Internet Innovators - George Sadowsky


Welcome to NANOG’s Internet Innovators!

About the Series: Learn more about some of our time's brightest and boldest tech minds. NANOG producer Elizabeth Drolet takes us on a journey through time to the Internet's past, present, and future via discussions with the legendary fathers and mothers of the Internet.

History: George Sadowsky is an Internet Hall of Famer and recent Johnathon B. Postal award recipient. He is known for his decades-long work in economically developing countries where he and his team either introduced the Internet, made it more affordable, or helped change the legislation to make sure it minimized government control and regulation.

His Story: George’s father was Russian, and his mother was German. He moved to the U.S. when he was a year old at the start of World War 2.

Learn about the man behind the tech humanitarian, surprising stories about the diverse cultures he met abroad, his thoughts on the current state of the Internet, and the future of Internet connectivity + accessibility.