Little Ideas Big Impact

Are You Up to the Challenge?

Submit your abstract for presenting at WebRTC 2015 Conference in Paris

Consider this an invitation to propose an interesting topic you would want to cover at the WebRTC 2015 conference in Paris.

A few important things to keep in mind:

  • Anyone can apply for speaking, you can be a personal contributor or a company. Last year, one of the demo winners was an engineer who presented his personal project
  • Speakers selection is based on to what extent we think the topic proposed is interesting to the audience
  • We are looking to put a lot of focus on things built with WebRTC, use cases, services with a business model behind them
  • There is a list of topics but we are happy to consider additional topics
  • If you are planning your presentation around a company pitch don’t bother submitting

Little Ideas Big Impact

Topics on the agenda

Below are the topics we would like to see on the conference agenda. You can also head over to the formal call for speakers page.

 

WebRTC in action

Fast pace presentations of actual, end-user services.

Vendors and platform vendors are welcome to bring their customers to present. We will select the most interesting ones.

 

Does WebRTC disrupt UC and Contact Center?

Talk about disruption WebRTC brings to UC and contact Centers or maybe it changes nothing.

 

WebRTC in the service provider network

How do service providers tackle WebRTC. As an extension to IMS or as telecom OTT.

 

I’m a Web developer, how to get going with WebRTC?

There are missing pieces both on client and server sides. What does the Web developer need to close these gaps and get going? (The topic below is a drill down on infrastructure side)

 

WebRTC Infrastructure

It is not enough to have WebRTC in the browser. There are several infrastructure components required to make a service come to life. What components are available as hosted service and as products.

 

WebRTC, a new revenue opportunity or a revenue killer?

Presentations by service providers (telecom and OTT) showcasing real life monetization examples for WebRTC.

Examples of cases where WebRTC kills existing revenue models or disrupts the incumbents.

 

Problems I had using WebRTC

Technical presentations that talk about the problems developers have when using WebRTC.

 

WebRTC technology

  • Technological challenges for WebRTC
  • WebRTC for mobile
  • Standard topics
  • Media
  • Identity
  • ORTC

How to submit?

Send your abstract, in Word format to info@upperside.fr or remi.scavenius@wanadoo.fr.

Submission deadline is May 15th. Answers from committee by June 15th.

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Unified Communication and WebRTC

The Impact of WebRTC on UC

Topic of the month covered by WebRTC “activists”

For this month the topic is: The impact of WebRTC on UC

Unified Communication and WebRTC

Starting with my opinion on this topic.

Amir Zmora

Link: TheNewDialTone

The word Unified in Unified Communications has nothing to do with unification of platforms. UC is all about bringing all your communication channels to one screen. The systems themselves don’t really talk one with the other natively, Lync, Avaya, Cisco, Broadsoft… all use standards based protocols with modifications that don’t let them interoperate out of the box.

WebRTC takes this one step further; it creates more islands of communication as it makes it easy to add UC capabilities as a feature in other applications – business applications, customer care, team collaboration and verticals.

And yes, UC vendors are adding WebRTC as an interface to their systems. Problem is that the applications and service providers mentioned above that are adding these features to their solutions have asymmetric business models that will allow them not to charge for the UC feature but for the service UC is embedded into.

Alan Quayle

Link: Alan Quayle

Does anyone remember the hype around ICA (Innovative Communications Alliance) between Microsoft and Nortel back in 2006? Unified communications was its focus, and here we are in 2015 using an ever expanding array of dis-unified communications. Presence remains the main gap in traditional PSTN, telcos and their vendors are to blame for that yawning gap, which drives us to lots of applications: Skype, WhatsApp etc. The application diversity being driven by the person we’re trying to communicate with and their preferences. So what impact will WebRTC have on UC? None. Because the problem is in federation of presence, not in the standardization of media codecs, and the lack of federation is driven more by commercial issues than lack of standardization.

Tsahi Levent-Levi

Link: BlogGeek.me

Unified Communication will struggle to compete with new vendors that will come into their space armed with WebRTC.

