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ClueCon 2022 Speakers
Anthony Minessale - FreeSWITCH/SignalWire
Anthony has more than 25 years of experience in software engineering, beginning with the web hosting boom in the mid-’90s, which eventually led to a career dedicated to advancing Software-Defined Telecommunications.
Anthony was the original founder and author of an Open-Source Software-Defined Telecommunications platform called FreeSWITCH, created in 2005. Today, the FreeSWITCH platform is used as a critical component by enterprises worldwide, including Zoom|Phone, Five9, Amazon Connect, Vonage, and Dialpad.
With the promise of 5G, the Internet became increasingly reliable for bi-directional communication. In late 2017, Anthony founded SignalWire together with a team of the best minds in the industry. The goal of SignalWire is to make communication and programmability seamless between all devices with Software-Defined Telecom.
SignalWire vastly simplifies otherwise complex operations and infrastructure requirements. With SignalWire, embedding telecommunications services into any existing organization becomes viable and speeds up any existing initiative in an era where go-to-market is critical. Its investors include the founders of Zoom, Yahoo and Barracuda Networks, T-Mobile ventures, Deutsche Telekom, STORM Ventures, and P7 Ventures.
Alexandra Rowell - SignalWire
Open Source Communities: When and How to Get Involved
Code contributions aren’t the only way to get involved with an Open Source project you believe in. Whether you’re writing documentation, reporting issues, creating learning materials, or something else entirely, learn how you can play a supporting role in your favorite Open Source projects. Bio
Mira Georgieva - Zoiper
So You Think You Can Meet
Meetings are a huge part of our (business) life. I upped my meetings game and I cannot wait to share it with you!
Office meetings, partner meetings, VC meetings, customer meetings, social meetings.
Face to face, or over the web, meetings can suck big time.
Make your meetings work for you!
No BS. No condescension. No advertisement.
Meeting methods and techniques, no more feeling awkward, no extraordinary soft skills required
Time-saving actions that depend on you
Types of tools to meet better Bio
Joachim Vanheuverzwijn - Banafo
Deepfake it until you make it: Cloning Allison’s voice
What would you do if you could clone the most popular IVR voice in the world: Allison?
Racist rants! Obscene subtitles! Scam calls! Allison The Voice (TM) would never help you with that!
But would our Text to Speech model of her voice? Also no!
But did we manage to clone Allison’s voice dangerously well to fool her husband? Come to our talk and find out! Bio
Brian West - FreeSWITCH/SignalWire
One of the founders of the FreeSWITCH open source project, and an advanced communications pioneer. A key player in helping SignalWire to build a cutting edge platform that will disrupt the telecommunications status quo. In his role as director of support, Brian enjoys interacting with and helping customers to solve some of the unique challenges they encounter.
Ruchir Brahmbhatt - Ecosmob Technologies
How would you like your calls? On the rocks or STIR & SHAKEN?
It has become imperative to verify incoming calls to decipher the caller’s identity and verify that they are legitimate. In case the incoming calls are not verified for their credibility, scammers can camouflage their presence and prove a threat to the end-user. STIR/SHAKEN is a technology framework that assures that the identity of the user making call is trustworthy, earning the badge of reliability. In this session, learn more about how to incorporate STIR/SHAKEN in your strategy to emerge as a business winner and know how you can lower the risk of fraudsters. Bio
Lucas Beeler - Hazelcast
Best Practices for Human Mobility and Real-time Machine Learning
In this talk, you will learn how you can apply real-time machine learning on multiple human mobility datasets to provide real-time predictions, using Hazelcast, the Open-Source real-time data platform. The talk will address these challenges and provide solutions and best practices on how to optimize real-time machine learning predictions on human mobility datasets in the following areas: scalability, performance, failover, reliability, and data recovery. Bio
Martyn Davies - Inmarsat
Resilient Voice on the Ocean
Inmarsat operate satellite broadband services (Global Xpress, GX, and BGAN) that is used onboard marine vessels. Fleet Edge is a growing platform, offering data and voice services to ship crews as well as allowing value-added applications to be hosted onboard in a virtualized environment. Fleet Edge Voice has Freeswitch at its heart, allowing voice services with centrally provisioned numbering and high reliability with automatic fallback from GX to BGAN; a unique offering. Martyn will describe how Inmarsat uses Freeswitch features to provide on-ship calling and remote management from the shore. Bio
Richard Fuchs - Sipwise
Fast kernel-level SFU with RTPengine
While RTPengine has traditionally been used mainly as a media proxy for one-to-one SIP calls, its latest versions include features that enable it to fork media to multiple destinations, allowing it to be used as SFU, conferencing service, SIPREC SRC, LI gateway, and more. These new features can be used in conjunction with its already existing feature set, which most notably include a custom Linux kernel module to facilitate high-performance and low-latency packet forwarding, as well as WebRTC bridging and audio transcoding. Bio
Alec Fenichel - TransNexus
The In-Depth Guide to STIR/SHAKEN
In this presentation, Alec will provide a comprehensive guide to STIR/SHAKEN. Topics will include regulatory requirements, technical specifications, practical implementation details, and future enhancements to the standards. Bio
Dan Jenkins - Broadcaster VC Ltd / Nimble Ape Ltd
I’m a control freak
I’m a control freak. And you should be too!
Building the first version of Broadcaster.VC was _easy_ (or at least the RTC portion of it was…) but ultimately it was a proof of concept that more than a few close colleagues and friends could use. It was actually still quite difficult to run end to end and ultimately that’s the pain prospective customers faced. Becoming a control freak allowed us to get past those problems and gain traction with potential customers quicker. Bio
Arpit Modi - Inextrix Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Build Telecom Business with OpenSource Platform
ASTPP – An OpenSource VoIP Telephony Platform based on FreeSWITCH
ASTPP has been empowering various VoIP businesses and service providers with its amazing open source VoIP solutions. It is regarded as one of the top VoIP billing solutions and the #1 open source FreeSWITCH-driven VoIP platform, which automates invoicing and billing processes completely.
