Apple chief technology officer Bud Tribble will join a high-powered keynote discussion this week.

A US Navy school in Monterey aims to celebrate 50 years of computing in the classroom. The school claims itself to be the first educational institute to make computer time and facilities available to students - since 1953.

Tribble will take part in a discussion panel looking ahead to the next 50 years of computing.

Other panelists include: National Research Initiatives CEO, chairman and Internet luminary Dr. Robert Kahn; Oblix president and CEO, Gordon Eubanks; Sun Microsystems chief technology officer and executive vice president Dr. Greg Papadopoulos; Mike Zyda, professor of computer science and director of the MOVES (Modeling, Virtual Reality and Simulation) Institute at NPS; and Chris Jehn, vice president for government programs at CRAY.