Media Breakfast
Part of W3C Technical Plenary Week
3 November 2009, 7:30am-8:30am

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W3C invites the media to a breakfast and series of speakers who will introduce some of the topics that will be discussed during W3C's Technical Plenary Week 2009. The breakfast will take place from 7:30am to 8:30am PT on Tuesday, 3 November, at the Marriott Hotel in Santa Clara, California.

Presenters will discuss:

Other W3C staff will be on hand to address your questions.

See below for more information on speakers. A question and answer session will follow. We will add any additional topics as speakers confirm.


Leslie Daigle, Chief Internet Technology Officer, Internet Society

Leslie Daigle, Chief Internet Technology Officer for the Internet Society, will highlight key Internet growth challenges and important protocol developments to address them. These protocols are the building blocks that continued deployment robust and scalable Internet infrastructure upon which Web-based services depend.

Leslie Daigle is Chief Internet Technology Officer at the Internet Society, where she provides strategic leadership on important technical issues as they relate to the organization's broad range of programs. She has worked with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) since 1995, and was an appointed member of the related Internet Architecture Board (IAB) from March 2000 to March 2008. As the elected Chair of the IAB from 2002 to 2007, Leslie steered the IAB and the related IETF through a period of important industry and institutional change by working with diverse technical groups to align their interests and develop sustainable relationships. She previously has held positions at Cisco Systems, VeriSign, and industry pioneer Bunyip Information Systems, among others, and has served as a panelist with the U.S. National Science Foundation review committee, evaluating Internet-related research proposals.

Philippe Le Hégaret, Interaction Domain Lead, W3C

W3C is currently developing a new version of HTML. Providing a better base for Web applications and enhancing the capabilities of the Web platform, HTML 5 is expected to bring the development of Web applications to the next level. Offline storage, video support, SVG support, and 2D graphic and media APIs are among the new features of the next HTML specification. Philippe will present some of the new features of HTML5 and what to expect for future Web applications.

Philippe joined W3C at INRIA in January 1999 to test a set of W3C Recommendations (especially CSS2). Philippe heads the W3C Interaction Domain, which produces technologies several areas including HTML and CSS. Until July 2008, Philippe lead the W3C Architecture Domain, which produced the W3C Core technologies in the area of XML, Web Services, and Internationalization. He is a former Chair of the Document Object Model (DOM) Working Group and co-editor of two DOM specifications. He was the co-Chair of the W3C Workshop on Video on the Web, focusing on making video a first class Web citizen, including making it easy to create, link to and from, describe, and search.

David Rogers, Director of External Relations, OMTP Ltd.

David Rogers is the Director of External Relations for OMTP, liaising with standards bodies and other members of the mobile phone industry. He is OMTP's Advisory Committee representative to the W3C and is currently working on the BONDI mobile web initiative. Within W3C, OMTP are members of the Device APIs and Policy Working Group (DAP) and are helping to standardise widgets and web applications within the WebApps working group.

David joined OMTP in 2006 after 8 years at Panasonic Mobile. Whilst there, he headed up Panasonic’s Product Security initiatives in Europe which included the investigation of hacking against mobile devices. He also managed a development team specialising in hardware, software and security solutions for service centres worldwide. Prior to this David worked for Fujitsu Microelectronics Ltd, in their Newton Aycliffe DRAM fab. David has advised the UK Home Office and international law enforcement agencies on a number of mobile phone theft, security and forensic issues. He continues to champion the pioneering work in the mobile phone industry on embedded security within handsets. This work has led to widespread adoption of hardware security to protect security-sensitive applications such as m-payments. David holds an MSc in Software Engineering from the University of Oxford and a HND in Mechatronics from the University of Teesside.


Kevin Novak was scheduled to attend but will not be able to join the meeting.

Participation and Registration

Please let us know that you plan to attend by sending email to w3t-pr@w3.org.

Venue - Santa Clara Marriott

The breakfast will take place in Salon 4 of the Santa Clara Marriott, which is conveniently located just 4 miles from the San Jose International Airport and 30 miles south of the San Francisco International Airport.

Meeting location:

      Santa Clara Marriott
      2700 Mission College Boulevard
      Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA
      Tel: +1 408 988 1500 (main line)
      Fax: +1 408 352 4353 (front desk)

Note: We will add the specific room number when we receive that information.


Mineta San Jose International Airport is the closest International airport to the meeting site. The Santa Clara Marriott is located just 4 miles from the San Jose International Airport and 30 miles south of the San Francisco International Airport. The travel time between the airport and the hotel (meeting site) will vary between 15-30 minutes depending on traffic conditions. Taxi are plentiful and fares vary.

The Hotel Fact Sheet provides driving directions from the San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland airports.

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