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RE: Pre-Telecon Introductions

From: Bassetti, Ann <ann.bassetti@boeing.com>
Date: Tue, 5 May 2009 13:17:59 -0700
To: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>, "public-xg-socialweb@w3.org" <public-xg-socialweb@w3.org>
CC: "public-social-web-talk@w3.org" <public-social-web-talk@w3.org>
Message-ID: <36C2F113A9080F418482659D1E2B99231CA6B08E@XCH-NW-CCR1V.nw.nos.boeing.com>
Greetings --

Ann Bassetti here, from Boeing. As a long-time rep from Boeing to the W3C, I know several of the folks on this list and look forward to meeting the rest of you. 

Within Boeing I work as a strategist and evangelist for how we use Web and Collaboration technologies. We are actively exploring these new kinds of tools, to see how we can use them for best advantage in a huge company. A company this size is so big that we essentially reflect the same kinds of problems as occur in the public space, so share the concerns suggested by many of you in your introductions.  

My colleagues Pam Yurczyk and Adam Boyet are actually our representatives to this XG. (I will let each of them introduce themselves.) For this reason and due to my other time commitments, I will mostly 'lurk' in these meetings and on the list.  

I live in Seattle, but Boeing has locations all over the world.

I am keen to see how this develops.

 -- Ann

Ann Bassetti
Associate Technical Fellow
Boeing Information Technology
Computing and Network Operations
Collaboration Services
mobile:  +
email:  ann.bassetti@boeing.com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-social-web-talk-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:public-social-web-talk-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of 
> Harry Halpin
> Sent: Sunday, May 03, 2009 8:57 AM
> To: public-xg-socialweb@w3.org
> Cc: public-social-web-talk@w3.org
> Subject: Pre-Telecon Introductions
> Please, everyone introduce yourself over the list-serv over 
> the telecon. Some people  have already done so. If you could, 
> just give everyone your name, your organization if you have 
> one, and what your background and hopes for the Social Web XG are.
> I'm Harry Halpin, from the School of Informatics at the 
> University of Edinburgh,and now W3C Fellow. My background is 
> pretty varied in computer science research, mostly in 
> statistical techniques, machine-learning,  and the Semantic 
> Web. My most well-known work is on the dynamics of tagging 
> systems, and I'm interested primarily in large-scale open 
> standards for social network data-mining that will make my 
> life as a researcher of these systems easier. However, I 
> strongly believe that the user should own their own data and 
> expicitly let others user it for research as needed, so I'm 
> also very much an advocate for user's rights and electronic 
> freedom and privacy. My main work in this XG will be really 
> pushing us to deliver a roadmap for future W3C 
> standardization in the area. Look forward to working with you all!
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