Vint Cerf will be the speaker IEIC Global NAP Summit 2.0 Promoting Internet Diversification and Interconnection Ecosystem Development
The IEIC, in association with Economic Development Authority Henrico, QTS, InterGlobix and DE-CIX, will attract the world’s digital infrastructure leaders from the public and private sectors to converge on Henrico
HENRICO, Va., August 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Internet Ecosystem Innovation Committee (IEIC), an independent global committee that promotes the diversity and resilience of the Internet through the formation of new global Internet hotspots, announced today that it will host the highly successful summit of henrico virginia on November 8e2022. The summit will also mark the official opening of the DE-CIX Richmond Internet Exchange platform.
The IEIC/NAP 2.0 Summit comes on the heels of the success of the first IEIC/NAP 1.0 Summit, held in May 2019. The inaugural summit was attended by over 400 industry leaders, 30 speakers and featured five tables round. covering Data Center, Terrestrial Fiber, Submarine Fiber, Internet Exchange Point and various other subsectors of the network service provider industry. (Register for the IEIC/NAP 2.0 Summit here.)
“Creating new businesses and new customers in areas ripe for new development is a high priority for this country. Henrico can be an indicator of opportunity and concrete examples raise the economic tide for everyone,” said Vint CerfChairman of the IEIC and Chief Internet Evangelist of Google, also known as the “Father of the Internet”.
Over the past two years, during the pandemic, the digitization of businesses has accelerated, and our consumption and production of data has exploded. In 2020-2021, the EICR hosted a series of virtual summits covering various digital infrastructure topics, including: internet resilience, business digitization, public sector preparedness, lessons learned from the pandemic and what could be next, self-driving cars, connected cars and & Digitization of the automotive industry. The replay of these webinars is available on the IEIC website.
“Henrico has evolved into the global internet hub in the mid-Atlantic portion of the east coast of United States“, said Clint Heyden, Founder of the IEIC. “The shift of nearly 18% of all international internet traffic to the region in a short four-year period demonstrates the significant potential that lies ahead of us in harnessing the true power of these undersea cable systems that connect us across the countries and continents, converging with data centers. Henrico has become a role model for regions around the world.” The link to a short video on Henrico’s the digital infrastructure is there.
The IEIC/NAP 2.0 Summit, to be held in November, will feature industry luminaries and world-class speakers who will share their insights on the following key themes:
- The Growth of Internet Infrastructure and Its Implications for the Economy
- Submarine cables
- Business digitization (focus on healthcare, finance, automotive and other sectors)
- Economic growth driven by digital infrastructure (fireside chat)
- Mid/Last Mile Connectivity and Bridging the Digital Divide
- Decentralization of the Internet ecosystem
- A look into the future: AI, IoT, connected cars, connected homes, telemedicine and. Al.
The summit program also includes the official opening ceremony of DE-CIX Richmond. DE-CIX Richmond is the company’s 5e Internet exchange in North America providing low-latency Layer 2 connectivity between Richmond, New York, dallas, Phoenixand Chicagocreating the largest carrier and data center neutral interconnect ecosystem North America.
“I look forward to welcoming industry luminaries from the United States and various parts of the world from the public and private sectors to the summit,” said Vinay Nagpal, founding member and executive director of the IEIC. “These luminaires will highlight the importance of digital infrastructure, which is just as important as other forms of infrastructure such as roads, water, electricity and sewers. The economic development team of Henrico has been a big proponent of digital infrastructure, which has driven tremendous economic growth in the region, creating new jobs and businesses. »
Confirmed industry luminaries attending the summit include—Vint Cerf (Google), Clint Heyden (QTS Data Centers), Vinay Nagpal (InterGlobix), Ivo Ivanov (DE-CIX), Anthony Romanello (Henrico), Staffan Gojeryd (Arelion), Michael Leidinger (Hiltons), Vinay Kanitkar (Akamai), Sarah Keller (Uber), Jason Black (NVIDIA), Frank Nazzaro (Freddie Mac), Steve Alexander (Ciena), Gerard Bonilla (Telxius), Krishna Narayanaswamy (Netskope) and others. InterGlobix Magazine is the media partner of the IEIC Summit. Additional summit details and registration information can be found at: www.ieicco.com
About the Internet Ecosystem Innovation Board
The IEIC is an independent committee that promotes Internet diversity by creating new global Internet connection points. IEIC’s mission is to partner with communities around the world to create new Internet hotspots through public and private partnerships with local municipalities, universities and businesses. The founding members of the IEIC are industry luminaries from many of the world’s most respected companies and leaders, including: Vint Cerf/Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), Clint Heyden/QTS, Vinay Nagpal/InterGlobix, Steve Alexander/ Ciena (NYSE: CIEN), Raphael Arranz/ Telxius, Jason Black/NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA), Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), boxer brand/Cigna (NYSE: CI), Barbara Boyan/Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Andre Dugan/CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), Staffan Gojeryd/Carrier Telia (TPE: TEL1L), Brent Bensten/QTS, Asher Kagan/Blade, Vinay Kanitkar/Akamai (NASDAQ: AKAM), Sarah Keller/Uber (NYSE: UBER), Athanasios (Sakis) Kitsopanidis /Ford (NYSE: F) Michael Leidinger/Hilton (NYSE: HLT), Steve Alexander/Ciena (NYSE: CIEN), Krishna Narayanaswamy/Netskope, Frank Nazzaro/FreddieMac and Anthony Romanello/Henrico Economic Development Authority. For more information visit: www.ieicco.com
IEIC media contact:
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