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IEEE invites Internet enthusiasts and 460,000+ IEEE members from over 190 countries to join an engaging live-stream as we look back at the Internet’s humble beginnings and the important contributions of IEEE.

IEEE is privileged to have The Honorable Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister of Greece, in an exclusive interview conducted by Konstantinos Karachalios, past Managing Director of the IEEE Standards Association. This is a unique and historic moment for our IEEE community. The Prime Minister deeply understands the transformative power of the Internet, and he has been leading a successful Digital Transformation of his country.

In May 1974, the IEEE Transactions on Communications scientific journal published the seminal paper “A Protocol for Packet Network Intercommunication.” Authored by Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn, this paper described the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) that supported the interconnection of multiple packet-switched networks into a network of networks.
Join Vint Cerf and other luminaries in celebrating this milestone and exploring what is next in the evolution of the internet. Technical innovators and global leaders will discuss these breakthroughs and contemplate what it will take to create a people-centric future where the Internet benefits all of humanity. Join us on Sunday, 19 May 2024 as we celebrate the Internet’s 50th anniversary!

Hosted by IEEE in collaboration with the People-Centered Internet (PCI)


People-Centered Internet (PCI) is a leading nonprofit based in Palo Alto, dedicated to creating a more equitable digital world. We unite global experts to develop inclusive, efficient digital strategies that enhance community resilience and prosperity. Our initiatives promote innovative digital tools, empowering communities worldwide to thrive in a connected era. Founded by Vint Cerf and Mei Lin Fung, and currently chaired by Jascha Stein and Mei Lin Fung, PCI works on transformative efforts for a people-centered Internet.








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