WebRTC reduces the cost and effort needed to develop UC systems drastically – to the point of commoditization. This race to zero means UC gets downgraded from a service into a feature that is plugged into some other service. Enterprise Messaging vendors are primed to take the leadership position from UC vendors, as they offer much more than mere real time communication capabilities.

Here’s a recent post I’ve written about the competition between enterprise messaging and unified communications.

Sorell Slaymaker

Link: Gartner

A couple potential use cases for WebRTC in UC:

–          Clientless Access to UC Suite – Utilizing WebRTC to access an enterprises UCC solution.  For example, a 3rd party accessing an enterprise Lync conference, w/o a Lync client, via an Audiocodes or Sonus SBC/WebRTC GW.

–          Least Common Denominator Video – Utilizing WebRTC to bridge different video platforms together in a cost effective way such as Starleaf integrating Lync and Jabber together via WebRTC.

Dean Bubley

Link: Disruptive Analysis

WebRTC will improve the usability and reach of UC platforms – but ironically, it will also have a much larger effect catalysing the trend of “disunification” of enterprise voice/video.

The world has 700m “knowledge workers” who use IT applications, plus 750m more that just use a phone for work. Yet today only a third use a traditional corporate “phone” or UC system. The rest use mobile telephony, cloud/app-based communications and a variety of consumer-grade VoIP and conferencing tools. WebRTC will reach both groups – and app/web developers embedding communications.

Disruptive Analysis forecasts 120m UC “seats” enhanced with WebRTC by 2019 – but 340m regular Disunified (DUC) users, exploiting fragmented cloud-based apps or services, “the best tools for each job”. Another 450m or so will use WebRTC occasionally – perhaps for one-off conferences or “guest access”.

nterprise user-base adoption of WebRTC

Chad Hart

Link: WebRTC Hacks

One of the more interesting aspects related to WebRTC in UC is the rise of Application IT. The larger trend of “build it yourself” that is prevalent in Silicon Valley startups could seriously eat into the traditional UC vendor market.  We are seeing more and more internal development groups look to take on communications capabilities leveraging WebRTC – both for customer facing applications but also to enable their own internal IT. For example, a Fortune 100 company we have worked with created their own video conferencing and collaboration platform that is tied into many of the other systems they have already created on their own. No traditional UC vendor involved.

Many of these groups have the skills to make apps for 10’s of thousands of your own employees and get millions of website hits a day. With WebRTC, how long will it take until they no longer need their UC vendor?

Schumann Sebastian

Link: Personal page

WebRTC in UC fits B2C more than B2B for now. Business/Customers communications will be simplified, since customers do not need any prerequisites to access the corporate UC. If a company decides to “open up” its UC, they make the necessary changes within their environment and it should be accessible from most “open Internet” accesses (consumers, smaller businesses). What will most likely not be affected is the communication with other larger enterprises. Federation today is mostly with predefined partners – with the need for changes on both sides. It is very likely that the other business has restrictions in place, too (e.g. browser installation, firewall restrictions, no plug-in permission for screen sharing). It is easy to ask IT for permission to install WebEx once, but several exceptions for several websites’ “proprietary” exceptions – not that likely.

Victor Pascual-Avila

Link: WebRTC Hacks

From what I see in my customers, main drivers for doing UC over WebRTC are:

  • Complement existing UC offerings (e.g. to provide mobility or user
    access when they are using their own devices/laptops from the
    internet)
  • Replace existing UC offerings (e.g. reduce cost of licenses)
  • Created tailored solutions (use web developers to implement the very
    right set of features they want to provide — some go beyond existing
    UC offering, some other included in UC offering are dropped)
  • Integrate with existing assets (support systems, user databased,
    process databases, in-house developed APIs, etc)

 

Rules of engagement for Topic of the Month: No product/company promotion, a short 700-800 character statement.

If you would like to join this initiative and have your opinion published here in future posts please drop me a note.

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WebRTC dominant use case for 2015

Which use cases for WebRTC will dominate in 2015?

