World Wide Web inventor to keynote RSA Conference Europe

Acclaimed computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee, well known for his invention of the World Wide Web, is confirmed as the Closing Keynote Speaker at the 12th annual RSA Conference Europe. The Conference takes place from 11th -13th October 2011, at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel, U.K.

A graduate of Oxford University with a first-class degree in Physics, Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, an Internet-based hypermedia initiative for global information sharing while at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory, in 1989. He wrote the first Web client and server in 1990. His specifications of URIs, HTTP and HTML were refined as Web technology spread.

Berners-Lee is currently the 3Com Founders Professor of Engineering with a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Laboratory for Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is also a Director of the World Wide Web Foundation, launched in 2009 to fund and coordinate efforts to further the potential of the Web to benefit humanity.

Sandra Toms LaPedis, General Manager of RSA Conference, commented:

We are delighted that Sir Tim Berners-Lee has accepted our invitation to present the Closing Keynote at this year’s RSA Conference Europe. Berners-Lee is one of the most influential figures in modern computer science, and we look forward to hearing his thoughts on the future development of the Web. In particular, the RSA Conference Europe audience will be keen to hear Berners-Lee’s opinions on how best to respond to the security challenges related to cloud computing, big data and mobile computing.

The Full Session Agenda of RSA Conference Europe 2011 can be viewed here.

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