TiE Talk: “Two Pearls of Wisdom” from One of the Fathers of the Internet — Dr. Vint Cerf

Modeled after TED Talks, TiE Talks will feature eminent speakers who are thought leaders, serial entrepreneurs, investors, and philanthropists in our community. The intent of a TiE Talk is to have the speaker share "Two Pearls of Wisdom" — one professional, and one personal — having reflected on their own life experiences, in under 20 minutes. Unlike, TED Talks, the audience will have the unique opportunity to ask questions. We expect the Q&A to also be a significant component of the event.

All the talks will be recorded and will be made publicly available on the web. We expect that these forums will provide both the speaker and the audience to explore areas that largely remain unspoken and get lost through history. Our hope is that TiE Talks will provide a platform to share the intimate trials and tribulations gained from decades of experience with our budding entrepreneurial community, and boost the impact of TiE Pittsburgh — not just locally but world-wide.

Date: October 20, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Location:  Zoom Virtual Event

Title:  TiE Talk: “Two Pearls of Wisdom” from "One of the Fathers of the Internet" — Dr. Vint Cerf

Topic Theme:  "Lessons I learned from the Internet"


Keynote Speaker:  Vint Cerf, PhD.

Vinton G. Cerf is Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. Cerf has held positions at MCI, the Corporation for National Research Initiatives, Stanford University, UCLA and IBM. Vint Cerf served as chairman of the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and was founding president of the Internet Society. He served on the US National Science Board from 2013-2018.

Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet," he received the U.S. National Medal of Technology in 1997, the Marconi Fellowship in 1998 and the ACM Alan M. Turing award in 2004. In November 2005, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in April 2008 the Japan Prize and in March 2013, the Queen Elizabeth II Prize for Engineering.

He is a Fellow of the IEEE, ACM, and AAAS, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the Computer History Museum and the National Academies of Engineering and Science.

Cerf holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Stanford University and Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from UCLA and holds 29 honorary degrees from universities around the world.


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Oct 20, 2020
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM (America/New_York)
Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship (CMU), 4765 Forbes Avenue
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