Thursday, August 2 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
TALK: Solid: empowering people through choice

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Within Solid, decentralization means choice: being able to choose where you store your data, independently of the services you want on top of that data. On today’s Web, applications happily take our data in exchange for functionality, but we lose control over what happens to it. Moreover, because data is coupled to the service, we cannot share data across social network boundaries. In Solid, you instead remain the data owner: you decide for every single piece of data you produce where you want to store it. Applications can request permission to specific parts of people’s data, which they combine at runtime into a personal experience. In this talk, we will explain the Solid project, its underlying philosophy, and its future plans.

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Founder & CTO, Solid/Inrupt
Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He founded and Directs the World Wide Consortium (W3C) the forum for technical development of the Web. He founded the Web Foundation whose mission is that the WWW serves humanity, and co-founded the Open Data Institute in London.  He... Read More →
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Ruben Verborgh

Professor of Semantic Web technology, Ghent University – imec
Ruben Verborgh is a professor of Semantic Web technology at Ghent University – imec and a research affiliate at the Decentralized Information Group at MIT. Specializing in Web-scale query execution, he aims to build a more intelligent generation of clients for a decentralized Web... Read More →

Thursday August 2, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
[H] Log Lounge 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

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