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Vinton G. Cerf (he/him)

Vice President & Chief Internet Evangelist, Google Cloud Canada

Vinton G. Cerf is vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. With Robert Kahn, Vint is the co-designer of the architecture of the Internet. In 1997 they received the U.S. National Medal of Technology and in 2005, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the ACM Turing Award. In April 2008 they shared the Japan Prize for their work and in 2013, the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. He is a member of the US National Academies of Science and Engineering and the Legion d’Honneur.

Vint Cerf served as chairman of the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) from 2000-2007 and he has been a Visiting Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 1998.

He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA and twenty-nine honorary degrees.


What does it take to make society better with tech?

November 5, 2020  3:35 PM – 3:55 PM
Vint will explore some issues briefly in an attempt to stimulate serious thinking about extracting the best outcomes from the investment in Internet access that is being made around the world. See more.
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