The 68th Bernard Price Memorial Lecture | Western Cape Centre



The 68th Bernard Price Memorial Lecture | Western Cape Centre
This leg of the 68th Bernard Price Memorial Lecture will be held by the SAIEE Western Cape Centre on the 19 September 2019. This leg of the Bernard Price Memorial Lecture will be held at the City of Cape Town Electrical Services Bloemhof Complex. See below for more information.
Event Name: The 68th Bernard Price Memorial Lecture | Western Cape Centre
Presenter(s): Prof. Bob Metcalfe
Event Date: 19 September 2019
Event Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Event Type: Lecture
Event Theme: "Connectivity"
Venue: CoCT, Electrical Services, Bloemhof Road, Bloemhof, Bellville, Cape Town
Province: Western Province
Cost: There is no entry fee for this event, but registration is mandatory.
RSVP From: 06 August 2019
RSVP to: 18 September 2019
Event Contact: Heinrich Rudman
admin.wcape@saiee.org.za
To RSVP: Click here

The 68th Bernard Price Memorial Lecture | Western Cape Centre


SAIEE 68th Bernard Price Memorial Lecture - Western Cape Centre



You are invited to attend the

68th BERNARD PRICE MEMORIAL LECTURE

19 September 2019 @ 18h00

With lecture by the Father of Ethernet

PROF. ROBERT (BOB) METCALFE)

and his lecture on

"CONNECTIVITY"

Supported by the IEEE South Africa Section



The single most important new fact about the human condition is that we are all connected. In just 50 short years we have managed to connect half of the people on earth, some four billion individuals. Such connectivity has created numerous challenges which we are still grappling with as to how to handle, while on the horizon comes the augmented video mobile Gigabit Internet of Things which is going drive such connectivity into tens of billions in terms of numbers.

 

About Prof. Bob Metcalfe

Bob Metcalfe is an engineer and entrepreneur who co-invented Ethernet in 1973 while employed by Xerox. Following his departure from Xerox in 1979 he co-founded the 3Com company, a manufacturer of computer networking equipment. 3Com was acquired by Hewlett Packard in 2010. In 1990 Bob left 3Com and began a 10-year stint as a publisher and pundit, writing for InfoWorld.

Since January 2011 Bob has been Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas in Austin USA. He is also the Murchison Fellow of Free Enterprise at the University.

Venue:

City of Cape Town, Electricity Services Head Office, Bloemhof Complex, Bloemhof, Bellville
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Date:

19 September 2019
18h00 - 20h00

Contact:

Heinrich Rudman
admin.wcape@saiee.org.za

Registration:

No registration required, but please RSVP for catering
Heinrich Rudman
admin.wcape@saiee.org.za


To RSVP: Click here