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WebRTC Is Bringing a Fundamental Change to Video Chat, Conferencing, and Peer-to-Peer Communications
  Join Us at WebRTC Summit in June!



WebRTC is being heralded as one of most disruptive web/telecoms innovations in years. 2nd WebRTC Summit – being held June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City – will showcase these innovative open source technologies. WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications and all that this implies..

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1st WebRTC Summit | Building a Self-Hosted WebRTC Project
Learn how to build WebRTC applications from scratch, all the while discussing many of the issues surrounding WebRTC development in a business environment. In his session at WebRTC Summit, Rod Apeldoorn, server-side lead with tawk.com and EasyRTC, used EasyRTC Open Source. The added control granted by a self-hosted solution is a key requirement for many WebRTC pilot projects prior to releasing to the cloud. Working his way up from a simple video chat, Rod looked at data channels, multi-party streaming, and enforcing server side control.

The Top Keynotes, the Best Sessions, a Rock Star Faculty and the Most Qualified Delegates of ANY WebRTC Event!


WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) is an open source project supported by Google, Mozilla and Opera that aims to enable browser-to-browser applications for voice calling, video chat, and P2P file sharing without plugins. Its mission is "To enable rich, high quality, RTC applications to be developed in the browser via simple Javascript APIs and HTML5."
 
WebRTC Summit will feature three full days of technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading WebRTC industry players. With WebRTC, customer interactions that start on the Web will be able to stay on the Web, giving users a simple path to fulfilling any number of service needs when connecting with a company.

Learn how simplifying browser-to-browser communications creates opportunities to develop new applications.




SYS-CON's Cloud Expo drew more than 7,000 attendees at Jacob Javits Center
Benefits of Attending the Three-Day Technical Program
  LEARNhow WebRTC gives users a simple path to fulfilling any number of service needs.
  HEAR how WebRTC gives users a simple path to fulfilling any number of service needs..
  SEE what the potential benefits – and pitfalls – are surrounding WebRTC development in a business environment.
  DISCOVER how to transform the promise of WebRTC into a reliable solution.
  FIND OUTthe future of the data channel and how it will change the browser landscape in the years to come.
  MASTER how WebRTC service handles security, reliability, and interoperability within browsers and networks.
  LEARN what works, what doesn't, and what's next.
SYS-CON Events Expo Floor at New York City’s Jacob Javits Convention Center


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WebRTC Summit 2014 Sample Sessions

Interoperable WebRTC and Why It Is Important
By Peter Dunkley

There are many potential applications for WebRTC and for many interoperability is not a requirement. However, this does not mean that there is not a need for interoperability, particularly at the signaling level, for other applications.

Many people have dismissed interoperability as a consideration when using WebRTC - often due to the fact that their favoured use-cases do not require it (and in some cases are even hampered by it). In his session at 2nd WebRTC Summit, Peter Dunkley, Technical Director, at Crocodile RCS, will look at the other side and discuss the case for interoperability and explain how WebRTC can be used to enhance and extend existing services in a way provides benefits to service providers and their customers.

He will conclude with a look at some of the open-source options available today for building interoperable WebRTC applications. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Peter Dunkley is Technical Director at Crocodile RCS. He graduated from The University of Edinburgh in 2000 with a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science. After graduation Peter worked on a PSTN switch developing signalling stacks for SS7, ISDN and similar protocols and creating advanced routing and service applications. Since 2005 he has worked mainly with SIP first leading a team developing a PSTN gateway and then managing the development of a SIP Application Server. Peter joined Crocodile RCS in September 2010 and has made numerous contributions to the Kamailio open source SIP Router project (particularly in the areas of presence, WebSocket, MSRP, and SIP Outbound) since then. Peter is one of the authors of the MSRP over WebSocket draft (draft-pd-dispatch-msrp-websocket) and is a contributor to several open-source projects. [continued]

