As technologists and academics, we should be researching ways to reinforce the security, confidentiality and robustness of the Internet’s design and implementation.
Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 05, 2014
Top Internet and wireless experts will discuss the future of wireless and the Internet at “Internet 2025”, the 40th Anniversary Marconi Symposium to be held in Washington D.C. on October 2nd.
The event honors the 2014 Marconi Prize Winner, Stanford Professor Emeritus Arogyaswami Paulraj, inventor of MIMO, the technology underlying the newest smartphones and WIFI routers and his contribution to the development of WiMax, important to LTE. Speakers include Bob Kahn and Vint Cerf, inventors of TCP/IP; UCLA luminary Len Kleinrock, a major contributor to packet switching and the man who connected the first node of what is now the Internet; John Cioffi, “the Father of DSL,” and Marty Cooper, who led the team at Motorola that created the first cell phone handset.
The program also features top academic and policy leaders, including FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, who will deliver a keynote address, “The Future of Wireless.”
Presented in three sessions, the first looks at the far-reaching potential for expanding broadband capacity through the application of MIMO; the second explores the issue of spectrum allocation; and the concluding session features a lively discussion of the future of the Internet—moderated by Al Jazeera America host Ali Velshi—that includes Kahn, Cerf, and Kleinrock, as well as DARPA Director of Innovation Dan Kaufman.
“As technologists and academics, we should be researching ways to reinforce the security, confidentiality and robustness of the Internet’s design and implementation. As users of the Internet, we are responsible to ourselves and others to exercise care to avoid congestion,” says Cerf, who serves as vice chairman of the Marconi Society.
The Marconi Society Symposium takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the National Academy of Sciences Building, 2101 Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington D.C. The event is open to the public, and includes lunch. .For more information and to register, please visit http://marconisociety.org/Symposium2014.html. Special pricing is available for government employees and students.
About the Marconi Society
The Marconi Society honors Guglielmo Marconi, the Nobel laureate who invented radio (wireless telegraphy) by promoting awareness of major innovations in communication theory, technology and applications with particular attention to understanding how they change and benefit society. Additional information can be found at http://www.marconisociety.org.