Vint Cerf, Google VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, to Speak at Annual Future
in Review Conference
Global Thought Leaders Converge to Work on Solving Some of the
World's Challenges in Real-Time
FRIDAY HARBOR, WA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/08/14 -- Vinton G. Cerf,
Google Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, will be featured
in a Centerpiece Conversation at the 12th annual SNS Future in Review
(FiRe) technology conference, May 20-23, 2014. This will be Cerf's
second appearance at the annual technology and economic conference,
described the by The Economist as "the best technology conference in
Cerf has served as Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for
Google since October 2005. In this role, he contributes to Internet
policy and standards development and the expansion of Internet access
around the world. Cerf also served at MCI, the Corporation for
National Research Initiatives, and the US Department of Defense's
Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and as a member of the
Stanford University faculty.
Widely known as one of the "fathers of the Internet," Cerf is the
co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the
Internet. In December 1997, President Bill Clinton presented Cerf and
his colleague, Robert E. Kahn, with the US National Medal of
Technology for founding and developing the Internet. Cerf and Kahn
were named the recipients of the 2004 ACM Alan M. Turing award, the
"Nobel Prize of Computer Science," for their work on the Internet
protocols. In November 2005, President George W. Bush awarded Cerf
and Kahn the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian
award given by the United States to its citizens. Cerf was inducted
into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in May 2006. He served as
chairman of the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names
and Numbers (ICANN) from 2000 to 2007. In April 2008, Cerf and Kahn
received the prestigious Japan Prize. In June 2012, he was one of the
recipients of the first Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.
"FiRe is among the most stimulating events of my year. The
opportunities for new idea discovery seem endless," said Vint Cerf,
Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist of Google.
"We are delighted to have Vint Cerf returning to FiRe this year, to
help us understand something perhaps no one else in the world sees
with the same depth: how important is Net Neutrality, how can the Net
itself protect both privacy and security, and how should the Internet
and its use be governed in the future? These are the most important
communications questions of this decade," said Mark Anderson, FiRe
Chair and CEO of the Strategic News Service.
Future in Review is a gathering of world-class thought leaders,
convened each year with the goal of providing the most accurate look
forward in technology. FiRe is a world leader in exploring how
technology drives the world economy, and in using technology to solve
major social challenges. These goals have been consistently achieved
through FiRe's collaboration across technology-driven industries and
through active support from the global FiRe community. Now in its
12th year, FiRe 2014 will take place May 20-23 at the Montage Laguna
To register for FiRe 2014, and to see bios of speakers and other
participants, go to www.futureinreview.com.
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conversations about them, producing an accurate portrait of the
future; and focuses on creating technology solutions to current local
and global problems. FiRe 2014 will take place May 20-23 at the
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