2017

Sir Timothy Berners-Lee

Sir Timothy Berners-Lee was born on June 8, 1955 in London. Almost 30 years ago he drew up his plans for a global hypertext information sharing system while at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN. He invented the World Wide Web and the language on which it is based – HTML (HyperText Markup Language). The World Wide Web was conceived as an open platform through which people could exchange information, regardless of geographic or cultural borders. Today Berners-Lee continues to campaign for an Open Web. He is Director of the World Wide Web Consortium, the World Wide Web Foundation as well as a Professor at both the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Oxford University.
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AXEL SPRINGER AWARD 2017: AN EVENING FOR WORLD WIDE WEB INVENTOR SIR TIMOTHY BERNERS-LEE

MATHIAS DÖPFNER INTERVIEWED SIR TIMOTHY BERNERS-LEE AFTER THE EVENT

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At the honoree’s request, the focus of the evening was a discussion between guests, moderated by Christoph Keese, which emphasized the manifold influence of Berners-Lee’s invention in every area of society, politics, business and culture – and naturally the media as well.

“His challenge was to overcome borders and bring people together. Sir Timothy Berners-Lee found a solution and at the same time laid the foundation for nothing less than a radical transformation of our world.”

Mathias Döpfner
Mathias Döpfner CEO Axel Springer SE

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