Co-founder of the Internet and Google Vice-President, Vint Cerf, to speak at TTCIC Annual Business Meeting

April 13th, 2022    |   Related To: Private: Trinidad Division of the Trinidad & Tobago Chamber of Industry & Commerce


Vinton G. Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google

Vinton G. Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google

The topic “Imagine that…!” will look at life and business in a future technology driven environment.

Vinton G. Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google will be the guest speaker at the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce’s Annual Business Meeting on 26th April. Themed “Imagine that..!”, Mr. Cerf will give strategic insight to the audience by discussing the possibilities of full connectivity on our planet and what is required of Trinidad and Tobago to engage in the opportunities ahead.

 

Vint Cerf is considered the co-founder of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the internet, along with Robert Kahn. He has served in executive positions at ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), the Internet Society, MCI Inc., the Corporation for National Research Initiatives and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Among the many awards he has received is the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States’ highest award to civilians, which was bestowed in 1997. Vint is an internationally renowned speaker on trends in digitization and in driving imagination into what lies ahead in a world in which lives and business are driven by technology.

 

Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and CommerceCharles Pashley, President of the Chamber notes, “We are honoured to have this prestigious guest speaker join us at our first Signature Event for the year. The world of imagination was once viewed as being incompatible with business, but people like Vint have been exploding that myth in his global engagements. In fact, technology is driving a new wave of imaginative innovators in every sector. We too can free our minds to the possibilities that technology offers to businesses. It is time to re-imagine our tomorrow and re-shape our future. We at the Chamber believe that this conference, ‘Imagine that…!’ is about giving you that tool.”

 

The Annual Business Meeting is the first of the Chamber’s annual Signature Events for 2022. It takes place on Tuesday 26th April from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, following the Annual General Meeting. The Business Meeting is designed as an interactive session, allowing the audience to pose questions directly.

 

To register, go to:  https://chamber.org.tt/am2022

Or call 637-6966, extension 1308
E-mail: [email protected]

 

The Chamber thanks its 2022 Signature Event sponsors: bmobile BUSINESS, Eximbank Trinidad and Tobago Limited, The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited and the Trinidad and Tobago Unit Trust Corporation.

 

Vinton G. Cerf Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist Google

Vinton G. Cerf is vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. He is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. He has served in executive positions at ICANN, the Internet Society, MCI, the Corporation for National Research Initiatives and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. A former Stanford Professor and former member of the US National Science Board, he is also the past President of the Association for Computing Machinery and serves in advisory capacities at NIST, DOE, NSF and NASA. He earned his B.S. in mathematics at Stanford and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science at Stanford. He is a member of both the US National Academies of Science and Engineering. Cerf is a recipient of numerous awards for his work, 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, the Marconi Prize, the Legion d’Honneur and the Franklin Medal. He is a Foreign Member of the British Royal Society and Swedish Academy of Engineering and holds 29 honorary degrees. He is a member of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and the Worshipful Company of Stationers.

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