Digium Announces Keynote Speakers for AstriCon 2013

Asterisk Community Contributors and WebRTC Expert Take Center Stage During 10-year Celebration of AstriCon to Provide Insights into the Future of Open Source

Huntsville, AL, August 8, 2013 – Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, today announced the keynote presenters for the AstriCon Open Source User Conference and Exhibition to be held  October 8-10, 2013 in Atlanta, Ga. Keynote speakers include Philippe Lindheimer, project leader for FreePBX; Olle Johansson, open source contributor and co-founder of AstriCon; Alistair Cunningham, general manager, Integrics; Mark Spencer, chairman and chief technology officer, Digium; and Phil Edholm, founder and president of PKE Consulting and a leading expert in WebRTC.

Celebrating the 10th year, AstriCon remains the longest running conference devoted to Asterisk, the most widely used open source communications platform. 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.

Lindheimer, Johansson, Cunningham and Spencer will present “Asterisk: Views from the Community Front Line” at 9 a.m. on October 9. In this session, each of the speakers will share reflections on the past, and more importantly, give their thoughts on the future of Asterisk.

Edholm, a seasoned industry insider and former enterprise CTO at Nortel, will present his ideas on how WebRTC is expected to shape the communications industry and discuss the implications for the Asterisk community. Edholm’s presentation will take place at 9 a.m. on October 10.

The AstriCon conference contains four tracks with more than 45 sessions, offering attendees a variety of options during the three-day event. Tracks include Security master class, Tutorial/Development, Business Case Studies, and WebRTC /Cloud.

Due to the volume of content offered at this year’s event Digium is introducing a Diamond Package that offers special pricing for multiple attendees from a single company. It includes admission to all of the AstriCon activities during the three-day event. The multi-access package is available for $1,595 USD and includes passes for up to four conference attendees from the same company.

“We’re delighted with the way the community has, once again, come up with an amazingly comprehensive range of sessions for AstriCon. Compelling keynotes focused on the future of Asterisk, along with the chance to hear from, and interact with, key members of the Asterisk development team at Digium, make this event worthy of our 10th year celebration,” said David Duffett, worldwide community director for the Asterisk project. “With the volume of varied content, you will need to bring your friends and co-workers to be sure to capture everything.”

About AstriCon

AstriCon is the pioneer and longest running event devoted to all things Asterisk, one of the most influential open source projects today. Attendees will learn about trends in Asterisk use, the growing Asterisk ecosystem, the newest applications and a wide range of technical topics from Asterisk developers, users and entrepreneurs. AstriCon will be held from October 8-10, 2013 at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center in Atlanta. There is a pre-conference tutorial day on October 7 with various introductory tracks. Registration is open at www.astricon.net.

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Digium®, Inc. provides Asterisk® software, telephony hardware, and on-premises and hosted Switchvox business phone systems that deliver enterprise-class Unified Communications (UC) and UC as a Service (UCaaS) solutions at an affordable price. Digium is the creator, primary developer and sponsor of the Asterisk project; the world’s most widely used open source communications software. Asterisk turns an ordinary computer into a feature-rich communications server. A community of more than 80,000 developers and users worldwide uses Asterisk to create VoIP communication solutions in more than 170 countries. Since 1999, Digium has empowered developers to create innovative communications solutions based on open standards and open source software, providing an alternative to proprietary phone systems. Digium Switchvox Cloud and other cloud-based products and services are offered through Digium Cloud Services, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Digium, Inc. Digium’s business communications products are sold through a worldwide network of reseller partners. More information is available at www.digium.com and www.asterisk.org.



Julie Webb
Digium, Inc.
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