Bob Kahn

Robert Kahn is an American electrical engineer who, along with Vint Cerf, first proposed the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and the Internet Protocol (IP), the fundamental communication protocols at the heart of the Internet. Inducted Beta Pi Chapter CCNY 1960, he was elevated to Eminent Member in 2016. He is the recipient of numerous awards including this year’s IEEE Medal of Honor for “pioneering technical and leadership contributions in packet communication technologies and foundations of the Internet.” Join this special HKN X-Factor conversation with Bob Kahn and Dr. Karen Panetta to learn about his career path, things he learned along the way, and the non-engineering soft skills that made the teams he worked on so successful.