To most people in the IT and Digital Worlds Vint Cerf is a ‘demi-God’ … and he will be speaking at an event organised by BTBS The Book Trade Charity and The Stationers’ Digital Media Group.
Widely known as one of the “Fathers of the Internet,” he 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 and earlier this year Mr Cerf was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.
Vinton G. Cerf has served as vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google since October 2005. In this role, he is responsible for identifying new enabling technologies to support the development of ad-vanced, Internet-based products and services from Google. He is also an active public face for Google in the Internet world.
Vint Cerf will cover two key areas during his address. He will tell us the story about how he and his col-leagues developed the internet and then turn to what it is today and where he sees it going in the future. Can the Internet survive long term in its current form?
He will then don his Google hat and talk about something of his vision for the Google of the future and there will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end.
The event will commence at 6.30pm for 7.00pm with a drinks reception followed by Vint Cerf’s address. There will be time afterwards to meet and network with Vint and fellow attendees over a light buffet and further drinks.
The price is just £20 per head inc VAT. Please book your tickets online at www.stationers.org/events. Tickets will not be issued, but you will receive an email confirming your booking. The latest date for applications is Monday, 18 November 2013, after which no refunds can be made.
For further details please contact Giles Fagan on 0207 246 0988 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the DMG website for further information at www.thedigitalmediagroup.co.uk.
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