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SIPNOC 2020 Schedule

Monday, December 7 through Friday, December, 2020


Please find the official agenda for SIPNOC 2020 below with the associated links for each webinar.

Please note that all times are U.S. Eastern Time.

Please also 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 current webinar platforms.

Simply click the existing registration links below, and you’ll be taken to the registration page for each webinar.

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

Questions? Visit the main SIPNOC event webpage, or send an email to sipnocinfo@sipforum.org.


MONDAY, DECEMBER 07


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: Special SIPNOC 2020 Federal Communications Commission Keynote and Panel Discussion. This very special SIPNOC 2020 Federal Communications Commission keynote and panel discussion will feature remarks by Kris Monteith, Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau, and panelists including Daniel Kahn, Associate Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau; and Matthew Collins, Assistant Chief, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau.


1:00pm – 2:00pm: Progress Report on Closing the Attestation Gap. Moderated by Henry Hayter, Principal, Product Management, Neustar. Panelists include Patrick Cook, Lead Product Developer for STIR/SHAKEN, Inteliquent; Philip Linse, Director of Public Policy, Lumen, and Chair, ATIS Non-IP Call Authentication Task Force and SIP Forum Director; Jonathan Rosenberg, Chief Technology Officer and Head of AI, Five9; and Georgi Minkov, Director of Voice Engineering, GTT.

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2:30pm – 3:30pm: Demystifying Attestation: Getting Your Business Customers Recognized, One Call at a Time. Moderated by Chris Drake, CTO, iconectiv. Panelists include Phil Linse, Director of Public Policy, Lumen, and Chair, ATIS Non-IP Call Authentication Task Force and SIP Forum Director; Linda Vandeloop, AVP External Affairs/Regulatory, AT&T and STI-GA Board Chair; John Marinho, Vice President Technology and Cyber Security, CTIA; and Christopher Oatway, Associate General Counsel, Verizon and STI-GA Board member.

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4:00pm – 5:00pm: The Holy Grail: Achieving Ubiquitous IP Interconnection and the Battle Over Inter-Carrier Compensation. Presented by Richard Shockey, Chairman of the SIP Forum and Principal, Shockey Consulting; Mike Romano, Sr. Vice President, NTCA; and Greg Rogers, Head of Global Policy Regulatory Affairs, Bandwidth.


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 08


10:00am 11:00am: The View From Canada: Special SIPNOC 2020 CRTC and CST-GA Keynote. Featuring Alain Garneau, Director, Telecommunications Enforcement Compliance and Enforcement Sector, CRTC; and Jacques Sarrazin, President and CEO of the Canadian LNP Consortium (CLNPC) and the Canadian Secure Token Governance Authority (CSTGA).


11:30am 12:30pm: The Company You Keep: Omnichannel Verification Helps Service Providers Protect Brands, Buyers and the Bottom Line. Presented By Cliff Holsenbeck, Sr. Director of Product Management, Trusted Communications at iconectiv.

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1:30pm – 2:30pm: Why Vetting is a Critical Foundational Component to Restoring Trust in the Phone System. Moderated by Mick Moss, Senior Product Manager, Neustar. Panelists include Jon Peterson, Fellow and VP, Neustar; Jim Tyrrell, Senior Director of Product Marketing, TNS; Clark Whitten, Principal Engineer, Cox Communications, and SIP Forum Director; Chris Wendt, Director, IP Comms & RTC Solutions, Comcast, Co-Chair, SIP Forum/ATIS IP-NNI Task Force, and Director, SIP Forum; and Tracey Cash, Associate Director, First Orion.

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3:00pm – 4:00pm: STIR/SHAKEN Strategies for Enabling Trusted Connections between Enterprises and Their Customers. Featured Speakers include Sri Ramachandran, SVP and Chief Technology Officer, Somos; David Stewart, VP, Business Development, Somos; Gene Lew, Principal Architect, Salesforce; and Douglas Gardner, President & CEO, Jump Market Strategies.

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4:30pm – 5:30pm: Extending the SHAKEN Eco-System. Presented by Chris Wendt, Director, IP Comms & RTC Solutions, Comcast; Co-Chair, SIP Forum/ATIS IP-NNI Task Force; and Director, SIP Forum.


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 09


10:00am 11:00am: Panel Discussion: The FCC’s STIR/SHAKEN Framework – Assessing Progress and Examining the Road Ahead. Moderated by Kevin Rupy,  Attorney at Law, Wiley Rein LLP. Panelists include Richard Shockey, SIP Forum Chairman and Principal, Shockey Consulting; Josh Bercu, Vice President, Policy & Advocacy, USTelecom; Brian Ford, Director of Industry Affairs, NTCA; and Joe Weeden, VP, Product Marketing, Metaswitch.


11:30am 1:00pm:  An Open Discussion on Federating Identity Data. Presented by Justin Hart, CTO, Cloud and Edge Business Unit, Ribbon Communications.

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1:30pm – 2:30pm: Putting STIR/SHAKEN into the Cloud – a Cloudspotter’s Guide. Presented by Dr. Peter Brown, Product Manager for Metaswitch’s QCall STIR/SHAKEN Solution.


