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Network Trailblazers

A video series showcasing the tech luminaries who created the modern Internet network, and those who are taking it forward. Kirk Lougheed, who helped create Internetworking Operating System, and Vint Cerf, dubbed The Godfather of the Internet, are just two of the legends highlighted in this series.

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09/30/2014

Network Trailblazer: A Conversation with Eric Allman

By Scott Gurvey
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Network Trailblazer: A Conversation with Eric Allman

09/30/2014 By Scott Gurvey

If he had known that most of the email he would receive every day would be unsolicited bulk email, he might have done things differently. Network Trailblazer Eric Allman was the author of delivermail , and its successor sendmail . Delivermail ... Continue Reading

Tags: Network Trailblazers, Internet of Everything, Eric Rabkin, Internet of Things

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03/05/2014

Network Trailblazer: A Conversation with Don Tapscott

By Amy Cortese
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Network Trailblazer: A Conversation with Don Tapscott

03/05/2014 By Amy Cortese

The Internet of Good: Amy Cortese sat down with technology thought leader Don Tapscott to talk about a new model of finding solutions for everything from poverty to climate change to human rights. Amy Cortese: Your latest research project ... Continue Reading

Tags: Social Media, Collaboration, Network Trailblazers, Amy Cortese

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12/10/2013

Network Trailblazer: A Conversation with Bob Pittman

By Kevin Maney
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Network Trailblazer: A Conversation with Bob Pittman

12/10/2013 By Kevin Maney

Bob Pittman's influence extends far beyond the business world. In 1981, Pittman started a television channel called MTV, and he has had a continuous impact on the world's collective consciousness ever since. As a CEO, Pittman re-energized ... Continue Reading

Tags: Video, Network Trailblazers, FOCUS, Kevin Maney, Future of Video

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10/07/2013

Network Trailblazer: A Conversation with Kim Polese

By Kevin Maney
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Network Trailblazer: A Conversation with Kim Polese

10/07/2013 By Kevin Maney

Kim Polese helped bring us one of the most significant developments in the early history of the Web: Sun Microsystems’ Java. At Sun in the early-1990s, she was part of a small team that developed a product at first known as Oak -- and which ... Continue Reading

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08/26/2013

Network Trailblazer: A Conversation with Nicholas Negroponte, Founder One Laptop per Child

By Kevin Maney
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Network Trailblazer: A Conversation with Nicholas Negroponte, Founder One Laptop per Child

08/26/2013 By Kevin Maney

Nicholas Negroponte has long connected technology and education in pioneering ways. He joined the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1966, and in 1985 created MIT's groundbreaking Media Lab. Two decades later, Negroponte ... Continue Reading

Tags: Network Trailblazers, FOCUS, Technology in Education

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05/28/2013

Network Trailblazer: A Conversation With "Day in the Life" Photographer Rick Smolan

By Kirsten Chiala
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Network Trailblazer: A Conversation With "Day in the Life" Photographer Rick Smolan

05/28/2013 By Kirsten Chiala

In the mid 1990’s when millions of people were just getting used to cranking up their modems to surf the web and check their AOL accounts, Rick Smolan felt the world shifting. The photographer known for his “Day in the Life” ... Continue Reading

Tags: Network Trailblazers, Internet of Everything

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05/13/2013

Network Trailblazer: A Conversation With Chris Anderson, Co-Founder & CEO of 3D Robotics and Former Wired Magazine Editor

By Amy Cortese
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Network Trailblazer: A Conversation With Chris Anderson, Co-Founder & CEO of 3D Robotics and Former Wired Magazine Editor

05/13/2013 By Amy Cortese

As editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine for most of the 21st century, Chris Anderson has had a front row seat to the technological changes that continue to transform our world. He's explored some of these changes in his books, The Long Tail, about ... Continue Reading

Tags: Manufacturing, Network Trailblazers

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12/04/2012

Network Trailblazer: A Conversation With Martin Cooper, Father of the Mobile Phone

By Steve Wildstrom
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Network Trailblazer: A Conversation With Martin Cooper, Father of the Mobile Phone

12/04/2012 By Steve Wildstrom

On April 3, 1973, Martin Cooper made history when he made a phone call standing in front of the New York Hilton on Sixth Avenue to the head of research at Bell Labs at a press conference inside the hotel.  That first cell phone call set off a ... Continue Reading

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09/24/2012

Network Trailblazer: A Conversation With Larry Irving

By Steve Wildstrom
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Network Trailblazer: A Conversation With Larry Irving

09/24/2012 By Steve Wildstrom

When Larry Irving joined the Commerce Dept. in early 1993, most Americans were considering dial-up Internet access. Broadband access wasn't widely available. By the time he left his post as head of the National Telecommunications and ... Continue Reading

Tags: Core Networks, Network Trailblazers

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09/10/2012

Network Trailblazers: A conversation with Irving Wladawsky-Berger

By Scott Gurvey
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Network Trailblazers: A conversation with Irving Wladawsky-Berger

09/10/2012 By Scott Gurvey

Most of our Network Trailblazers are men and women who created the technologies behind our connected world. Irving Wladawsky-Berger was on the other side of the equation. In December of 1995, just a few months after the Internet was opened to ... Continue Reading

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05/30/2012

Network Trailblazers: A Conversation with Van Jacobson

By Scott Gurvey
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Network Trailblazers: A Conversation with Van Jacobson

05/30/2012 By Scott Gurvey

We all know what happens if we pour water too quickly into a funnel. We quickly find ourselves on the floor with a roll of paper towels cleaning up the mess. This is the problem Van Jacobson helped solve in the late 1980s. Instead of water, ... Continue Reading

Tags: Core Networks, Network Trailblazers

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05/01/2012

Network Trailblazers: A Conversation with Luis Von Ahn

By Anne Field
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Network Trailblazers: A Conversation with Luis Von Ahn

05/01/2012 By Anne Field

You know those annoying stretched out words you need to type in order to get access to Ticketmaster, Yahoo, or dozens of other places? They're called CAPTCHAs and they were developed about 12 years ago by a then-22-year-old Carnegie Mellon ... Continue Reading

Tags: Innovation, Network Trailblazers

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04/12/2012

Network Trailblazers: A Conversation with Jennifer Rexford

By Scott Gurvey
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Network Trailblazers: A Conversation with Jennifer Rexford

04/12/2012 By Scott Gurvey

I am still cleaning up the damage done by a plumbing leak in my 80-year-old-house. This is one reason why I have a great deal of empathy for the work being done by Princeton University Computer Science Professor Jennifer Rexford . Rexford's ... Continue Reading

Tags: Core Networks, Network Trailblazers

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02/13/2012

Network Trailblazers: A Conversation with John R. Patrick

By Steve Wildstrom
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Network Trailblazers: A Conversation with John R. Patrick

02/13/2012 By Steve Wildstrom

In the early 1990s, the Internet was just beginning to make the transition from academic plaything to global communications revolution. John R. Patrick, an IBM executive who had been responsible for marketing the OS/2 operating system and now was ... Continue Reading

Tags: Core Networks, Network Trailblazers

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01/03/2012

Network Trailblazers: A Conversation with Robert Metcalfe

By Scott Gurvey
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Network Trailblazers: A Conversation with Robert Metcalfe

01/03/2012 By Scott Gurvey

Return with me now to the thrilling days of yesteryear, 1973 to be precise. It wasn't exactly as if dinosaurs were roaming the streets. But in 1973 computers were, for most people, gigantic, mysterious and expensive animals that lived behind glass ... Continue Reading

Tags: Core Networks, Innovation, Network Trailblazers

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