Dr. Jeffrey Jaffe Named W3C CEO

Earlier this week, W3C announced its new Chief Executive Officer, Dr. 
Jeffrey Jaffe.


Dr. Jeffrey Jaffe Named W3C CEO

http://www.w3.org/  8 March 2010  W3C today named Dr. Jeffrey Jaffe 
its new Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Jaffe brings to the role extensive 
global leadership experience in the Information Technology industry, 
including as President of Bell Labs Research and Advanced Technologies 
at Lucent Technologies; as Vice President of Technology for IBM; and 
most recently as Executive Vice President, products, and Chief 
Technology Officer at Novell. In these positions he has combined 
business leadership and vision with technical expertise, and 
demonstrated strong support for open standards and open source.

"Web technologies continue to be the vehicle for every industry to 
incorporate the rapid pace of change into their way of doing business," 
said Dr. Jaffe. "I'm excited to join W3C at this time of increased 
innovation, since W3C is the place where the industry comes together to 
set standards for the Web in an open and collaborative fashion."

As W3C CEO, Dr. Jaffe will work with Director Tim Berners-Lee, staff, 
Membership, and the public to evolve and communicate W3C's 
organizational vision. The CEO is responsible for W3C's global 
operations, for maintaining the interests of all of the W3Cs 
stakeholders, and for sustaining a culture of cooperation and 
transparency, so that W3C continues to be the leading forum for the 
technical development and stewardship of the Web.

W3C's initiatives  including HTML 5 and other Web Applications 
technology, Semantic Web, Mobile Web, Accessibility, and 
Internationalization  are all designed to make the Web a powerful tool 
for commerce, collaboration, and creativity. As more people connect to 
the Web using a wider variety of devices, and as the world increases its 
reliance on the Internet ecosystem, W3C is poised to enter a new phase 
of organizational evolution.

"Jeff has outstanding leadership and business skills to help address a 
wealth of arising opportunities," said Tim Berners-Lee. "Just as the Web 
is constantly growing and changing, so is the community around it and so 
is the Consortium. Jeff's broad experience gives him a deep 
understanding of many different types of organizations, which will be 
invaluable in managing W3C's evolution."

Dr. Jaffe plans to blog regularly on the W3C CEO Blog, beginning with 
his first post on reflections of a new W3C CEO. More about Dr. Jaffe is 
available on his home page.

EDITOR's NOTES:
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Web Resources:
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This press release:
   - in English: http://www.w3.org/2010/03/ceo-pr.html.en
   - in French: http://www.w3.org/2010/03/ceo-pr.html.fr
   - in other translations: http://www.w3.org/Press/#x2010-ceo

Dr. Jeffrey Jaffe:
     http://www.w3.org/People/Jeff/
W3C CEO Blog:
     http://www.w3.org/blog/ceo/

Media Contacts
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Americas, Australia 
     Ian Jacobs, <ij@w3.org>, +1.718.260.9447
Europe, Africa and the Middle East 
     Marie-Claire Forgue, <mcf@w3.org>, +33 6 76 86 33 41
Asia 
     Naoko Ishikura, <keio-contact@w3.org>, +81.466.49.1170

About the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
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The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international consortium where 
Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to 
develop Web standards. W3C primarily pursues its mission through the 
creation of Web standards and guidelines designed to ensure long-term 
growth for the Web. Over 350 organizations are Members of the 
Consortium. W3C is jointly run by the MIT Computer Science and 
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL) in the USA, the European 
Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) 
headquartered in France and Keio University in Japan, and has additional 
Offices worldwide. For more information see http://www.w3.org/

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Received on Thursday, 11 March 2010 17:39:44 UTC