‘Father of the Internet’ to deliver Stationers’ Company Annual Lecture

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Vint Cerf
Vint Cerf

Vint Cerf, one of the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers’ Honorary Freemen and Liverymen, will deliver the Company’s Annual Lecture at Stationers’ Hall in the City of London on 11 March 2020 at 6pm. His lecture will address the theme ’The Future of Text’.

 

Cerf is Chief Internet Evangelist for Google, a post he has held since 2005, and which sees him contributing to global policy development and the continued expansion of the Internet. He is considered one of the Internet’s founders, having co-designed with Bob Kahn the TCP/IP protocols that form the fundamental architecture of the Internet.

 

President Obama appointed him to the National Science Board in 2012, he holds 29 honorary degrees and has received numerous prestigious awards for his pioneering work on the Internet. In 2004, Cerf and Kahn both won the A.M. Turing Award, the highest honour in computer science.

 

Cerf’s lecture on The Future of Text will provide insight into innovative new authoring and reading applications which combine the impact of text interaction with powerful computing. There will be a Q&A session after the lecture, in which Vint Cerf will take questions from the audience.

 

Two ticket types are available, for the lecture, and for lecture plus dinner. For more information visit the Stationers’ website.

 

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