Topic of the month covered by WebRTC “activists”

WebRTC is a dynamic segment with new services, announcements and rapid advancements of the technology.

There are several websites you can follow to stay current with these activities. WebRTC technology is covered in depth by WebRTC Hacks while standard updates are provided by Dan Burnett and myself at TheNewDialTone. Weekly updates about the WebRTC news and activities can be found at WebRTC Weekly by Tsahi Levent-Levi and Chris Koehncke and other updates and opinions can be found on several blogs, some of which are mentioned below in this post.

In this post and those to follow, I want to tackle one topic each month and bring to you the opinion of a few of the WebRTC “activists”.

For this month the topic is: Which uses cases for WebRTC will dominate in 2015?

WebRTC dominant use case for 2015

Most of the opinions presented below relate to B2C contact center type of use cases but there are different angles to this. Read below for details

Starting with my opinion on this topic.

Amir Zmora

Link: TheNewDialTone

Quantifying WebRTC usage by numbers is hard. Today, WebRTC is massively used in consumer OTT such as Hangouts and SnapChat. The most significant usage of WebRTC for consumer OTT in 2015 will come from WhatsApp assuming they start providing voice calling services.

On the B2B and B2C side, Amazon Mayday Button is a great example of a paradigm change in the Contact Center where conflict is between self service (don’t call us) approach, to enhanced engagement. We will see more of this in the financial and healthcare segments as well as team collaboration services such as Slack. What I’m really looking forward to see is what rabbit will Microsoft pull out of their hat with Skype for business as this has the potential to be the #1 use case for 2015.

Alan Quayle

Link: Alan Quayle

The flippant answer is Google, through Hangouts, Chromecast and all the other projects they have using or planning to use WebRTC in 2015.  But the more interesting answer is within businesses. I point to this case study of a “WebRTC Powered Travel Agency” presented by Yvan Wibaux Co-Founder & CTO Evaneos and Luis Quina Borges Co-founder & CEO Apidaze at TADSummit. A nice quote from Yvan is, “the power of communications to revolutionize the travel business.” The dominant use case in 2015 from a business impact perspective will be businesses transforming their operations with WebRTC to reduce human latency and improve communications associated with specific business processes. http://youtu.be/ADHBwQEGHSY

Tsahi Levent-Levi

Link: BlogGeek.me

The main use case we will see is the contact center. It is going through a technology transformation already, with concepts such as self service, omnichannel, big data and analytics changing what a contact center really is. WebRTC enables improving the contact center either on the agent side by virtualizing his system or on the customer side, by adding more flexibility and touch points.

Dean Bubley

Link: Disruptive Analysis

The key 2015 use-cases for WebRTC will be for enterprise B2C customer support, small workgroup collaboration/conferencing and consumer in-app video chat. B2C will involve WebRTC on the agent side (primarily on desktops specified by the IT function with suitable browsers), and to some degree among customers – although mostly via dedicated mobile apps, rather than “click-to-call” in a browser. Collaboration software will come in various sub-types, including screen-sharing and voice/video connectivity, targeting both general small teams, and specific verticals like software developers. Consumer embedded video-chat is evolving rapidly too, starting from social/messaging apps – both on desktop (eg Facebook) and mobile (eg SnapChat) – and likely extending to other areas such as gaming progressively.

Chad Hart

Link: WebRTC Hacks

Making the Most of the Server-side Media Conundrum

WebRTC is a great peer-to-peer technology that allows WebRTC apps and services to be deployed cheaply and reliably. Unfortunately peer-to-peer does not always work. TURN servers are nearly always needed to help with NAT traversal for a meaningful number of users. Media servers are needed for multi-party conferencing, broadcasting, and many other use cases.  These services use a lot of media – i.e. bandwidth – and bandwidth can quickly drive up your networking costs. So if you need to terminate media on your servers – at least some of the time – why not make the most of it to get some value back for your extra expense?  Recording, meta data analysis, and optimized routing are all good examples of this.

