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Update on Centralized Registry & Registered Caller and Panel Discussion: Verizon, CTIA and MetaSwitch Case Study

Special Two-Part Webinar Session

Monday, July 19, 11:30am-12:30pm EDT

Update on Centralized Registry & Registered Caller and Panel Discussion: Verizon, CTIA and MetaSwitch Case Study

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Part One: Update on Centralized Registry & Registered Caller.

Presented by Chris Drake, CTO, iconectiv, and John Marinho, Vice President of Technology and Cybersecurity, CTIA.

SHAKEN creates a challenge for verifying (or attesting to the validity of) an enterprise because of the common practice of using multiple service providers.

Whether via a delegated certificate or a centralized registry, iconectiv and CTIA will explore:

  • The current state of voice verification
  • An overview of verification options (centralized or delegated certificates)
  • What the ecosystem needs to know
  • What to expect next

Featured Speakers

Chris Drake

Chris Drake, Chief Technology Officer at iconectiv, is responsible for internal and external technology initiatives including emerging opportunities in trusted communications, cybersecurity, mobile content, mobile identity, virtualization and M2M/IoT.

Drake began his career at Bell Northern Research and has over 25 years in the Telecommunications industry. Prior to iconectiv, Chris held executive positions at Neustar, Sonus Networks, Telcordia Technologies as well as other companies.  Drake is also an executive advisor to technology startups and had worked with the Canadian Consulate Tech Accelerator @ NYC for many years.

Drake contributes to various GSMA efforts including the Fraud and Security Group, The Networks Group, and the Industry Specification Approving Group. Drake is on the board and executive committee of the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS), chair of the ATIS Technology and Operations Council, and board member for the SIP Forum.  

Drake is a longstanding member of the CTIA cybersecurity working group, the Cybersecurity Advisory Board for the Pace University Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, and has served on the Industrial Advisory Board for the Security and Software Engineering Research Center (S2ERC) for Georgetown and Ball State Universities through the National Science Foundation. Drake also serves on the FCC federal advisory committee, the North American Numbering Council.

John Marinho

John is Vice President of Technology and Cybersecurity at CTIA. He leads efforts to help the wireless industry secure its networks and devices against cybersecurity threats, implement industry technology programs, and advocate for sensible and practical regulations based on industry led solutions. He founded the industry’s Cybersecurity Working Group (CSWG) and serves as CTIA’s primary liaison with government agencies on cybersecurity. During his tenure he deployed national technology programs for anti-theft device security, the Location Accuracy Industry Test Bed for 911 services, and the IoT Cybersecurity Certification program.

He holds the Bell Labs President’s Award for Innovation and was awarded several Bell Labs patents in the field of wireless network optimization, network design and RF technology. Marinho is the retired Chairman of the TIA TR45 Standards Committee and is the recipient of the CTIA and TIA Industry Service Award for his efforts in setting wireless industry standards. He holds degrees from the Rutgers Graduate School of Management and the New Jersey Institute of Technology in electrical engineering.

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.

Registered Caller, the nation’s new telephone registry from CTIA and iconectiv, helps call centers and enterprises mitigate robocalls and increase their call-answer rates.

This panel discussion—with participation from Metaswitch, Verizon and CTIA—will focus on helping Originating Service Providers (OSPs) provide A-level attestation at origin, and will cover:

  • Use cases for improving attestation (including case study example from Verizon)
  • The latest technology developments (a review of the iconectiv/Metaswitch collaboration and joint solution with CTIA (Registered Caller) which verifies the association between the business and the caller ID
  • A deep dive into Verizon’s proof-of-concept trial of the solution, including integration with Registered Caller

Featured Speakers

Jonathan Shulman

Jonathan Shulman, Vice President, Business Development at iconectiv, is responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities and future revenue streams across iconectiv’s secure, interconnection solutions with global mobile network operators, telecom regulators, technology and industry partners. He also leads engagement with product and engineering teams to represent the voice of the customer and translate insights into test cases and proof of concept prior to market launch.

Shulman has more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience at world-class telecommunications, digital, advertising, mobile and technology companies where he has built and led high-performing global sales, marketing and channel teams. Prior to joining iconectiv, he served in high-level positions at Facebook, Lucent Technologies, Nokia and LG Electronics Mobile. Shulman graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in psychology. He also holds a master’s degree in law and diplomacy from Tufts University, as well as an MBA from the Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth College.

Lulia Barakat

Lulia has the privilege of working with leading engineers to develop architectural design, testing, and implementation of various robocall mitigation strategies such as STIR/SHAKEN, network and customer blocking solutions, as well as tools and analytics.  

As a founding member of the USTelecom Robocall Working group established in 2015, Lulia and her industry peers  collaborate on traceback to find the sources of illegal traffic.  She is proud to be on the forefront of innovative technology to improve the lives of our customers.  The passion and energy to address fraudulent robocalls also spills over to other fights against cancer, domestic violence and educational inequity.

Peter Brown

Dr Peter Brown is Product Manager for Metaswitch’s QCall STIR/SHAKEN solution, which is deployed in TNS’s Call Guardian Authentication Hub hosted service. He has worked on communication systems at Metaswitch for over two decades, and recalls starting as a software engineer in the days of X.400 mail and X.500 directory protocols. Most recently, he has been involved in the Enterprise Attestation subgroup within the ATIS IP-NNI Task Force. In his spare time, he would like to be sailing from his home on the Clyde in Scotland but has had to switch to virtual regattas this year.

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