On October 29, 1969 at UCLA, Professor Lenonard Kleinrock and his team sent the first message over a network of computers that would evolve into the internet. The world’s leading technology experts and visionaries gathered at UCLA on October 29, 2019 to honor the significance of this moment and discuss the current state and future aspirations of our connected world.
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Mayor Eric Garcetti: Welcome to Internet50
City of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti welcomes guests to Internet50, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the birth of the internet and honoring Leonard Kleinrock, distinguished professor of computer science at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and a “founding father” of the internet.
Internet50 Panel: Before the Beginning
The engineers who launched the technology fifty years ago in 1969 that led to the internet of today reflect on the challenges and key moments surrounding this critical moment in history.
Vint Cerf – Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
Steve Crocker – CEO, Shinkuro
Bill Duvall, SRI (Retired)
Len Kleinrock – Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, UCLA
Charley Kline – ARPANET Pioneer (Retired)
Internet50 Panel: Winner Take All?
JPMorgan Chase Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon and Google and Alphabet, Inc.
former CEO Eric Schmidt discuss the challenges of today’s giant internet businesses in a sea of disruptive bottom-up innovations.
Internet50 Panel: Breakthrough Disruptions
Leading technology innovators discuss some of the biggest disruptions facing the internet today and touch on everything from climate change to child exploitation to food insecurity, and how big data can be used to solve many of our global crises.
Mark Cuban – Dallas Mavericks Owner / Investor
Preethi Kasireddy – Founder & CEO, TruStory
Ashton Kutcher – Actor, Entrepreneur, Tech Investor and Producer
Bud Tribble – VP Software Technology, Apple
Meg Whitman – CEO, Quibi
Internet50 Debate: Has True Innovation Stalled?
Entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel joins internet pioneer Bob Metcalfe, University of Texas, Austin, to engage in a spirited debate about the trajectory of innovation today.
Internet50 Panel: The Future of Internet Technology
Several of the world’s leading futurists and technology experts gather to discuss the evolving internet landscape and what advances we can expect to experience in the space over the next 50 years.
Eric Haseltine – Futurist, Neuroscientist, Author
Danny Hillis – Co-founder, Applied Innovation
Daniela Rus – Director, CSAIL
Henry Samueli – Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, Broadcom
Steven Walker – Director, DARPA
Internet50 Special Guest: Garry Kasparov
Chess grandmaster, author and activist Garry Kasparov delivers a powerful speech that paints a broad vision for the future.
Internet50: Closing Remarks by Leonard Klinerock
Leonard Kleinrock, distinguished professor of computer science at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and a “founding father” of the internet, delivers a passionate call-to-action to close out the historic Internet50 celebration.
“The worst mistake we can make is to set our sights too low, burdened with the constraints of today, and not the possibilities of tomorrow. If we can’t return to the internet I knew, let’s direct it to the world we’re willing to inhabit. See you in 50 years.” – Leonard Klinerock, Oct. 29, 2019