W3C's Web Executive Forum

The invention of the Web changed our world over the past 25 years. The Web's utility and ubiquity have enabled businesses across industry sectors to grow and create new customer experiences and expectations for their brands. The next wave of business model transformations on the Web are already on their way! Executives with the knowledge and understanding to adapt and change their multi-industry ecosystems will be the Thought Leaders of tomorrow.

W3C, the organization that builds the foundational technologies for the Web, together with the inventor of the Web, offer you unprecedented insight at the W3C's Web Executive Forum the afternoon of 8 November 2017 in San Francisco. Don't miss your chance to learn the mega-trends that are transforming your industry today. Additionally you'll be able to engage with industry leaders on key topics that will have the greatest impact on your ability to navigate the future with confidence and success.

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
1333 Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, CA 94010 U.S.A.
Main Telephone: +1 650 347 1234

W3C TAPC 2017 San Francisco

Event Sponsors

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Featured Event Speakers

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

DIRECTOR OF THE WORLD WIDE CONSORTIUM

Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He is the Director of the World Wide Consortium (W3C) the Web standards organization founded in 1994 which develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential. He is a Director of the World Wide Web Foundation whose mission is that the World Wide Web serves humanity. He co-founded and is President of the Open Data Institute in London. He is a Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). His research group at CSAIL works to re-decentralize the Web. He is also a Professor in the Computer Science Department at Oxford University.

A graduate of Oxford University, in 1989 Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the Web while at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory. He wrote the first web client and server in 1990. His specifications of URIs, HTTP and HTML were refined as Web technology spread. In 2001 he became a Fellow of the Royal Society. He has been the recipient of several international awards including the Japan Prize, the Prince of Asturias Foundation Prize, the Millennium Technology Prize and Germany's Die Quadriga award. In 2004 he was knighted by H.M. Queen Elizabeth and in 2007 he was awarded the Order of Merit. In 2017 he won the ACM Turing Prize, called the "Nobel Prize of Computing" and considered one of the most prestigious awards in Computer Science. Sir Tim is a long time defender of rights such as privacy, freedom, Net Neutrality and the openness of the Web.

Souheil Badran

Souheil Badran

PRESIDENT, ALIPAY NORTH AMERICA

Souheil Badran is a growth-focused executive responsible for driving the North America expansion of Alipay, one of the world's leading digital payment platforms. His focus is to enhance the buying experience for the millions of Chinese consumers who shop from U.S. and Canadian merchants annually by bringing mobile and online payments to North American merchants.

With years of global experience across eCommerce, big data, security, and payments industries, and cultures from Silicon Valley to China, Souheil has been instrumental in developing and executing the strategies that have led several companies to the top of their respective industries. Prior to his executive leadership role with Alipay, Souheil served as President and CEO of edo Interactive, where he led the effort to seamlessly deliver personalized offers to consumers through credit and debit cards as well as mobile devices.

Before joining edo Interactive, Souheil was responsible for all of the payments lines of business at Digital River, a processor of more than $35 billion in payments for more than 17,000 merchants around the world. He came to Digital River from First Data Corporation’s e-Commerce Solutions Group, where he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager.

Souheil currently serves on the Presidential Advisory Council of the Electronic Transactions Association, the global trade association representing the payments technology world. He also serves on the Board of the Children’s Cancer Research Fund, which supports the pioneering efforts in research related to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of childhood cancer.

Steve Crumb

Steve Crumb

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, GENIVI ALLIANCE

Steve Crumb wears two hats that position him as an expert on the convergence of connected vehicles and smart cities. As Executive Director of the GENIVI Alliance, Steve leads a global community driving the adoption of open source software for in-vehicle infotainment and connected vehicle solutions. Steve also helped found and continues to provide leadership to the City Protocol Society, a city-led organization producing standards and best practices for city transformation. Steve is Vice President of Global Inventures, an ecosystem development organization specializing in incubating, launching and operating technical alliances and consortia.

Karen Czack

Karen Czack

Vice President, Industry Engagement & Regulation, Global Network Business, American Express

Karen Czack is Vice President of Industry Engagement and Regulation within the Global Network Business at American Express. The Global Network Business is responsible for running the company’s core transaction processing platform, defining the rules and regulations for how members of the American Express Global Network operate with each other, and managing network products that deliver value to constituents. Karen leads a team of network professionals who work with industry partners to create and maintain payment standards with the primary goal of increasing payment security, facilitating global interoperability, enhancing user experience, and ensuring compatibility of payment products with acceptance devices. Karen is on the steering committee of the U.S. Payments Forum, serves on the Executive Committees of both EMVCo, and the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council.

