LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 16, 1998--
Selected by Computer Reseller News and Boston's Computer Museum
Vinton G. Cerf, senior vice president of Internet Architecture and Technology for MCI WorldCom (Nasdaq: WCOM), will be inducted into the Computer Industry Hall of Fame tonight at a ceremony in conjunction with the Comdex computer show being held here. Cerf, a resident of Annandale, Va., is one of 10 computer-industry visionaries selected for Hall of Fame by the editors of CMP Media's Computer Reseller News and The Computer Museum in Boston.
"Vint Cerf is known as a father of the Internet. He codeveloped the transmission standard for data communications on the Internet," said Robert Faletra, editor-in-chief of Computer Reseller News. "His contribution will have long-lasting effects not only on the industry but also on the worldwide business community."
At MCI WorldCom, Cerf is responsible for coordinating public and corporate Internet policy development, setting the technical direction for public and private Internet Protocol (IP) networks and establishing the technical direction for integrating IP technology into the next generation of switched broadband networks.
In addition to his work for MCI WorldCom, Dr. Cerf is chairman and founder of the Internet Society (ISOC). In December 1997, President Clinton presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology to Dr. Cerf and his partner, Robert E. Kahn for founding and developing the Internet.
Other 1998 inductees are: Paul Allen, Vulcan Northwest (cofounder of Microsoft); Tim Berners-Lee, M.I.T. (developer of the World Wide Web); Dan Bricklin, Trellix Corp. (creator of Visicalc); Ross Cooley, pcOrder.com (developer of Compaq's channel program); Larry Ellison, Oracle Corp.; Bronson Ingram, founder of Ingram Industries; Charles Wang, Computer Associates; John Warnock, Adobe Systems; and Steve Wozniak, cofounder of Apple Computer.
The industry Hall of Fame was created in 1997 to recognize the achievements of computer-industry visionaries. Past inductees include Bill Gates, Microsoft; Andrew Grove, Intel; William Hewlett, Hewlett-Packard; Steve Jobs, Apple Computer; and Alan Shugart, Seagate Technology.
MCI WorldCom is a global telecommunications company with revenue of more than $30 billion and established operations in over 65 countries encompassing the Americas, Europe and the Asia-Pacific regions. MCI WorldCom is a premier provider of facilities-based and fully integrated local, long distance, international and Internet services. MCI WorldCom's global networks, including its state-of-the-art pan-European network and transoceanic cable systems, provide end-to-end high-capacity connectivity to more than 35,000 buildings worldwide. MCI WorldCom is traded on NASDAQ under WCOM. For more information on MCI WorldCom, visit the World Wide Web at http://www.mciworldcom or http://www.wcom.
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