ClueCon October 2021 Speakers
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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.
Fred Posner - Kamailio
Kamailio, FreeSWITCH, and You
Kamailio 5.5 is here to help FreeSWITCH do what it does best. Learn some great ways Kamailio can help you secure, scale, and simplify your deployment. Bio
Lorenzo Miniero - Meetecho
Audio redundancy in WebRTC and Janus via RED
With so many WebRTC applications focusing on audio, recently (if not only audio), quality and reliability of audio streams have become more and more important. Chrome recently added experimental support for Redundant Audio Data (RED) to its WebRTC stack, which opens the door to interesting opportunities. This presentation will introduce RED as a technology, its strenghts and drawbacks, and the challenges we had to face to integrate it into Janus and its modular architecture to cover different media topologies. Bio
Diego Gosmar - INGO
Conversational AI and Customer care applications
Conversational AI is now getting its momentum, in order to provide customer care services by using some kind of Artificial Intelligence engine training via Machine Learning algorithms.
New challenges for Omni-Bot and Conversational AI will be tackled: cross channel interactions will be analysed, by using some Customer Journey examples, to understand what kind of complexity behind the Conversational AI design, along with the opportunities that are available when we apply machine learning techniques in an omni-channel environment. Bio
Moshe Yudkowsky - Disaggregate Corp
Make Your Website Less Horrible by Using IVR Rules — and Vice Versa
The rollout of COVID-19 vaccine meant a huge number of users all attempting to grab an appointment. Not one website in the Chicago area had a decent user interface to accomplish two simple tasks — find, and then make, an appointment. I’ll talk about how your experience as an IVR developer can apply to websites. Bio
Aseem Asthana - SignalWire
Helping developers build innovative communication apps with a unified communication development platform
SignalWire is building a unified communication development platform. In this talk, we’ll talk about how developers can quickly build web and mobile apps that bring voice, messaging, video together.
The focus of SignalWire’s unified communication development platform is to enable makers, builders, and developers to build apps without having to wrangle with low-level details or wrangle the UI.
We’ll showcase some starter apps and components built to help you make The Next Big Thing quickly. Bio
Daniel-Constantin Mierla - Kamailio
Kamailio – The Surgeon For SIP Messages
At its core, Kamailio is a SIP packet router, offering an extensive set of tools to transform the content of SIP messages, no matter if it is for the purpose of correcting faulty SIP user agents, sanitising values or preparing the format expected by the target. In this presentation, learn about basic and advanced header operations (add, remove, update) or make changes over the body; how to update (and revert) caller ID, discard codecs and media streams from SDP; hide headers for privacy or strip them to shrink the size of signalling; and more… Bio
David Duffett - Let the Geek Speak
Pro Tips for Geeks that Speak, including via Video!
It is widely acknowledged that there is a large gap between knowing what you are talking about and being able to communicate that knowledge with power and clarity.
You could have designed an amazing product or service, based on great Open Source building blocks, but unless you can communicate the value of it to ‘normal’ people (the ones that write the checks), all could be lost.
Attend this session to learn powerful presenting protocols which, when properly applied, cannot fail to improve the effectiveness and clarity of your presentations.
Special notes will be given on presentations via Video too! This will be a high impact interactive session with plenty of take-away tips on how presentations delivered by Geeks can hugely improved. Bio
Allison Smith - The IVR Voice.com
Your Callers Are Hanging Up. Find Out Why.
Many factors contribute towards caller dissatisfaction. A company’s IVR can be guilty of disrespecting caller’s time and patience, and can result in a negative impression of the company — and a reduced bottom line. Professional telephone voice Allison Smith will lead you through some tangible, real-world steps to design and execute an IVR that reinforces a company’s brand, reduces caller frustration, and provides the best possible outward-facing image of a company. Bio
Chris Matthieu - GroupRoom, inc.
