GLOBAL LEADERSHIP | INNOVATION | IMPACT
with 20+ years of success in driving change with technology at
the international level. Directed initiatives to build
international organizations and boards, create next-generation
technologies and software systems, and improve access to
information for people around the world. Cross-functional leader
in commercial, government, and non-profit environments.
GS1 (2012 - present)
Princeton, New Jersey and Brussels, Belgium
World Wide Web Foundation (2008 -
Geneva, Switzerland and Boston, Massachusetts
Chief Executive Officer
The Web Foundation drives high-risk, high-impact initiatives to connect and empower all people for whom communication could be life-changing.
Launched the Foundation, together with Web inventor Sir Tim
Berners-Lee. Led initial business strategy and launch
plan. Headed operations and finances while serving a combination
of C-level functions. Managed two international offices
based in the US, Europe and Africa. Accountable to two Boards of
Directors and multiple funders and beneficiaries.
Wide Web Consortium (W3C) (2002 - 2009)
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chief Executive Officer
The World Wide Web Consortium is where the world’s leading organizations develop the technologies that make the Web work, including HTML, XML, CSS, VoiceXML, SOAP, RDF, Web accessibility, internationalization and privacy.
Executive leadership of all governance, technical and financial
functions. Developed strategic plans and organizational goals.
Coordinated the W3C Advisory Board (included IBM, Microsoft,
Oracle, HP, Google, Mozilla, Boeing and others). Oversaw process
governing development of open standards by 1,500 technologists
working groups. Directed team of 60 noted professionals
based in 20
offices around the globe to coordinate Web standards and
develop open source software.
Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
Organization (CTBTO) (1997 - 2001)
Coordinator, International Data Centre Division - IDC
The CTBTO is a UN-affiliated organization, founded in 1997 to a build treaty verification regime to detect and deter global nuclear weapons testing.
Appointed first Coordinator of the IDC, one of two senior US
executives on inaugural executive team. Guided the IDC and
Global Communications Infrastructure (GCI) to initial operation
in two years. Directed strategic planning as well as systems
design and deployment for $25M annual budget. Oversaw
information security and measurement-based quality
assurance. Hired and managed 100+ staff members from 40+
nations. Directed cross-divisional teams to implement
state-of-health and knowledge management systems that
communicated through open public, secure external and private
intranet Web interfaces. Communicated progress and plans to
stakeholders, global dignitaries, and technical experts.
Principal Program Director, OSD / Program Manager,
Directed $40M research and development (R&D) program to improve US and global nuclear-weapons-test-verification capabilities and ensure test ban treaty compliance. Directed team of 100+ science and engineering professionals in development of an integrated system for collection, fusion and analysis of multi-sensor data. Integrated advanced concepts for real-time sensor surveillance and intelligent data processing, including global telecommunications, knowledge-based data fusion, artificial intelligence, visualization, the Web, seismology, hydroacoustics, infrasonics, nuclear physics, meteorology and satellite imagery. Supported US delegation to treaty negotiations in Geneva.
International Corporation (SAIC)
Center for Seismic Studies / Center for Monitoring Research, Arlington, Virginia (1989 - 1993)
Geophysical Systems, San Diego, California (1985 - 1989)
Assistant Vice-President, Director of Systems and
First hire in division which shortly thereafter became the largest among all competitors. Directed 20 scientific and IT professionals to design, implement, operate and improve advanced geophysical real-time processing systems. Designed and led development of the Intelligent Monitoring System, which integrated automated real-time artificial intelligence systems, interactive analysis, and decision support. Directed installation, operation, and successful testing of International Data Center (IDC) prototype during worldwide monitoring experiment. Developed advanced prototypes for pre-Web client-server-based data mining and browsing tools. Directed international training, staffing, procurement, monitoring operations and customer support. Successfully presented strategic technical and funding proposals and reports to high-level US and global officials.
(2003 - present)
Dr. Bratt has given tens of interviews and
conference keynotes, including at TED and the World
Economic Forum; and has authored more than 100 publications, technical reports
and papers tabled within international organizations.
Selected, recent talks and interviews: