Join us for coffee and conversation at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. Tech Policy Central is hosting a free breakfast meetup, followed by a special presentation featuring Google's Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist in conversation with WIRED senior writer Steven Levy.
Taking place March 25, 2009 from 8:00am to 10:00am, this event is a precursor to the 3rd annual Tech Policy Summit, which will be held May 11-13, 2009 at the San Mateo Marriott.
Space is very
limited, so we encourage you to register now to secure your spot. There
is no cost to attend, and you will receive a Discount
Code good for a $100 savings off the standard registration price of Tech
Policy Summit '09 in May.
Vinton G. Cerf
Vice President & Chief Internet Evangelist
Vinton G. Cerf is vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for
Google. He is responsible for identifying new enabling technologies and
applications on the Internet and other platforms for the company.
Widely known as a "Father of the Internet," Vint is the co-designer
with Robert Kahn of TCP/IP protocols and basic architecture of the
Internet. In 1997, President Clinton recognized their work with the
U.S. National Medal of Technology. In 2005, Vint and Bob received the
highest civilian honor bestowed in the U.S., the Presidential Medal of
Freedom. It recognizes the fact that their work on the software code
used to transmit data across the Internet has put them "at the
forefront of a digital revolution that has transformed global commerce,
communication, and entertainment."
From 1994-2005, Vint served as Senior Vice President at MCI. Prior
to that, he was Vice President of the Corporation for National Research
Initiatives (CNRI), and from 1982-86 he served as Vice President of
MCI. During his tenure with the U.S. Department of Defense's Advanced
Research Projects Agency (DARPA) from 1976-1982, Vint played a key role
leading the development of Internet and Internet-related data packet
and security technologies.
Since 2000, Vint has served as chairman of the board of the Internet
Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and he has been a
Visiting Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 1998. He
served as founding president of the Internet Society (ISOC) from
1992-1995 and was on the ISOC board until 2000. Vint is a Fellow of the
IEEE, ACM, AAAS, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the
International Engineering Consortium, the Computer History Museum and
the National Academy of Engineering.
Vint has received numerous awards and commendations in connection
with his work on the Internet, including the Marconi Fellowship,
Charles Stark Draper award of the National Academy of Engineering, the
Prince of Asturias award for science and technology, the Alexander
Graham Bell Award presented by the Alexander Graham Bell Association
for the Deaf, the A.M. Turing Award from the Association for Computer
Machinery, the Silver Medal of the International Telecommunications
Union, and the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, among many others.
He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA and more than a dozen honorary degrees.
After bookstrapping his way into journalism in 1975, Steven Levy began writing
about technology, the people who make it, and its effects on all of us
in 1981, and he has been pursuing this fascinating story ever since.
After years of freelancing and writing books, he joined Newsweek in
1995, where he worked as senior editor, chief technology correspondent,
and writer of a column called the Technologist. In late June 2008, Steven joined Wired Magazine as a full time writer.
written six books, beginning with
Hackers, which PC Magazine named the best Sci-Tech book written in
the last twenty years. His penultimate (so far) book, Crypto, won the
grand eBook prize at the 2001 Frankfurt Book festival. Most recently, he wrote The Perfect Thing, a book about the iPod and its reverberations
in the business and cultural world, as well as in your ear.
Steven's work has appeared in a wide range of publications including The
New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Harpers and Premiere. He's been a contributor to Wired since its inception. Before focusing on
technology, he wrote about a variety of subjects: he was a rock critic at
weekly papers (he interviewed Bob Marley and Bruce Springsteen, though
not together), covered sports, and tackled other subjects ranging from
a shot-by-shot analysis of a scene from Millers Crossing to the New
York Times wedding announcements.
In 2006, his Wired profile of publisher and Internet guru Tim
OReilly was included in Best of Technology Writing 2006, an
anthology of tech writing. He accepted the assignment to edit the next
collection and in Fall 2007, the digitalculture imprint of the
University of Michigan published The Best of Technology Writing 2007.
He grew up in Philadelphia, and went to Central High School and Temple
University there. He then got an M.A. in literature at Penn State. He now lives in New York City and
western Massachusetts with his wife, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
and author Teresa Carpenter, and their teenage son.
Organized by Tech Policy Central
Owned by SageScape LLC, Tech Policy Central is a nonpartisan online community for anyone who has has an interest in better understanding how government
policies impact, or stand to impact, technology innovation and
adoption. Because policy is everybody's business.
Along with TPS: Broadband Innovation and TPS:Eco-Innovation, Tech Policy Central is home to the annual Tech Policy Summit conference where top leaders from the public and private sectors gather to debate critical issues shaping the tech policy agenda.
Breakfast Meetup & Interview w/ Dr. Cerf, Free
Official Website: http://techpolicy-upcoming.eventbrite.com