TADSummit 2018: State of the Union

The last session of TADSummit 2018 was a State of the Union presentation, which defined and quantified what is meant by programmable Telecoms. We then moved onto an open discussion, lead by Mark White, on how we can better communication our category to a broader audience. And wrapped up with some dates for your diary … Continue reading TADSummit 2018: State of the Union

TADSummit 2018: Customer Interactions Session

This session on programmable telecoms in customer interactions was always going to be tough as it was a mix of in-person and remote. I do this regularly across TADHack and TADSummit, usually it works well… Ideally I’d like everyone to be in-person. But given practical realities hybrid in-person / remote sessions are inevitable. Plus as a … Continue reading TADSummit 2018: Customer Interactions Session

TADSummit 2018: Programmable Telecoms for Telcos

The session “Programmable Telecoms for Telcos” covered a morning and afternoon session slot on Day 2. The presenters included: Sebastian Schumann, DT (previously immmr), on his experiences with immmr Yusuf Kaka, MTN, on their working in fostering innovation with MTN Greg Sikora, OVOO, on their service plane Werner Eriksen, WorkingGroupTwo, on their open platform James Body, … Continue reading TADSummit 2018: Programmable Telecoms for Telcos

TADSummit 2018: Web3

Web3 / Web 3.0 / Decentralized Web / Decentralized Telecoms / Decentralized Communications has been a theme of TADSummit for over 3 years. While it’s still a way out from broad market adoption, we’re starting to see real commercial deployments, as we’ll describe in this weblog. Status, an Ethereum OS, was a sponsor for TADHack … Continue reading TADSummit 2018: Web3

TADSummit 2018: Innovation Showcase and Workshop

We wrapped up Day 1 with an Innovation Showcase to show some cool stuff, and a workshop on Design Thinking and Effectuation. Philippe Vayssac continues to impress with a constant stream of successful innovations. In his presentation, “Innovations in the Insurance Industry and Beyond: Programmable Telecoms, IoT, Simply Making the World Better.” he showed how … Continue reading TADSummit 2018: Innovation Showcase and Workshop

Review of Programmable Telecoms in the Enterprise

I’m witnessing many more companies and organizations using programmable telecoms in the Enterprise. Using open source telecom software projects to deliver IT and Telecom solutions.  That’s the theme for this session and the 4 presenters each take a different perspective on that topic. Rob Pickering from ipcortex kicked off the session reviewing the dichotomy of centralized versus … Continue reading Review of Programmable Telecoms in the Enterprise

TADSummit 2018 CPaaS Evolution

After the keynotes the new TADSummit attendees realized they were attending something quite unique. Having practitioners sharing their experiences makes a big difference. The CPaaS evolution session gave us a chance to explore some aspects of programmable telecoms around design, channels, fax, and wrap it up with a panel session. I purposefully include Voxist and … Continue reading TADSummit 2018 CPaaS Evolution

TADSummit 2018 Keynotes

TADSummit is the sister event to TADHack. While TADHack focused on making the world aware of the power of programmable telecoms, through solving problems in people’s lives. TADSummit focused on the business and technology aspects of programmable telecoms. This weblog reviews the TADSummit 2018 Keynotes provided by some of the sponsors: TeleSign, tyntec, Wazo, Cequens, and … Continue reading TADSummit 2018 Keynotes

Insight: Banking Chatbots’ Potential in MEA

Review of banking chatbots’ potential in the MEA region by Cequens. Many businesses and companies are shifting away from real-life, human interactions to automated conversational interactions via the chatbot. Presently, the chatbot market is valued at more the $250 million and it is projected to continue its rapid growth over the next decade. According to … Continue reading Insight: Banking Chatbots’ Potential in MEA

Programmable Telecom to the Masses – The DIY Drag n Drop Model

Although the CPaaS market is relatively young, its evolution is inevitable in today’s rapidly changing ecosystem. Originally, the focus has been on developers and enabling them to embed communications; whether SMS, voice, or video, in business processes. While this has worked exceedingly well in the past, the developer-centric modus operandi isn’t inclusive of all business … Continue reading Programmable Telecom to the Masses – The DIY Drag n Drop Model