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2021 STIR/SHAKEN VIRTUAL SUMMIT Schedule

Monday, July 19 through Friday, July 23, 2021


Please find the official agenda for the 2021 STIR/SHAKEN VIRTUAL SUMMIT below with the associated registration links for each webinar.

Please note you must register for each individual webinar you wish to attend. We apologize in advance for this inconvenience, but this is necessary due to current limitations of GoToWebinar and other webinar platforms.

All times listed are U.S. EDT (Eastern Daylight Time.)

All webinars will be broadcast live, but will also be recorded for on-demand viewing after the conclusion of the virtual event. Please note that certain functions, such as the ability to submit questions, are only available during live broadcasts.

Questions? Visit the event landing page, or send an email to stirshakensummit@sipforum.org.

Register for one or as many sessions as you like — All registrations are free!


MONDAY, JULY 19


10:00am 11:00am: Update on the STIR/SHAKEN Framework and Current IP-NNI Task Force Milestones. Presented by Martin Dolly, Lead Member Technical Staff, Core & Government / Regulatory Standards, AT&T; Co-Chair of the SIP Forum/ATIS Joint IP-NNI Task Force; and Director, SIP Forum.


11:30am 12:30pm: SHAKEN Goes Global – Opportunities and Challenges for Service Providers and Regulators Outside of the U.S. Moderated by Bevin Fletcher, Editor of FierceWireless. Panelists include Mike O’Brien, Chief Product Officer at iconectiv; Jim McEachern, Principal Technologist at ATIS; Melissa Blassingame, Director, Strategic Business Development at Twilio; and Gunnar Halley, Assistant General Counsel at Microsoft.

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1:30pm – 2:30pm: Special 2021 STIR/SHAKEN VIRTUAL SUMMIT Federal Communications Commission Keynote and Panel Discussion. This special keynote and panel discussion will feature remarks by Kris Monteith, Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau, and panelists including Daniel Kahn, Associate Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau; Matthew Collins, Assistant Chief, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau; Daniel Stepanicich, Attorney Advisor, Telecommunications Consumers Division, Enforcement Bureau; and Kristi Thornton, Deputy Division Chief, Consumer Policy Division, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau.


3:00pm – 4:00pm: How Does the Industry Tackle the Problem of Illegal International Robocalls? Moderated by Jon Peterson, Fellow and VP, Neustar. Panelists include Philippe Fouquart, Orange, R&D Labs, and Huw Saunders, Director, Network Infrastructure, Ofcom.

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4:30pm – 5:30pm: Open Issues in STIR/SHAKEN – Thoughts on the Current State of the Battle to Defeat Robocalls and Caller ID Spoofing. Presented by Richard Shockey, Chairman of the SIP Forum and Principal, Shockey Consulting.


TUESDAY, JULY 20


10:00am 11:00am: Special Keynote Session – The View From Canada. Featuring Richard Polishak, Technology Fellow at TELUS Communications Company, and Chair CRTC CISC-Network Working Group (NTWG);  John MacKenzie, Regulatory Affairs Director at TELUS Communications Company, and TELUS representative on the CISC Steering Committee and co-sponsor on NTWG task 37, Framework for STIR/SHAKEN in Canada; and Jacques Sarrazin, President and CEO of the Canadian LNP Consortium (CLNPC) and the Canadian Secure Token Governance Authority (CST-GA)


11:30am 12:30pm: Beyond the Checkmark: How Branded Calls Transform the Call Experience. Moderated by Jonjie Sena, VP Product Marketing, Neustar. Panelists include Seth Levine, Senior Epidemiologist at Virginia Department of Health; Shaan Katyal, VP at First Orion; Bin Zhu, Lean Six Sigma/Program Leader at Medtronic; and Marybeth C. Degeorgis, VP Product Management at Neustar.

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1:30pm – 2:30pm: Part One: Update on Centralized Registry & Registered Caller. Presented by Chris Drake, CTO, iconectiv, and John Marinho, Vice President of Technology and Cybersecurity, CTIA.

Part Two: Panel Discussion: Verizon, CTIA and MetaSwitch Case Study. Moderated by Jonathan Shulman, Vice President, iconectiv. Panelists include Lulia Barakat, Senior Manager, Network Infrastructure Planning, Verizon; John Marinho, Vice President of Technology and Cybersecurity, CTIA; and Dr. Peter Brown, Product Manager, Metaswitch.

