Friday, November 7, 2008

Dr Vinton Cerf in Brisbane

On March 8th 2007, I interviewed Dr. Vinton G. Cerf and presented him to the Australian Media at a press conference which I organised. Currently I am producing ‘Internet, Infinity and Beyond’ the DVD based on Dr Cerf’s Presentation at the Brisbane Convention Centre, you can see elements of the presentation on the film clip.

You can also see the story screened by the Ten Network in Brisbane. You may like to see the photo gallery of the Press Conference.

Hear and Say Centre wins national award! - Dr Vinton Cerf, co-founder of the internet and the 2007 keynote speaker at the Hear and Say Centre’s biggest fundraising event, addressed 750 of Brisbane’s top business leaders and the message was clear - people with a disability such as deafness can overcome it and make world changing discoveries. Read more

Vinton G. Cerf is 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 from Google. He is also an active public face for Google in the Internet world. Widely known as of the ‘Founder 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, sometimes called the "Nobel Prize of Computer Science," in 2004 for their work on the Internet protocols. 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 December 1994, People magazine identified Cerf as one of that year's ‘25 Most Intriguing People.’

Dr Cerf has recently retired as chairman of ICANN - have a look at the tributes paid to him from Internet Leaders including Vint Cerf by Vice President Al Gore.

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