Professor Leonard Kleinrock: Internet Hall of Fame
On April 23rd, the Internet Society marked its 20th anniversary with a gala event in Geneva, Switzerland, introducing the newly established Internet Hall of Fame and inducting the inaugural class of 2012. The 33 inductees were categorized as pioneers, innovators, or global connectors.
Professor Leonard Kleinrock has been inducted into the Hall of Fame's Pioneers Circle, a group that encompasses those who were instrumental in the early design and development of the Internet. Other inducted pioneers include Paul Baran, Vint Cerf, Danny Cohen, Steve Crocker, Donald Davies, Elizabeth Feinler, Charles Herzfeld, Robert Kahn, Peter Kirstein, John Klensin, Jon Postel, Louis Pouzin, and Lawrence Roberts. Additionally, Leonard was the Internet Society's keynote speaker for this 20th anniversary event.
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 Society promotes open dialogue on Internet policy, technology, and future development among users, companies, governments, and other organizations. Its goal is to enable the continued evolution and growth of the Internet for everyone.