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2015 Marconi Society Symposium to be Held in London

“The Future Infrastructure of the Internet of Things”

Mountain View, CA • Marconi Prize Winner Peter Kirstein will give the keynote in the 2015 Marconi Society Symposium on October 20th, 2015 at the Royal Society. He’ll be joined by top technology experts from across the globe to discuss the latest issues around “The Future Infrastructure of the Internet of Things.”

The event honors Kirstein, often referred to as “the father of the European Internet”, whose tireless advocacy and pioneering technical contributions helped bring the Internet not only to Europe but to India and Asia. Among the speakers will be such luminaries as Prof. Dame Wendy Hall, Managing Director of the Web Science Trust; Cambridge Professor Ross Anderson, an international expert in cyber security; Robert Kahn, co-inventor of the TCP/IP protocol and Chairman/CEO of CNRI; Thibaut Kleiner, Director IoT-CEC; Prof. Jun Murai, an expert in global computer networking at Japan’s Keio University and President of the WIDE Internet project; and Vint Cerf, co-inventor of TCP/IP protocol and vice president of Google.

The program also features Chris Greer, Director of the NIST Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program Office and National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability, Rob Van Kranenburg, Founder of the IoT Council; Qualcomm EVP Matt Grob, Steve Hratko of Ruckus Wireless; Jane Holl Lute, President and CEO of the Council on CyberSecurity; Prof. Luis Munoz of the University of Cantabria; Andy Reid, Chief Network Services Architect at British Telecom, and Prof. Antonio Skarmeta, University of Murcia.

Presented in four sessions, the program explores future network approaches and interoperability issues, IoT infrastructure requirements, digital objects, big data, security and privacy, and discusses large-scale pilots taking place.

“I am very honoured to join the prestigious group of Marconi Fellows, and to have the opportunity to join this outstanding group of speakers,” says Prof. Kirstein. “This Symposium is important in bringing together leading experts to discuss the infrastructure for the Future Internet of Things, which will have universal impact in the years to come.”

There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-marconi-society-symposium-the-future-infrastructure-of-the-internet-of-things-tickets-

About the Marconi Society

The Marconi Society was established in 1974 through an endowment set up by Gioia Marconi Braga, daughter of Guglielmo Marconi, the Nobel laureate who invented radio (wireless telegraphy). Through symposia, conferences, forums and publications, the Marconi Society promotes awareness of major innovations in communication theory, technology and applications with particular attention to understanding how they change and benefit society.

Additional information can be found at here.

The Marconi Prize is considered a pinnacle honor in the field of communication and information science. It is given each year to one or more scientists and engineers who – like radio inventor Guglielmo Marconi – achieve advances in communications and information technology for the social, economic and cultural development of all humanity. Honorees have included scientists whose breakthrough innovations underlie every aspect of modern communications and have contributed to many other fields of technology as well.