2020 Speakers – Check back soon for ClueCon TGI2021 speakers.
Anthony Minessale - FreeSWITCH/SignalWire
Anthony has 20 years of experience in software engineering and 15 of them are dedicated to telecommunications. In 2005, Anthony founded FreeSWITCH, the Open-Source Software-Defined Telecom engine used by the Enterprise worldwide to power their platforms.
FreeSWITCH is a cross-platform software stack written in C and C++ that implements a fully-functional telecommunications engine. FreeSWITCH has a large active community and is used in most popular CPaaS platforms as the core telephony stack.
As an avid open-source advocate, Anthony has spent his career working to create a world where open-source software is not only an effective development model or a way to get free code but also a critical component in a successful business model. He believes that by uniting the two concepts, the developers of the world can learn to accelerate ideas and then take them to the next level.
Together with a team of the best minds in the industry, Anthony founded SignalWire in 2018. SignalWire has a primary mission to bring the complex technology behind real-time communication to the mainstream. Going 2 steps beyond where FreeSWITCH leaves off, SignalWire is solving the recurring problems faced by companies today who are trying to digitally transform their legacy hardware solutions. Likewise, new companies are sprouting up every day and it’s critical that these startups can solve their communications needs quickly and economically.
Jerry Yang - AME Cloud Ventures
Business Banter with Jerry Yang and Anthony Minessale: Balancing Technology and Business
Jerry Yang co-founded Yahoo! Inc. in 1995 and served on the Board of Directors until January 2012. While at Yahoo, he led several initiatives, including two of the biggest investments in the internet sector: Yahoo Japan and Alibaba Group. Mr. Yang currently works with and invests in technology entrepreneurs through AME Cloud Ventures, his innovation investment firm. Mr. Yang serves as a director on the boards of Workday Inc., Lenovo Group, and Alibaba Group, as well as on a number of his portfolio boards. He also serves on the Stanford University’s Board of Trustees and is a board member for the National Committee of US-China Relations. Mr. Yang is a member of the Brookings China Advisory Council, the Committee of 100, and the Council on Foreign Relations. Yang holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He is widely recognized as a visionary and pioneer in the internet technology sector.
Giovanni Maruzzelli - OpenTelecom.IT
SaraPhone, a WebRTC Desktop Phone Replacement
SaraPhone is a bare bone SIP WebRTC phone, complete with most features real companies want to use in real world: HotDesking, Redial, BLFs, MWI, DND, PhoneBook, Hold, Transfer, Mute, Attended Transfer, Notifications, running on all Browsers both on Desktop and SmartPhone. Based on SIP.js, with a little help from FreeSWITCH and FusionPBX. Bio
Nickolay V. Shmyrev - Alpha Cephei Inc
Open Source Speech Tech in Telephony in 2020
The recent progress in AI drastically transformed the state of speech technology. New algorithms based on neural networks enabled great level of speech recognition accuracy and almost natural voice quality of text-to-speech synthesis. New areas like voice biometry are getting attention. The field is dominated by big corporations like Google, Amazon, Mozilla and Facebook but there are also competitive open source projects like Kaldi. We will overview the state of speech technology in 2020. We discuss what are the future directions and what are the obstacles one can meet in their implementation. Bio
Fred Posner - LOD
Kamailio, FreeSWITCH, and the Half-Blood Prince
Kamailio protects your FreeSWITCH from the dark arts as well as providing you true HA and scaling. Solid performance that you would swear was… magic. Bio
Lorenzo Mangani - QXIP/HOMER SIPCAPTURE Project
Meet the latest HOMER release and its ground breaking features to learn about real-life use cases, deployment and integration with industry standard systems and technologies such as FreeSWITCH, and showcasing our project vision for the future of HEP and OSS RTC monitoring tools. Bio
Daniel-Constantin Mierla - Kamailio
Kamailio for yourself or for millions of subscribers
The presentation focuses on vertical and horizontal scalability of Kamailio, what are its mechanisms, extensions and configuration options that can be tuned in the journey from serving a few connected devices to handling millions of subscribers and large number of active calls. What are the metrics to monitor in order to be prepared for growth, what can be added or removed to increase its capacity. A talk that reveals the technical details as well as sharing relevant experiences from almost 20 years of working with large SIP deployments. Bio
Lorenzo Miniero - Meetecho
End-to-end encryption in WebRTC via Insertable Streams
WebRTC servers play a key role in communications, but they do break the WebRTC peer-to-peer paradygm, at the expense of end-to-end encryption. While in most cases this is absolutely fine, if not required, there are some scenarios where true E2E may still be desirable even when going through a media server. Insertable Streams finally provided with a fairly easy way to accomplish this in WebRTC. This presentation will introduce this new approach and its challenges, and use the Janus WebRTC Server as an integration example to show how it can be actually used in the wild. Bio
Piotr Gregor - SignalWire
In this presentation we will discuss STIR-Shaken, how you can use it with SignalWire, and how you can write your own STIR-Shaken implementation using SignalWire’s libstirshaken. Bio
Matteo Valentini - Nethesis
Introducing Falconieri: Remote Provisioning Service as a Service. A new, modern, open source and cloud native remote provisioning service gateway.
