the Social Web Incubator Group. Previously he was Chair of the GRDDL Working Group that focused on combining microformats and XML with the Semantic Web. Guiding his work at the W3C is his commitment to keeping the Web an universal space of information for the development of collective intelligence. He enjoys working with diverse communities to make their data accessible on the Web.

He received his Ph.D. in Informatics from the University of Edinburgh under Henry Thompson and Andy Clark, with a thesis on theories of reference on the Web combining information retrieval and knowledge representation. Previously, he worked on the intersection of philosophy and literature with computing at Duke University and held a DAAD scholarship to Freie Universität Berlin. He enjoys studying Web phenomena empirically, such as the development of consensus in collaborative tagging.

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Sandro Hawke

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e-mailsandro@w3.org

Sandro Hawke is a Software Developer and Systems Architect at W3C and a Research Scientist at MIT's Decentralized Information Group. He leads the W3C's eGovernment activity and is staff contact for the RIF, OWL, and SPARQL Working Groups. A member of the W3C Semantic Web staff since 2000, Sandro's professional focus is on developing global-scale decentralized systems using ideas from both Web Architecture and Knowledge Representation. He occasionally blogs at decentralyze.com.
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Yves Lafon

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e-mailylafon@w3.org

Yves Lafon studied Mathematics and computer science at ENSEEIHT in Toulouse, France, and at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal in Montreal, Canada. His field of study was signal recognition and processing. He discovered Internet Relay Chat and the Web in Montreal in 1993 and has been making robots and games for both. He joined the W3C in October 1995 to work on W3C's experimental browser, Arena. Then he worked on Jigsaw, W3C's Java-based server, on HTTP/1.1 and started the work on SOAP 1.2.

Yves is now the TAG Team Contact, WebApps Team Contact, HTTPbis editor and Web Services Activity leader.

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Ninja Marnau

e-mailmarnau@cispa-security.de

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Karen Myers Business Development Lead, Americas and Australia

e-mailkaren@w3.org

Karen Myers develops Membership outreach at W3C. She originally joined W3C July 2004 to support media relations, member communications, speaking engagements, and special assignments such as W3C10, the World Wide Web's ten year anniversary celebration. Prior to W3C, Karen ran her own company and also worked for marketing and communications agencies such as BrandEquity International and Leo Burnett Technology Group, where she established a ten-person strategic planning group in Boston, and managed a global client services team in Frankfurt, Germany. She has consulted for a diversity of technology clients including Akamai, Allaire, Aprisma, Axis, CMGI, Digital, Comdial,Computer Associates, Heidelberg, IBM, Information Builders, KPMG, and Unisys.
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Hirotaka Nakajima

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e-mailhiro@w3.org

Hirotaka joined W3C in April of 2010 after graduating from Keio University, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies. Before joining W3C, Hirotaka worked at a number of startups and had a lots of experiences from them. Hirotaka holds a master's degree in computer Science from Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University.
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Eric Prud'hommeaux

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e-maileric@w3.org

Eric joined W3C again in February 1998 to provide system support and manage tool programming. He currently works on RDF and XML protocols.His primary goal is to see that information be easily and logically accessible.

Prior to joining W3C full-time, Eric worked as a contract programmer for various organizations, including W3C, where he worked on libwww and the client applications, a PEP model library, and several system-related projects.

Eric has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and is still baffled by the futility of a college education in determining one's fate.

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Dave Raggett

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e-maildsr@w3.org

Dave is the W3C Staff contact for the System Applications Working Group. He has been closely involved with the development of Web standards since 1992, contributing to work on HTML, HTTP, MathML, XForms, voice and multimodal interaction, ubiquitous web applications, financial data, privacy and identity. Dave is currently involved in two European FP7 research projects: HTML5Apps and COMPOSE, and before that webinos, Serenoa, and PrimeLife. He has a special interest in the Web of Things. In addition to work on standards, Dave is a keen programmer, and has developed experimental web browsers (e.g. Arena), a plugin for rendering math from natural language (EzMath), a tool for cleaning up HTML (Tidy), a web page library for HTML slide presentations (Slidy), a Firefox add-on for enhanced privacy (Privacy Dashboard), and most recently, work on customizable browser-based editing of HTML. He was educated in England and obtained his doctorate from the University of Oxford, and is a visiting professor at the University of the West of England. For more information see Dave's home page.


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Wendy Seltzer Policy Counsel

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Wendy is a lawyer and technologist who leads W3C's security and privacy work through the Technology & Society Domain. She joined W3C in 2012 after a tour of legal academia and, before that, Electronic Frontier Foundation. She was drawn into open code as a law student, as the first webmaster for Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and hasn't been able to escape since. Wendy's legal research focuses on "openness," in the law and technology of online expression, user-innovation, privacy, and anonymity.