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SOLD OUT: Bob Kahn *64 + Vint Cerf, Internet Co-Inventors

NOW SOLD OUT -- PCW proudly hosts the Co-Inventors of the Internet, Bob Kahn *64, Google VP Vint Cerf, just awarded the first QE2 Prize. In "A Look at the Internet's Future," they answer your key questions!

APOLOGIES, BUT WE CANNOT ACCOMMODATE ANY MORE. PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL NOT BE ABLE to ACCEPT ANY WALK-IN REGISTRANTS at the DOOR (on 4/04). Many thanks for your interest in this unique event.  There is more in store at PCW.

If you'd like an audience with the global experts on the internet, we are sold out....

At PCW's one-of-a-kind evening on April 4,we host Bob Kahn *64 and Google VP Vint Cerf.  Kahn's and Cerf's innovations have literally changed the world. These Co-Inventors of the internet will offer us a glimpse of the internet's future, discuss today's cybersecurity issues and answer your questions.

UPDATE: 3/18/13 -- Our distinguished guests have just added to their list of key global awards.  As of 3/18, they are co-winners of the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Prize for Engineering.  Kahn and Cerf will share the $1.3 million award with fellow co-winners.  The prize was created as a de facto "Engineering Nobel" (since none exists).  It will be awarded by HM Queen Elizabeth II in the summer of 2013.

Their innovations are hard-core "techie stuff" (from packet switching to TCP/IP protocols), but you'll learn why they're important and how they're evolving -- plus understand the security picture that explains the hacks of US and many other nations' sites.

The benefits of these innovations touch the worklives of people every working day, and have enabled the big shifts in business, work and the cultural life of nations across the globe.  The internet is now the "innovation platform" globally.

EVENT DETAILS: Bob Kahn *64 and Vint Cerf, "A Look at the Internet's Future"

WHEN: Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 6:30 pm

SITE: Bingham (law firm)/11th Fl. - 2020 K Street (corn. 21st + K Sts.)--Washington, DC 20006

PLEASE SIGN UP QUICKLY -- Your spots won't be available for long.

Robert E. Kahn *64 is Chairman, CEO and President of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI), which he founded in 1986 after a 13-year term at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). CNRI was created as a not-for-profit organization to provide leadership and funding for research and development of the National Information Infrastructure.

After earning a B.E.E. from CCNY (1960), Dr. Kahn earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University (1962 and 1964). After work at Bell Laboratories he became an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT. He soon took a leave of absence to work on the system design of the Arpanet, the first packet-switched network. By 1972, he was at DARPA and soon, the Director of DARPA's Information Processing Techniques Office (IPTO). While Director of IPTO he initiated the US government's billion dollar Strategic Computing Program, the largest computer research and development program ever undertaken by the federal government. Dr. Kahn conceived the idea of open-architecture networking.

Bob Kahn is co-inventor, with Vint Cerf, of the TCP/IP protocols -- the two are co-inventors, thereby, of the internet. He was responsible for originating DARPA's Internet Program. Dr. Kahn also coined the phrase "National Information Infrastructure" (NII) -- soon known as the "Information Super Highway."

Recently, Bob Kahn has been developing the concept of a digital object architecture as a key component of the NII. This provides a framework for the interoperability of heterogeneous information systems (used in many applications such as the Digital Object Identifier [DOI]).  He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of key societies (IEEE, AAAI, ACM). He is a former member of the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee, and the President's Advisory Council on the National Information Infrastructure.

He is a recipient of numerous prestigious awards (a brief selection follows): the AFIPS Harry Goode Memorial Award, the Marconi Award, IEEE's Alexander Graham Bell Medal and Third Millennium Medal, the Computerworld/Smithsonian Award, the ASIS Special Award. He has twice received the Secretary of Defense Civilian Service Award. He is a recipient of the 1997 National Medal of Technology, Presidental Medal of Freedom (2008), the 2001 Charles Stark Draper Prize (National Academy of Engineering), the 2002 Prince of Asturias Award, and the 2004 A. M. Turing Award. He also received the 2003 Digital ID World award for the Digital Object Architecture as a significant contribution to the digital identity industry.  In 2005, he earned the Townsend Harris Medal (Alumni Association of the City College of New York), and the C & C Prize in Tokyo, Japan.

He was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame (2006), and awarded the Japan Prize for his work in "Information Communication Theory and Technology" (2008). He received the Harold Pender Award (University of Pennsylvania) in 2010. He has also received 7 honorary degrees including one from Princeton, and an honorary fellowship from University College, London.

 SPEAKER BIO -- VINT CERF, Vice President/Chief Internet Evangelist-Google ...
Vinton G. Cerf is Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google (since 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. Cerf also served at MCI, the Corporation for National Research Initiatives, the U.S. Department of Defense’s Advanced Research Agency (DARPA), and as a member of the Stanford University Faculty.

Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet," Cerf is co-inventor (with Bob Kahn) of the architecture and basic protocols of the internet. In December 1997, President Clinton presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology to Cerf and colleague Bob Kahn, for founding and developing the Internet. Kahn and Cerf were named the recipients of the ACM Alan M.Turing Award (2004) for their work on internet protocols. (The Turing Award is called the “Nobel Prize of Computer Science.”) In November 2005, President George Bush awarded Cerf and Kahn the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award offered to US citizens. In April 2008, Cerf and Kahn also received the prestigious Japan Prize.

Cerf served as chairman of the board of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (CANN) and as founding president of the Internet Society. In 1999 he served a term as chairman of the Board. Cerf is honorary chairman of the IPv6 Forum, dedicated to raising awareness and speeding introduction of the new Internet protocol. Cerf also served as a member of the U.S. Presidential Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) from 1997 to 2001 and serves on several national, state and industry boards and committees focused on cyber-security.

Like Bob Kahn, Vint Cerf has received numerous prestigious awards nationally and internationally, linked to his work on the internet, including the Marconi Fellowship, the Charles Stark Draper Award (National Academy of Engineering), and the National Medal of Science from Tunisia. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the ACM, and American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the International Engineering Consortium, the Computer History Museum, the Annenberg Center for Communications at USC, the Swedish Royal Academy of Engineering, the American Philosophical Society, the Hasso Platner Institute and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. In 2011, he was made Distinguished Fellow of the British Computer Society. (In December, 1994, People magazine named Cerf as one of that year's "25 Most Intriguing People.")

Vint Cerf holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics (Stanford) and Master of Science and Ph.D.--Computer Science (UCLA). He has received 20 honorary degrees. 

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