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Innovation Unscripted with Vint Cerf and Larry Irving

September 29, 2020 AT 12:00 pm

Architect of the Internet, Vint Cerf, and “Digital Divide” scholar, Larry Irving, discuss the ways the Internet shapes our lives, economy, and society, and sets a course for our future.


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About The Speaker

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Best known as a co-father of the Internet, Vint Cerf jointly designed TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet with Bob Kahn. In 1997, Vint Cerf received the National Medal of Technology from President Clinton in recognition of this world-changing contribution. He now serves as vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google.



Larry Irving produced the first empirical study proving the existence of the “Digital Divide.” This groundbreaking research sparked global efforts to begin bridging the divide and continues to be widely cited today by those studying Internet access around the world. As the assistant secretary of commerce for communications and information and administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) during the Clinton Administration, Irving helped establish some of the earliest and most foundational U.S. domestic and international Internet policies.

Chenming Hu

National Medal of Technology and Innovation


Shirley Ann Jackson

National Medal of Science

Physical Sciences

Mary-Claire King

National Medal of Science

Biological Sciences