Biographical Note:



STEVE BRATT

is the First Chief Executive Officer of the World Wide Web Foundation.


The Web Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, founded by Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and launched from its parent organization, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).The Web Foundation focuses on connecting and empowering all people on the planet through the Web, and ensuring that this powerful medium advances in a free and open manner. Bratt joined the W3C in 2002 as Chief Operating Officer, and later became Chief Executive Officer.

From 1997 to 2001, Bratt was the first Coordinator of the International Data Centre (IDC) Division of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization.  During this time, he was influential in establishing the verification system’s data centre, global communications infrastructure, and standards for data exchange between more than 300 worldwide sensors and 170 nations. From 1984 to 1997, he led research initiatives first at the Science Applications International Corporation and then at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. These initiatives aimed to develop advanced concepts for real-time global sensor monitoring, intelligent data analysis and international telecommunications in support of negotiations for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.