ICANN organized in its meeting in Los Angeles 2007 a farewell to its Chairman, the Father of the Internet, Vint Cerf at the SONY studios. In this speech, Vint chosen to talk about his Chief of Staff Carla Lafever. He beautifully made her the star of the farewell giving her the credit of his successful tenure at ICANN.
Widely known as a “Father of the Internet,” Vint Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. In December 1997, President Bill Clinton presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology to Cerf and his colleague, Robert E. Kahn, for founding and developing the Internet. In 2004, Cerf was the recipient of the ACM Alan M. Turing award (sometimes called the “Nobel Prize of Computer Science”) and in 2005 he was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George Bush.