Zoom fatigue is real. Half your team is going back to the office while half will continue to work remote. Huge companies like Facebook (Horizon), Microsoft (Altspace), and Epic (Fortnite) are building Ready Player One’s Oasis metaverse platforms for the real world. Will this be the next Zoom? How will your communications tools such as chat, collaboration, and audio/video evolve over the next several years? Will AR and VR also play a role in your every day future communications? I’ve returned from the future and have some interesting observations and ideas to share with you… Bio
Liviu Chircu - OpenSIPS Solutions
First Steps Into Diameter and IMS with OpenSIPS 3.2
Diameter is a next-generation protocol for Authentication, Authorization and Accounting. Tune in to this talk to learn everything about the Diameter-related functionality introduced in the most recent OpenSIPS 3.2 LTS.
Moreover, there will also be discussions around IMS and what kind of services can be built in the next release on top of the newly available Diameter support. Bio
Kristian Kielhofner - Tovera
Digital Media Asset Verification at Internet Scale
Tovera uses our scalable architecture and blockchain technology to protect our user’s digital media assets across the web, social media platforms, and all devices. While Photoshop has long provided the capability to modify still images advanced emerging tools utilizing machine learning technology are presenting a new frontier with Facetune, Deepfakes, and beyond.
In this talk Kristian will provide a technical deep dive in to the issues and how our solution addresses them. Bio
Lorenzo Mangani - QXIP
Future Proof end-to-end Visibility with HEP
Monitoring VoIP and RTC services might seems an “easy” task at first but in real life things get complex and wild when dealing with modern distributed and decentralized services. Let’s learn how to control and future-proof our monitoring and capture designs with HEP/HOMER and their integration with some of the best tools Open-Source has to offer. Bio
Răzvan Crainea - OpenSIPS
Media high availability/re-anchoring using OpenSIPS 3.2
Find out how a SIP proxy can provide RTP high availability for calls that use media relay servers (such as RTPProxy or RTPEngine) using standard SIP capabilities, using a simple technique that re-anchors the ongoing call’s media to a different node/engine. Bio
Joachim Vanheuverzwijn - Banafo
Speech Recognition on a shoestring budget
I am here to talk about my problems: I’m Joachim, I’m 42 and I am obsessed with speech recognition.
It all began 2 years ago, with a second hand video card and a sleepless night. I started hoarding hardware and talking to the machines.
It escalated and now they talk back…
We’ve been quietly making our own speech recognition models ever since.
Join me to get a lot of inside info on speech recognition, on model-making, and see if our models can cope with my Dutch-Eastern-European accent. Bio
Dave Horton - drachtio
jambonz: the case for an open-source CPaaS
jambonz is an open-source CPaaS designed for communications service providers. This talk will discuss why a new open-source alternative is needed in the CPaaS space and will review the jambonz project history and roadmap, along with a discussion of the underlying architecture and lessons learned so far from customer deployments. Bio
Jiri Kuthan - intuitive labs
VoIP Security: Lean and Mean
We will show VoIP attack patterns as we study them in our honeynets and announce a cloud-based security system that leverages specialized security probes.It has been repeatedly proven that complexity is security’s enemy. Reports on fraud and DoS attacks targeting VoIP systems show that damage continues to grow despite security systems being adopted. While there are both open-source solutions such as combination of Asterisk and fail2ban, and specialised Session Border Controllers available commercially, we argue it is complexity of these systems that leaves administrators with too many configuration options and as result many security holes open. Bio
Sandro Gauci - Enable Security GmbH
Killing bugs … one vulnerability report at a time
Sandro tells the story of how he and his security team came across vulnerabilities in FreeSWITCH, verified the security issues in lab environment, reported them upstream and finally worked with the FreeSWITCH developers to get them fixed. We will explore where security testing has value, that software can greatly benefit from this process of vulnerability reporting, fixing, etc., and also talk a bit about the process, and help you to better understand the impact of such vulnerabilities. Bio
Maksym Sobolyev - Sippy Software, Inc.
