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SIPNOC 2024 Overview

The SIP Forum Presents:

The SIP Network Operators Conference
“Focus on the Call and Text Authentication Ecosystem”

Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel, Herndon, VA – September 17-19, 2024

 Note: SIPNOC 2024 attendee registration and hotel room block reservations will officially open in May 2024. Please see below for information about the upcoming conference. For more information and for inquiries, please contact Marc Robins, SIP Forum President and Managing Director, at marc.robins@sipforum.org

Introduction

Presented by the SIP Forum, the leading industry association focused on the advancement of IP communications products and services based on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), the 13th annual SIPNOC conference is a unique event for service providers and carriers to gather to discuss the challenges of deploying and implementing SIP-based communications technology, and to learn the best-practices and strategies that enable the successful and profitable operation of SIP-based services and applications.

Distinguishing the event from other industry conferences, SIPNOC 2024 is not a sales event, a marketing event, nor an event for corporate positioning.


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SIPNOC 2024 Venue and Dates

In order to make travel to SIPNOC 2024 from points in Europe as well as locations in the United States as convenient as possible, the SIP Forum will be hosting SIPNOC 2024 in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area at the Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel in Herndon, Virginia, just a few minutes from Dulles airport.

The dates for SIPNOC 2024 are confirmed for Tuesday, September 17 through Thursday, September 19, 2024.

For travel planning purposes, you should plan to arrive at the venue no later than Monday, September 16. The conference will start promptly the morning of Tuesday, September 17th and run all the way through Thursday, September 19, with timely and important sessions scheduled all the way to the very end! SIPNOC 2024 will end late afternoon, @5pm, on Thursday, September 19th, so you could plan on departing later that evening or night – or much better, on Friday, September 20th.


SIPNOC 2024 Program Committee and CFP

The SIPNOC Program Committee ensures that the SIPNOC 2024 agenda is built by a panel of operational experts and presented in a setting that will encourage the meaningful exchange of day-to-day operational experiences.

This program committee reviews workshop topic proposals and draft presentations, helping to ensure that the resulting discussions focus on implementation experiences, best practices, key industry trends and considerations, and actionable recommendations.

The official SIPNOC 2024 Call For Presentations will be issued in late March, 2024, and will contain specific timelines and deadlines for submissions, and well as the various policies that govern the selection of content for the conference.

To view the CFP from the previous SIPNOC 2023 conference, please click HERE.


Focus on the Call and Text Authentication Ecosystem

SIPNOC 2024 will once again return to live, in-person proceedings, and continue and expand its focus on the broad Call Authentication ecosystem and the continuing efforts to eliminate illegal Robocalls, Caller ID Spoofing, and Robotexts, as well as other related topics, including the STIR/SHAKEN Framework, Call Analytics and Vetting, Branded Calling and Rich Call Data, International Traceback and STIR/SHAKEN adoption, KYC initiatives, Enterprise requirements and challenges, new SMS Text Authentication initiatives, associated Federal and State regulatory and enforcement actions, AI associated topics, and more.

For the upcoming conference, a unique three-day agenda is being developed specifically for industry stakeholders in the Call Authentication ecosystem, including telecommunications providers, major backbone operators, interconnect and wholesale solution providers, ISPs, cable operators, wireless network operators and large enterprises, as well as industry stakeholders in the Robocall/Robotext and Caller ID Spoofing elimination/mitigation ecosystem, including governmental regulators and agencies, equipment manufacturers, enterprises, government agencies, contact centers, application providers and data analytics firms.

To address unwanted and illegal Robocalls, the SIP Forum and the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) formed the Network to Network Interface (NNI) Joint Task Force to develop standards to verify and authenticate caller identification for calls carried over an Internet Protocol (IP) network using the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). The outcome of this effort has been the SHAKEN Call Authentication Framework.

Comprised of presentations and panel discussions given by the experts responsible for the development of the STIR/SHAKEN Framework as well as leaders in other areas of the Call Authentication industry, including “Know Your Customer” solutions providers and call analytics experts, the SIPNOC 2024 agenda will examine in detail the work and milestones of the ongoing efforts to combat telecom fraud. With currently more than 400 participants, the joint SIP Forum and ATIS IP-NNI Task Force has been meeting regularly for the past several years to define call authentication specifications and is comprised of telecommunications technical experts representing a range of telephony service providers and suppliers, both large and small, which serve both consumers and businesses.

Important, associated domestic and international regulatory issues will also be on the agenda, as the United States Federal Communications Commission, the CRTC in Canada, and other International regulatory agencies have all endorsed this important work.


Who Should Attend SIPNOC 2024?

