On October 29th, the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering celebrated the 50th anniversary of the birth of the internet. The public event, called “Internet 50: From Founders to Futurists,” brought together pioneers of the network with some of today’s leading visionaries. This program included presentations on the culture that led to the creation of one of the world’s greatest inventions and discussions of current and pressing issues presented by the internet, such as online security, technology stagnation, and social impact. The following speakers presented at Royce Hall:

Mark Cuban, entrepreneur, investor and owner of the Dallas Mavericks

Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Chase

Jameela Jamil, actress, activist and founder of I Weigh

Ashton Kutcher, actor, investor and entrepreneur

Tom Leighton, CEO of Akamai

Robert Metcalfe, entrepreneur and co-inventor of Ethernet

Katelyn Ohashi, UCLA gymnast, NCAA champion and viral sensation

Henry Samueli, co-founder and chairman of Broadcom

Eric Schmidt, former CEO and executive chairman of Google

Peter Thiel, entrepreneur and investor

Bud Tribble, vice president of software technology at Apple

Steven Walker, director of DARPA