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19th Santa Clara Valley Industry Spotlight – Computer Communications – in 50 years?

TALK TITLE: Computer Communications – in 50 years?

SPEAKER: David Tennenhouse,  Strategic Advisor / Researcher / Engineer
DATE: Tuesday, March 22nd 2022, 6pm PT (Pacific Timezone)
REGISTER: https://forms.gle/t9RyjrHsvPnadhv56

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WEB SITE: https://site.ieee.org/scv/scv-corporate-liaison-program/

SPONSORS: IEEE CLP of SCV, IEEE Computer Society  SCV Chapter; IEEE Industry Engagement


I was recently asked what I thought Computer Communication would be like in 50 years. My first reaction was: Wow. I have thoughts on where the action will be in 10-20 years but I have no idea how to think about 50. Then I started thinking about the Internet and realized that packet switching is now well over 50 years old, which means it’s well past time to lay the groundwork for its disruption. This talk will start with a retrospective on the communication networks of the past few centuries and discuss how three technical forces (storage, computation, information theory) have driven their evolution. I’ll then identify a few research directions that I’d love to see the networking community explore. If we want computer communication to change in a big way by 2070, then we need to start sowing the seeds today!

HOW-TO-ATTEND: We collect registrations using this form. Attendance is limited to 500, so please register if you do not want to miss the chance to attend. We will send instructions how to attend BY EMAIL shortly before presentation. (PLEASE DO NOT DOUBLE AND TRIPLE REGISTER)

Best Regards,
Dejan Milojicic, IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section, Corporate Liaison Program Chair.


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