Talks by W3C Speakers

Many in the W3C community — including staff, chairs, and Member representatives — present W3C work at conferences and other events. Below you will find a list some of the talks. All material is copyright of the author, except where otherwise noted.

Listing is based on the following search constraints:

  • Possible presentation dates: past few months and upcoming
  • Technology area: - General W3C -

April 2016

May 2016

  • 2016-05-12 (12 MAY)

    W3C Web Standards Work for the Automotive Industry

    by Bernard Gidon

  • 2016-05-19 (19 MAY)

    Securing the open web platform

    by Wendy Seltzer


    Austin, TX, USA

    One of the Web’s greatest strengths is its generality, its openness to new links and unexpected uses. Openness also means that different applications and users have different security goals and threat models. A mash-up that’s desired by one may be dangerous to another. As stewards of the Open Web Platform, W3C aims to accommodate these different needs through modular components, including work on user security and authentication, cooperative policy enforcement, and platform-level reviews. I’ll talk about what’s done, what’s in progress, and where we’re looking next to support an environment for trustworthy application development. Among the topics of current work, I will share updates on: WebCrypto and Authentication: can we kill the password yet? WebAppSec CSP and more: cooperative policy enforcement in the browser HTTPS upgrade: making it easier for Web apps to go secure Security and Privacy Considerations: building security in to specs and their implementations We’ll also talk about broader patterns. While we can’t guarantee the security of “the Web” as an application platform, we can make it easier for authors to write secure Web apps, and for users to distinguish those they trust. Can we take the hard-earned lessons of Web security to other environments that are opening, such as the burgeoning universe of connected things and cars? Can we get both security and space for innovation?
  • 2016-05-19 (19 MAY)

June 2016

  • 2016-06-01 (1 JUN)

    The World Wide Web Consortium, W3C, is known for standards like HTML and CSS but there's a lot more to it than that. Mobile, automotive, publishing, graphics, TV and more. Then there are horizontal issues like privacy, security, accessibility and internationalisation. Many of these assume that there is an underlying data infrastructure to power applications.

    In this session, W3C's Data Activity Lead, Phil Archer, will describe the overall vision for better use of the Web as a platform for sharing data and how that translates into recent, current and possible future work. What's the difference between using the Web as a data platform and as a glorified USB stick? Why does it matter? And what makes a standard a standard anyway?

  • 2016-06-21 (21 JUN)

    Streamlining Web Payments (panel)

    by Ian Jacobs


    For many users, Web purchases can be a frustrating experience, especially on mobile devices. Poor user experiences such as typing information again and again or following complex steps to payment lead all too often to error and high rates of cart abandonment.

    W3C has begun to work on a standard API to help streamline checkout. This API will enable superior user experiences and enable merchants to take advantage of more secure payment methods to reduce liability and protect sensitive user information.

    In this Webinar we will discuss the goals of this standards effort, the emerging architecture for the payment request API, and the anticipated impact on merchants and other e-Commerce players. We will also introduce other payment-related activities and discussions at W3C that will affect merchants and other stakeholders in the global payment ecosystem.

August 2016

November 2016

  • 2016-11-16 (16 NOV)

    Petroleum retail opportunities with the web

    by Bernard Gidon

    IFSF annual conference

    Schiphol, The Netherlands

    Bernard Gidon will discuss the ‘Petroleum retail opportunities with the web’. Having led business development in a global context for the World Wide Web Consortium, Bernard is part of a team that develops and promotes open standards. t

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