Janet Daly joined Zepheira in December 2014 as Communications Director. What drew her to Zepheira was an opportunity she has pursued throughout her career – the chance to share a story of how technologies, imagined by people and implemented with wisdom, rigor, and perhaps a “why not?”, can have a positive impact in our society.
Janet spent much of her 20+ years communications career at MIT, telling stories of the first distributed computing environment for undergraduate education (Project Athena) and later, after working at Tripod and other early Web startups, returning to MIT to serve as Head of Communications for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and communications counsel to Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web. The first specification she read at W3C was, in fact, the original Resource Description Framework (RDF) Model and Syntax Recommendation, with tutoring from Eric Miller.
Janet holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.