[Sipnoc] CRTC Chairman Ian Scott, FCC CTO Eric Burger and SIP Pioneer Henning Schulzrinne to Keynote SIPNOC 2018

Marc Robins marc.robins at sipforum.org
Wed Sep 26 19:19:56 UTC 2018




Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) Chairman and CEO Ian Scott, and Current and Former FCC Chief Technology Officers Dr. Eric Burger and SIP Pioneer Dr. Henning Schulzrinne to Keynote at SIPNOC 2018!

Extraordinary Lineup of Keynote Speakers to Take the Podium at SIPNOC 2018, the 8th Annual SIP Network Operators Conference, December 4-6, 2018 

Also, New Discounted Government/Military Registration Passes now Available! (see below for details.)

The SIP Forum <https://www.sipforum.org>  recently announced an extraordinary lineup of keynote speakers at the association's annual 2018 SIP Network Operators Conference (SIPNOC 2018) that includes Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission <https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/home-accueil.htm>  (CRTC) Chairman and CEO Ian Scott, current United States Federal Communications Commission Chief Technology Officer Dr. Eric Burger, and former FCC CTO Dr. Henning Schulzrinne. 

CRTC Chairman and CEO Ian Scott has over 25 years of policy and regulatory experience in broadcasting and telecommunications both in the public and private sectors. After working at the Competition Bureau, he joined the CRTC from 1990 to 1994, where he collaborated on the development of a framework for long-distance telephone service competition in Canada. Between 2007 and 2008, as part of the Executive Interchange Program, he was Senior Policy Advisor to the Chairman at the CRTC.

Before rejoining the CRTC in 2017, Mr Scott held various executive positions in the communications industry, including at Telesat Canada, Telus and Call-Net Enterprises, one of the first companies to offer competition in the Canadian long-distance market. He also provided leadership on broadcasting policy and regulatory issues as an executive at the Canadian Cable Television Association. 

The United States Federal Communications Commission's Chief Technology Officer Dr. Eric Burger serves as an advisor to the Chairman and as the senior technology expert in the agency. 







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Prior to joining the Commission, Dr. Burger served as director of the Security and Software Engineering Research Center in Washington, DC. The center helps propose solutions to network problems like Robocalling, rural call completion, accessibility of communications for Americans with hearing and speech impairments, reducing the cost of deploying and operating communications networks, and ensuring communication network security and stability.  He holds patents in telecommunications and is an expert in standards for telecommunications, network, and Internet technologies.

Dr. Burger has also held senior engineering and technology positions in various telecommunications companies and served as a technology consultant to others. He is also the Former Chairman of the SIP Forum, and he has taught computer science at Georgetown University, George Mason University, and The George Washington University. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Illinois Institute of Technology, an MBA from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, and bachelor’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Serving as CTO and in various other roles at the FCC from 2010 to 2017, Dr. Schulzrinne guided the organization's work on technology and engineering issues, together with the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology. 

Dr. Schulzrinne holds the Julian Clarence Levi Chair of Mathematical Methods and Computer Science at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering at Columbia University. Over the course of his career, he has published more than 250 journal and conference papers and more than 70 Internet Requests for Comment (RFCs) – working to shape the key protocols for enabling voice-over-IP (VoIP) and other multimedia applications, including the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) which have become Internet Standards. His research interests include Internet multimedia systems, applied network engineering, wireless networks, security, communication policy, and performance evaluation. 

About SIPNOC 2018


The Eighth Annual SIPNOC 2018, being held at the Hyatt Regency Dulles Hotel in Herndon, VA, December 4 -6, 2018, is a unique three-day educational conference focusing on the challenges and opportunities related to the reliable and successful deployment and operation of SIP-based services. 

The SIPNOC 2018 agenda will feature special presentations, tutorials, panel discussions and workshops covering key topics related to SIP-based services, applications, and infrastructure. 

Attendees at SIPNOC 2018 will include engineers and network architects from telecommunications providers, major backbone operators, interconnect and wholesale solution providers, ISPs, cable operators, wireless network operators as well as large enterprises deploying major SIP initiatives.

As part of SIPNOC 2018, the SIP Forum will host a special Robocall Summit to be held on Tuesday, December 4th, 2018, focused on Robocall and Caller ID Spoofing elimination and mitigation and specifically developed for industry stakeholders in that ecosystem, including service providers seeking to deploy new solutions, governmental regulators and agencies, equipment manufacturers, enterprise and government agency contact centers, application providers and data analytics firms.


SIPNOC 2018 Call for Presentations General Info 

·         To view the official call for presentations, which includes instructions on submitting material, key dates of interest,  and specific SIPNOC policies, please visit https://www.sipforum.org/news-events/sipnoc-2018-overview/sipnoc-2018-call-for-presentations <https://www.sipforum.org/news-events/sipnoc-2018-overview/sipnoc-2018-call-for-presentations/> . To submit, visit https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sipnoc2018.


SIPNOC 2018 Registration

Regular All-Access Conference Pass: The regular "All-Access" SIPNOC 2018 conference registration fee is $1295 and includes access to the Robocall Summit, followed by two days of conference proceedings. This "all-inclusive" fee also includes breakfasts, lunches and break refreshments and snacks, and special networking receptions the first and second nights of the event! 

Full Member All-Access Pass: Individuals from SIP Forum Full Member companies save more ($200 to be exact) on an early-bird All-Access Pass! Send an email to sipnocinfo at sipforum.org to request the Full Member discount code. 

NEW! Gov't/Military Employee All-Access Pass: Individuals who work for government agencies or the military are entitled to a special savings of $445 on the All-Access Pass (for a total fee of $850). Please send an email to sipnocinfo at sipforum.org to request the exclusive discount code.

Conference Sessions-Only Pass: Aren't interested in the Robocall Summit but want to attend the General Sessions part of the conference? We have you covered! Register by selecting the "Conference Sessions Only" option. The regular "Conference Sessions Only" Pass is $1095 for two days of conference proceedings, meals and breaks, and the Beer and Gear Networking Dinner reception. 

NEW! Gov't/Military Employee Conference Sessions-Only Pass: Individuals who work for government agencies or the military are entitled to a special savings of $345 on the Conference Sessions-Only Pass (for a total fee of $750). Please send an email to sipnocinfo at sipforum.org to request the exclusive discount code.

Robocall Summit-Only Pass: Just want to attend the Robocall Summit? No problem! Simply select this registration type, with an associated fee of $595. 

Register at https://www.regonline.com/sipnoc2018. 


SIPNOC 2018 General Event Information

*	For more information about SIPNOC 2018, please visit www.sipnoc.org <http://www.sipnoc.org/>  or send an email to sipnocinfo at sipforum.org. 

SIPNOC 2018 Sponsorship Information

*	Learn more about SIPNOC 2018 Sponsorship Opportunities by downloading the SIPNOC 2018 Sponsorship Brochure! <https://www.sipforum.org/download/sipnoc-2018-sponsorship-opportunities-brochure/?wpdmdl=3381>  For additional information about corporate sponsorship opportunities at SIPNOC 2018, please contact Marc Robins, SIP Forum President and Managing Director, at 
203-829-6307 or marc.robins "at" sipforum.org. 


For more information, please visit:
 <http://www.sipnoc.org> www.sipnoc.org or email  <mailto:sipnocinfo at sipforum.org> sipnocinfo at sipforum.org





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