Phil Archer, Short bio

My short bio, suitable for use in speaker profiles, EU project proposals etc.

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This is now out of date - I'll update it once I have a better idea of my new role at GS1

Phil Archer is the Data Strategist at W3C, the industry standards body for the World Wide Web, coordinating W3C's work in the Semantic Web and related technologies. He is most closely involved in the Data on the Web Best Practices, Permissions and Obligations Expression and Spatial Data on the Web Working Groups. His key themes are interoperability through common terminology and URI persistence.

He joined the W3C staff in February 2009 after many years representing one of its member organisations. Chair of the POWDER Working Group, he was also an original member of the Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group and was editor or acknowledged contributor to 6 of that group's publications.

As well as work at the W3C, his career has encompassed broadcasting, teaching, linked data publishing, copy writing, and, perhaps incongruously, countryside conservation. The common thread throughout has been a knack for communication, particularly communicating complex technical ideas to a more general audience.

Even shorter version

Phil Archer is the Data Strategist at W3C, the industry standards body for the World Wide Web, coordinating W3C's work in the Semantic Web and related technologies. He is most closely involved in the Data on the Web Best Practices, Permissions and Obligations Expression and Spatial Data on the Web Working Groups. His key themes are interoperability through common terminology and URI persistence.

As well as work at the W3C, his career has encompassed broadcasting, teaching, linked data publishing, copy writing, and, perhaps incongruously, countryside conservation. The common thread throughout has been a knack for communication, particularly communicating complex technical ideas to a more general audience.