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City Talks in partnership with UTSpotlight 2013

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City Talks in partnership with
UTSpotlight 2013
Then, Now, Tomorrow:
What’s next for the World Wide Web?

“Let the web service humanity,” urges Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web and Director of the World Wide Web Consortium.

Tim will talk about the transformational capacity of the web and how it can empower humanity to create positive change.

When Sir Tim invented the web in 1989, our world changed forever.

He will discuss the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) work and his vision to improve the web as a platform to share knowledge and build global trust.

Sir Tim will also explore how W3C is improving web functionality through the development of ‘open standards’ – technical specifications that standardise best practice. These standards will help make the web available to everyone by crossing the existing barriers of hardware, language, geography and ability.

Just one third of the world’s population can access the internet: will this change, and how will people use the web in the future?

Sir Tim will be joined by a panel of Australian innovators who use the web to solve problems and support creative enterprise. They’ll discuss how to keep the internet innovative and transparent, and how we can ensure positive growth.

MC Adam Spencer
UTS INTRODUCTION Professor Ross Milbourne, Vice-Chancellor, University of Technology, Sydney
WELCOME Clover Moore, Lord Mayor of Sydney
KEYNOTE SPEAKER Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web, Director of the World Wide Web Consortium

Hael Kobayashi, Executive Director, Creative Intelligence, University of Technology, Sydney
Glen Boreham, Chairman, Screen Australia, former Managing Director of IBM Australia and New Zealand, and Chair of the Australian Government’s Convergence Review
Alan Noble, Director of Engineering, Google Australia & New Zealand
Paul McCarthy, Director of Strategy and Innovation, SIRCA Ltd
Wendy Simpson, Chairman, Springboard Enterprises
Rachel Botsman, Author and Social Innovator

Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Sydney Town Hall
483 George Street

Rail: Town Hall
Bus: George and Druitt Streets
Bike: Free valet bike parking located in Sydney Square, George Street from 5:30-9pm

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  • On Tuesday 05 February from 18.30 to 20.00


Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street (cnr Druitt Street) Sydney 2000 Venue details



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City Talks in partnership with UTSpotlight 2013

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Town Hall Railway Station, Sydney Explorer Bus Stop 24, George Street Bus Services.

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Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street (cnr Druitt Street) Sydney 2000


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