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3:00pm – 4:00pm: Driving Consumer Trust One Number at a Time with RealNumber®. Moderated by Kyle Belcher, Senior Product Manager, Somos. Panelists include Calvin Ellison, Systems Architect at Voxox; Jaime Zetterstrom, VP of Telecom Compliance at Intrado; and Carlos Perez, TAC Supervisor at Sansay.


WEDNESDAY, JULY 21


10:00am 11:00am: Special Keynote: The View from the Netherlands. Featuring Melanie Oderwald, Business Consultant at COIN – the association of Dutch providers of electronic communications networks and services.


11:30am 1:00pm:  Why Robocall and Fraud Mitigation Needs to Be Webscale. Presented by Michael Stovenour, Chief Field Architect – Core Systems, Ribbon Communications.

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1:30pm – 2:30pm: Achieving Compliance – Service Providers’ Perspectives on the STIR/SHAKEN Milestone. Panelists include Dr Peter Brown, Product Manager,  Metaswitch, a Microsoft Company; Lulia Barakat,  Senior Manager, Network Infrastructure Planning, Verizon; Lavinia Kennedy, Director of Product Management, TNS; and Ryan Mitchell, VP Engineering – Network Products & Services, Wow!, Internet, Cable, Phone.


3:00pm 4:00pm: Out-of-Band SHAKEN Deployment – Everything You Need to Know. Presented by Alec Fenichel, Senior Software Architect, TransNexus.


4:30pm – 5:30pm: The Ultimate Call Experience Journey. Panelists include Bryan Smith, VP of Product Management, First Orion; Tracey Cash, Director of Solution Design, First Orion; Nysia George, Associate Director of Data Science, First Orion; and Julie Fowler, Director, Solution Design and Technical Sales, First Orion.

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THURSDAY, JULY 22


10:00am 11:00am: Virtual Fireside Chat – STIR/SHAKEN and the World: Perspectives from the U.S. and UK. Featuring Dr. Eric Burger, Research Professor of Computer Science, Georgetown University; former FCC CTO and Assistant Director for Telecommunications and Cybersecurity at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Richard Shockey, Chairman of the SIP Forum and Principal, Shockey Consulting;  Eli Katz, Chair of Comms Council UK and Founder and CEO, XConnect; and David Cargill, Chair of the Operations Working Group, Comms Council UK and Senior Director of Product Management at Vonage.


11:30am – 12:30pm: Looking Ahead to Emerging Robocall Mitigation Efforts. Moderated by Kevin Rupy, Attorney at Law, Wiley Rein LLP. Panelists include Mike Rudolph, Chief Technology Officer at YouMail; Richard Shockey, Chairman, SIP Forum; Josh Bercu, Vice President, Policy & Advocacy at USTelecom; and Daniel Stepanicich, Attorney Advisor, Telecommunications Consumers Division, Enforcement Bureau, at the FCC.


1:30pm 2:30pm: STIR/SHAKEN — What Happens Next? Presented by Jonathan Nelson, Director of Product Management, Hiya.


3:00pm – 4:00pm: All For One and One For All: Trusted Identity Security. Presented by Chris Wendt, Director, IP Comms & RTC Solutions, Comcast; Co-Chair, SIP Forum/ATIS IP-NNI Task Force; and Director, SIP Forum.


4:30pm – 5:30pm: RCD and Delegated Certs Virtual “Birds of a Feather” (BoF) Session. Led by Chris Wendt, Director, IP Comms & RTC Solutions, Comcast; Co-Chair, SIP Forum/ATIS IP-NNI Task Force; and Director, SIP Forum. Panelists include Doug Ranalli, NetNumber; Jon Peterson, Neustar; Jamie Gibson, Ribbon Communications; Alec Fenichel, TransNexus; Dave Stewart, Somos; and Robert McCulley, Twilio.


FRIDAY, JULY 23


10:00am – 11:00am:  Making Sure Robocall Rules Work: Blocking Notification, Robocall Mitigation Database, and Other Hot Issues. Moderated by Josh Bercu, Vice President, Policy & Advocacy, USTelecom. Panelists include Dr. Eric Burger, Research Professor of Computer Science, Georgetown University; former FCC CTO and Assistant Director for Telecommunications and Cybersecurity at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Lulia Barakat, Senior Manager, Network Infrastructure Planning, Verizon; Linda Vandeloop, AVP External Affairs/Regulatory, AT&T and Chair, STI Governance Authority; Rebecca Thompson, Head, Communications Policy; Global Public Policy & Government Affairs at Twilio; and Erin Griffith, Associate, at Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP.