Sebastian Schumann

Link: Sebastian’s Personal page

I believe we will start seeing more “contextual use cases” from outside the Telecom’s industry. Here WebRTC will be used as a tool to deliver new RTC experiences where the value is not in the connectivity any more. It will be chosen because it will be considered as the best technology for this. From within the Telecom’s industry we will see more conservative use cases motivated by the knowledge about WebRTC and an urge to do “something” with it. Telecom’s will focus more on video, however, the use cases here will be rather generic and could have easily been done before. The industry will also continue to focus on classic “call” use cases (voice only, bound to E.164 telephone number, minute rating, etc.) as they start to open up their new IP core communications infrastructures.

Victor Pascual-Avila

Link: WebRTC Hacks

While service provider/operator folks have been trying to figure out what to do next with WebRTC following proof of concepts they conducted, during the second half of 2014 we have seen s lot of momentum on the enterprise/vertical markets. This is basically about eBanking, eLearning, eHealth and the popular kid in town is contact center access via WebRTC (in many cases also providing webrtc access to center agents). In 2015 we will see greater momentum in these verticals and service provider investments to serve their enterprise customers by deploying multitenant solutions for these segments.

 

Rules of engagement for Topic of the Month: No product/company promotion, a short 700-800 character statement.

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Patrice Crutel

Bouygues Telecom WebRTC Prototypes, An interview with Patrice Crutel

Patrice CrutelPatrice Crutel is Senior Arcitect for Core and Service Network Layer at Bouygues telecom. He is deeply involved in WebRTC work at Bouygues and is also a regular contributor to our WebRTC yearly conference. I asked Patrice to give us details of current work taking place at Bouygues with regards to WebRTC.

Who are the industry partners they are working with?

How are they tackling the WebRTC for mobile challenge?

What are the obstacles to deployments they are dealing with?

How far along are you with your WebRTC projects and who are your partners?

Over the past few months, we have launched several in-house prototypes. They are being used by employees at Bouygues Telecom. Quobis and Ericsson helped us in designing these prototypes in our own lab. We are continuing to meet with various players in the webRTC domain (webRTC GW suppliers and also Unified Communication solution providers) as well as in web application development. We are making progress within the company on testing and enriching via applications revolving around webRTC.

Do you have any projects for mobile terminals?

Clearly it is a positive step to deploy WebRTC on all devices, main interest we see is to be able to access our services on tablet-type devises basically because they have greater capacity than mobile phones, mainly due to the larger screen. A mobile terminal is still “handicapped” by its small size and the battery.

As iPhone do not support ViLTE, webRTC could be seen as an alternative to offer video “natively”.

What do you see as the business case for WebRTC? For instance, do you intend to open your future platforms to other clients?

For the time being, we are not considering opening our platforms. Firstly we are concentrating on WebRTC’s contribution to the services proposed by an operator to its clients. The OTT (Over-The-Top) content providers are not out to make a profit on this type of service. But will operators be able to do so? They need to have differentiation, one of which is better QoS/QoE but there needs to be more than that. Therefore, we will look into how to make certain value-added services associated with WebRTC profitable.

What is the largest obstacle for the deployment of WebRTC?

What discourages us the most are the regular changes made by Google on its browser, which can lead to a loss of service for our subscribers. For an operator, this is inacceptable. There are also problems with the battery life of mobile devices. WebRTC applications are extremely energy-greedy. This aspect needs to be improved and we are following such developments closely.

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Michel L'Hostis

Interview with Michel L’Hostis from Apizee

Michel L'HostisAt our WebRTC conference in December I had a chance to speak with Michel L’Hostis, CEO of Apizee, about what they offering their customers and specifically about their partnership with AMA Medical. Below are the details from our discussion.

What is Apizee all about?

