Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Professorial Research Fellow

Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web while at CERN in 1989. He is the Co -Founder of the World Wide Web Foundation, Co-Founder and President of the Open Data Institute and Founder of the World Wide Consortium (W3C). Sir Tim is a Professor at Oxford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is the co-founder and CTO of Inrupt, a startup launched to ensure the success of the Solid platform to give people control of their own data and to re-decentralize the Web. In 2004 he was knighted by H.M. Queen Elizabeth and in 2007 he was awarded the Order of Merit. He was awarded the ACM Turing Award in 2017, referred to as the "Nobel Prize of Computing". Tim is a long time defender of Net Neutrality and the openness of the web.