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The Long Arc of Telecommunications

 
THE LONG ARC OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS
A Conversation with Vinton Cerf
 
by University of Bologna, Marconi Foundation and Internet Society Italia
 
Oct. 3, 2018, University of Bologna, Giorgio Prodi Lecture Hall, Piazza San Giovanni in Monte 2, Bologna
 
On October 3, 2018, Bologna will host Dr. Vinton Cerf, co-creator of the Internet’s key networking technology. The event is structured as a round table with an explicit emphasis on interaction between the panelists and the audience as well as among the members of the audience. Organized by the University of Bologna, the Marconi Foundation and the Internet Society Italia, the event is hosted by the CIRSFID Bologna University, with Professor Monica Palmirani giving the welcoming presentation.
Elettra Marconi, Gabriele Falciasecca (Marconi Foundation), Filippo Giannetti (Pisa University), Stefano Trumpy (Internet Society Italy) and Enzo Valente (Consortium GARR) will partecipate in the round table.
 
Agenda
 
15:00 Welcome and opening remarks, Monica Palmirani
15:30 The long arc of telecommunications, Vinton Cerf
 
Vinton Cerf, vice president and chief internet evangelist at Google, will start with the telegraph and then the dramatic wireless signal across the Atlantic in 1901 after the trans-Atlantic cable was laid for telegraphy. He will expose the fundamental role that Guglielmo Marconi had as a pioneer in telecommunications from the beginning of telecommunications historical arc more a century ago. Then on to broadcast radio, television. Then computers and packet switching, the ARPANET, the Internet, the Interplanetary network. He will pick up also satellite communications from 1960 to present plans for vast arrays of small, LEO satellites. Before closing, He will explore in a bit more detail the evolution of packet switching to the Software Defined Network of today.
 
16:30 Round table and Q&A session: Elettra Marconi, Vinton Cerf, Gabriele Falciasecca, Filippo Giannetti, Monica Palmirani, Stefano Trumpy and Enzo Valente.
 

This event is free and open to the public. We recommend attendees register in advance to guarantee admittance. For further information, please contact Laura Abba CNR IIT & Internet Society Italia This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
 
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David Sarnoffsarnoff

Marconi was the creator of the present day civilization of the radio. All of those who, with spirit of initiative and perseverance, have brought us to the present stage of development have built on the foundations laid by Marconi. Everyone considered him the tutelary genius of their work.

 



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