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Tim Berners-Lee the founder of World Wide Web

Tim Berners-Lee the founder of World Wide Web

Tim Berners-Lee the founder of World Wide Web interacts with industry leaders, faculty and students at SSN College of Engineering, Chennai

Chennai, May 18, 2018 – SSN College of Engineering today hosted an interactive talk by Sir Tim Berners-Lee the founder of World Wide Web. He addressed over 1000 people comprising of industry leaders, Academicians and students. Among the audience were many senior managers from the IT industry of Chennai. Through his talk Sir Tim Berners-Lee took the audience into the remarkable journey of the development of the Web, its current status and its future development. Mrs. Kala Vijayakumar, Presidnet SSN felicitated the guest on behalf SSN Institutions. Mr. Anant Krishnan, Chief Technology Officer of Tata Consultancy Services, Mr N Murali, Dr. S Salivahanan, Principal, SSN College of Engineering, Prof. B Srinivasan were the other dignitaries at the event.

Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee is currently a professor of Computer Science at Oxford University and has implemented the first successful communication between hypertext transfer protocol (http) server and client in year 1989. He is the Director of the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) which oversees the continued development of the web. He is also the founding chair at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). During his talk at SSN, he will be taking us through the history of the internet and the future of artificial intelligence.

SSN has been at the forefront of creating knowledge and making available the best of speakers for the benefit of academia and industry in Chennai. SSN has in the past organized many events through its collaborations with Carnegie Mellon University. This event was organized as an endeavor to expand the horizons of its stakeholders.

During his talk Sir Tim Berners-Lee stressed that over a decade of so ago 10% of the people were on the World Wide Web and today over 50% of the people are on the WWW and how it was important to bridge the digital divide if the world as a whole has to progress. He stressed that he designed WWW in a decentralized however over the last few years it has moved to being centralized. Through his World Wide Web Foundation he is working on initiatives to  redecentralise the World Wide Web.

Speaking on the occassion Mrs. Kala Vijayakumar, President, SSN said, “It is hard to imagine a world without the  World Wide Web. Without it we would still know how to read the maps and have to call our friends over to show off our vacation pictures. The WWW has led to easy accessibility of knowledge and thus played a great role in the rise of SSN as among the best engineering colleges in the country. Globalisation as a whole has been possible due to WWW. The world as a whole has a lot to be thankful for Sir Tim Berners-Lee”

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