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On Internet Safety, Security and Privacy

Forty years ago, when Bob Kahn and I created the TCP/IP networking protocol for the Internet, we did not know that we were laying the tracks for what would become the digital superhighway that powers everything in society from modern business…
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Paul Baran Young Scholars Continue to Achieve Great Things

By Vint Cerf In 2008, we recognized the first Marconi Society Young Scholars and knew that we were on to something good.  By honoring and supporting young researchers who are creating innovative solutions to the biggest challenges in communications…
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Building the Sustainable Internet with a Spirit of Cooperation

By Vint Cerf While much has been written about bridging the digital chasm and connecting the next billion to the Internet, it is slow going to make it happen.  Currently, 3.4 billion people do not have access to the Internet and the bulk…
Marconi Society 2019 Young Scholars
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Welcoming Our 2019 Marconi Fellows and Young Scholars

  By Vint Cerf Last week we hosted our 2019 Young Scholar Symposium and Awards Gala. I left as impressed as ever with the unique talent, technical expertise and commitment to social impact that we have in the Marconi Society. For…
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Networks to Support First Responders

By Vint Cerf One of my primary interests these days is understanding how to make the Internet accessible by, and useful for, those that rely on it for important functions, such as learning, economic opportunity and public safety. I’m…
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Happy 30th Anniversary, GPS and Thank You, Brad Parkinson

By Vint Cerf It’s difficult to believe that the first GPS II satellites were launched 30 years ago this month. Personally, I can barely remember a time when GPS was not making nearly every part of my life easier. Not to mention Bob…
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2018 Marconi Society Symposium: Restoring Trust on the Internet

By Vint Cerf Earlier this month, we brought the Marconi Society back to its roots in Bologna, Italy, to honor our 2018 Marconi Fellow, Tom Leighton – as well as our Young Scholars - and to host our 2018 Symposium focused on security, privacy…
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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…
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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…
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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…