AstriCon - Asterisk User Conference & Expo

September 27-29, 2016
Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa

Keynote Address

Wednesday Morning Keynote - Bill Ledingham

Wednesday Morning Keynote: “From macro trends to micro services: How open source software is reshaping the development and deployment of applications and services.”

Bill Ledingham 
Black Duck Software, CTO/EVP of Engineering

Bill is the CTO and EVP of Engineering at Black Duck Software, the industry leader in products and solutions which help companies secure and manage their use of open source software. He’s also a partner at Converge Venture Partners, where he actively works with a number of early-stage companies. A veteran in the voice industry, he served as an executive and member of the founding team at SpeechWorks, a leader in speech-based solutions that IPO’d in 2000 and is now part of Nuance. He also has been on the founding team at other companies in the virtualization and information security spaces. Bill holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford, as well as an MBA from Harvard.

Thursday Morning Keynote - Chris Matthieu

Thursday Morning Keynote: “Asterisk of Things” 

Chris Matthieu 
Citrix, Director, IoT Engineering

Matthieu will point to why Asterisk is in a key position to bridge machine-to-human-to-machine communications – both in technological terms, and as the IoT (a market expected to grow to nearly $20 trillion over the next five years) and Asterisk communities continue to align. 

Chris Matthieu is the co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, a revolutionary real-time IoT platform recently acquired by Citrix. Octoblu connects things, systems, people and clouds to a global mesh network allowing users to automate and control design flows, processes and sensor data, and analyze/react to real-time events and messages as well as big data trends and anomalies. Prior to co-founding Octoblu, Chris was the founder of Nodester, an open-source Node.JS PaaS which was acquired by AppFog and the founder of Teleku, a communications-as-a-service cloud platform which was acquired by Voxeo. Follow him on Twitter: @ChrisMatthieuT

Thursday Wrap-Up Keynote - Matt Jordan

Thursday Wrap-Up Keynote: “Asterisk: Past, Present, and Future"

Joshua Colp
Senior Software Developer, Digium

Matt Frederickson
Software Engineering, Digium

Matt Jordan
CTO, Digium