Is WebRTC a Second Stage Engine in the Telehealth Rocket?
By Ivelin Ivanov

Telehealth legislation opened the floodgates for investment in modern communications services and APIs since 2010. WebRTC promises a second revolution. Ivelin Ivanov will discuss a real-world example where telephony APIs make a difference in improving patient care and reducing healthcare costs. He will then look into a brighter telehealth future with secure, high quality, ubiquitous WebRTC video interactions.
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Speaker Bio: Ivelin Ivanov is a technology entrepreneur who founded Mobicents, an Open Source VoIP Platform, to help create, deploy, and manage applications integrating voice, video and data. He is the co-founder of TeleStax, an Open Source Cloud Communications company that helps the shift from legacy IN/SS7 telco networks to IP-based cloud comms. An early investor in multiple start-ups, he still finds time to code for his companies and contribute to open source projects [continued]

WebRTC and the Customer Experience
By Keith McFarlane

In this session, Keith McFarlane, Chief Technology Officer, Cloud Platforms & Telephony at LiveOps, will share how WebRTC technology is truly the next stage in the globalization of the contact center, especially in the areas of monetization and creating a superior, personalized customer experience.

Over the past few years, the importance of a positive customer experience has risen and solidified itself as a major differentiation for brands. Meaning, companies today have to offer great service along with their products. WebRTC communications, combined with the cloud and building upon the foundation provided by VoIP and the Internet, is making a single network a reality by eliminating the need for the expensive servers, software, landlines and phones required by traditional contact center technologies. Customer service agents with WebRTC-enabled devices will be able to provide better customer experiences across all channels – including voice – and contact centers will continue to become even more streamlined, cost-efficient and productive than ever before. [continued]

Speaker Bio: At LiveOps, Keith McFarlane holds the role of Chief Technology Officer, Cloud Platform & Telephony. He has more than 20 years of experience designing and developing large-scale customer service solutions and CRM systems. He is an expert on the benefits of cloud computing technology for both enterprise and SMBs and was named to ExecRank's "Top CTO Rankings" list for 2012.

Prior to LiveOps, McFarlane worked for an on-premise contact center provider that is currently ranked number two among the top contact centers worldwide. It was there that he first began to realize the potential impact that cloud computing could have on the decades-old customer service contact center industry. He also realized that a software and hardware laden provider, such as his previous employer, would be challenged to move quickly into the cloud space. Making the move to LiveOps gave him the opportunity to be part of the team that developed the true cloud LiveOps Platform for enterprise use. Twelve years ago the LiveOps Platform was created for use only by the LiveOps community of 20,000 independent contractors to grow LiveOps' agent services business. In 2008, when McFarlane arrived at the company, LiveOps began evolving the platform for individual sale and use by other companies with their own agents. Under McFarlane's guidance, LiveOps is continuing to make industry-firsts, including the first fully integrated multichannel plus social agent desktop. [continued]

How the Norwegian Red Cross built a video tutoring solution with WebRTC
By Svein Willassen

This is the story about how the Norwegian Red Cross used WebRTC to build a service that allow high school student to meet volunteer tutors and get help with their school assignments just by visiting a web page in their browser. The solution has greatly increased the reach of the tutoring service run by the Red Cross, allowing students to get the help they need without leaving their homes. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Svein Willassen is the founder and CTO of the leading WebRTC based video conferencing service appear.in. he is currently leading the on-going development of that service. Svein has a PhD in forensic computing and has worked extensively with forensic analysis of communication systems as well as development of communication services. [continued]

Visualizing WebRTC: A Social Experiment with Meta-Networking
By Sara Robertson

On her social media platform Melodramatic.com, with global reach and over 1,000 uniques daily, Sara Robertson released a WebRTC network that created a peer-to-peer connection between every visitor on every page load. Geographical location data and round-trip data transfer rates of each connection is collected, and augmented with known demographics about the visitors. Static assets are randomly selected for serving directly through this new meta-network, and user experience is carefully measured. When rendered in a real-time visualization, this data provides exciting insights into the limitations and potential for WebRTC as it applies to modern web infrastructures. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Sara is a technology generalist with experience in large platform implementations, high-scale/low-latency serving, cloud infrastructures, and big data strategies. She is VP of Technology for an online advertising company serving billions of impressions daily, and runs a social media website (melodramatic.com) that she uses as a playground for technical experimentation. [continued]

