Ethernet turns 40 on May 22, and Bob Metcalfe, called the Father of Ethernet (by the media, at least), will be back in Silicon Valley to celebrate.
It's more than cake and ice cream. (Actually, sources could not confirm cake and ice cream.) There's a two-day conference being planned around the theme of innovation -- Metcalfe's subject of choice as a professor at the University of Texas at Austin.
Here's Metcalfe describing the planning in his own words, speaking from a terrace at PARC, the "scene of the crime", so to speak -- the site of that first Ethernet memo 40 years ago.
It's one of two videos we recorded with Metcalfe at PARC; the second one will look a little more closely at his work at what was then Xerox PARC and at the state of innovation today.
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Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.