We’re happy to welcome Google Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Vint Cerf for a Fireside Chat at Factory. Cerf, who is widely known as one of the “Fathers of the Internet”, helped co-invent some of its standards and underlying technologies. Moderated by Gründerszene editor in chief Frank Schmiechen, Cerf will talk about the early days of the Internet and how he contributes to global policy development promoting its continued spread.
Please make sure to register here: vintcerfatfactory.eventbri
7:30 – 8:00 pm: Doors open
8:00 – 8:30 pm: Moderated talk
8:30 – 8:45 pm: Open Q&A
8:45 – 9:30 pm: Networking
About Vint Cerf
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.
Cerf is a recipient of numerous awards and commendations in connection with his work on the Internet, 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, Officer of the Legion d’Honneur and 29 honorary degrees. In December 1994, People magazine identified Cerf as one of that year’s “25 Most Intriguing People.”
About Frank Schmiechen
Frank Schmiechen started his career as freelance reporter in 1988 for several newspapers and magazines in Hamburg. After one year as sports editor with the regional newspaper Bergedorfer Zeitung, he joined Europe’s biggest newspaper BILD. Here he worked as chief of staff and was responsible for production and layout. In 2001 he joined the WELT and Berliner Morgenpost in Berlin. 2004 he founded WELT KOMPAKT and became deputy editor in chief. In 2011 he became deputy editor in chief of WELT am Sonntag. After spending four months in Silicon Valley in 2013, he became editor in chief of Gründerszene. Gründerszene is the leading Online-Magazine for the Startup-Scene and the Digital Economy in Germany.