Sir Tim Berners-Lee Lecture in Wellington
Sir Tim Berners-Lee was the inventor of the world wide web, which started the Internet revolution. And he's coming to Wellington to give a lecture on the benefits of an "open and uncapturable" Internet. Sir Tim's talk at Te Papa - which sold out in 30 minutes - will take place on the 30th January 2013, and focuses on economic, social and innovation opportunities that the Internet can offer.
The 57-year-old scientist first successfully communicated using the initial foundations of web technology in 1989, during his time while working at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory. Sir Tim is now director of the World Wide Web Consortium, a web standards organisation, and a director of the World Wide Web Foundation, which coordinates efforts to further the potential of the Web to benefit humanity.
Via the story of his world-changing invention, Sir Tim will explore why the Internet must remain open and transparent and why it's so important for New Zealand and the rest of the World.
Article published Sunday 17th of January 2016