The future of internet
ICRI kindly invites you to this open and free lecture that will take place on May 16th, 2012 at 09:30 in Leuven. The session is open for all interested parties. Participation is free of charge but advance registration is asked for. Bio of speaker: Vinton Gray "Vint" Cerf is an American computer scientist, who is recognized as one of "the fathers of the Internet", sharing this title with American computer scientist Bob Kahn. His contributions have been acknowledged and lauded, repeatedly, with honorary degrees and awards that include the National Medal of Technology, the Turing Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and membership in the National Academy of Engineering. In the early days, Cerf was a program manager for the United States Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) funding various groups to develop TCP/IP technology. During this period he played a key leading role in the development of the Internet and Internet related data packet and security technologies. When the Internet began to transition to a commercial opportunity during the late 1980s, Cerf moved to MCI where he was instrumental in the development of the first commercial email system (MCI Mail) connected to the Internet. Since 2005, he has served as vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google. In this role, he is responsible for identifying new enabling technologies to support the development of advanced, Internet-based products and services. He is also an active public face for Google in the Internet world. He also served as founding president and chairman of the board o f the Internet Society and chairman of the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), an organization he helped to form.