WebRTC – The SKYPE Killer and Cloud UC Enabler
By Vishal Brown

While affordable and convenient, Skype is not an acceptable platform for business communications. While it may suffice for personal use and even SMBs, enterprise organizations need more substantial services with the quality, security and interoperability to handle video conferencing smoothly around the globe. Contrarily, WebRTC has the potential to overcome the incompatibility issues that have plagued the UC market for many years, and now that the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) is driving the audio and video codec standards, they've already ratified the audio standards (i.e. Opus), and they're getting close to choosing the video standard - this is going to be big deal for UC this year. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Vishal has over 15 years of experience in focusing large enterprises on the key initiatives needed to improve communication within their organization. This includes not just implementing unified communication solutions, but also thought leadership and strategic planning, policies and procedures to make the initiative effective. [continued]


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While affordable and convenient, Skype is not an acceptable platform for business communications. While it may suffice for personal use and even SMBs, enterprise organizations need more substantial services with the quality, security and interoperability to handle video conferencing smoothly around the globe. Contrarily, WebRTC has the potential to overcome the incompatibility issues that have plagued the UC market for many years, and now that the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) is driving the audio and video codec standards, they’ve already ratified the audio standards (i.e., Opus), and they’re getting close to choosing the video standard - this is going to be big deal for UC this year.
The 3rd WebRTC Summit, to be held Nov. 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 15th International Cloud Expo, 6th International Big Data Expo, 4th International SDN Expo, 3rd International DevOps Summit and 2nd Internet of Things Expo. WebRTC (Web-based Real-Time Communication) is an open source project supported by Google, Mozilla and Opera that aims to enable browser-to-browser applications for voice calling, video chat, and P2P file sharing without plugins. Its mission is "To enable rich, high quality, RTC applications to be developed in the browser via simple JavaScript APIs and HTML5." Help plant your flag in the fast-expanding business opportunity that is WebRTC: submit your speaking proposal today!
On her social media platform Melodramatic.com, with global reach and over 1,000 uniques daily, Sara Robertson released a WebRTC network that created a peer-to-peer connection between every visitor on every page load. Geographical location data and round-trip data transfer rates of each connection is collected, and augmented with known demographics about the visitors. Static assets are randomly selected for serving directly through this new meta-network, and user experience is carefully measured. In her session at 2nd WebRTC Summit, Sara Robertson, Founder of Melodramatic, will show how this data, when rendered in a real-time visualization, provides exciting insights into the limitations and potential for WebRTC as it applies to modern web infrastructures.
Learn how the Norwegian Red Cross used WebRTC to build a service that allows high school student to meet volunteer tutors and get help with their school assignments just by visiting a web page in their browser. In his session at 2nd WebRTC Summit, Svein Willassen, founder and CTO of appear.in, will discuss how this solution has greatly increased the reach of the tutoring service run by the Red Cross, allowing students to get the help they need without leaving their homes.
Nominations for participating vendors will be accepted through Twitter at @ThingsExpo. The "Open Cloud Shoot-Out at @ThingsExpo New York," in which leading cloud providers are expected to participate, will be held live on stage at the event. The Shootout will provide the vendors with an opportunity to demonstrate the features and capabilities of their products, with a particular focus on interoperability, scalability, security, and reliability in terms of development, deployment, and management.
Over the past few years, the importance of a positive customer experience has risen and solidified itself as a major differentiation for brands. Meaning, companies today have to offer great service along with their products. WebRTC communications, combined with the cloud and building upon the foundation provided by VoIP and the Internet, is making a single network a reality by eliminating the need for the expensive servers, software, landlines and phones required by traditional contact center technologies. Customer service agents with WebRTC-enabled devices will be able to provide better customer experiences across all channels – including voice – and contact centers will continue to become even more streamlined, cost-efficient and productive than ever before.
Telehealth legislation opened the floodgates for investment in modern communications services and APIs since 2010. WebRTC promises a second revolution. In his session at 2nd WebRTC Summit, Ivelin Ivanov, co-founder of TeleStax, will discuss a real-world example where telephony APIs make a difference in improving patient care and reducing healthcare costs. He will then look into a brighter telehealth future with secure, high quality, ubiquitous WebRTC video interactions.