Apizee is a french IT startup specialized in the development of WebRTC solutions for websites and several enterprise applications such as diagnosis or CRM (customer relation management). The company was created in 2013 by Michel L’HOSTIS and Frédéric LUART, communications industry veterans. The company first developed a communication WebRTC cloud platform to offer live chat, voice and video services to websites and mobile applications. We also propose solutions packages for websites or enterprises usages:

  • IzeeChat: it is a live video chat solution. It allows to assist clients, visitors, to target clients and to manage the customer relation by using, chat, video and collaborative features without any plugins
  • IzeeDiag: it is the remote diagnosis solution. Technicians or clients can be linked instantly to expert to get advice and video diagnosis.
  • IzeeHealth: it is the IzeeDiag solution specialised for medical application such as medical consultation. Patients and doctors are able to exchange (chat, voice and visio, file sharing…) so that doctors are capable of diagnosing.
  • Izeelink: internal unified communications solution for any enterprise web site.
  • IzeeBroadcast: a live streaming and live communication solution. People can assist to a meeting even if they are not in the same room and they can also interact together (they can share files, discuss, …)

Apizee’s targets are retail websites, global companies (multinational), large-scale businesses operating in telecommunication sector, consumer goods, industries (especially for the diagnosis solutions), online services such as e-learning, insurances, public services (sickness insurance, tax on web…), medical sector… It is a great differentiation tool for high competition retail websites. Our solutions are used in North America, Europe and Asia.

Apizee RTC PaaS

What is the cooperation with AMA about? What is unique about this new offering from both companies?

AMA Medical is part of Studio AMA, an international developer and publisher of applications on tablets, mobiles and connected objects. In 2012, the company entered the Glass Explorer Program and became one of the first European companies to introduce Google Glass on the market. Their goal is to bring Google Glass into Medical Applications.

Cooperation between the two companies will be an effective progress in the development of simple, mobile and adapted solutions for medical applications. The objective is to link the remote diagnosis solution of Apizee to the connected Google Glass of AMA for medical application such as surgery or telemedicine.

Thanks to that cooperation, Apizee will be able to go further in the development of its remote diagnosis solutions and to answer to a real market need. Currently, Apizee’s solutions are connected to cameras, tablets, smartphones, that is to say to objets people must grab. With Google Glass, the user has now free hands and thus is able to use his hands to complete his assignments and share his experience at the same time. Moreover, by the user side, the solution is easy to use and multipurpose: users are able to communicate, to videoconference, to act, to take pictures remotely, to save files… This solution is a real added value for leading industries and the medical sector.

What can you tell us about Apizee future plans?

The future of Apizee is encouraging: we are only at the beginning of web collaboration revolution.

Indeed, future will be more and more digital, and we are on the road of a more digital customer relationship. Collaboration / interaction between clients and companies will be more web- oriented and telephones will no longer be at the center of CRM. Websites will become the entry point of businesses, allowing visitors to get informed, to be assisted, and to become clients. By the company side, it will be a huge tool to manage its customer relationship.

Moreover, our remote diagnosis solutions can be adapted to all kind of business expertise from the B2C expertise to the B2B expertise and using connected objects such as Google Glasses.

WebRTC drives this digital revolution by allowing Web real-time interactions for data channel, voice and web Visio-conference.

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WebRTC 2015

Announcing WebRTC 2015 Conference & Expo in Paris

SAVE THE DATE – December 16-18, 2015

Plans for WebRTC 2015 to be held in December in Paris are already underway.

As we are summarizing our last event held December 2014 we are seeing WebRTC moving from innovation labs to product and service groups. This is well aligned with the growth of sponsors and attendees we saw at the 2014 event. This trend is expected to continue in 2015.

WebRTC 2015

WebRTC Conference & Expo Paris 2014 in Review

As the first and largest WebRTC event in Europe, around 30 companies sponsored and exhibited last December offering a melt of innovative startups and established actors in this domain.

As reported by Alan Quayle (independant analyst), “Compared to the US events it shows Europe is as, if not more innovative than North America, has a lot less hype, and is definitely more focused on the practical realities of implementation.”…“It was great to see developers sharing their experiences of working at the coalface of WebRTC”

A feeling confirmed by Amir Zmora (Independent Consultant at The New Dial Tone): “As I stated in the conference opening, we are beyond the “looking” phase, 2014 was all about doing. Amir provided his summary of the event in a blog post also discussing results of the audience survey we conducted.

