Turing Award winner, Bob Kahn was not only one of the inventors of Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP), but also one of the driving forces within the internet community that created completely new opportunities, new technologies and new aspirations that we are all familiar with today.
In a live discussion with Peter Wittenburg, Senior Advisor at the Max Planck Computing and Data Facility and RDA Europe Director, Bob will be addressing key issues related to Data Networking and the fast evolving research data landscape.
In 1995, Bob Kahn, together with Robert Wilensky, wrote a visionary paper on Digital Objects which led to the Digital Object architecture, and the world-wide increased adoption of the Digital Objects concept and their associated Persistent Identifiers (PIDs). Consequently, the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI), the institute at which Bob is director, started working on a solid and powerful PID resolution system which is now the basis of the services behind DOI (Digital Object Identifiers) and many other services for the registration and resolution of PIDs, such as ePIC (European Persistent Identifier Consortium) in Europe.
Bob Kahn's commitment lead to the creation of the DONA Foundation, the non-profit foundation in Geneva that now provides the overall administration, maintenance, and coordination of the registration and resolution services under the Global Handle Registry (GHR), with the role to administer, manage, provide and coordinate the registration and resolution of identifiers for information in digital objects.