OpenSIPIt – Bringing InterOp Testing to the heart of the Community
While SIP interoperability testing has always been an important thing to do, it has not always been regular in terms of organised events and accessible in terms of easy participation for all. OpenSIPIt is a new series of events (the pilot was in September 2020 and the first general event – OpenSIPIt#01 – was in April this year) designed to continue the much needed work of interoperability tests, but within the framework of the Open Source Community. Attend this session to learn more about the testing necessary to ensure suitability for production deployment and the recent focus on STIR/SHAKEN. Bio
Mojtaba Esfandiari.S - NasimTelecom
Integerate the Concept of Game Theory and LRKProxy Module in Kamailio
My efforts for this conference are focused on integrating the theoretical concept of Game Theory(in allocation resources in) and LRKProxy in cloud network while using multiple Kamailio servers. Bio
Tim Panton - pi.pe gmbh
10 surprising webRTC apps and the tricks that make them tick.
WebRTC is useful for more than just video conference calls. This talk will show 10 other use-cases for webRTC and describe the technical tricks that make them work. The challenges range from making an 8 year old’s lockdown birthday party fun to building an app that helps yoga teachers.
You’ll learn some of the cool things that are built into the web standards and how to make them work for you. There will be ideas, code snippets and perhaps even a demo. Bio
Flavio Goncalves - voip.school
Visual Programming using NodeRed and FreeSwitch
In this presentation I will teach you how to integrate FreeSwitch with Node-RED. Node-RED is a programming tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways. It provides a browser-based editor that makes it easy to wire together flows using the wide range of nodes in the palette that can be deployed to its runtime in a single-click. It is a perfect combination between VoIP and IOT. Bio
Dovid Bender - Flat Planet Phone
How can we better secure our systems
The world of security is ever evolving. It’s a constant game of cat and mouse between bad actors and companies trying to operate a business. Some developers take security for granted when they should not. I want to review the challenges that have been faced in the past, the current ongoing threats that we are seeing in the wild and what we as developers can do about it to stay one step ahead of the bad guys. Bio
Chad Phillips - Apartment Lines
FreeSWITCH Lua scripting, tips and tricks
Lua (https://www.lua.org) is small, powerful, and fun scripting language, and a great place to turn when you want to do something in FreeSWITCH beyond what the dialplan XML and IVR menus can provide. Want to talk to a database? Provide transcriptions for a voicemail? Make call routing decisions based on complex, dynamic input? Lua is your ticket to the world of getting creative with your calls! Chad will provide a basic primer of Lua, including basic setup/configuration to integrate it with FreeSWITCH, provide some practical use cases where Lua is super handy, and close with some advanced tips and tricks learned from years of working with the language. Bio
Thomas Weber - pascom GmbH & Co KG
Innovating Infrastructures with HashiCorp Nomad and Podman
Technology is constantly evolving and so is pascom and the pascom Business Communications platform. So it’s a good thing that as pascom’s head of development, I simply can’t switch off. When it comes to the open source community, I like to have my finger on the pulse as I constantly search and delve into open source projects that have the potential to add innovation and upgrade our pascom Cloud Business Communications infrastructure. Bio
Dan Jenkins - Nimble Ape Ltd / Broadcaster VC Ltd
Building a new business upon OSS
The pandemic created a product idea we at Nimble ape wanted to persue – Broadcaster.VC – it would be our first money making product other than consulting for others. Building an alpha/beta is remarkably “easy”; it’s everything that comes after it that takes all of the time and effort.
Come find out the struggles of building a worldwide product and what part OSS played – and whether we were successful or not! Bio
Evan McGee - SignalWire
Mixing Extended Reality (XR) and AI on the Edge
Evan has over a decade of deep experience with the telecommunications industry, including both executive business and technical expertise with traditional wireless MNOs/MVNOs and WebRTC/VoIP OSS. He has published patents covering both hardware and software design and is a frequent presenter at realtime/IoT conferences covering aspects such as scalable SaaS deployments, best business practices, and utilization of machine learning models in a realtime setting.
As CTO at RingPlus, Evan helped create and grow the MVNO from a blue sky project to 120k+ mobile users spread throughout the United States. This included the in-house creation of all platforms and systems from carrier integration through deployment, billing, and customer service.
As the lead on Product Research & Development, he was also instrumental in innovating a number of high profile business product offerings, including Telecom-as-a-Service (TaaS) MVNE enablement, in-call voice translation (in 2013), FluidCall (seamless legacy wireless to WiFi handoff), and innovations in telecom billing models.