WebRTC 2014 Conference Closing Panel Survey Results

Closing of the event included a panel of experts reviewed the results of a WebRTC survey conducted during the conference.

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WebRTC 2014 Paris Demo award Winners

Award Winners of the WebRTC 2014 Conference & Expo

The conference this year was lively and full of demos. This includes demos at the exhibition area, a hackathon with finalists demos and 3 demo sessions during the conference itself.

In this post I want to talk about the winners of the conference demos. Altogether we had 4 awards.

  • Innovation
  • Best of show
  • Data channel
  • Audience award

 

And the winners are

WebRTC 2014 Paris Demo award Winners

MATRIX receives the Innovation award

MATRIX is an open source project that strives to create common grounds for messaging and VoIP, WebRTC among them.

The demo was an on-stage mash-up bringing in an external media source and controlling an crab like robot.

This demo showed the openness of WebRTC and how easy it is to build on it. The hackathon we had on the second day reviewed by Amir Zmora demonstrated this as well.

FIWARE takes Best of Show Award

FIWARE, is an EU foundation that provides open implementations for digital services. The demo by FIWARE included the Kurento Stream Oriented Generic Enabler and the Orion Context Broker. The demo showed a street view in Madrid and how groups of people are identified in real-time and colored accordingly so security services can focus their attention when a sudden crowd is formed.

Vladimir Beloborodov takes Data Channel award

Vladimir who is CTO at MERA came as an independent developer with a demo of an iPhone remote control that controlled another iPhone attached to a toy electric vehicle. The demo use WebRTC data channel for control and video for viewing the remote iPhone camera’s video on the controlling iPhone screen.

Browsetel receives Audience Award

Browsetel demonstrated how WebRTC can make on-line supermarket shopping experience exciting where context was the key feature. They showed how video clips can be presented based on items shopped (for example recipes) and agent consultation in context with users’ activities.

The demo is of a real implementation which made this a practical and real-life demo.

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Closing panel survey results

Things We Talked About at WebRTC 2014

Many things were discussed last week at the WebRTC Conference & Expo. One thing I noticed when doing show of hands was a beginning of expansion of the audience from telecom only to other areas. To my surprise, a non-neglectable number of hands were raised when I asked to know who are not coming from telecom oriented companies but rather from Web companies.

Topics discussed covered a range of areas from general WebRTC standard and technology to Telecom and enterprise specific ones.

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I included some of these topics in the audience survey and closing panel. The presentation with the survey results can be fond below. I would like to discuss 2 out of these topics.

 

The panel moderated by myself included: Chad Hart (WebRTC Hacks & Dialogic), Douglas Tait (Oracle), Gilles Duboué (Alcatel-Lucent), Chris Koehncke (&yet), Sebastian Schumann (Slovak Telekom)

Are there still WebRTC roadblocks?

It was interesting to see the audience response compared to the opinion of the panel.

The question was designed to be controversial by intention as I put several of the issues discussed during the conference in one option. The audience played along and almost 80% voted for this option.

The panel on the other hand didn’t fall for this and followed the line of, there will always be issues, this can’t be a reason to hold back. In this case, I agree with the panel. There are always issues; ORTC was one of the topics brought up by many people as a concern. This and the video codec came up in several discussions I had with customers. Having said that, these concerns will be solved as issues will arise, they can’t be an excuse why not to use the technology.

Are there any roadblocks for WebRTC to be ubiquitous

Is WebRTC ready for mobile?

WebRTC for mobile is still a concern of many people. There are several options how to tackle this, options differ based on specific needs and device OS. This is why I decided to give a presentation about this at the conference (details of it will be published on Tuesday on my blog TheNewDialTone).

Most of the audience replied to this question either saying iOS is still an issue or that an SDK is the right option to take.

How do you view the readiness of WebRTC for Android and iOS

I believe it is less important what is the “correct” answer but rather to understand the general perception people have on WebRTC for mobile.

