Tue, Feb 2, 2021

5:30 PM – 7 PM EST (GMT-5)

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Join us on February 2 from 5:30 p.m. EST to 7 p.m. via Zoom for a fireside chat with Vint Cerf, the co-designer of TCP/IP protocols and the fundamental architecture of the Internet. He will reflect on his career in technology, share lessons learned, and discuss the challenges and opportunities he sees for technology, from the Internet of Things to the Interplanetary Internet.

Vint Cerf is considered one of the "fathers of the Internet" and is vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. 

This event is hosted by the IoT Collaborative (IOTC), the Cleveland State University T.E.C.H Hub and the Institute for Smart, Secure and Connected Systems (ISSACS) at Case Western Reserve University.

Event Agenda:
  • Welcome by Dr. Ken Loparo, Co-Academic Director of the IoT Collaborative and Faculty Director for ISSACS at CWRU

  • Presentation by Vint Cerf

  • Q&A - moderated by Dr. Ken Loparo; prioritizing students

This event will also be live-streamed on the IOTC Facebook page on February 2 at 5:30 p.m.


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Vint Cerf

Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist


Widely known as a “Father of the Internet,” Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. In December 1997, President Bill Clinton presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology to Cerf and his colleague, Robert E. Kahn, for founding and developing the Internet. In 2004, Cerf was the recipient of the ACM Alan M. Turing award (sometimes called the “Nobel Prize of Computer Science”) and in 2005 he was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George Bush.

Cerf began his work at the United States Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) playing a key role in leading the development of Internet and Internet-related data packet and security technologies. 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 from 2000-2007 as chairman of the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), an organization he helped form. Cerf served as founding president of the Internet Society from 1992-1995, and in 1999 served a term as Chairman of the Board. (internethalloffame.org)

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