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Shadi Abou-Zahra Accessibility Strategy and Technology Specialist

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Shadi Abou-Zahra works with the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) as the Accessibility Strategy and Technology Specialist. He coordinates accessibility priorities in the W3C Strategy team, as well as international promotion, coordination, and harmonization of web accessibility standards. Shadi also maintains WAI liaisons with key stakeholders including disability, research, and standards organizations, as well as coordinates WAI outreach in Europe, accessibility evaluation techniques, and European-funded projects on accessibility.
See W3C page for Shadi Abou-Zahra.

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Judy Brewer

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Judy Brewer joined W3C in September 1997 as Director of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) International Program Office. She coordinates Web accessibility work at W3C, helping to ensure that W3C technologies support accessibility; developing guidelines for Web content, browsers, and authoring tools; improving tools for evaluation and repair of Web sites; conducting education and outreach; coordinating with research and development that can affect future Web accessibility; and promoting international harmonization of web accessibility standards in order to accelerate uptake and implementation of accessibility.

Judy is W3C's chief liaison on accessibility policy and standardization internationally, promoting awareness and implementation of Web accessibility, and ensuring effective dialog among industry, the disability community, accessibility researchers, and government on the development of consensus-based accessibility solutions. She is a Principle Research Scientist at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), where W3C is headquartered.

Prior to joining W3C, Judy was Project Director for the Massachusetts Assistive Technology Partnership, a U.S. federally-funded project promoting access to assistive technology for people with disabilities. She worked on several national initiatives to increase access to mainstream technology for people with disabilities and to improve dialog between industry and the disability community. Judy has a background in applied linguistics, education, technical writing, management, disability advocacy, and biotechnology.

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François Daoust

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François takes part in on-going discussions and developments around the convergence between Web and TV, serving both as Entertainment Champion in the Industry team and as Media Specialist in the Strategy team. François is also staff contact for the media-related Second Screen Working Group and TV Control Working Group.

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.

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Dominique Hazaël-Massieux

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Dominique is W3C Developer Relationships Lead, champion for the Telecommunication Industry in W3C, part of the W3C Project Management team, W3C Strategy Specialist on Virtual and Augmented Reality, and serves as staff contact in the Web Real-Time Communications Working Group and the Device and sensors Working Group. He also develops tools and applications as needed in his various roles.

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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Ivan Herman Publishing@W3C Technical Lead

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Ivan joined the W3C team as Head of Offices in January 2001. He served as Head of Offices until June 2006, then as the Semantic Web Activity Lead until December 2013 and then, finally, as the Publishing@W3C Technical Lead. He is currently a W3C Fellow for CWI, member of the W3C Strategy as well as the Technical & Architecture teams as focusing on Digital Publishing and (in the T&A team) on of Web of Data related activities.

Ivan graduated as mathematician at the Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest, Hungary, in 1979. After a brief scholarship at the Université Paris VI he joined the Hungarian research institute in computer science (SZTAKI) where he worked for 6 years. He left Hungary in 1986 and, after a few years in industry, he joined the Centre for Mathematics and Computer Sciences (CWI) in Amsterdam where he has held a tenure position since 1988. He received a PhD degree in Computer Science in 1990 at the Leiden University, in the Netherlands.

His professional home page contains a list of his publications and details of the various R&D projects he participated in. You can also look at his personal personal home pages.

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Ian Jacobs W3C

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As of 1 Feb 2015, Ian is the lead of W3C's Web Payments Activity.

From September 2004 through January 2015, Ian became Head of W3C Communications. He managed the Consortium's Comm activities, including press, publications, branding, marketing, and some Member relations.

Ian began at W3C in 1997 and for 7 years 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.

Ian Jacobs studied computer science in France after college (Yale), and worked at INRIA for five years.

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Chris Lilley Technical Director

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Chris is Technical Director of the Interaction Domain. He is also Graphics Activity and Fonts Activity lead, staff contact for the CSS, Audio and WebFonts Working Groups. His interests include advanced 2D graphics - both vector and raster - color management, and multilingual typography. He was for three years a member of the TAG and for many years co-chaired the Hypertext Coordination Group. Chris is based at ERCIM/Sophia-Antipolis, France and joined W3C in 1996. He holds a BSc in Biochemistry, an MSc in Biological Computation and a postgraduate diploma in Bioinformatics. Previously at the Computer Graphics Unit, University of Manchester in the UK,. Chris has been working with Web Graphics since 1993.
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Dave Raggett

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Dave is the W3C lead for the Web of Things Interest 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 has participated in several European FP7 research projects: HTML5Apps and COMPOSE, and before that webinos, Serenoa, and PrimeLife. 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), customizable browser-based editing of HTML and more recently, open source implementations for the Web of Things. 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 Strategy Lead and Counsel

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Wendy is a lawyer and technologist who leads W3C's Strategy Team. 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.
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Michael[tm] Smith Deputy Director

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Michael[tm] Smith is a W3C Deputy Director whose areas of expertise include pharmaceuticals transportation, cyber, and extremely compartmentalized information.

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Samuel Weiler Privacy and Security Strategist

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Sam leads W3C's efforts to improve privacy and security on the web. Sam has worked on Internet standards since 1996, with a focus on security and survivability. Sam joined W3C in 2016 and serves as staff contact for the Web Authentication Working Group, Privacy Interest Group, and Web Security Interest Group. He also serves as one of W3C's liaisons to the IETF. Sam has an MS in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon.