Ubiquitous Web domain

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Kazuyuki Ashimura


Kaz joined the W3C Team at Keio University SFC in April 2005. Prior to joining the Team, Kaz worked for twelve years on research and development of speech and natural language processing. He is interested in Web technologies, esp. Voice, Multimodal and Web & TV technologies. He would like to make people happy using those technologies. Kaz received his B.S. in Mathematics from Kyoto University and his Doctor of Engineering degree from Nara Institute of Science and Technology.
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Stéphane Boyera Web Payments Activity Lead

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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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François Daoust


François takes part in on-going discussions and developments around the convergence between Web and TV, with a specific focus on multi-screen scenarios. He contributes to related EU-funded projects MediaScape and Global ITV.

François initially joined W3C in November 2007 from Microsoft where he integrated an on-portal mobile search engine called MotionBridge. From 2007 to 2011, he served as staff contact for the Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group, the Web and TV Interest Group, the Web Real-Time Communications Working Group and was co-Activity Lead for the Web and TV Activity. He left W3C at the end of 2011 to develop cross-platform Web applications in a French start-up called Joshfire. François came back home on May 2014.

François holds an engineering degree from the Ecole Centrale Paris.

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Daniel Davis


Based at the Keio University host in Japan, Daniel splits his time between a communications role and a technical, team contact role. Previously he worked as part of the Developer Relations team at Opera Software, also based in Japan. He blogs occasionally on his personal site.
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Yosuke Funahashi Board Director


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Ted Guild Head of Systems Team

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Ted joined the W3C in January of 2000. He comes to the Consortium from the corporate IT community having worked for a mortgage and investment company, a power utility, an internet service provider, and a marketing and communications company. He earned a bachelors in Russian from Hobart College. He also spent some time as an English as a Second Language and Mathematics instructor.

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Dominique Hazaël-Massieux

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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.

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Philipp Hoschka Deputy Director

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Philipp Hoschka is a Deputy Director of the W3C. His main interest is bringing the benefits of Web technology to mobile and other non-PC devices. Since 2006, he is leading W3C's Ubiquitous Web Domain which includes W3C's Mobile Web Initiativecreated by Philipp in 2005. In the past, he pioneered work on integrating audio and video into the Web. Philipp founded, chaired and served as editor for the Working Group that developed the W3C Standard SMIL which today is an integral part of mobile phone MMS messaging. Philipp also lead W3C's "Television and the Web" Activity. He previously directed W3C's Architecture Domain, which issues all core XML specifications from the W3C. Philipp chaired numerous W3C workshops that explored new Web developments, such as Workshops on the Mobile Web Initiative, Web Services, Television and the Web, Push Technology and Real-Time Multimedia and the Web. Philipp holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, and a Master's Degree in Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.

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Ryoichi Kawada W3C Fellow


Dr. Ryoichi "Roy" Kawada is a W3C Fellow from KDDI Corporation. He is a Senior Visiting Researcher in Keio Research Institute at SFC.
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Dave Raggett

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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.