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Steve Bratt, PhD  


Steve Bratt is Chief Technology Officer & President, Standards Development, GS1. GS1 is the international organization that develops and manages the world's barcodes, RFID tags and other standards for identifying things (entities, assets, products, services) and sharing data. There he leads the design of next-generation standards, and seek to integrate better this "Internet of Things" with the Internet, the Web, open linked data, mobile, privacy, security, accessibility, internationalization, and more.


In October 2008, Steve Bratt was named the first Chief Executive Officer of the World Wide Web Foundation. The Web Foundation is not-for-profit organization, founded by Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, focused on connecting and empowering all people on the planet through the Web, and ensuring that this powerful medium advances in a free and open manner. 


Prior to joining the W3C, Steve held leadership and research positions within industry and government, and served on scientific and arms control delegations. In 1997, he was named Coordinator of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization's International Data Centre in Vienna, Austria.