ASTPP is one of few solutions that support the N-level reseller structure. It uses cutting edge technologies like FreeSWITCH and OpenSIPS as core technologies to provide the most robust, reliable, and scalable solutions. Bio
Daniel-Constantin Mierla - Kamailio
Kamailio for topology hiding and core SIP network protection
Kamailio is a high capacity SIP packet routing engine offering many functions for detecting and blocking malicious traffic targeting real time communication services. Along side, it can be used to hide the routing path, keeping sensitive details out of the sight of bad actors and untrusted peers, significantly increasing the security of RTC systems deployed on the cloud. This talk present the mechanisms offered by Kamailio to completely hide and protect your farm of SIP application systems (PBXes, PSTN gateways, audio/video conferencing systems or other media servers) deployed in your cloud core network. Bio
Maksym Sobolyev - Sippy Software, Inc.
VoIPTests: What is it and how it can be used in a telco environment?
In his presentation, Maksym will be talking about the lesser-known open source project VoIPTests, a set of tools that we developed to address continuous integration problem for several well-known VoIP projects that we care about and its potential applications outside of that domain. Bio
Liviu Chircu - OpenSIPS Solutions
OpenSIPS 3.3 – Messaging in the IMS and UC ecosystems
SIP is more than voice and video, it is also instant messaging and presence. Even if traditional SIP services are more voice-focused, Instant Messaging (IM) has gained a lot of traction in the context of IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and Unified Communications (UC) in the last years.
OpenSIPS 3.3 introduces several new modules which facilitate the implementation of messaging services in both IMS and UC contexts. Tune in to this presentation for an in-depth view on them, as well as all else new in 3.3! Bio
Diego Gosmar - INGO
Artificial Intelligence applications for Contact Center
Nowadays, Artificial Intelligence can use Machine Learning algorithms to provide benefits in the call center space, especially when we can deal with some high-quality Telco Data.
Three main AI applications for contact center will be described, from Conversational AI and Sentiment Analysis, to the Agent Recommendation application with Recurring Neural Networks and Generative Transformer.
Not just benefits, but also some main challenges and case studies will be tackled: dealing with conversations by using machine learning and AI is an opportunity, however proper dialog design and multiple other techniques must be considered to experience good performances.Bio
Giacomo Vacca - SignalWire
Challenges of scaling and testing at scale WebRTC applications
As WebRTC continues to dramatically lower the barriers for building RTC services, many scenarios require an infrastructure able to scale to meet customer demands. Correctly estimating the capacity, optimizing quality and minimizing costs play a fundamental role in the success of many service providers. In this presentation I talk about the main challenges for scaling and testing at scale, with an example based on SignalWire client SDK. Bio
Dovid Bender - Flat Planet Phone
Don’t end up like me!
Leading up to ClueCon 2021, there was non stop work, trying to be perfect and trying to please my boss while at the same time going out on my end. It all came crashing down with a hospital experience that I wish I did not have. I slowly creeped back and ended up there again. I have since made changes to my health and I want this talk to serve as a warning to others that everything can be replaced except a healthy working body. No boss, side gig, side hustle is worth the one body we have and we need to take care of it. Bio
Sajad Sabri - NasimTelecom
VoIP Performance under Pervasive Environment
We are going to check how can we consider VoIP as a part of Pervasive Environments and How can it help in daily activities in a company. Bio
Bao Nguyen - Bell Canada
Advanced call flow automation using FreesWITCH and Python
How FreeSWITCH and Python are helping to bring back joy and effectiveness in call flow regression testing. Bio
Jachen Duschletta - QXIP
An Introduction to QRYN
Introducing QRYN, an open-source, high performance and cost-effective platform for logs, metrics and telemetry events natively integrated in HOMER/HEPIC and designed for the next-generation of Telecoms and RTC Enterprises. Bio
Fred Posner - Kamailio
Protecting SIP Servers with APIBAN
APIBAN provides simple integration with IPTABLES to help protect your FreeSWITCH instance (or other SIP servers) from unwanted SIP traffic. APIBAN is a free (as in beer) service and also includes a local api to manage your own iptables chain. Bio
Kristian Kielhofner - Tovera
The Realities of Blockchain – A Technical Perspective
In this presentation Kristian will highlight some of the highs and lows of blockchain technology and current software implementations.
Simplify Application Deployments with DigitalOcean’s App Platform
Developers often don’t have the luxury of depending on a full staff of infrastructure engineers to help bring their code to production. However, shouldering them with infrastructure tasks is usually not the best use of their time. Managed services like DigitalOcean’s App Platform allows developers to deploy their application from a container registry such as Docker Hub. This talk will demonstrate how using App Platform simplifies deployments by taking care of the container orchestration and monitoring, allowing Developers to focus on building and improving their application. Bio
Evan McGee - SignalWire
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.
James Body - Telet
James Body is a ‘Veteran of Real Time Communications’ whose engineering of different ways of getting messages transmitted started at Primary School age, continued with a 22 year career in the British Army, then evolved in Open Source Software some 20 years ago. More recently he has moved into Cellular Mobile Communications, where his Company, Telet, is now the FIFTH Full Mobile Operator (Member of the GSMA) in Mainland UK. Having sold his 365 year old listed house in the beautiful Chalke Valley in SW England, he has moved to a new Bond Villainesque Hilltop Hideway in rural Italy from which he directs Global operations over high speed internet links. After the enforced break, James is looking forward to running a World Class Dangerous Demos session at Cluecon this year!