Dirk-Willem van Gulik, BBC
Dirk-Willem has over 20 years of Internet engineering, consulting and project delivery experience. He has worked for the European Commission's JRC, the United Nations, telecommunication firms and several satellite and space agencies. He participated in many international standards bodies, such as the IETF, on metadata, Identity GIS and Internet standards.
Dirk was a director and the president of the Apache Software Foundation during its first 10 years, and has worked on the Apache WebServer since the early days of the NCSA. Dirk built the original engineering team at Covalent Technologies as VP of Engineering and R&D. Dirk was one of the founders of Asemantics.com - a leader in Enterprise Information Integration; instrumental in making Semantic Web and Web/2.0 a reality. He then moved on to be CTO for Joost.com where he build a stellar engineering team from scratch and delivered the complete backoffice and audience facing Joost estate He is currently the Chief Technical Architect at the BBC, working with the Future Media and Technology group to deliver the new technology vision online.