What is PCI?

People-Centered Internet (PCI) is an international coalition created to ensure that the Internet continues to support people meeting their needs and achieving their aspirations online.

PCI strives to ensure that Internet access brings Permissionless Innovation and measurable benefits to the world. PCI sees "benefits" as self-directed improvement through education, economic opportunity, and growth of community through communication.

We seek out positive change agents to demonstrate a better way forward. This new way can then be shown to the private sector, to public sector leaders, and contribute towards a making sense of this rapidly changing landscape. PCI's Guiding Principles »

What does PCI Do?

PCI convenes government, development banks, industry, the technical community, NGOs/CSOs and others in working sessions to help accelerate the work being done by both public and private sectors to hasten inclusive internet connectivity. Upcoming and Previous Events »

PCI works with partner agencies to bring hope and infrastructure to devastated communities such as storm-ravaged Puerto Rico. We facilitate training, education and skill-building for Puerto Ricans in the deployment, maintenance and enhancement of recovery systems, and in innovation and enterprise so they are well-positioned to lead the recovery. Partnerships »

PCI endeavors to provide support and expertise to communities so people can pursue positive benefits in their lives and livelihoods. PCI address important questions such as:

  • How will we help connect the rest of the world to the Internet?
  • How can we help help communities become more self-reliant?
  • How can we demonstrate the Internet's individual, social, and economic benefits?

PCI keeps community members aware of the latest practical advances and policy changes. News and Updates »

PCI Leadership

Vint Cerf – Chairman & Co-Founder

Vint Cerf is one of the “Fathers of the Internet”, having co-designed the TCP/IP protocols and the Internet’s architecture. He is currently, Google's Chief Internet Evangelist. See Vint's entry in Wikipedia »

Mei Lin Fung – Co-Founder

Mei Lin Fung co-designed the earliest CRM system at Oracle, served as Socio Technical lead for the US Dept. of Defense’s initiative on the Future of Health, and is a member of the Digital Economy and Society World Future Council of the World Economic Forum. See Mei Lin's LinkedIn profile »

Dr. David Bray – Executive Director

Dr. David A. Bray is a Harvard Executive In-Residence, served as Chief Information Officer at the Federal Communications Commission, and Co-Chair for an IEEE Committee focused on Artificial Intelligence, automated systems, and innovative policies globally for 2016-2017. See David's full bio »

People-Centered Internet’s partners include World Economic ForumWorld BankIEEEIFLA and the Internet Society, and PCI is on the World Economic Forum’s Internet For All steering committee.

How Do I Get Involved?

Through our efforts in Northern California, we have witnessed how hands-on tech combined with community engagement can transform disaster recovery. Do join us in putting this to work in the US Territories of Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. Please contact us here: Get involved »

What is PCI?

People-Centered Internet (PCI) is an international coalition created to ensure that the Internet continues to support people meeting their needs and achieving their aspirations online.

PCI strives to ensure that Internet access brings Permissionless Innovation and measurable benefits to the world. PCI sees "benefits" as self-directed improvement through education, economic opportunity, and growth of community through communication.

We seek out positive change agents to demonstrate a better way forward. This new way can then be shown to the private sector, to public sector leaders, and contribute towards a making sense of this rapidly changing landscape. PCI's Guiding Principles »

What does PCI Do?

PCI convenes government, development banks, industry, the technical community, NGOs/CSOs and others in working sessions to help accelerate the work being done by both public and private sectors to hasten inclusive internet connectivity. Upcoming and Previous Events »

PCI works with partner agencies to bring hope and infrastructure to devastated communities such as storm-ravaged Puerto Rico. We facilitate training, education and skill-building for Puerto Ricans in the deployment, maintenance and enhancement of recovery systems, and in innovation and enterprise so they are well-positioned to lead the recovery. Partnerships »

PCI endeavors to provide support and expertise to communities so people can pursue positive benefits in their lives and livelihoods. PCI address important questions such as:

  • How will we help connect the rest of the world to the Internet?
  • How can we help help communities become more self-reliant?
  • How can we demonstrate the Internet's individual, social, and economic benefits?

PCI keeps community members aware of the latest practical advances and policy changes. News and Updates »

PCI Leadership

Vint Cerf – Chairman & Co-Founder

Vint Cerf is one of the “Fathers of the Internet”, having co-designed the TCP/IP protocols and the Internet’s architecture. He is currently, Google's Chief Internet Evangelist. See Vint's entry in Wikipedia »

Mei Lin Fung – Co-Founder

Mei Lin Fung co-designed the earliest CRM system at Oracle, served as Socio Technical lead for the US Dept. of Defense’s initiative on the Future of Health, and is a member of the Digital Economy and Society World Future Council of the World Economic Forum. See Mei Lin's LinkedIn profile »

Dr. David Bray – Executive Director

Dr. David A. Bray is a Harvard Executive In-Residence, served as Chief Information Officer at the Federal Communications Commission, and Co-Chair for an IEEE Committee focused on Artificial Intelligence, automated systems, and innovative policies globally for 2016-2017. See David's full bio »

People-Centered Internet’s partners include World Economic ForumWorld BankIEEEIFLA and the Internet Society, and PCI is on the World Economic Forum’s Internet For All steering committee.

How Do I Get Involved?

Through our efforts in Northern California, we have witnessed how hands-on tech combined with community engagement can transform disaster recovery. Do join us in putting this to work in the US Territories of Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. Please contact us here: Get involved »