BP Lecture: Presentation by Vint Cerf (Father of the Internet)*Fully Booked*



BP Lecture: Presentation by Vint Cerf (Father of the Internet)*Fully Booked*
Vinton G. Cerf has served as vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google since October 2005. In this role, he is responsible for identifying new enabling technologies to support the development of advanced, Internet-based products and services from Google. He is also an active public face for Google in the Internet world. Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet," Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. In December 1997, President Clinton presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology to Cerf and his colleague, Robert E. Kahn, for founding and developing the Internet. Kahn and Cerf were named the recipients of the ACM Alan M. Turing award in 2004 for their work on the Internet protocols. The Turing award is sometimes called the “Nobel Prize of Computer Science.” In November 2005, President George Bush awarded Cerf and Kahn the Presidential Medal of Freedom for their work. The medal is the highest civilian award given by the United States to its citizens. In April 2008, Cerf and Kahn received the prestigious Japan Prize and in 2013 Cerf, Kahn and three others received the Queen Elizabeth Prize in Engineering.
Event Name: BP Lecture: Presentation by Vint Cerf (Father of the Internet)*Fully Booked*
Presenter(s): Vinton Cerf
Event Date: 06 September 2013
Event Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Event Type: Presentation
Event Theme: The Internet Past Present and Future
Venue: Wits University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Lecture Theatre1, level 5, 7 York Road, Parktown, Johannesburg
Province: Gauteng
Cost: Free
Event Contact: Gerda Geyer
geyerg@saiee.org.za
011 487 3003

BP Lecture: Presentation by Vint Cerf (Father of the Internet)*Fully Booked*