WebRTC support on mobile devices is a topic that needs to be solved in a better way during 2015.

More about the conference can be found in my summary.

Looking forward to hearing your feedback about the conference and what are your expectations for next year.

TAKE THE CONFERENCE FEEDBACK SURVEY NOW!

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Paris

What To Expect For at WebRTC 2014 in Paris

ParisWebRTC conference 2014 in Paris is just about to begin, what should you expect to hear and see at the event.

From agenda perspective, we have a good split between technology topics, enterprise, service provider and non-telecom startup presentations.

As part of the conference agenda we will have 3 startup demo sessions. Additionally, the online WebRTC Hackathon wrap-up is co-located with the conference; we will see the presentations of the finalists as part of the WebRTC Paris meetup on Wednesday evening.

More about the conference content

In the training we will cover current state of the WebRTC market with a close look at WebRTC API platforms in a presentation by Tsahi Levent-Levi (which I will present on his behalf as Tsahi is ill and can’t travel). Following this we will have 2 presentations by Dan Burnett and Victor Pascual Avila covering both IETF and W3C WebRTC standards related topics.

The last 2 sessions of the training will give the audience good technical understanding of 2 important topics – ORTC and Data Channel.

The ORTC presentation by Philipp Hancke will provide an overview if what ORTC is and how it comes to play in WebRTC compared to what we have today.

After hearing what Svetlin Mladenov from Vblast has to say about the Data Channel audience will have a good understanding of the technical details of it and what can be done with it beyond telecom.

Following a keynote by Douglas Tait talking about new technology waves, among others, WebRTC and VoLTE; Dean Bubley will give us his view of the market by numbers.

To conclude the conference opening we will hold a panel with analysts and consultants dealing with WebRTC to discuss current status, trends and road ahead.

The rest of the conference will focus on the following topics:

  • WebRTC for service providers talking not only about IMS but also about challenges such as identity management and telecom OTT
  • WebRTC for enterprise covering use cases and how to help IT adopt and develop based on WebRTC
  • Starting with a presentation by Alan Quayle we will review use cases from hackathons and startups
  • As background to the panel about WebRTC infrastructure we will review a few WebRTC server side services
  • Technology challenges and solutions bringing WebRTC to mobile devices and ways to monetize mobile services
  • Before the Paris WebRTC meetup featuring online hackathon demos we will have a WebRTC round table by Stefano Gioia
  • The third day will have a bit more of a technical form with a presentation from W3C followed by innovative use cases by vendors and service providers
  • The last part of the conference will cover different technical topics such as ORTC (in continuation to the training) signaling and congestion control

We will end the conference with a panel discussing results of a server we will conduct during the conference and a great French lunch.

I’ll be at the conference so please come by to say hi.

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WebRTC Conference 2014

WebRTC Conference in Paris: New Sessions and New Exhibitors

WebRTC Conference 2014As last details are being finalized for the conference next week I would like to provide a few updates.

Training and standards update: Training will review latest updates with regards to ORTC and Google and Microsoft respective strategies.

Services and data channel demo contests: Demos of startups will be presented on day 2 and 3 where day 3 demos will be dedicated for Data Channel related services.

Service provider panel: Focusing on European service providers and their approach to WebRTC.

Don’t miss the third edition of the WebRTC Paris conference & expo, next week.

Last agenda updates include

More contributions to the WebRTC for Enterprises session by WebRTC evangelists. Delegates will get inputs on new use cases and will learn how WebRTC will change the way enterprises communicate.

A brainstorming race on a specific use case will be open to all delegates during a round table conducted by Oracle.

Finally, the conference will end with the closing panel: WebRTC Current Status and Predictions for 2015

During the conference the audience will be presented with an on-line survey covering WebRTC industry and technology questions.

In the panel the results of this survey will be presented and discussed by the panelists.

They are jumping on-board

New exhibitors joined the conference, these include Ericsson, FIWARE, Free Solutions and several others soon to be announced.

WebRTC Paris will offer a good observation point of the European WebRTC ecosystem.

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