Dennis Jennings

2014 Internet Hall of Fame Interviews: Dennis Jennings

in Internet Hall of Fame 2014

I was invit­ed to go to the National Science Foundation and I joined them on the 1st of January 1985 as the first Program Director for Networking. So my role was to build the super­com­put­er access net­work. Well when I arrived I changed all that. I decid­ed that instead of build­ing a spe­cif­ic net­work for super­com­put­er access, I’d take a more strate­gic, long-term view—at least that’s how I express it nowa­days. I prob­a­bly didn’t think of it in those terms. 

Dennis Jennings’ Internet Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Speech

in Internet Hall of Fame 2014

I was hired to build a super­com­put­er access net­work. or a set of net­works for super­com­put­er access. The rea­son I took the job was that I saw an oppor­tu­ni­ty to do some­thing much big­ger in that.