Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced that it hired Vinton (Vint) Cerf, the longtime
technologist who is widely known as a “founding father” of the Internet, as Chief Internet Evangelist.
…Cerf will continue his leadership in the Internet community, and help Google build network infrastructure, architectures, systems, and standards for the next generation of Internet applications.
Subject: Cerf’s Up At Google
Date: September 8, 2005 7:48:15 AM PDT
CERF’S UP AT GOOGLE
Vint Cerf, a Founding Father of the Internet, Joins Google as Chief
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – September 8, 2005 – Google Inc. (NASDAQ:
GOOG) today announced that it hired Vinton (Vint) Cerf, the longtime
technologist who is widely known as a “founding father” of the
Internet, as Chief Internet Evangelist.
“Vint Cerf is clearly one of the great technology leaders of our
time,” said Google CEO Eric Schmidt of Cerf, who co-designed the
TCP/IP protocols that were used to develop the Internet’s underlying
architecture. “His vision for technology helped create entire
industries that have transformed many parts of our lives. We are
honored to welcome him to Google.”
Cerf will continue his leadership in the Internet community, and help
Google build network infrastructure, architectures, systems, and
standards for the next generation of Internet applications.
“Google has already made tremendous strides in making access to
information on the web a reality for users across the globe, but
we’re still in the Internet’s early innings,” he said. “This
medium will enjoy wider-spread use than television, radio or phones,
and will ultimately expand beyond planet Earth. Google has always
believed in doing things differently, and I believe that places us in a
unique position to help bring even the wildest Internet visions into
Cerf joins Google from MCI, where he led technology advancements since
1982, with a break to return to research at the Corporation for
National Research Initiatives from 1986 to 1994. On his return to MCI
in 1994, he helped to put MCI on the Internet map. With Robert Kahn, he
recently received the ACM’s A.M. Turing Award, considered “the
Nobel Prize for computing,” for his achievements in computer
networking. Cerf is also working on the Interplanetary Network, a
project of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, which aims to extend the
Internet into outer space for planet-to-planet communications. He will
also continue in his role as the Chairman of the Internet Corporation
for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
Please visit http://www.google.com/press/images.html for video sound
bites from Vint Cerf about this announcement.
About Google Inc.
Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people
around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by
Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a
top web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted
advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable
results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google
is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the
Americas, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.google.com.