"There are a large number of areas [of interest]. And that requires either more resources, more streamlined approaches of getting them done, or more priority calls. And so the operational focus of the organization becomes inseparable from what the priorities will be for the technical focus areas," he said.
W3C's last CEO, Steve Bratt, left the spot in 2008 to head the World Wide Web Foundation.
Jaffe, who reports for his first day Monday, will work from the W3C's Cambridge, Massachusetts, office.