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'Twas an honour to be present for the awards announcement.
Congratulations Geoff, very well deserved.
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[ISOC-AU-mems] AUSTRALIAN HONOURED IN INAUGURAL INTERNET HALL OF FAME
Tue, 24 Apr 2012 08:38:45 +1000 (EST)
Narelle Clark <mailto:President at isoc-au.org.au> <President at isoc-au.org.au>
President at isoc-au.org.au
iamems at isoc-au.org.au
AUSTRALIAN HONOURED IN INAUGURAL INTERNET HALL OF FAME
The Internet Society of Australia is pleased to announce that Australia's
Geoff Huston has been recognised amongst the international pioneers of the
"As a founding Director of ISOC-AU and one of the technologists
responsible for installing the original Internet connectivity into and
across Australia, Geoff Huston's contribution is well known to us in
Australia," said Narelle Clark in Geneva for the INET conference today.
"To see him recognised in such a prestigious global forum, amongst all the
other luminaries, is a testament to his impact across the globe." "Since
its inception Geoff has been part of the Internet's growth within
Australia, both in the university and private sector, as well as leading
research and network monitoring activities that are acknowledged for
their impact worldwide. We, in the Australian Chapter of the Internet
Society, are truly proud of and thankful for his many contributions."
Geoff is listed amongst the Hall of Fame inductees at:
The awards were part of the 20th birthday celebrations for the global
Internet Society, attended by many of the pioneers noted for their
inventions enabling the Internet today. Represented by its President,
Narelle Clark, also serving on the Board of Trustees, and its Treasurer,
Paul Brooks, the Australian Chapter was also recognised as one of the
founding chapters of the Internet Society.
The Internet Society of Australia is a non-profit society founded in 1996
to promote Internet development in Australia for the whole community,
representing the interests of Internet users, builders and researchers in
0412 297 043
President at isoc-au.org.au
24 April 2012
Currently in Geneva: Sydney time -8hrs
The Internet Is For Everyone
INTERNET SOCIETY PRESS RELEASE FOLLOWS
Internet Hall of Fame Inductees Honoured at Historic First Annual Awards
Ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland
Internet Society celebrates inductees' landmark achievements at Global
Launches new website to highlight Internet Hall of Fame,
[Washington, D.C. and Geneva, Switzerland - 23 April 2012] - The names of
the inaugural Internet Hall of Fame inductees were announced today at the
Internet Society's Global INET 2012 conference in Geneva, Switzerland.
Internet pioneers and luminaries from around the world gathered at the
conference to mark the Internet Society's 20th anniversary, and attend an
Awards Gala to honor the following 2012 inductees:
Recognizing individuals who were instrumental in the early design and
development of the Internet: Paul Baran, Vint Cerf, Danny Cohen, Steve
Crocker, Donald Davies, Elizabeth Feinler, Charles Herzfeld, Robert Kahn,
Peter Kirstein, Leonard Kleinrock, John Klensin, Jon Postel, Louis Pouzin,
and Lawrence Roberts.
Recognizing individuals who made outstanding technological, commercial, or
policy advances and helped to expand the Internet's reach: Mitchell Baker,
Tim Berners-Lee, Robert Cailliau, Van Jacobson, Lawrence Landweber, Paul
Mockapetris, Craig Newmark, Raymond Tomlinson, Linus Torvalds, and Philip
Recognizing individuals from around the world who have made significant
contributions to the global growth and use of the Internet: Randy Bush,
Kilnam Chon, Al Gore, Nancy Hafkin, Geoff Huston, Brewster Kahle, Daniel
Karrenberg, Toru Takahashi, and Tan Tin Wee.
Commenting on the 2012 Internet Hall of Fame inductees, Internet Society
president and CEO Lynn St.Amour stated, "This historic assembly of
Internet visionaries, innovators, and leaders represents an extraordinary
breadth of vision and work. While the inductees have extremely diverse
backgrounds and represent many different countries, each individual has an
incredible passion for their work. We all benefit from their outstanding
contributions to a global Internet, making it one of the greatest
catalysts of economic and societal development of all time."
In conjunction with the announcement, the Internet Society has launched a
website at www.internethalloffame.org that will showcase the inductees and
their contributions on an ongoing basis. The website, which includes
inductee photographs and biographies, will feature an exclusive column
series authored by Wired. Highlighting multiple inductees each month in
Q&A interviews, the first interview will feature Internet Hall of Fame
Pioneer Vint Cerf.
About the Internet Hall of Fame
The Internet Hall of Fame is an annual awards program that has been
established by the Internet Society to publicly recognize a distinguished
and select group of leaders and luminaries who have made significant
contributions to the development and advancement of the global Internet.
More information on the program can be found at:
About the Internet Society
The Internet Society is the trusted independent source for Internet
information and thought leadership from around the world. With its
principled vision and substantial technological foundation, the Internet
Society promotes open dialogue on Internet policy, technology, and future
development among users, companies, governments, and other organizations.
Working with its members and Chapters around the world, the Internet
Society enables the continued evolution and growth of the Internet for
everyone. For more information, see: http://www.internetsociety.org
Media contact: Wende Cover, cover at isoc.org, +1-703-439-277
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