Mobile World
Congress 2013
25-28 Feb
Hall 8.1  (8.1H49)

Come visit us and learn more about the Open Web Platform

Visit the W3C booth to learn about Web technology and how the W3C community is shaping the Web.

Jeff Jaffe, CEO mail

Before joining W3C, Jeff served as the executive vice president and chief technology officer for Novell. He was responsible for Novell's technology direction, as well as leading Novell's product business units.

Prior to Novell, Jeff served as president of Bell Labs Research and Advanced Technologies, where he established new facilities in Ireland and India, and served as chairman of the board of the New Jersey Nanotechnology Consortium.

Early in his career, after receiving a Ph.D. in computer science from MIT in 1979, Jeff joined IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center. During his tenure at IBM, he held a wide variety of technical and management positions, including vice president, Systems and Software Research, corporate vice president of technology, and general manager of IBM's SecureWay business unit, where he was responsible for IBM's security, directory, and networking software business.

Alan Bird, Global Business Development mail

Before joining W3C, Alan was a key executive in a two small information security companies where he drove strategic business development. Prior to these appointments, he spent several years each with IBM, Compuware, Legent, and Cullinet in a wide variety of roles, many of which involved creating new business opportunities. Earlier in his career, he worked in the IT organization of Burlington Industries, AVX Ceramics, Family Dollar Stores, and Ingersoll-Rand. This combination of work experiences has provided Alan with a solid foundation from which to drive W3C’s business development activities.

Marie-Claire Forgue, W3C Online Training mail

Marie-Claire Forgue serves as head of W3C Training and is a passionate advocate for the Web developer community. She recently developed and launched the W3DevCampus portal where Web developers worldwide can sign up for W3C online training courses related to mobile Web and HTML5 technologies. dditionally, Marie-Claire continues to participate in the dissemination activities of European projects such as Webinos and Voices. She joined W3C in 2001.

Marie-Claire received a Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Nice and INRIA, France. After a year as a postdoctoral fellow at the Dynamic Graphics Project Lab at the University of Toronto, Canada, she worked in NTT's Human Interface Lab, Japan, for two years. Her research interests were focused on illumination algorithms and scene modeling. After that, she studied filmmaking in Vancouver, Canada. She has directed several short films and documentaries, and has been involved with interactive multimedia since 1993.

Bernard Gidon, Business Development mail

Bernard joined W3C in 2011 to lead business development in Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA). He is based in Sophia Antipolis, France. He has developed in the last 20 years, EMEA organizations and activities for hardware, software and telecom companies (Apricot, Retix, Vertel, AdvenNet, Plantronics) with channel and direct accounts activities.

Dominique Hazaël-Massieux, Mobile Web mail

Dominique Hazaël-Massieux supervises the development and standardization of Web technologies that are most relevant to mobile devices in W3C, and is in charge of the W3C groups that are developing APIs to access more device capabilities from the Web (camera, addressbook, etc) and to enable peer-to-peer audio-video communication in Web browsers (WebRTC).

He also regularly puts in practice these technologies and guidelines as a developer of a number of sites and applications.

Tobie Langel, Testing mail

Tobie is just getting started on a one year fellowship from Facebook to lead W3C’s new testing effort.

Until then, Tobie was Facebook’s W3C AC Rep. As such, he initiated the W3C Coremob Community Group and Ringmark mobile test suite, both of which were announced at MWC last year. He also co-edited the Coremob 2012 Report which analyses and prioritizes development of the mobile Web platform.

An avid open-source contributor, Tobie’s mostly known for having co-maintained the Prototype JavaScript Framework.

In a previous life, Tobie was a professional jazz drummer.

Karen Myers, Business Development mail

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.

Dave Raggett, Ubiquitous Web mail

Dave is the W3C staff contact for the System Applications Working Group, NFC Working Group and the Model-Based UI 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 three European FP7 research projects: Compose, Webinos, and Serenoa, and before that, PrimeLife. He has a special interest in Web Payments, and the Web of Things. In addition to work on standards, Dave is a keen programmer, and has developed a number of tools including HTML Slidy and is currently working on a collaborative design assistant for cross-device Web application user interfaces. 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.

Marilyn Siderwicz, Marketing and Communications mail

Marilyn joined W3C in marketing and communications in November 2011. Most recently, she led marketing and communications teams in two U.S.-based institutions of higher education. Earlier in her career, Marilyn was a marketing executive in several high tech and telecommunications companies, including the large multinational, NYNEX (now Verizon), and later, entrepreneurial startups Boston Technology (now Comverse), Digital Broadband Communications, and Spectel (now Avaya).

She earned a B.S. in TV/Radio communications at Syracuse University and an MBA from Boston University.

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View of the W3C MWC 2013 booth

Dominique Hazael-Massieux showing his hyperdevices demo

Dave Raggett showing the Web app camera and gallery demos

Ali Spivak (Mozilla) demonstrating FirefoxOS at the W3C booth.

Dave Raggett, Marie-Claire Forgue, Dominique Hazael-Massieux at the W3C booth

Bernard Gidon scanning a name tag at the booth.