Complete video at: http://fora.tv/series/nextwork_conference_2011 Google VP and chief Internet evangelist Vint Cerf outlines the goals for Google's gigabit Internet project, which plans to bring an ultra high-speed fiber network to Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri. ----- An Internet Founding Father Looks Forward Vinton G. Cerf, Google in conversation with Steven Levy, WIRED via Skype NExTWORK is a one-day, interdisciplinary conference that will feature world-renowned business leaders, technologists, and thinkers exploring the promise and peril of the network's future, as well as the most pressing digital issues and opportunities today. Vint Cerf is a living legend in the tech world. In 2004, with Robert Kahn, he received the Alan M. Turing Award, the highest professional honor in computing, in recognition of their visionary work and leadership in the development of the Internet. Other honors, again with Robert Kahn, include the US National Medal of Technology, the Japan Prize, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He was the founding president of the Internet Society and served as chairman of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers from 2000 to 2007. Before joining Google in 2005, Cerf was a senior vice presidentat MCI and a vice president of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives. He began his career at IBM and UCLA. He joined the faculty of Stanford University where he co-designed the TCP/IP protocols and network architecture of the Internet. From 1976 to 1982, he was a principal scientist at DARPA, where he managed the Internet and packet communications research programs. He joined MCI in 1982, where he helped develop the commercial MCI Mail service. Cerf has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the IEEE, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the International Engineering Consortium.
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