[Linux-aus] lca2011 - Announces Vint Cerf as a Keynote Speaker

Marco Ostini marco at lca2011.linux.org.au
Thu Oct 21 21:09:19 EST 2010

Amazing news everyone!

The linux.conf.au 2011 organising team is proud to announce Vinton G.
Cerf as a keynote speaker for lca2011.

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

Cerf is the former senior vice president of Technology Strategy for
MCI. In this role, Cerf was responsible for helping to guide corporate
strategy development from the technical perspective. Previously, Cerf
served as MCI’s senior vice president of Architecture and Technology,
leading a team of architects and engineers to design advanced
networking frameworks including Internet-based solutions for
delivering a combination of data, information, voice and video
services for business and consumer use.

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. The medal is the highest civilian award given by the
United States to its citizens. In April 2008, Cerf and Kahn received
the prestigious Japan Prize.

We would like to extend a hearty welcome to Vinton G. Cerf as a
Keynote Speaker for lca2011!



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Marco Ostini - LCA2011 - Papers team chair
marco at lca2011.linux.org.au

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