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Jeff Jaffe

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Dr. Jeffrey Jaffe became the W3C CEO on 8 March 2010. In this role he works with Director Tim Berners-Lee, staff, and membership, and the public to evolve and communicate the W3C's vision. He is responsible for all of W3C's global operations, for maintaining the interests of all of W3C's stakeholders, and for sustaining a culture of cooperation and transparency, so that W3C continues to be the leading forum for the technical development and stewardship of the Web.

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.

Jeff then 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.

Most recently, 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.

Jeff was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve on the Advisory Committee for the Presidential Commission for Critical Infrastructure Protection. He has also chaired the Chief Technology Officer group of the Computer Systems Policy Project, and has served on the National Research Council's Computer Science and Telecommunications Board. He is a Fellow of ACM and the IEEE.

Dr. Jaffe holds a BS in Mathematics and an MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in addition to his Doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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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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Rigo Wenning

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Rigo Wenning joined W3C in 1999 with a focus on privacy and digital signatures. He is the Privacy Activity Lead and has taken over responsibility as a legal counsel to W3C. Rigo studied law in Germany and France and holds a german law degree. Before joining W3C Rigo was a researcher at the Institute of Law and Informatics. He was involved in the first german law portal as early as 1994.