Registration is now open for "2ndInternational WebRTC Summit" being held June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) is an open source project supported by Google, Mozilla and Opera that aims to enable browser-to-browser applications for voice calling, video chat, and P2P file sharing without plugins. Its mission is "To enable rich, high quality, RTC applications to be developed in the browser via simple Javascript APIs and HTML5."
A new report from Juniper Research has forecast that Machine to Machine (M2M)) service revenues will reach $20 billion globally in 2015, as players across the M2M industry focus on simplifying the process of rolling out M2M for the end-user. However, the report -- M2M & Embedded Strategies: Telematics, POS, mHealth, Metering & Buildings 2013-2018 -- observed that the monetisation opportunities offered by M2M services differ significantly according to the industry to which it is being applied. Thus, while telematics is particularly positive, smart metering, despite high forecast numbers and regulatory drivers, is still struggling to find an avenue for revenue generation. However, in all sectors, service revenues will substantially exceed revenues from managing connectivity throughout the forecast period.
WebRTC Summit has announced today that Roger Strukhoff has been named conference chair of WebRTC Summit 2014 and Chris Matthieu has been named tech chair of WebRTC Summit 2014. The 2nd WebRTC Summit will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York, NY, and the 3rd WebRTC Summit will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. "Our first WebRTC Summit in Silicon Valley was a great success,” said Roger Strukhoff. “Now we're holding it in New York, to show the world's greatest city one of the world's greatest, emerging open source technologies. WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications and all this implies."
There are many potential applications for WebRTC and for many interoperability is not a requirement. However, this does not mean that there is not a need for interoperability, particularly at the signaling level, for other applications. Many people have dismissed interoperability as a consideration when using WebRTC - often due to the fact that their favoured use-cases do not require it (and in some cases are even hampered by it). In his session at 2nd WebRTC Summit, Peter Dunkley, Technical Director at Acision, will look at the other side and discuss the case for interoperability and explain how WebRTC can be used to enhance and extend existing services in a way provides benefits to service providers and their customers.
Despite the economy, cloud computing is doing well. Gartner estimates the cloud market will double by 2016 to $206 billion. The time for dabbling in the cloud is over! The 14th International Cloud Expo, co-located with 5th International Big Data Expo and 3rd International SDN Expo, 2nd DevOps Summit, and 2nd WebRTC Summit to be held June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, N.Y. announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Help plant your flag in the fast-expanding business opportunity that is The Cloud, Big Data, SDN, DevOps and WebRTC: submit your speaking proposal today!
The 2nd WebRTC Summit, to be held June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC (Web-based Real-Time Communication) is an open source project supported by Google, Mozilla and Opera that aims to enable browser-to-browser applications for voice calling, video chat, and P2P file sharing without plugins. Its mission is "To enable rich, high quality, RTC applications to be developed in the browser via simple Javascript APIs and HTML5." Help plant your flag in the fast-expanding business opportunity that is WebRTC: submit your speaking proposal today!
WebRTC is the latest superhot topic emerging from Cloud Expo, and emerging from the worlds of open-source development and cloud computing worldwide. The WebRTC mission is deceptively simple: to enable rich, high-quality RTC applications delivered to browsers through JavaScript APIs and HTML5. It is already the result of a few years of dedicated effort by an enthusiastic developer community. In this WebRTC Power Panel on November 6 at 7:10 pm at the 1st WebRTC Summit, the distinguished lineup of expert speakers will focus on such topics as: WebRTC for telcos - is there a real business opportunity? Is Skype a WebRTC Killer, or is WebRTC a Skype killer? Peer-to-peer use of WebRTC RTCPeerConnection Integrating WebRTC with Web Audio The Voice-Enabled Web P2P communication in the browser The monetization of WebRTC
Unless you have been sleeping under a rock, you are probably aware that in May 2011 Google open-sourced the key audio/video components for web browsers, paving the way for the development of rich, high quality, RTC applications in the browser via simple Javascript APIs and HTML5. This in turn gave rise to the WebRTC project, a cross-industry project to bring Real-Time Communication to the Open Web platform. WebRTC - Web-based Real-Time Communication - is being heralded as one of most disruptive web/telecoms innovations for years, which is why SYS-CON Events, true to its 13-year tradition of producing events on the technologies of tomorrow, is holding its 1st WebRTC Summit in California's Silicon Valley in November.
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WebRTC Summit All-Star Speakers Include...

