The OII Internet Awards were launched in 2011 to mark the tenth anniversary of the Oxford Internet Institute‘s founding. The Lifetime Achievement Awards and Internet and Society Awards, presented at an Awards Dinner, provide an opportunity to recognise some of the individuals and organisations who have played a pivotal role in shaping the extraordinary ecosystem that is today’s Internet.
2014 Award Winners. Congratulations to Lifetime Achievement Award winners Tim Berners-Lee, Stephanie Shirley and Barry Wellman; also to Internet and Society Award winners Beth Noveck, Martha Lane Fox and Laura Bates! We celebrated their achievements at the fourth OII Internet awards evening, held at Balliol College, 7 November 2014.
2013 Award Winners: Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to John Seely Brown; Internet and Society Awards were presented to Chris Lintott and Galaxy Zoo, Alec Ross, and Max Schrems.
2012 Award Winners: A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Yochai Benkler; Internet and Society Awards were presented to Jennifer Pahlka, the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and Simon Rogers.
2011 Award Winners: Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to Manuel Castells, Vint Cerf, David Clark, Wendy Hall, Joi Ito, Niklas Zennström, and William Dutton. Internet and Society Awards were presented to Tom Watson, 38 Degrees, and the Public Sector Transparency Board.