Welcome

Usual picture of Phil Archer, head turned to the right

There are many professionals with whom I share my name: among them a retired golfer in Warwickshire, a musician/artist in Norwich, a journalist in Houston, the Florida State Attorney … and a much-missed farmer at Brookfield Farm in Ambridge (ref. BBC Radio). I make no claim to share any of their skills, but this is where I make my own contribution to the Web.

I spend most of my time working for the W3C the technical standards body for the World Wide Web. As Data Activity Lead, I coordinate work on the Semantic Web and related technologies. My personal focus is on eGovernment and open data, and I am often involved in EU-funded projects. Previously I've been involved with online safety and mobile Web, areas in which I retain an interest.

When time and opportunity allow I represent Greek strategic Sentiment Analysis company i-sieve Technologies. I work from home in Ipswich (that's the original one in Britain, not one of the various towns around the world in places like Massachusetts and Queensland that share the same name). Apart from when I'm travelling to conferences and such like, this makes it relatively easy to negotiate the path between work and family life.

Going back in time I have had a varied career path that has included work in local radio, advertising and countryside conservation. If you want the full gory details please see my CV or there's the short version. The diary gives a good feel of what I'm up to at any given time.