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Digium, Inc., the Asterisk® Company which is now part of Sangoma Technologies Inc., today announced the keynote presenters for the AstriCon Open Source User Conference and Exhibition to be held October 9 - 11, 2018, at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. Keynote speakers include Deb Bryant, senior director of open source and standards at Red Hat, and Simon Woodhead, founder and CEO of Simwood, Inc.

Celebrating its 15th year, AstriCon remains the longest-running conference devoted to Asterisk, the most widely used open source communications platform in the world. This is the first AstriCon after acquisition of Digium by Sangoma Technologies, AstriCon brings together the world's open source enthusiasts – from code developers and Asterisk integrators to service providers and enterprise IT professionals – who all share an interest in Asterisk.

Bryant’s presentation, “Open Source in Telecom: What a Difference a Decade Makes,” will take place on Thursday, October 11th at 9.00am. Following the huge impact made by Asterisk, traditional telecoms find themselves evaluating the case for open source, which has now arguably become the norm for much infrastructure. His speech would be interesting specially in this momentum that many community members are skeptical about the future of Open Source Telecom. This keynote will address how businesses will employ modern practices at scale, such as DevOps, and how they will manage continuous improvement and integration (CI/CD). Bryant’s presentation will answer the question of how security will be addressed with the significant changes in operation and increased exposure to public networks. She will also look forward to exploring some of the implications for the industry with the rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

So if you are interested, you can register for AsteriCon 2018 in the following link.


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