Marconi Society Coronavirus and Our Connected World
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Ten Engineers Behind The Technologies We Depend On Share Their Views

By Vinton Cerf, Marconi Society Chair, Recipient with Robert E. Kahn of the Marconi Prize, the A.M. Turing Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Japan Prize and the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering for their technical contributions…
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How to Change a Career

  By Joseph Kakande, 2011 Marconi Society Young Scholar We are 41 strong and come from every continent except Antarctica. We studied at universities ranging from Telecomm ParisTech to The Technion to King Abdullah University…
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The Fourth Use Case for 5G: Internet for All

By Qurrat-Ul-Ain Nadeem Internet Penetration Today By the end of 2018, there were nearly 4 billion people without Internet connectivity in the world. Primarily at the bottom of the world's economic pyramid, almost 75% of this unconnected population…

Francesco Paresce, 1940-2019

It is with profound grief that we announce the sudden death of Francesco Paresce in Rome on the 20th of December. An astrophysicist and inventor in his own right, Francesco Paresce was the son of Guglielmo Marconi's eldest daughter, Degna…
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20/20 Vision for a Successful 2020

Warm greetings for a very happy new year! By Samantha Schartman-Cycyk I am Samantha Schartman and I am thrilled to introduce myself as the Marconi Society’s new Executive Director. I cannot think of a better time to lead the Marconi…

Nominations for the 45th Marconi Prize Are Open

By John Cioffi What do legendary innovators like Sir Charles Kuen Kao, Vint Cerf, Paul Baran and Sir Arthur C. Clark have in common? Not only have they changed the lives of billions of people – they have been recognized with the Marconi…

Bound and Bricked: New Brand of Innovation Bridges Science and Engineering

More earth-like than any other planet in the solar system, Mars will almost certainly be inhabited by humans in the future. “Humans will absolutely be on Mars,” said NASA chief scientist Jim Green in USA TODAY. “And the first person…
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Digital Inclusivity: Our New Strategic Direction

  By Vint Cerf I am proud to share some important news about the Marconi Society and to tell you about our expanded mission: To celebrate, inspire, and connect individuals building tomorrow’s technologies in service of a digitally…
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Women’s Safety and Air Pollution: Top Issues for Indian Undergrads

By Aakanksha Chowdhery We are proud to complete the third year of the Marconi Society’s Celestini Program in India.   The Celestini Program is a flagship effort in the Marconi Society’s mission to celebrate, inspire and connect…

Remembering Jim Spilker

We mourn the loss of Professor James Spilker, Jr, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) pioneer, philanthropist, entrepreneur and friend.  Jim’s work touches billions and provides one of the key underpinnings to daily life. He passed away on…