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Best Western Agate Beach Inn

3019 N Coast Hwy
Newport, OR 97365, US (map)

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  • Thursday
    Oct 16 2008
    13th annual Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference
    Best Western Agate Beach Inn

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

    Vinton G. Cerf is vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google. 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. [click for larger view]
    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 will receive the prestigious Japan Prize. See complete bio.

    The Oregon Connections conference draws attendees from all regions of the state to share ideas, experiences and knowledge about telecommunications. The 2008 conference presenters and attendees will examine developments in telecommunications public policy, technologies, applications, and how to utilize telecommunications for economic and community development throughout Oregon.