Stina Ehrensvard

Stina Ehrensvard

CEO and Founder, Yubico

Stina Ehrensvard is the CEO and founder of Yubico and coinventor of the YubiKey—a small device that makes strong two-factor authentication easy and affordable for everyone. She is a visionary IT entrepreneur with a proven track record of creating and bringing new technology innovations to global markets. Stina is an accomplished speaker on Internet identity, security, and entrepreneurship and was named one of Inc.’s Woman to Watch in Tech.

Dr. Jeffrey Jaffe

Dr. Jeffrey Jaffe

W3C CEO

Dr. Jeff Jaffe is Chief Executive Officer of the World Wide Web Consortium. In this role he works with Director Tim Berners-Lee, staff, and membership, and the public to evolve and communicate the W3C's vision. He is responsible for all of W3C's global operations, for maintaining the interests of all of W3C's stakeholders, and for sustaining a culture of cooperation and transparency, so that W3C continues to be the leading forum for the technical development and stewardship of the Web.

Mark Pesce

Mark Pesce

FUTURIST

Mark Pesce is an inventor, author, educator, broadcaster and entrepreneur. In 1991 he founded pioneering consumer VR startup Ono-Sendai, inventing a orientation sensor (US Patent 5,526,022) licensed to Sega Corporation for Virtua VR. In 1994, Pesce co-invented the Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML), the first standard for interactive 3D graphics on the Web, and went on to found BlitCom, delivering streaming VRML entertainment into the browser. Pesce founded postgraduate programs at both USC and AFTRS, and currently holds appointments as Honorary Associate in Digital Cultures at the University of Sydney and Honorary Adjunct at the University of Technology, Sydney’s Animal Logic Academy. Pesce writes fortnightly a column for The Register, and hosts The Next Billion Seconds, Australia’s leading podcast about the emerging world of science & technology.

Tina Quigley

Tina Quigley

Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada

As general manager of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, Tina Quigley knows what it means to think big. In a city of 2.1 million residents and 42 million annual visitors, Quigley is at the forefront of visionary thinking and planning for the future. She recognizes that an enhanced multi-modal and technologically advanced transportation infrastructure will help ensure that Southern Nevada can continue to attract tourists, residents and new business. She has embraced and pushed for sweeping technological advances; she has advocated for future planning; and she has built critical partnerships to well position the region for ongoing and sustained economic vibrancy. With more than 25 years of experience in air and ground transportation management and a licensed pilot herself, Quigley leads the only agency nationwide that is solely responsible for a region’s public transit system, traffic management, roadway design, construction funding and transportation planning.

Brad Stone

Brad Stone

Bloomberg

At Bloomberg, Brad Stone is tasked with building the Bloomberg Global Tech team into a top-notch international group of journalists who cover the companies and people changing the way we live and work. Stone is author of The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley are Changing the World, Little, Brown & Co. He has worked as a journalist covering the intersection of technology and business for more than20 years for news groups including Newsweek, The New York Times, and Businessweek.

Nick Telford-Reed

Nick Telford-Reed

Director of Technology Innovation, Worldpay's Worldwide Payment Gateway

Nick has been working in online payments and financial services for the past 15 years in product, marketing and technology management roles since joining Worldpay in 2001. He ran the engineering teams for the RBS Group’s websites and service management teams for RBS and Natwest online banking before returning to Worldpay in 2010 to take up the role of CTO of Worldpay’s Worldwide Payment Gateway, leading its separation from RBS. In 2013 he founded a new Technology Innovation function, working with the Futures division to develop new propositions in global payments. At the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), he co-chairs the Web Payments Working Group and sits on the Advisory Council and Web Payments Interest Group. He attends cards standards body EMVco's Board of Advisors meetings for Worldpay.

He has a Masters Degree in Engineering and a Diploma in Computer Science from Cambridge University.

