An evening with Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Posted by Tom Valcanis on 6 February 2013

On 4 February, auDA members and dear friends were given a rare opportunity to pose questions to the man who invented the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee. In a special Q&A session moderated by finance journalist and broadcaster Alan Kohler, Sir Tim was joined by an expert panel which included advertiser and author Jane Caro, Deloitte Digital "Chief Edge Officer" and digital innovation advocate Peter Williams and auDA CEO Chris Disspain. The event was held at University House at the University of Melbourne directly following his public lecture to a rapt crowd of over 1,300 people.

Sir Tim lent his wisdom to a range of pertinent and indeed thorny topics about the nature of privacy on the Internet, censorship, cyber-warfare and Internet governance. The debate was lively and intellectually robust with the occasional splash of humour. Techies, coders and Internet professionals were excited to catch a glimpse or even talk to the man which revolutionised the nature of media and communications all around the world.

Sir Tim was in attendance as part of his "TBL Down Under" tour, sponsored in part by auDA. We'd like to thank all our co-sponsors and organisers for allowing us to put on this exclusive and enlightening event.