Sir Tim is a computer scientist and academic known for inventing the World Wide Web. He has been recognized for his contributions, including being named one of Time Magazine's "100 Most Important People of the 20th Century". Sir Tim is currently focused on ensuring the future of the Web and holds various positions including being a Founding Director of the World Wide Web Foundation and a Director of the World Wide Web Consortium. He is also the President of the Open Data Institute (ODI), which he co-founded in 2012. Additionally, he advises governments globally and is a Professor at both MIT and the University of Oxford.
Sir Tim has received numerous accolades and honors throughout his career. In 2017, he was awarded the 50th anniversary A.M. Turing Award, and in 2013, he was the first recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. He has also been awarded Finland's first Millennium Prize and the Japan Prize, and was knighted by H.M. Queen Elizabeth in 2004. Sir Tim is a member of the Royal Society, has received almost 20 honorary doctorates, and is part of the Internet Hall of Fame. In 2007, he was honored with the UK's Order of Merit, which is limited to just 24 living recipients and is a personal gift of the monarch.