Vint Cerf is widely known as one of the “Fathers of the Internet” and the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols as well as the architecture of the Internet. He contributes to global policy development and continued spread of the Internet.
President Obama appointed him to the National Science Board in 2012.
Cerf is a recipient of numerous awards and commendations in connection with his work on the Internet, including the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, US National Medal of Technology, the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, the Prince of Asturias Award, the Tunisian National Medal of Science, the Japan Prize, the Charles Stark Draper award, the ACM Turing Award, Officer of the Legion d’Honneur and 25 honorary degrees.
In December 1994, People magazine identified Cerf as one of that year’s “25 Most Intriguing People.” Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), computer science, 1970 – 1972 and Master of Science (MS), Computer Science, 1967 – 1970 from UCLA. Bachelor of Science (BS), Mathematics 1961 – 1965, Stanford University.
Mei Lin Fung co-founder of the People Centered Internet with Vint Cerf, and worked closely with Douglas Engelbart father of User Interface. She was on the 2-person skunkworks that designed the first CRM system at Oracle. She studied finance at MIT under future Nobel winners Robert Merton and Franco Modigliani.
In Silicon Valley for over 30 years, she worked at Intel and Oracle. She served as Socio Technical lead for the US Dept. of Defense’s initiative on the Future of Health: her passions are Network Improvement Communities and youth leadership. She is a member of the Digital Economy and Society World Future Council of the World Economic Forum. She serves as vice chair of the Internet Inclusion IEEE sub committee – one of 3 tracks under the IEEE Internet Initiative.
John Ryan has founded and run several tech companies. He spent 14 years of his career building and running Ryan Hankin Kent, a telecom consulting firm he founded with two colleagues; RHK was renowned for technically-derived and precise insights in strategy. He, with his wife, pioneered fabless display development at Pixel Qi Corp., before working as an executive at Google’s advanced research labs.
He currently is working on expanding internet access through a new venture, WireTheWorld, and on revitalizing or disrupting global aid, with the People-Centered Internet Project.
Gary Bolles is the Silicon Valley Renaissance man. Some of his involvements include: Partner, Charrette LLC, producers of strategic initiatives & conferences; Consulting Producer, Google Zeitgeist 2005-14; Co-founder & co-producer, Socap SocialCapitalMarkets.net 2008; DGREE.org – The Future of Higher Education 2011; Silicon Valley Meets the U.N. 2009-10; and Closing The Gap: Solutions for an Inclusive Economy 2015; Co-founder, U.S. Broadband Coalition.
Former editorial director, Network Computing, Inter@ctive Week, and Yahoo! Internet Life magazines. He is a proactive writer and lecturer on the future of work & learning and a co-founder of eParachute.com, bringing online the work of “What Color Is Your Parachute?”, the world’s best-selling book on job-hunting & career change, with 10 million copies in print in 17 languages.
David Bray – Executive in Residence, Harvard University, FCC – CIO