With a primary focus on the implementation of STIR/SHAKEN and the Robocall/Robotext Mitigation industry ecosystem, SIPNOC 2024 is a special event for operational personnel and engineers from service providers of all stripes, and for individuals that are part of the Robocall/Robotext and Call ID Spoofing solutions ecosystem, including:

  • Telcos
  • Major Backbone Providers
  • Interconnect and Wholesale Solution Providers
  • ISPs
  • ITSPs (Internet Telephony Service Providers)
  • Cable Operators
  • Hosted and Managed Service Providers
  • Wireless Network Operators
  • International PTTs
  • Enterprises
  • Contact Center Operators
  • Data Analytics Companies
  • Equipment Manufacturers
  • Government Agencies and Regulators

SIPNOC 2024 Conference Topics

SIPNOC 2024 will feature a primary focus on issues critical to the reliable and successful deployment and operation of STIR/SHAKEN and other Call and Text Authentication solutions in today’s IP-based network environments, as well as associated topics including discussion of the ramifications of regulatory and legislative actions and critical security issues.

SIPNOC 2024 will present an agenda over the course of three days that includes a combination of special keynotes, presentations and panel discussions — an agenda designed to address the most important call authentication-related topics for today’s network operator.

Sessions, panel discussions and BOFs will focus on topics such as:

  • Status and Overview of the SIP Forum/ATIS Joint NNI Task Force
  • Overview of the STIR/SHAKEN Framework
  • Status of the Secure Telephone Identity Governance Authority (STI-GA)
  • Important Certificate Management Considerations and Procedures
  • Operational Aspects of the Policy Administrator (STI-PA)
  • Call Analytics and Vetting
  • Branded Calling
  • The Risks and Opportunities Presented by AI Technology
  • Domestic and International ‘Know Your Customer’ Initiatives
  • Considerations Surrounding Delegated Certificates
  • Current Legislative Actions and Their Ramifications
  • The State of International Adoption of STIR/SHAKEN
  • Call Validation Display Framework
  • Enhanced CNAM and Rich Call Data
  • Requirements of the Financial Services Industry
  • Requirements of the Health Care Industry
  • Requirements of the Utilities Industry
  • STIR/SHAKEN Emergency Calling (e911) Security Strategies and Solutions
  • STIR/SHAKEN Deployment Best-Practices
  • Service Provider Case Studies
  • New SMS Text Authentication initiatives
  • Considerations for Management, Performance and Troubleshooting
  • Government Agency Use Cases and Requirements
  • Challenges and Opportunities for Implementing Call Authentication solutions with Enterprise Customers
  • Contact Center Requirements
  • International Track and Trace Issues and Considerations
  • AI-Powered Phone Fraud
  • Interconnection and Access Reform Challenges

Attending Companies and Organizations

While the international carrier and service provider community is the lynchpin of the SIPNOC conferences, industry stakeholders involved in major SIP initiatives such as network equipment vendors, government agency representatives, large enterprise network operators and academic research organizations are also encouraged to attend.

Over the years, SIPNOC has attracted technical leadership from service providers and carriers around the globe, including 2600Hz, 8×8, 800 Response, Accent Communications, Access One, Aegis Mobile, ADP, Airespring, Alaska Communications, ALLOcloud, Allstream, Altice, Alvaria, ANI Networks, AT&T, Approved Networks, Araxxe, Armstrong Utilities, ATL Communications, Aureon, babyTel, Baltimore-Washington Telephonone Company, Bandwidth, Baraga Telephone, Bascom Communications, Bell Canada, Bestel, Bluetone Communications, Bloomberg, Brighthouse Networks, British Telecom, Broadvox, CableOne, Cablevision, CaptionCall, Centracom, CDK Global, Central Oklahoma Telephone Co., Centurylink, Cincinnati Bell, Cinchcast, Charter Communications, Citizens Telephone Coop, City West Cable and Telephone, Clearfly Communications, Cloudii Communications, Cologix, Consolidated Telecom, Colorado Valley Communications, Comcast, Consolidated Telecom, Copper Valley Telephone, CoreDial, COX Communications, Cunningham Telephone, Deutsch Telecom, Dialpad, Dish Networks, East Kentucky Network, Eastlink, E Street Communications, Empire Telephone, Evolve IP, Farmers Mutual Telephone Company, Fishers Island Telephone Company, Frontier Communications, Freedom Mobile, Gated Networks, Germantown Telephone, Global Crossing, Globe Telecom Philippines, Golden Belt Telephone, Granite Telecommunications, Great Plains Telecommunications, Group Maskatel Quebec, GRUPO GTD, GTT, Hamilton Telecommunications, Hargray Communications, Hawaiian Telecom, iBasis, IDT, IntelePeer, IntelliVerse, Inteliquent, Intrado, Italtel, J2 Global, Jefferson Telecom, Joon, Lanck Telecom, Laurel Highland Telephone Co., Level 3, Liberty Limitless Mobile, Latin America, Livevox, LINX America, LogMeIn, Lumen, Lumos Networks, MarcaTel, Maskatel, Matanuska Telephone Assoc., Megapath, MetroNet, Midco, Mid-Rivers Communications, Midtel, MTS Allstream, Maore Mobile, Masergy, Mountain Telephone, Net2Phone, Newport Telephone Company, Nextel, Northwest Tel, NTT, Omantel, Optimum Lightpath, One Access Networks, Orange, Panterra, Peerless Networks, Phone,com, Pigeon Telephone Co., Pindrop, Pioneer Telephone, Polar Communications, Powernet. Purple Communications, Quality Voice and Data,  Refresh Telecom, RingCentral, Rock Port Telephone, Rocket Central, Rogers, SaskTel, SDN Communications, SETAR (Aruba), Shaw Communications, Sinch, Shentel, Skyetel, Smithville Communications, Socket Telecom, Soleo Communications, Somos, Sorenson Communications, South Central Communications, Southwest Texas Communications, Sprint, SSL.com, Star Telecom, Swisscom, Talktalk, Tata Communications, Taylor Communications, Telecom Oman, Telefonica, Telex, Telmex, TelNet Worldwide, Telstra, TELUS, T-Mobile, Time Warner Cable, TDS Telecom, Telefonica International Wholesale Services, Tracfone Wireless, TSTT, Turkcell Global, Twilio, XConnect Networks (Somos), XO Communications, Unified Office, Uni-tel, valid8, Vermont Telephone Co., Verizon, Videotron, Virgin Media, Vodafone, Vonage, Voxbone, Voxox, Vocalocity, WDT, Windstream, Ziggo, and many more.