Sean White

Sean White

Mozilla

Sean White is a high-tech executive, entrepreneur, inventor, and musician who has spent his career leading innovative development of the experiences, systems, and technologies that enable creative expression, connect us to each other, and enhance our understanding of the world around us. He was most recently the founder and CEO of BrightSky Labs, a company he incubated while an EIR at Greylock Partners, and is currently teaching CS377m: HCI Issues in Mixed & Augmented Reality at Stanford University. Before Greylock Partners, Sean founded and built the Interaction Ecologies Group at Nokia, leading multiple innovative efforts in new mobile forms and experiences in the areas of wearables, Internet of Things, and augmented reality. His previous roles include Chief Technology Officer of NeoCarta Ventures, Vice President of Technology for Lycos, Inc. (acquired by Terra Networks), and Chief Technology Officer of WhoWhere? (acquired by Lycos). In addition to 30+ peer reviewed publications and 20+ patents granted or filed, Sean is a 2009 Tech Award Laureate for his work on computer vision-based mobile botanical species identification. He has lectured and taught in the Stanford Program in Human-Computer Interaction and at Columbia University, mentored for Engineers without Borders, and served as facilitator for the Clinton Global Initiative. He held an appointment as a Visiting Scientist at the Smithsonian Institution and served on the Steering Committee for IEEE’s International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR).

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Sessions

Welcome and Overview by W3C CEO Dr. Jeff Jaffe

Across generations and geographies, users expect enhanced and consistent experiences on their devices of choice, including seamless methods for making payments. Through the use of standardized Web payment APIs in the browser, customer transactions are becoming easier and more secure, and merchants may no longer bear the risk of storing large amounts of consumer financial data. Are we at a crossroads for payments where the axis for differentiation are push versus pull payments and native apps versus web browsers?

Moderator: Nick Telford-Reed, Director of Technology Innovation Worldpay.

Confirmed Speakers: Karen Czack, Vice President, Industry Engagement & Regulation, Global Network Business, American Express; Souheil Badran, President, Alipay North America

A new wave of transformation is already under way as cars and city infrastructures are being connected. The impacts on physical and digital infrastructure, automation, data management, lifestyle and new business models are enormous. The Open Web Platform offers unprecedented opportunities to serve as the nexus of solutions and services for a whole new multi-industry ecosystem. This session provides new perspectives on what to expect and how to develop new value propositions for your business.

Moderator: Steve Crumb, Executive Director, GENIVI Alliance

Confirmed Speakers: Tina Quigley, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada

By the mid 2020s, the Web will come to us in many new forms, such as virtual and mixed reality and voice interfaces. How will that change our expectations and experience - and how do we ensure that experience is a safe and secure one? Join 3D Web pioneer Mark Pesce - joined by a panel of experts on VR, user experience and security - for an immersive tour of a future that we can begin to plan for today.

Moderator: Mark Pesce, Futurist

Confirmed Speakers: Stina Ehrensvard, CEO & Founder, Yubico; Sean White, Mozilla

Bloomberg/Businessweek Senior Executive Editor Brad Stone conducts a live interview with Web Inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, examining the key issues facing the future of the Web that will have the greatest impact on individuals, businesses and society.

Agenda

  • 12:15-1:15pm Registration, Solutions Showcase access, light refreshments in room
  • 1:15-1:30pm Welcome and Overview: Jeff Jaffe welcomes everyone, provides brief W3C overview.
  • 1:30-2:30pm Session One Panel: The Future of Payments on the Web; Moderator: Nick Telford-Reed, Director of Technology Innovation, Wolrdpay; Karen Czack, Vice President, Industry Engagement & Regulation, Global Network Business, American Express; Souheil Badran, President, Alipay North America
  • 2:30-3:45pm Session Two Panel: Connected Cars, Cities and the Web; Moderator: Steve Crumb, Executive Director, GENIVI Alliance; Tina Quigley, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada
  • 3:45-4:15pm Break, Networking, Solutions Showcase access
  • 4:15-5:15pm Session Three Panel: Emerging Trends: Seeing, Interacting and Securing the Future Web; Moderator: Mark Pesce, Futurist; Panelists: Stina Ehrensvard, CEO & Founder, Yubico; Sean White, Mozilla
  • 5:15-6:00pm Future of the Web: Conversation with Web Inventor and W3C Director Sir Tim Berners-Lee
  • 6:00pm Adjourn, Solutions Showcase access
  • 6:00pm Reception with all TPAC attendees

For more information about the Web Executive Forum program, please contact Karen Myers, karen@w3.org.

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Web Executive Summit attendee fee is $450 per person if registered by 6 October. After 6 October registration increases to $550, space permitting.