WebRTC Conference & Expo - The Global Best of WebRTC

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WebRTC Conference & Expo - The Global Best of WebRTC

By Phil Edholm, President & Founder, PKE Consulting  |  June 17, 2014

WebRTC Conference & Expo is the leading event for WebRTC worldwide. The event – which takes place June 17 through 19 at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta – brings together the technical and business leaders in WebRTC along with the leading companies that are enabling and using WebRTC in their businesses. With WebRTC moving so fast, each WebRTC Conference & Expo reflects huge changes in the market and involves new sponsors, attendees, and WebRTC examples and knowledge. 

Demos & Workshops

WebRTC Conference & Expo IV in Atlanta will feature Demo Forum presentations by a wide array of companies, which on Wednesday and Thursday will demonstrate their WebRTC products live in front of the conference audience. The audience will then be invited to cast their ballots for the companies they consider the strongest contenders. Award categories will include Best in Show, Beyond the Call, Best Conferencing, Best Team Excitement/Energy, Best WebRTC Tool, Easiest to Apply, Editor’s Choice, Ready Now, Visionary, and Wow Factor.

Another great opportunity at WebRTC in Atlanta this year is Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m., when Priologic will serve up free pizza, wings, and beer, and the opportunity to learn about its EasyRTC Open Source (News - Alert) solutions.

Expo Hall

WebRTC Conference & Expo attendees will also have the opportunity to experience and network with a wide variety of organizations within the WebRTC ecosystem on the event show floor. Exhibits are open Tuesday, June 17 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and starting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.


As of press time, the keynotes for WebRTC Conference & Expo IV included such industry experts as:

• Avaya’s Gary Barnett (News - Alert)

• Dialogic’s Andrew Goldberg

• GENBAND’s Brad Bush

• Google’s Serge Lachapelle

• Requestec’s Ben Weekes

• Temasys’s Bill Lewis

• Tokbox’s Ian Small, and

• Vidyo’s (News - Alert) Alex Eleftheriadis

Tracks & Sessions

For this event, the focus has been sharpened to address four key areas of WebRTC, as illustrated by the business applications, developer, enterprise, and service provider tracks. The agenda also includes a special session addressing key vertical markets in which WebRTC will drive significant change and advantage.

The conference includes three days of developer focus. That includes six extended workshops for the developer community on Tuesday. These workshops are designed to cover specific technical topics in detail. This is followed on Wednesday and Thursday by six other sessions and the peer-to-peer conference networking and education sessions on Thursday morning that will enable technical attendees to interact with leading implementers and vendors on specific topics.

On Tuesday, there is a set of general business sessions that are designed to help business teams understand the WebRTC deployment and ecosystem as well as how WebRTC can impact businesses generally.

This is followed by separate service provider and enterprise tracks on Wednesday and Thursday. In addition to a rich set of sessions, both tracks include a special focus on Thursday morning. In the service provider focus a debate session will focus on the role of IMS in WebRTC deployment and whether WebRTC applications should be tightly integrated into IMS or operated as a separate system. On the enterprise track, the decision session will focus on the contact center and customer interaction and support. The session will explore whether extending the current call center to WebRTC is the right answer. In addition, a special focus track will address vertical markets like health care and advanced solutions like contact center.

Join Us!

The WebRTC Conference & Expo is the best place in the industry to get up to speed on WebRTC and to understand how this disruptive and transformational technology and the webification that comes with it will impact your business and how to best deploy WebRTC for strategic advantage. We look forward to seeing you June 17 through 19 at the Atlanta event, and again Nov. 18 through 20 at WebRTC Conference & Expo in San Jose.

Phil Edholm (News - Alert) is the president and founder of PKE Consulting LLC

Edited by Maurice Nagle


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