#LLABlog – Meet Marian Croak, the inventor of the Voice over Internet Protocol

Marian Croak

 

Marian Croak, Vice-President of Engineering at Google invented “Voice over Internet Protocol”: the technology that has enabled entire workforces to continue to communicate and families and friends to remain in touch throughout 2020’s lockdowns – and inevitably beyond.

It is a lifeline technology that was developed in the 1990s. Croak describes how at the time “many people were sceptical – and they were right for that time. But with a lot of work and a lot of testing and experimentation, you see what we’ve accomplished today.”

Her Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has allowed Zoom, Face Time, Skype, MicrosoftTeams and other internet communications platforms to function.

Dr Croak with her team at AT&T- where she managed over 2,000 engineers, developers, designers and other innovation experts- invented the VoIP in 1995.

Marian, currently VP, Engineering at Google holds over 200 patents and today she leads the charge of expanding internet access in developing countries.

Marian Croak revolutionary technology has allowed the world to function effectively through the pandemic. 

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