DUNKLEY
Acision

IVANOV
Telestax

McFARLANE
McFARLANE

WILLASSEN
appear.in

ROBERTSON
Melodramatic

NEGRIS
Yottamine Analytics

JACOBI
Kaazing

FALLOWS
Kaazing

KAIL
Netflix

GOLDEN
enStratius

KEMP
Nebula

BEHR
Praxis Flow

LOUNIBOS
SOASTA

CRAWFORD
AVOA

MORGENTHAL
EMC

COCKCROFT
Battery Ventures

HAFF
Red Hat

SHALOM
GigaSpaces

SUSSNA
Ingineering.IT

ROBERTS
BMC

VERNON
VictorOps

WILLIS
Stateless Networks

ROESE
EMC

PADIR
Progress

AMAR
MyPermissions

O'CONNOR
AppZero

BHARGAVA
JumpCloud

DEVINE
IBM

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Vidyo, Inc. has announced the first product resulting from its on-going relationship with Google, a software-based solution that enables H.323/SIP video conferencing and IP PBX systems to connect users into Google+ Hangout Sessions. The new product will extend usability by allowing connectivity with existing business voice and video solutions from Cisco, Polycom, Lifesize, Avaya and Vidyo. VidyoH2O™ for Google+ Hangouts will be offered on a subscription basis both on-prem and as a cloud-hosted product. “In August of 2013, we announced that Vidyo is developing a Scalable Video Coding (SVC) extension for VP9 and WebRTC and will be leveraging this joint development effort to enhance the Google+ Hangouts experience in an enterprise setting,” said Ofer Shapiro, co-founder and CEO of Vidyo. “VidyoH2O for Google+ Hangouts is the first of an expected series of innovative solutions resulting from this WebRTC collaboration with Google. This is another example of how Vidyo is driving the conve...
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PubNub on Wednesday released an open source template to allow developers to add Skype-like video chat into their apps. The free template provides a fully functional video chat platform using WebRTC, PubNub and Google Authentication for a global, reliable collaboration solution. “While the WebRTC protocol has created huge excitement as a way to deliver video chat ubiquitously, there’s still a gap between the protocol itself and the ability to deploy a working, globally scaled, collaboration application using this technology,” said Stephen Blum, CTO and co-founder of PubNub. “Now, by combining PubNub’s Real-Time Network and WebRTC, anyone can deliver a true, Skype-like video chat app in a matter of days.”
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Even though Apple and Microsoft haven’t commented on the new open source technology which delivers high quality audio and video capabilities to desktop and mobile browsers, major carriers such as AT&T and Telefónica, leading infrastructure providers like Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson and new WebRTC application providers in likes of Teledini and NetDev are driving the technology forward. Research analyst, Sabir Rafiq comments, “WebRTC brings many opportunities; ABI Research believes major trends will start to form within the enterprise market with WebRTC. Companies will be willing to implement the new technology to aid productivity and reduce communication barriers within the workplace.” ABI Research recognizes that there are significant barriers in the way of WebRTC technology becoming widely adopted. Firstly, Apple is not showing any interest in WebRTC, similar to its approach to Adobe Flash. As it is a brand leader in the mobile space, this could impact short term opportunity. Micros...