11:30am – 12:30pm: Enterprise STIR/SHAKEN Identity Management Using Distributed Ledger Technology. Speakers: Ian Deakin, Principal Technologist, ATIS; Mark Himelfarb, Chief Technology Officer, First Orion; and Julie Fowler, Director, Solution Design and Technical Sales, First Orion.

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1:30pm – 2:30pm: Update on the Status of the STIR/SHAKEN Secure Telephone Identity Governance Authority (STI-GA). Presented by Linda Vandeloop, AVP External Affairs/Regulatory, AT&T and Chair, STI Governance Authority, and Brent Struthers, STI-GA Director, ATIS.


3:00pm – 4:00pm: June 30 has Passed, Now What’s Truly Expected for Voice Service Providers? Moderated by Rebekah Johnson, Founder & CEO, Numeracle. Panelists include John Bruner, President & CEO, Aegis Mobile; Steve Augustino, Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP; and Steve Smith, Founder and CEO, Fonative.


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2021 STIR/SHAKEN VIRTUAL SUMMIT Diamond Sponsors

We are very proud to have the following companies support the 2021 STIR/SHAKEN VIRTUAL SUMMIT through their generous support as event Diamond Sponsors.

Please visit here for a full listing of 2021 STIR/SHAKEN VIRTUAL SUMMIT Sponsors.


First Orion is a global provider of digital call experiences for the world’s leading carriers, enterprises, and mobile apps. 

The First Orion Call Protection Suite provides scam, fraud, and spoof protection solutions to hundreds of millions of consumers. The company’s Branded Calling Suite, INFORM® and ENGAGE®, allows businesses to brand their calls with name, logo, and a reason for the call. In addition, First Orion solutions are STIR/SHAKEN ready and compliant, allowing consumers to trust their connection. 

First Orion powers digital call experiences for T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile, Boost Mobile, Sky, along with Fortune 500 brands, PrivacyStar®, and other mobile apps. Established in 2008, First Orion is headquartered in North Little Rock, Arkansas, with offices in Seattle, London, Dubai, and Sao Paulo, and employs over 280 people globally. More at www.firstorion.com, @FirstOrionCorp, or the First Orion Blog.


Your business and your customers need to access and exchange information simply, seamlessly and securely. iconectiv’s extensive experience in information services and its unmatched numbering intelligence helps you do just that. In fact, more than 2 billion people count on our trusted communication platforms each day to keep their networks, devices and applications connected.

With new technologies revolutionizing the way companies and consumers connect and engage, trust remains the critical factor in ensuring that all  voice calls, texts and chatbots – continue to support consumer engagement and keep conversational commerce flowing. iconectiv is an active participant in the industry ecosystem establishing this foundation of trust and in authenticating and verifying communications.  We have demonstrated expertise as the U.S. STI Policy Administrator (STI-PA) for the nation’s Calling Number Verification Service and have been named as a GSMA Verification Authority for RCS Business Messaging. In addition, iconectiv TruReach Intel helps to verify voice, text, and chatbot communications so that legitimate businesses are known to consumers. These initiatives give stakeholders at every level—from service providers, to aggregators, to content providers and application developers—the ability to simply, seamlessly and securely enhance the trust in their communication outreach.

If you are interested in learning more about how we can help restore consumer confidence and trust in communications before the 2021 STIR/SHAKEN VIRTUAL SUMMIT, be sure to check out these articles:

For more information, visit www.iconectiv.com, and follow on Twitter and LinkedIn.


Neustar is an information services and technology company and a leader in identity resolution providing the data and technology that enables trusted connections between companies and people at the moments that matter most. Neustar offers industry-leading solutions in Marketing, Risk, Communications, Security and Registry that responsibly connect data on people, devices and locations, continuously corroborated through billions of transactions. Neustar serves more than 8,000 clients worldwide, including 60 of the Fortune 100 , and over 800 communication service providers.

An industry leader in Caller Identification solutions, Neustar is a co-author of STIR standards, key contributor to the SHAKEN framework, and the exclusive operator of the ATIS Robocalling Testbed which conducts interoperability testing of real-world STIR/SHAKEN implementations against Neustar’s reference implementation. Learn more at www.stirshaken.neustar