CMU Silicon Valley welcomes Fred Baker

Date/Time: February 2, 2016, 1:30 pm (PT) / 4:30 pm (ET) 

Location: CMU Silicon Valley Campus: Bldg 23, Rm 118

Open to Carnegie Mellon students, faculty, and staff only

The Internet: where, to what purpose, and why?

The speaker has been working in communications since the 1970's and in the Internet since the 1980's, and has had a chance to watch and participate in the development and expansion of the Internet. The story of the Internet is, in many ways, a story of world views in collision, a collision that continues today. This discussion will incorporate technology issues, but is much more about the back story - what are the economic and public policy implications of the global network, where do service provider, content, mobile, and enterprise corporations fit in, and what are various players trying to achieve?

Cisco Fellow Fred Baker has been involved in data communications since 1978 and the development of the Internet since the 1980's. He has been involved in standards development in the IETF, both contributing technically and managing processes. His current interests are in routing, the management of latency and data flow, the universal deployment of IPv6, and the public policy implications these issues bring with them.