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First International WebRTC Summit Will Take Place November 6-7 Santa Clara Convention Center

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Registration for  the First International WebRTC Summit (@WebRTCSummit) is now open. WebRTC Summit will take place Nov 6-7, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA.

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."

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A survey by TokBox found that the WebRTC adoption rate among small organizations is growing quickly where over 25% of developers say it is important for their work.

WebRTC Summit will feature two full days of technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading WebRTC industry players. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 13th International Cloud Expo and 4th International Big Data Expo.

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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.

The distinguished lineup of expert speakers at the inaugural WebRTC Summit will look at questions such 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

Google’s Justin Uberti claims that developers will soon be able to reach more than 1 billion browsers and devices with the WebRTC protocol. Uberti is Google's Tech Lead for WebRTC. He also mentions that by end of 2016 there will be a staggering 3 billion WebRTC-capable devices.

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Web RTC has the support of IT giants like Google, Ericsson, Cisco, Telefonica and AT&T.

The WebRTC API is already available in two major browsers:

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WebRTC is available in Chrome's stable version.

Firefox browser logo WebRTC is available in Firefox's stable versionNew!

SYS-CON Media has launched WebRTC Journal on featuring over 160 original articles, news stories, features, and blog entries. 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."

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WebRTC Summit at Cloud Expo Sessions and Speakers:

WebRTC Summit Conference Chair
Roger Strukhoff is CIO of BlueDove Software, a cloud-driven multimedia technology start-up in Chicago, and Executive Director of the Tau Institute, an IT research company with offices in Illinois and Manila, Phillipines.

He is a former Publisher and Editorial Director with IDG and SYS-CON Media, and former Director of Global Publications at TIBCO Software.

WebRTC Summit Power Panel: The Future of WebRTC
[Nov 6th - 7:10-7:40]
In this WebRTC Power Panel being held Nov. 6 at 7:10 pm at the 1st WebRTC Summit, Nov. 6-7, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA, WebRTC Summit Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff will moderate a distinguished lineup of expert speakers including Rod Apeldoorn (EasyRTC), Marty Beard (LiveOps), and Chris Matthieu (Twelephone). Topics discussed will includes:

  • 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

Panelist: Marty Beard is President and Chief Executive Officer of LiveOps and serves on its board of directors. He is responsible for all strategic and operational aspects of the company. Under his leadership LiveOps is capitalizing on the cloud, social and mobile revolutions to transform customer service interactions. Prior to joining LiveOps, Marty was President of Sybase 365, the global leader in mobile messaging and mobile commerce services.

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The True Meaning of the Voice-Enabled Web
[Nov 7th - 4:30-5:15]
Since the initial buzz of WebRTC, the ability to enable browser-to-browser applications for voice calling, video chat and P2P file sharing without plugins has been touted as a potential game changer for many industries. What are the parameters around this technology and its placement? Is it secure enough for prime time? Will WebRTC magnify OTT threat for telcos? Is WebRTC really that big of a deal for consumers?

Speaker: In his session at WebRTC Summit, Keith McFarlane, Chief Technology Officer at LiveOps, will discuss the future of WebRTC and its disruptive tendencies, specifically regarding monetization and customer service.

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WebRTC Business Models: Building a Web-Based Telecom Co
[Nov 7th - 8:15-9:00]
What if you could re-invent the telephone company and/or OTT (over-the-top) services using WebRTC? Do you remember all of their service upgrades on top of basic phone services? Here are some of the services from telecoms of yesteryear and even Skype from a decade ago.

Speaker: In his session at WebRTC Summit, Chris Matthieu, founder of Twelephone, will walk you through each of these services from yesterday and illustrate new WebRTC business model opportunities associated with each one.

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The WebRTC Data Channel
[Nov 6th - 2:10-2:55]
The WebRTC Data Channel is the next big thing in browser real-time communication. In his session at WebRTC Summit, Dan Ristic, a developer evangelist for PubNub, will be exploring the specification of what the data channel is, the potential road blocks to using it, and where to use it in production today. He will also explore the future of the data channel and how it will change the browser landscape in the years to come.

Speaker: Dan Ristic is a developer evangelist for PubNub, the leading provider of real-time technologies. He is passionate about front-end engineering and looks to push the web to its limits every day. His goal is to map the future of the web and how it will change the future of the world.