3:00pm 4:00pm: Real World Benefits of Rich Call Data and Out-of-Band SHAKEN. Presented by Alec Fenichel, Senior Software Architect, TransNexus.


4:30pm – 5:30pm: Issues and Challenges Concerning Reestablishing Trust In Voice Communications. Panelists from Bandwidth include Scott Mullen, Chief Technology Officer; Nick Sgroi, Sr. Vice President, Product & Network Strategy; Greg Rogers, Head of Global Policy and Regulatory Affairs; and Tom Soroka, Director, Fraud Mitigation.

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10


10:00am 11:00am: Update on the Status of the STIR/SHAKEN Secure Telephone Identity Governance Authority (STI-GA). Presented by Linda Vandaloop, AVP External Affairs/Regulatory, AT&T and Chair, STI Governance Authority, and Brent Struthers, STI-GA Director, ATIS.


11:30am – 12:30pm: Building Trusted Communications with Trust Hub. Presented by Nupur Bhade Vilas, Senior Group Manager, Platform Product Marketing, Twilio.


1:00pm 2:00pm: STIR/SHAKEN and Beyond – A Broader Industry Approach to Call Verification, Security & Trust. Presented by Mark Collier, CTO, SecureLogix.


2:30pm – 3:30pm: The Checklist: 9 Tests For Your SHAKEN Deployment. Presented by Mark Lindsey, MTS and VP Engineering, ECG.


4:00pm – 5:30pm: Special Double Session

Part 1 – International Service Providers:  New FCC Rules and Ongoing Enforcement. Moderated by Josh Bercu, VP, Policy and Advocacy, USTelecom. Panelists include Chris Oatway, Associate General Counsel, Verizon; Sheba Chako, Chief Regulatory Counsel, BT in the Americas; and Glenn Richards, Partner and Chair of the Communications Practice Group at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.

Part Two – STIR/SHAKEN Implementation for Order Compliance: The Real Deal. Presented by Lulia Barakat, Senior Manager, Network Infrastructure Planning, Verizon.

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11


10:00am – 11:00am:  Delegated Certificates and Call Identity Challenges: What Data is Shared Between Carriers and Enterprises? Presented by Chris Wendt, Co-Chair, SIP Forum/ATIS IP-NNI Task Force, SIP Forum Director, and IP Comms & RTC Solutions, Comcast.


12:00pm – 1:00pm: The Enterprise & A-Attestation: How is This Going to Work? Moderated by Douglas Ranalli, Founder, NetNumber. Panelists include Christer Fahlgren, Senior Architect, Twilio; Dr. Eric Golan, Chief Architectural Officer, Everbridge; David Stewart, VP, Business Development, Somos; Chris Wendt, Co-Chair, SIP Forum/ATIS IP-NNI Task Force, SIP Forum Director, and IP Comms & RTC Solutions, Comcast; and Anis Jaffer, Head of Product and Strategy, Numeracle.


1:30pm – 2:30pm: The Enabled Enterprise: Leveraging Trusted Solutions to Help Drive Consumer Confidence. Presented by Ryan Karnas, Director, Product Management, Somos; Justen Davis, Sr. Director, Industry Relations & Public Policy, Somos; Mark Bilton-Smith, President and COO of ATL Communications, Resporg.com, and Porting.com; and Jaime Zetterstrom, Vice President of Telecom Compliance, Intrado.

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3:00pm – 4:00pm: Lessons from a STIR/SHAKEN Deployment: Best Practices and Key Considerations. Featured speakers include David Preo, Product Manager, Voice Solutions, Bandwidth; and Srikanth Rao, Network Solutions Architect, Bandwidth.

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4:30pm – 5:30pm: TBA


SIPNOC 2020 Diamond Sponsors

We are very proud to have the following companies support SIPNOC 2020 through their generous support as event Diamond Sponsors.

Please visit here for a full listing of SIPNOC 2020 Sponsors.

Bandwidth (NASDAQ: BAND) is a software company focused on communications for the enterprise.

Companies like Google, Microsoft, Cisco, Zoom, and RingCentral use Bandwidth’s APIs to easily embed voice, messaging and 911 access into software and applications.

Bandwidth is the first and only CPaaS provider offering a robust selection of communications APIs built around their own nationwide IP voice network–one of the largest in the nation. More information is available at www.bandwidth.com.


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 SIPNOC 2020, 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


Somos is a leading provider of registry management and data solutions. Our mission is to empower more intimate and trusted connections between brands, consumers, and communities. We accomplish this through our suite of authentication enablement solutions as well as our numbering administration roles. 

Currently, Somos serves as the North American Numbering Plan Administrator and the Pooling Administrator for more than 800 million local and wireless telephone numbers. We operate the SMS/800 TFN Registry for more than 42 Million Toll-Free Numbers in North America, and the TSS Registry, the centralized registry for the use of Toll-Free Numbers in text messaging and multimedia services. 
Through our portfolio of products and services, and a collaborative approach in everything we do, Somos helps ensure trust in an increasingly digital world, while delivering value, innovation, and results to consumers. To learn more about Somos, please visit www.somos.com.