Entries by John Verducci

Marconi Fellow Bob Metcalfe on Encouraging More Startups at the University of Texas at Austin

By Hojun Choi, Silicon Hills News University of Texas president Greg Fenves and Bob Metcalfe, inventor of Ethernet, explored ways that universities can have a bigger impact on the world at the “Research Universities Should be Better at Startups” session at South by Southwest. Metcalfe, professor of innovation at the Cockrell School of Engineering at […]


Irwin Jacobs: From Telecom Mogul to Salk Institute Leader

By Chris Emery, The San Diego Union-Tribune December 27, 2016 Irwin Jacobs recently stepped down as chairman of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, replaced by Gateway computer founder Ted Waitt. During Jacobs’ decade-long leadership, the institute hired two presidents — first Dr. William Brody and then Nobel Prize winner Elizabeth Blackburn, […]

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How to Find More Tech Talent: Georgia Tech Disrupts the Market

By Zvi Galil Co-authored by Paula Reinman Whether you’re at MasterCard, AirBnB, AT&T or most any start up across the country, if you are looking for technical people, you’ve likely got a problem.  You cannot find enough qualified employees. By all counts, there is a current and projected shortage of Bachelors and Masters degree holders in high-growth […]

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Young Scholars Give Back: The Celestini Project

By Paula Reinman The Marconi Society exists to support scientific achievements in communications and the Internet that significantly benefit mankind. We are extremely proud of our Young Scholars for taking this mission to heart and creating the Celestini Project, which lets Young Scholars work with students in developing countries to create a sustainable wave of technology. […]


Vinton G. Cerf to Lead Marconi Society

By Paula Reinman Internet pioneer to carry on Marconi’s legacy by recognizing major technology contributors, continuing support for promising researchers and promoting sustainable technology MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, November 17, 2016 The Marconi Society, dedicated to furthering scientific achievements in communications and related technologies, announced today that Internet pioneer Vinton G. Cerf has been elected Chairman of […]


In Memoriam: Marconi Fellow Robert N. Hall

By Paula Reinman 1989 Marconi Fellow, Robert N. Hall, passed away on November 7, 2016, in Schenectady, NY.  Dr. Hall developed the semiconductor laser that is used in all CD and CD-ROM units, laser printers and most fiber-optic communications systems.  We were honored to count him as a colleague and will miss his friendship and wisdom. […]


Is GPS In Danger? Scientific Luminaries to Discuss Conflicts and Consequences

By Paula Reinman The spectrum and security of the technology we rely on for everything from directions to wildlife tracking is at risk MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, October 26, 2016 The Marconi Society, dedicated to furthering scientific achievements in communications and the Internet, will partner with Stanford University’s Center for Position, Navigation and Timing (SCPNT) to host […]