People Centred Internet Initiative
People-Centered Internet (PCI) believes in putting humanity – people and their needs and aspirations – at the center of the Internet. They are committed to using the power of the Internet to improve the lives of the global poor by collecting data that can be used to transform communities and meet basic needs.
PCI is an international coalition created to connect the dots, fill in the gaps, and unite humanity. Founded and chaired by Vint Cerf, the Internet’s co-inventor and architect, People-Centered Internet is central to activating international commitments to make sure the Internet reaches everyone.
Last year $20 billion was committed to rolling out Internet access for all. People-Centered Internet’s partners include World Economic Forum, World Bank, IEEE, IFLA and the Internet Society, and PCI is on the World Economic Forum’s Internet For All steering committee. Together with its partners, PCI is developing a global impact grid to share breakthroughs and benefits quickly, using local projects to create global learning.
Vint Cerf – Chairman & Co-Founder
PCI chairman and co-founder Vint Cerf is one of the “Fathers of the Internet”, having co-designed the TCP/IP protocols and the Internet’s architecture. He contributes to global policy development and continued spread of the Internet. President Obama appointed him to the National Science Board in 2012.
See also Vint’s entry in Wikipedia
David Bray – Executive Director
Dr. David A. Bray was named one of the top “24 Americans Who Are Changing the World” under 40 by Business Insider in 2016. He was also named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for 2016-2021. He also accepted a role of Co-Chair for an IEEE Committee focused on Artificial Intelligence, automated systems, and innovative policies globally for 2016-2017 and has been serving as a Visiting Executive In-Residence at Harvard University since 2015. He has also been named a Marshall Memorial Fellow for 2017-2018 and will travel to Europe to discuss Trans-Atlantic issues of common concern including exponential technologies and the global future ahead.