Build Peace 2015 – Peace through Technology will take place in Cyprus on April 25-26, 2015. It will discuss the emergence of alternative infrastructures for peace through three key topics: behaviour change, empowerment and impact. (see here for more information).
Click here to find out more about the Build Peace Conference event
Prominent technologist and WST board member JP Rangaswami is to leave Salesforce after more than 4 years to become Deutsche Bank’s first ever Chief Data Office (CDO)
Click here to read more from CIO.co.uk
It’s been announced that Prof. Sir Nigel Shadbolt, a WST Board Member, is to be the next Principal of Jesus College Oxford.
At Southampton, Nigel is Professor of Artificial Intelligence. Since 2009, he has also been an advisor to the UK Government across a range of data related topics. In 2012, he co-founded the Open Data Institute with World Wide Web pioneer Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Nigel’s service to science and engineering saw him knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2013.
In addition to his new role at Jesus College, Nigel will continue his scientific research taking up a professorship at the University of Oxford Department of Computer Science where he will carry on leading the SOCIAM project. He will remain Chairman of the Open Data Institute and continue to advise UK Government.
Nigel will take over the role of Principal at Jesus College from Lord Krebs in August 2015.
We’d like to wish the Web a happy 25th Birthday and thank Sir Tim for his efforts in proposing something famously dubbed “vague but exciting” by his boss …
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We are delighted to announce the launch of our new WST website – we have tried to take account of improvement suggestions from our users and to streamline the discovery and display of data.
We’d also like to thank all those who made time to review the beta site and provide feedback.