We are shifting gears in preparation for WebRTC 2014. Now that the agenda is public, it’s time to tell you a little bit about the plans for the conference and a few new things that we believe will make the 2014 conference event better than the one of 2013.
The conference agenda itself was built a bit differently this year as will be described below. Additionally, we added some supporting tools to the conference so people can benefit from content and present their ideas along the year and not only during conference days. There is now a series of Webinars taking place and a blog that was just launched (well, that is where you are reading this post). There will also be a networking tool available for conference attendees so it will be easier to find the people you want to meet.
To wrap all of that nicely, the conference location has changed and it will be in central Paris.
Starting the planning phase
Soon after the end of the WebRTC 2013 conference I was invited by the organizers to lead the committee of 2014 and help in building the conference content and supporting tools. We started forming the conference committee and collected ideas for topics to put on the agenda.
Decision was to have a mix of sessions we would define as mandatory topics to have in the conference agenda while leaving enough room for topics coming mainly from service providers and small startups, things we didn’t think of ourselves and we found interesting.
As a result of this, we managed to get some interesting topics and speakers into the agenda.
The training itself will comprise 3 topics:
- WebRTC state of the market by Tsahi Levent-Levi
- WebRTC standards update by Dan Burnet and Victor Pascual Avila
- Data channel workshop by Lubomir Chorbadjiev, CTO of Viblast
The training will be in a technical level right to cater product managers, technology leaders such as architects and CTOs and business people. It is not only for hard-core developers.
At the beginning of the conference we will have a nice lineup of independent industry analysts and consultants I will be bugging through the opening panel to get a wide perspective on what startups, vendors and service providers are doing with WebRTC.
This will come after the traditional opening of Dean Bubbly who will share with us his results of his study about WebRTC statistics and numbers.
On the service provider front there is also a nice lineup of speakers who will present and participate in a panel moderated by Alan Quayle.
We will have series of presentations dedicated to the service provider and enterprise segments as well as more general sessions including:
- WebRTC SaaS and server side components
- WebRTC use cases with a few innovative startups
- A bit more technical sessions on WebRTC 2.0 and ORTC, identity management and the data channel
- W3C representative’s perspective on the impact of WebRTC on the Web
On the demos front some changes were made this year as well. We will have a dedicated demo session with a few demos of data channel startups. In addition to that there will be demos of communications services but don’t expect to see only the traditional talking heads demos.
There are a few surprises up our sleeves currently in planning so all in all; we believe this will be an interesting conference. You are invited to take a closer look at the agenda and contact us for any question about the conference.