Internet 2025 , Can we keep it open and evolving?
Mountain View, CA, August 19, 2014—Vint Cerf, Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist, will lead “Internet 2025: Can we keep it open and evolving?” the fifth in the Marconi Expertise webinar series.
The free event takes place at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, 1 p.m. New York, 6 p.m. London, August 25th.
Cerf says that among the topics he is likely to address in the 45 minute webinar, “Internet Governance is topic A. Other topics include privacy, safety, fraud, cyber-attacks, economics and business model disruption and social conventions in online environments.”
Cerf remains deeply involved in the Internet forty years after he and Bob Kahn invented what has become TCP/IP. (Both were honoured with the Marconi Prize for their invention.) He’s active in Internet governance debates, economic development through information technology, the complicated problem of preservation of knowledge across millennia and interplanetary Internet protocols. His New York Timescall to action, “Keep the Internet Open,” played a notable role in the ITU/WCIT debate.
He has a lighter side and a wicked sense of humor that makes him a favorite with interviewers ranging from Stephen Colbert to Charlie Rose. He’s even the hero and voice for a new cartoon, “Who runs the Internet’s address book?”
“Inside every 71-year-old is a 17-year-old wondering what happened,” he remarks.
“Internet 2025” will be moderated by Dave Burstein, Editor of Fast Net News. Advance questions for Vint Cerf may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Webinar question” in the subject line.
The webinar series “Marconi Expertise” is an initiative of the Marconi Society, bringing the knowledge of engineering leaders to today’s issues. Marconi Fellows include many of the most honored engineers in the “Internet 2025” webinar serves as a prologue for the Marconi Society Symposium October 2nd at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. There, he’ll be joined on a panel by long-time colleague Bob Kahn, Marconi Young Scholar Joseph Kakande, Dan Kaufman of DARPA and Vint’s former professor Len Kleinrock of UCLA, also a Marconi Fellow. Two other sessions address spectrum allocation and MIMO technology.