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From the Marconi Symposium: A New Imaging Paradigm for the Age of Visual Information

By Paula Reinman In early October, the Marconi Society honored Marconi Prize winner Arun Netravali with a Symposium focused on digital video, hosted by Nokia Bell Labs. Shree Nayar, The T. C. Chang Professor of Computer Science at…
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The Lure of a Fully Decentralized Internet

By Robert W. Lucky. From the IEEE Spectrum. There are pros and cons, but let’s be honest—decentralized technologies are just more fun In the most recent season of the TV comedy “Silicon Valley,” lead character Richard Hendricks is…
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Marconi Society Chair Vint Cerf's Take on Steve Crocker's Tenure at ICANN

From Net Policy News Term limited. Steve writes, We have term limits for directors, no more than three consecutive three year terms.  I have reached my limit and am leaving the Board. The Board’s chair is chosen each year by the Board.…

Why the Smart Home and Smart Enterprise Are More Connected Than Ever Before

Your smart home could be the site of the next organizational data breach, which is why there has never been a better time than now to mitigate IoT risk. By Ofer Amitai, OIT Journal Imagine: You're sitting at home on a conference call…
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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,…
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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…

Marconi Chair Vint Cerf on His 'Love Affair' With Tech and What’s Coming Next

The father of the internet looks back at the last 50 years and ahead to what faces IT When internet pioneer Vinton Cerf was 10, he was working on advanced math, and by the time he was 17, he was tinkering at programming at UCLA and beginning…
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The Internet’s Next Frontier: Getting Better at Getting Better Together

By Paula Reinman Coauthored by Mei Lin Fung Mei Lin Fung’s work is defined by her heritage, starting with her great-great grandfather who escaped famine in China by accepting indentured servitude in return for his passage British Guyana…
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Starving in the Land of Plenty: The True Story of Consumer Bandwidth

By John Cioffi Co-authored by Hatti Hamlin Why is it that we’re surrounded by bandwidth - with a few gigabits per second going through our bodies at any one time between cell, Wi-Fi, and TV services - and yet we have trouble streaming…
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When Anything Can Talk to Anything, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

An audience of 60 students, faculty and business leaders in the Chicago area joined Marconi Chairman Vint Cerf and 2011 Young Scholar Joseph Kakande at Illinois Institute of Technology to discuss the Internet - past, present and future.  The…