Entries by Paula Reinman

Renaissance Man of Telecom

Written by Anand Parthasarathy, Deccan Chronicle This is only the sixth time in the society’s almost half century history that the award has been given. The US-based Marconi Society, has conferred on legendary Stanford University professor, Thomas Kailath, its Lifetime Achievement Award. This is only the sixth time in the society’s almost half century history that […]

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How to Create Tomorrow’s Leaders: Educate Locally to Enrich Globally

By Paula Reinman Coauthored by Himanshu Asnani Can you take two seemingly unrelated problems with our current education model and create a new learning approach to address both of them while inspiring society’s next generation of leaders? That should not be too difficult! It’s a challenge happily taken on by Himanshu Asnani, 2015 Marconi Society Young […]

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5G For All: Busting Myths With Measurement

By Paula Reinman Co-authored by George MacCartney, Jr. Are you waiting impatiently to get that amazing virtual reality experience in your living room, or chomping at the bit to have high-speed internet at your rural farm, or planning to stream 4K TV on the go? What you probably don’t know is that these exciting new […]

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ConversatioNIST: The Internet and Cybersecurity

Donna Dodson, Associate Director and Chief Cyber Security Advisor, and Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist for Google and former NIST VCAT member, have a wide-ranging discussion about the past, present and future of the internet, network security, and what it would take to successfully, safely and reliably merge the digital and physical worlds, a concept known […]

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Trustworthiness and Truthfulness Are Essential

Their Absence Can Introduce Huge Risks By Peter G. Neumann Trustworthiness is fundamental to our technologies and to our human relationships. Over-trusting something that is not trustworthy often leads to bad results. Not trusting something that really is trustworthy can also be harmful. Trustworthiness should be a basic requirement of all computer-related systems — particularly […]

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The Ethics of the Internet of Things Ecosystem

By Vint Cerf I’ve written on this topic before, mostly in the context of the Internet. I would like to focus now on products and services developed by engineers. “Ethics” is derived from the Greek ethos, which is defined as the characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as manifested in its beliefs and […]

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Bob Tkach on the Potential of the Marconi Society

Each time you quickly grab information from the Internet, watch a video that streams smoothly or have a great Facetime or Skype connection with someone on the other side of the world, you can thank Bob Tkach. Together with Andrew Chraplyvy, Bob developed the technology that vastly increased the transmission speed and capacity of fiber […]