Sir Tim Berners-Lee
President & Co-founder of the ODI
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, an Oxford graduate and British computer scientist, invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He co-founded and is President of the ODI.
Tim is the co-founder and CTO of Inrupt, which uses pioneering Solid technology to put individuals in control of their data and give organisations new opportunities to create value for customers in an open marketplace of innovation. Sir Tim is the Founder of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the standard-setting organisation for the web, and the co-founder of the Web Foundation whose mission is that the World Wide Web serves humanity. Tim is an Emeritus Professor of Computer Science at Oxford University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
In April 2017, Sir Tim was awarded the Turing Prize which is considered the 'Nobel Prize of Computing'. In 2004, Sir Tim was knighted by H.M. Queen Elizabeth, and in 2007, he was awarded the Order of Merit. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science and the National Academy of Science. He has received several honorary degrees and awards, including the Seoul Peace Prize in 2022.