PCI Celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations

Greg Papadopoulos speaking at PCI's UN75 event.
Greg Papadopoulos speaking at PCI's UN75 event.

The People-Centered Internet’s Community Call on June 26 celebrated the 75th birthday of the UN. It asked — in a time of plague, poverty and protest — can people and the UN join together to Connect, Protect, Respect? 

Our UN 75th Fireside Chat featured Greg Papadopoulos of NEA, PCI Chair and co-founder, Mei Lin Fung, with moderator Scott Cunningham.

The United Nations Digital Cooperation Roadmap was launched June 11 by the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres who is the first Electrical Engineer to serve in this capacity. Vint Cerf served on the UN High Level Panel for Digital Cooperation. The Digital Cooperation Roadmap was published June 11, 2020.

PCI was on the air, live-Tweeting the event as it happened. Check out some notable quotes here. 

Greg Papadopoulos joined NEA as Venture Partner in 2010 after more than twenty years of experience in the technology industry and academia. He focuses on early-stage systems, software and deep/hard tech companies. Prior to NEA, Greg was EVP and CTO of Sun Microsystems, where he guided the company’s $2B R&D portfolio. Before Sun, Greg was an Associate Professor of EECS at MIT, where he worked on massively parallel dataflow computing architectures. He also helped found a number of companies, from video conferencing (PictureTel) to computational fluid dynamics (NASDAQ:EXA), and was an engineer with HP and Honeywell.

Greg is an active advisor for the schools of engineering at UCSD, UC Berkeley and SJSU, and is a trustee for the UCSD Foundation and the Computer History Museum. Passionate about technology and its possibilities, Greg is a relentless advocate for diversity in engineering and a supporter of open development models that stimulate communication, inclusiveness and innovation. Greg holds an undergraduate degree from UCSD and an S.M. and Ph.D. from MIT. He is also a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum. 

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