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WebRTC: Test then Disrupt
[Nov 6th - 8:15-9:00]
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. Contact centers that implement WebRTC solutions are going to find value in simplifying their networks and being able to provide multi-services through a single interface: the web browser. They'll also benefit from the customer insight efficiencies WebRTC can deliver when interacting with customers.

Speaker: With more than 13 years of experience in the network and communications industry, Jason Miller serves as product marketing manager, Service Assurance, at Empirix.

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Wrangling WebRTC in the Cloud: Taming the Beast
[Nov 7th - 2:10-2:55]
WebRTC as a technology for real-time communication is gaining a lot of traction and as we move to using WebRTC in real-world use cases, how does a cloud-based WebRTC infrastructure fit into this equation?

Speaker: In his session at WebRTC Summit, Badri Rajasekar, VP of Engineering at TokBox, will dive into various client-side considerations and what it takes to support them from a cloud offering perspective such as NAT traversal, mobile support, quality of experience, signaling and analytics. He will also delve into how this all fits together in the WebRTC landscape and what it takes to develop a cloud-based WebRTC offering.

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Building a Self-Hosted WebRTC Project (Tutorial 2 sessions)
[Nov 6th - 5:35 - 7:05]
Learn how to build WebRTC applications from scratch, all the while discussing many of the issues surrounding WebRTC development in a business environment.

Speaker: In his session at WebRTC Summit, Rod Apeldoorn, server-side lead with and EasyRTC, will be using 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 our way up from a simple video chat, we'll look at data channels, multi-party streaming, and enforcing server side control.

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A Practical Guide to Building WebRTC Apps
[Nov 7th - 4:50-5:35]
Transforming the promise of WebRTC into a reliable solution takes more than writing a few lines of JavaScript. In his session at the WebRTC Fundamentals Summit, Ben Strong, CEO & Co-founder, vLine, will dive into a range of considerations you'll need to address. What does the browser provide - and not provide? (Spoiler alert: things left to the web developer to figure out include signaling between peers, session management, UI controls, TURN, STUN, and more.) We'll also cover the design choices required as well as common client- and server-side components you'll need to build. And no practical guide to WebRTC apps would be complete without addressing the hottest topic in WebRTC: mobile.

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Robust Carrier Grade WebRTC Service
[Nov 6th - 4:45 - 5:30 pm]  
Consumers have higher expectations of their telephony experience than they do of a web browsing experience. They expect the phone to connect instantly with minimal disruptions. The phone is already secure and phone numbers are used to make connections. Subscribers expect their phone service to work seamless across any network, anywhere, at any time. Subscribers will expect WebRTC into the enterprise to behave in the same manner. In his session at WebRTC Summit, Douglas Tait, Global Director of Marketing for Telecommunications at Oracle, will look at the user experience and expectations of a WebRTC service and cover how a WebRTC service handles security, reliability, and interoperability within browsers and networks.

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Interoperable WebRTC and Why It Is Important
[Nov 6 - 8:15-9:00 am via WebRTC]
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 favored use cases do not require it (and in some cases are even hampered by it). In his session at 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.

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Telephony APIs Boosted the Telehealth Rocket. Is WebRTC the Second Stage Engine?
[Nov 7 - 11:45 - 12:30 pm]
Telehealth legislation opened the floodgates for investment in modern communications services and APIs since 2010. WebRTC promises a second revolution. In his session at WebRTC Summit, Ivelin Ivanov, co-founder of TeleStax, will first 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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WebRTC and the Codec War
[Nov 6 - 9:55-10:25 am]
The codec war is raging now more than ever before. The increased popularity of the proposed WebRTC protocol and the implied royalty costs make this a hot topic. Google, Cisco, Microsoft and now finally Apple are promoting their preferred technology and attempting to influence the choice to be made for WebRTC. The choice is far from clear especially in light of the latest technology advances, the transcoding infrastructure costs involved and the impact on mobile devices. In this session, Soufiane Houri, VP of Product at Weemo, will share Weemo's multi-year experience developing on top of the leading video and voice codecs. He will provide some perspective on the advantages of each across devices taking into account hardware and software-based video acceleration and the impact each have on the end user.

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