Yogen Dalal's Contribution to Internet Protocol Recognized by Stanford University School of Engineering; Dalal Named on Plaque, Kapoor Moderates Digital Media Discussion at Stanford Conference on Net's Future

MENLO PARK, Calif.--()--July 25, 2005--At a conference bringing together global experts for a discussion of the Internet's future, Mayfield Managing Director Yogen Dalal joined honorees, such as Vint Cerf, who were named on a plaque that will hang in the Gates Computer Science Building. The plaque commemorates the work of Cerf, Robert E. Kahn and many engineers around the world who contributed to the birth of the Internet by developing the TCP/IP protocols. TCP/IP is the fundamental communications protocol that allows the Internet to operate as the huge, diverse global network it is today. Vint Cerf, Yogen Dalal and Carl Sunshine wrote the first specification for TCP in December 1974.

In addition, Mayfield partner Raj Kapoor will moderate a panel on digital media trends at the daylong event to be held on Thursday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center.

"Stanford University's role as the crucible of innovation afforded me the opportunity to work with a group of Internet pioneers on ground-breaking research," said Dalal. "We continue to encourage the innovative spirit at Mayfield, where we delight in working with entrepreneurs to translate academic breakthroughs into mainstream solutions with the maximum impact."

The day's highlights include a keynote speech by Cerf, an exhibit of computer science graduate student research posters and three expert panels on the following topics:

-- The Wireless Internet.

-- Are CDs, DVDs, Books and Newspapers Obsolete?

-- Can Technology Stop Cybercrime?

The forum is sponsored by the Stanford Center for Professional Development, venture capital firms Alloy Ventures and Mayfield, and network technology firm Packet Design.

Attendance costs $25 for Stanford alumni and members of the public. To register, visit http://soe.stanford.edu/alumni/internet/registration.html.

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Contacts

Mayfield
Kamini Ramani, 650-854-5560
kramani@mayfield.com

Contacts

Mayfield
Kamini Ramani, 650-854-5560
kramani@mayfield.com