WebRTC Workshop at Rich Communications 28th October

At Rich Communications 2013, we have a great pre-conference workshop lined up on the 28th October entitled, ‘WebRTC Workshop, the HTML5 Real-Time Web.’  We’ll have a mix of deep technology and strategic discussions, followed by some great demos exploring WebRTC and RCS.  Presenter will include Sam Machin from Tropo, Juan Mateu from Solaiemes, Victor Pascual Avila from Quobis and myself.  Its going to be an intense and informative workshop, with an independent and frank style.

The main goal of WebRTC is not interoperability with legacy communication systems. Rather it’s to open communications to new usage scenarios and to web developers through the web browser.  Initially browsers on PCs and tablets, then increasingly across browsers on smartphones.  Imposing the complexity of SIP on web developers would have made it very hard to get traction. With the WebRTC spec, a great 1:1 video chat experience can be built with under 100 lines of JavaScript code.  HTML5 developers are only just becoming aware of WebRTC, and they’re excited, HTML5 meet-ups on WebRTC are sparking innovations across all industry segments.  The Telecom industry has been notably late to the WebRTC party, letting the Bay Area community drive its creation.  Today no Telco or communication service supplier can afford not to understand WebRTC and its impact on their business, especially in rich communications.


  • Bring together deep technical and deep business thought leadership on WebRTC, providing attendees with a unique independent workshop.
  • Provide a deep-dive quantified analysis of the WebRTC status, enabling attendees to understand what is likely to emerge over the next 18 months to 2 years, in this complex rapidly emerging ecosystem and what it will mean to their business.
  • Provide attendees with a series of WebRTC demonstrations, to share their experiences on implementing WebRTC, and provide ample networking opportunities at the end of the workshop to discuss and consolidate what has been learned through the day.

Alan Quayle has 23 years of experience in the telecommunication industry, focused on developing profitable new businesses in service providers, suppliers and start-ups.  Customers include: Operators such as AT&T, BT, Charter, Etisalat, M1, O2, Rogers, Swisscom, T-Mobile, Telstra, Time Warner Cable, Verizon and Vodafone; Suppliers such as Adobe, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia Siemens Networks, and Oracle; and innovative start-ups such as Apigee, AppTrigger (sold to Metaswitch), Camiant (sold to Tekelec and then to Oracle), OpenCloud, and Voxeo Labs. He works with the developer community and on the board of developers such as GotoCamera, hSenid Mobile, as well as suppliers such as Sigma Systems.  Check out his weblog www.alanquayle.com/blog .

Tim Panton is a contextual communications consultant at Westhawk Ltd. Tim has spent the last 5 years championing the addition of voice and video to web sites, most recently with Tropo inc bringing webRTC to the Phono project. He has worked on a wide range of web based projects and startups, including managing observation time on a space telescope, providing vulnerability scans of web sites and a federated database for tourism websites. He’s a keen open source contributor and something of a protocol droid.

Juan Mateu is the co-founder & CEO at Solaiemes, a telco technology company working to boost communication usage with telco enablers (IMS, RCS, Video, PTT) as REST APIs.  Previous jobs at  ICEX (public Spanish entity for foreign trade, assigned to SouthAmerica offices 1 year), DMR (IT Consultancy) and before founding Solaiemes 6 years in Motorola Networks & Mobile Devices with long onsite assignments in UK, China, Germany, etc.  Juan holds an MSc degrees in Telecom Engineering from Polytechnics University of Valencia (Spain) and an MSc in Economics from UNED (Spain) and a Diploma in Politics from University of London (Lead College LSE).

Victor Pascual Avila is Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) at Quobis. He is involved in the standardization, development and first industry deployments of WebRTC; helping a number of operators, suppliers and start-ups to make WebRTC happen. Victor is active in several standardization bodies where has co-authored a number of contributions, he co-chairs the STRAW Working Group at the IETF, co-chairs the WebRTC Task Group at the SIP Forum and serves as Expert Reviewer for the European Commission and several industry boards. Victor previous experience includes Tekelec, where he was part of the Strategic Architecture team and, most recently, Acme Packet where he led the OTT and WebRTC strategy for EMEA and CALA regions. Few months ago he co-founded the WebRTCHacks.com project.

Workshop Agenda

Introduction to WebRTC and Initial Market Review
What is it and what it is not,
Cutting through the mis-information and hype
Non-technical introduction
Web browser implementation status
Taxonomy of suppliers / service providers
Codecs and devices – is certification necessary?
What is Google’s aim?

Standardization deep dive
Standardization process
Current status
Battles and likely outcomes
IETF and RTCWEB documents

Technology deep dive
Peer connect API
Setting up local media and media flow
WebRTC triangle / trapezoid
SIP, Jingle and the PSTN.

What WebRTC means to Service Providers and RCS:
Extending enhanced communications services to web browsers
Impact on OTT (Over The Top) and existing voice, messaging, video and VAS
Impact of device compliance
Customer experiences and behaviors
Revenue, churn and relevance impacts

What WebRTC means to enterprises:
Impact on Unified Communication and the Contact Center
Impact on company’s website
Security and operational issues
Potential cost savings and innovations

RCS and WebRTC Demos

Tropo WebRTC demo
WebRTC makes it simple to connect web browsers and setup video calls. But that about identity? In this demo, the folks at Tropo showcase how Web and Telco identities are combined to create a seamless and secure communications experience.

Solaiemes WebRTC to Rich Communication Suite demo
Demonstration of RCS messaging and WebRTC to access media components of devices to renew the value of the PSTN (and also mobile) lines. It shows how unified communications can be built with just a mash-up of standards and APIs.

Quobis demo
Sippo is a fully-featured WebRTC-enabled UC (Unified Communications) client with advanced capabilities including video, audio, IM and presence, contact list management, support for third-party identities  and integration with existing frameworks like Facebook or GMail. Sippo is based on an open architecture and open standards, and thanks to its abstraction layer it can be used with a variety of signalling protocols and APIs, with proven interoperability with industry leading WebRTC vendors.

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