Synergistic Communities with Vinton Cerf

By Jessica Colaço
  Published 24 Sep 2011
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Vinton G. Cerf has served as vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google since October 2005. In this role, he is responsible for identifying new enabling technologies to support the development of advanced, Internet-based products and services from Google. He is also an active public face for Google in the Internet world. Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet," Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. In December 1997, President Clinton presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology to Cerf and his colleague, Robert E. Kahn, for founding and developing the Internet. Kahn and Cerf were named the recipients of the ACM Alan M. Turing award in 2004 for their work on the Internet protocols. The Turing award is sometimes called the "Nobel Prize of Computer Science." In November 2005, President George Bush awarded Cerf and Kahn the Presidential Medal of Freedom for their work. On Thursday the 29th of September 2011 from 2.30pm - 6.30pm at the iHub, we will have a session dubbed : "Synergistic Communities." This will be an interactive moderated session for the different communities in technology to share their ideas, insights and opinions. The program will be as follows:
Time Item Presenter
14.30h – 15.00h Welcome Remarks iHub Overview and tech in Kenya Jessica Colaco, iHub Manager and Research lead Erik Hersman, iHub Founder
15.00h – 15.30h Speaker Introduction Dr. B. Ndemo Prof. Vinton Cerf AT&T Verizon IDRC
15.30h – 16.15h Youth innovation, local content development and technical community session:
  • Working together with local innovators and Industry
  • Opportunities for global links
Open session with the speakers and the iHub Community moderated by Jessica Colaco and Alice Munyua
16.15h – 17.00h African internet oldies to share with the young community
Stefano Trumpy: Session co-chair
Adriana Lazzaroni, Laura Abba: RINAF project
George Sadosky, Charles Musisi, Shem Ochuodo, Ibukun Odusote
17.00h – 17.30h Refreshment Break Networking session with guests and iHub community
17.30h – 18.15h Fireside Chat with Vinton Cerf and Q and A Vinton Cerf
18.15h – 18.30h Closing Remarks Alice Munyua Erik Hersman
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