Entries by Paula Reinman

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Is Blockchain Today’s Shiny New Toy or the Latest Technology for Secure, Complex Transactions?

Coauthored by Vint Cerf, Leonard Kleinrock, and Salman Baset. When industry leaders Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist at Google, Len Kleinrock, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at UCLA and Salman Baset, CTO Security for IBM Blockchain Solutions, get together to talk about blockchain, you know some sparks will fly. In this wide-ranging discussion, they share […]


Around Our Connected World

I have been traveling a lot this year and would like to share some observations. I was in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing for two days each in May. China is serious about its push to extend knowledge of machine learning and artificial intelligence and to make faster computers. This article in the MIT Technology […]

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The First 5G Radio Standards: A Strong Beginning with Much More to Come

By Mr. Alexander Chassaigne Ricciulli (Telefonica), Mr. Javier Lorca (Telefonica), and Prof. Ana Garcia Armada (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) Wireless communications are nowadays at the heart of any economic, industrial and societal progress in the world. Telecommunications operators are constantly fostering the development of interoperable technologies to enable them to provide wireless services everywhere, at any time, through any […]


Marconi’s First Transmission

Guglielmo Marconi The following is a translation from the Italian of a tape in which Guglielmo Marconi describes in his own words the first wireless transmission across the Atlantic on December 12, 1901. I am pleased to be able to recollect, in a few words, the experiment of the first long distance radio telegraphic transmissions […]


IoT Security for Policymakers

Originally published by the Internet Society   Introduction The open nature of the Internet creates the ability to connect devices, applications and services on a scale that transforms the way we interact with our environment and our society. The Internet of Things (IoT) carries enormous potential to change our world for the better. Projections for […]

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Public Service Baked In

By Vint Cerf Public service seems to be baked into the DNA of the Marconi Fellows and Young Scholars. I thought about this at a meeting we held with the FCC in Washington DC in March. Our board was convening in DC and we offered to meet with FCC staff on any topic they wanted to […]


Engineering in the Twilight of Moore’s Law

It’s all about finding and riding the big waves By Robert W Lucky I’ve been hearing about the impending end of Moore’s Law for so many years that I’ve become skeptical of all the claims of doom. Like the Little Engine That Could, Moore’s Law keeps chugging along. Nonetheless, it has definitely reached the huffing […]

2018-2019 ACM Athena Lecturer Awarded to Marconi Society Board Member Andrea Goldsmith

Original Article 2018-2019 ACM Athena Lecturer ACM named Andrea Goldsmith of Stanford University the 2018-2019 Athena Lecturer for contributions to the theory and practice of adaptive wireless communications, and for the successful transfer of research to commercial technology. Goldsmith introduced innovative approaches to the design, analysis and fundamental performance limits of wireless systems and networks. […]