Sir Tim Berners-Lee is a pioneer and advocate of the Internet age, and is best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web.
He is now with the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT and directs the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), a Web standards organization. Sir Tim is a director of the World Wide Web Foundation, which funds and coordinates efforts to advance the potential of the Web to benefit humanity by creating programs that help give access to the Web often in developing countries.
He is a founding director of the Web Science Trust, which promotes the multidisciplinary study of the web and its effects on society.
Awards : In 2004 Tim was knighted and in 2007 he was awarded the Order of Merit (OM) one of 22 living members bestowed as a personal gift of the Queen.
UK Government : In June 2009 then Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced that Sir Tim Berners-Lee would work with the UK Government to help make data more open and accessible on the Web. He is building a web for open, linked data that could do for numbers what the Web did for words, pictures, video: unlock our data and reframe the way we use it together.