Remote Provisioning Service is a service offered by phones vendors for easily and quickly provide a configuration for a phone. Despite the advantages of have a phone ready to use without any specific network configuration (except for a internet connection), there are some drawbacks like different APIs for any vendors. Falconieri try to unify all the vendors specific APIs under a set of HTTP rest APIs.
In this talk will be shown the motivations beoynd the creation of Falconieri and the technical choises. Will be illustrated also the APIs of the four currently supported vendors. Bio
Jerry Eisner - RedSky technologies
9-1-1 Requirements for MLTS
There are now FCC Rules around 9-1-1 in MLTS environments. Learn what they are and how it impacts you and your customers. Bio
mod_mosquitto – How to build a FreeSWITCH event_handler module
MQTT is an open standards based lightweight publish-subscribe network protocol. Mosquitto is an open source message broker that implements the MQTT protocol. The FreeSWITCH event_handler module, mod_mosquitto implements a communications interface between FreeSWITCH and a Mosquitto message broker. In this talk, I’ll discuss both the fundamentals and advanced topics related to creating an event_handler FreeSWITCH module with specific examples taken from mod_mosquitto. Bio
David Duffett - SignalWire
David is honoured to be the Worldwide Community Advocate at SignalWire, and sees this as an excellent role in which to bring his 30+ years of Telecom and Community Development experience to bear.
Starting out in Air Traffic Communications and moving through innovative Wireless Local Loop and Mobile Technologies, David found his way into Computer Telephony in the 90s, and became a part of the VoIP revolution in the early 2000s.
An early user and enthusiast of Open Source Communications, David was instrumental in seeding the Digium Asterisk training programme by delivering ‘train the trainer’ classes in many countries around the world.
Throughout his career, David has also used his combination of technical knowledge and infectious enthusiasm for Telecom to give hundreds of conference speeches and presentations, and to build up the Communities of several different Open Source projects.
David was the longest serving Worldwide Community Director for the Asterisk project (2012-2019) before making the move to SignalWire, the Original Geeks of Software Defined Telecom, where his work includes regular podcasts, speaking at conferences and progressing the aims of the SignalWire Community.
Abbi Minessale - SignalWire
Our Coder Games Leader/Co-Host
This is Abbi’s 12th ClueCon and 3rd year running ClueCon’s annual Hack-A-Thon: the Coder Games. She is the Content Strategist at SignalWire and is so excited to see everyone at ClueCon Deconstructed this year. Join her on August 5th for a day of techy and not so techy fun where we will be hosting two different challenges. Navigate through a series of riddles, puzzles, and coding challenges in our live action game of ‘Clue’ or come demonstrate a game of your making in our ‘Game Theory’ challenge.
Kevin Garabedian - SignalWire
Kevin is a Stack Engineer here at SignalWire. He’s been coding for almost twenty years and has touched almost every industry from banking conversions including Y2K, big media, industrial controls, to embedded devices. Ultimately, his passion is communications, and he is extremely excited to see and be part of the next big thing and disrupt the industry.
James Body - Telet Research
James has been intimately involved with real time communications, in particular with Open Source VoIP and Real Time Communications for many years. He was responsible for building the initial mobile network core for the Global Mobile Network Operator, Truphone. After leaving Truphone two years ago, he set up a new startup, Telet Research, with the bold aim of providing all of the difficult to get components required to build small private mobile networks. He will invariably be found carrying large numbers of phones, SIM cards and pieces of Radio Access Network equipment about his person
James is well known for his ‘Dangerous Demos’ that have become a key fun component within the Cluecon, Kamailio World, Astricon and TAD Summit events.
Andy Abramson - Comunicano
Andy Abramson is currently CEO of Comunicano, Inc., a global value creation strategy agency, working with startups and companies in transition, with 47 exits to his credit in the last 18 years. He is also co-founder of Brand Communication Design, Inc., a full-service marketing communications agency and Velocity RPA, Inc., the enterprise focused Robotic Process Automation solutions company that services Dell and other clients from Austin, TX. In addition Andy serves on the advisory boards of numerous early stage and privately held companies. In the telecom industry Andy is best known for his top-rated VoIPWatch blog.
Kevin Ravasi - Loway SA
Harnessing FreeSWITCH for scale-invariant call-centre reporting in growing VoIP providers
FreeSWITCH is a popular option for VoIP providers of all sizes that offer a multi-tenant PBX to their customers. Many of them handle structured call flows – they are contact centers even if they don’t know it, and therefore need accurate reporting and management tools. I will present the challenges we faced evolving an Asterisk-based, on-premise product into a multi-platform SaaS that can be deployed and operated easily, regardless of scale. Bio
Diego Gosmar - XCALLY
AI and Machine Learning for Contact Center
The contact center world will be heavily impacted by such upcoming technologies… But how exactly?
We are going to see how to use Machine Learning to exploit the Customer Journey datasets, or the Data Mining for customer sentiment analysis and AI for other interesting cognitive tasks to tackle smart routing over the Asterisk Queues and data interaction predictions.
Design and implementation challenges will also be explained, along with practical examples and demos. Bio