Andreu Vea

Country: 
Spain
Position and Company: 
Internet Pioneer and Entrepreneur

Andreu Vea is a well known internet pioneer and entrepreneur in Spain. He founded the 4th ISP (in 1994) and later on leaded the internet strategy of Retevision-Auna the second Spanish national telco-carrier which opened the monopoly (hold by Telefonica until that moment 1998). He was involved in launching their ISP, the revolutionary Free Access and the Flat Rate, which doubled the market in less than a year. He is a Telecom Engineer, Electronic Engineer, and holds the first Ph.D. dissertation thesis (2002) focused on the Internet. Which got the attention of Vint Cerf (father of the internet) who encouraged him to follow his research at Stanford (2003). Since then he has been an Invited Scholar at this University and has focused his research on finding internet pioneers around the world. This program has been internationally awarded by ISOC (the Internet Society) which is since 2007 supporting its efforts. Dr Vea has contributed or founded many internet related organizations (www.espanix.net www.catnix.net www.isoc-es.org ) and has been part of multiple steering committees as the Internet Global Congress or in ISOC. Nowadays he is also International Relations and Networking Director, at La Salle Innovation Park in Spain.

Dr. Andreu Veà is a well known Internet pioneer and entrepreneur in Spain. He founded the fourth Internet Service Provider company there in 1994 and later helped devise the Internet strategy of Retevision-Auna, a Spanish national telco-carrier. A telecom and electronics engineer, he wrote the first Ph.D dissertation (2002) focused on the Internet. That got the attention of Internet Hall of Fame inductee Vint Cerf, who encouraged him to continue his research at Stanford. Since then he has focused that research on finding Internet pioneers around the world and digitally recording interviews with them for future generations.

Dr. Veà leads efforts to extend networking to small communities, and serves on the Telecom and Smart-Cities advisory committees of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia and the City of Barcelona.

He has written several books, dozens of articles and has given more than 800 lectures, symposia and seminars on the Internet and its impact.

Dr. Veà also serves as President of the Board at ISOC-ES.

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Dr. Andreu Veà is a well known Internet pioneer and entrepreneur in Spain. He founded the fourth Internet Service Provider company there in 1994 and later helped devise the Internet strategy of Retevision-Auna, a Spanish national telco-carrier. A telecom and electronics engineer, he wrote the first Ph.D dissertation (2002) focused on the Internet. That got the attention of Internet Hall of Fame inductee Vint Cerf, who encouraged him to continue his research at Stanford. Since then he has focused that research on finding Internet pioneers around the world and digitally recording interviews with them for future generations.

Dr. Veà leads efforts to extend networking to small communities, and serves on the Telecom and Smart-Cities advisory committees of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia and the City of Barcelona.

He has written several books, dozens of articles and has given more than 800 lectures, symposia and seminars on the Internet and its impact.

Dr. Veà also serves as President of the Board at ISOC-ES.

- See more at: http://internethalloffame.org/about/advisory-board/andreu-ve%C3%A0#sthash.V7gkPCjS.dpuf

Dr. Andreu Veà is a well known Internet pioneer and entrepreneur in Spain. He founded the fourth Internet Service Provider company there in 1994 and later helped devise the Internet strategy of Retevision-Auna, a Spanish national telco-carrier. A telecom and electronics engineer, he wrote the first Ph.D dissertation (2002) focused on the Internet. That got the attention of Internet Hall of Fame inductee Vint Cerf, who encouraged him to continue his research at Stanford. Since then he has focused that research on finding Internet pioneers around the world and digitally recording interviews with them for future generations.

Dr. Veà leads efforts to extend networking to small communities, and serves on the Telecom and Smart-Cities advisory committees of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia and the City of Barcelona.

He has written several books, dozens of articles and has given more than 800 lectures, symposia and seminars on the Internet and its impact.

Dr. Veà also serves as President of the Board at ISOC-ES.

- See more at: http://internethalloffame.org/about/advisory-board/andreu-ve%C3%A0#sthash.V7gkPCjS.dpuf