"Reinventing the Internet: Challenges for the 21st Century" with Vint Cerf

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Vinton G. Cerf is vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. He contributes to global policy development and continued spread of the Internet. 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. He has served in executive positions at MCI, the Corporation for National Research Initiatives and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and on the faculty of Stanford University.

Vint Cerf served as chairman of the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) from 2000-2007 and has been a Visiting Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 1998. Cerf served as founding president of the Internet Society (ISOC) from 1992-1995. Cerf is a Foreign Member of the British Royal Society and Swedish Academy of Engineering, and Fellow of IEEE, ACM, and American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the International Engineering Consortium, the Computer History Museum, the British Computer Society, the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, the Worshipful Company of Stationers and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He has served as President of the Association for Computing Machinery, chairman of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) and completed a term as Chairman of the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology for the US National Institute of Standards and Technology. President Obama appointed him to the National Science Board in 2012.

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The Internet was initially designed in the early 1970s, went into operation in 1983, but it continues to evolve to meet new challenges and opportunities arising as new applications are developed. Safety, security and privacy are increasingly important in the online environment of today's Internet. Retrofitting, adapting and evolving the Internet to meet these desirable objectives has become a high priority. There are other avenues for further development, for example use of radio broadcast for information distribution. Increasing capacity has led to new capabilities such as streaming video. Strong authentication is a key enabler of online commerce are cryptographic methods for confidentiality and content integrity. There are ample opportunities for new protocols (e.g. QUIC), new and innovative implementation of existing protocols (e.g. new TCP/IP flow control) and for serious research arising from today's Internet.

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