Bill Dutton is Professor of Internet Studies at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, where he is a Fellow of Balliol College. He came to Oxford from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, where he was elected President of the Faculty, and remains an Emeritus Professor. In the UK, he was a Fulbright Scholar, was National Director of the UK's Programme on Information and Communication Technologies (PICT), and founding director of the OII during its first decade, for which he received a Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also the recipient of the International Communication Association’s first Fred Williams’ award for contributions to the study of communication and technology. Beyond his research, which includes participation in the new FCO Cybersecurity Capacity Building Project, Bill sits on a number of academic advisory boards, scientific committees, and represents Oxford University in supporting the TSB’s Connected Digital Economy Catapult (CDEc). He is also Chair of the Advisory Committee for England of the Office of Communications (Ofcom). His most recent book is The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), and is working on a book on his concept of the Fifth Estate.