Vinton Cerf, one of the fathers of the internet, wins Catalonia International Prize
Government of Catalonia awards Google vice president for contributing to make internet "an open network for everyone"
Vinton Cerf, widely regarded as one of the fathers of the internet, has won the 30th Catalan International Prize.
The Catalan government awarded the vice president of Google for "his contribution both from a technological and a cultural point of view to the development of the internet as a basic infrastructure for society while making sure it is an open network for everyone."
Past awarded figures include Cousteau, Havel, Lessing, and Malala
He is the first technologist to receive this prize, with other awarded figures including the philosopher Karl Popper, the oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the politician Václav Havel, and the writer Doris Lessing, and the activist Malala Yousafzai.