In addition to carrier participants, SIPNOC has also attracted a myriad of SIP community stakeholders from vendors, governments, research organizations and enterprises such as Alorica, Amazon, American Bankers Association, Apex Systems, Apple, ARCEP, Association COIN, ATIS, ATLaaS and Porting.com, ATOS, AudioCodes, Avaya, Avantive Solutions, AWS, Bank of America, BCM One, BlueAlly, Brian Rosen Technologies, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP, Broadsoft, CableLabs, California State University, Caller ID Reputation, Canadian Anti-Fraud Center, Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), Canadian Telecommunications Association, CaptionCall, Cequint, Cisco Systems, CLNPC, Columbia University, Commetrex, Compliance Point, Comreg, Contact Center Compliance, Conterra Networks, CounterPath, CST-GA, CTIA, Democon, Dialogic Corporation, U.S. Dept. of Energy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defence, Dialog Technology, DISA (U.S. Defense Information Services Agency), eBay, ECG, Edgewater Networks, EGH, Empirix, Equinox Information Systems, Ericsson, FBI, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Fidelity Investments, First Orion, Five9, Florida Dept of Consumer Services, Frequentis AG, GENBAND, General Motors, Georgetown University, Google, GoTo, GSMA, Hiya, Home Depot, HSBC Bank, Huawei Technologies, iconectiv, Illinois Institute of Technology, INCOMPAS, Industry Traceback Group, Ingate Systems, Klein Law Group, ISOC, LogMeIn, LucidTech, Maryland Dept of Information Technology, Metaswitch, Microsoft, Mitel, MITRE, Motorola, Mutare, NECA, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, NetNumber, Neustar, Netmaker Communications, NetSapiens, New York Department of State, NICE Incontact, Noble Systems, Nokia, NORC at the University of Chicago, NTCA, Novant Health, Nuance Communications, Numeracle, NUSO, OFCOM, Oracle, Penn State University, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, Polycom, US Postal Service, US Army, Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE), REDCOM, Redshift Networks, REVE Systems, Ribbon Communications, RouteTrust, Samsung, Sangoma Technologies, Sansay, SecureLogix, Sevis Systems, Siemens, Sippy Software, snom, Sonus Networks, TD Bank, TelcoBridges, Telecert, Telnyx, Telestial, TextNow, TeleStax, Teraquant, THINQ Technologies, TNS, TransNexus, TransUnion, Unify, University of New Hampshire Interoperability Laboratory, University of Virginia, U.S. Dept of Transportation, U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), USTelecom Association, Vigilsec, Virginia Tech Commonwealth Cyber Initiative, Wiley Rein, YouMail, ZipDX, Zoom, and many more.


SIPNOC 2024 Conference Schedule

Below is a “Quick-Glance” truncated Schedule of Events which lists the general start and end times of the main conference events.

EventDate
Attendee Arrivals and Sponsor Setup16 September 2024
SIPNOC 2024 General Session – Day 117 September 2024 – 7:30am-5:30pm
SIPNOC 2024 Attendee Welcome Reception17 September 2024 – 7:00pm-10:00pm
SIPNOC 2024 General Session – Day 218 September 2024 – 7:45am-5:30pm
SIPNOC 2024 “Beer and Gear” Reception18 September 2024 – 7:00pm-10:00pm
SIPNOC 2024 General Session – Day 319 September 2024 – 7:45am-4:00pm
SIPNOC 2024 Ends19 September 2024 – 4:30pm

SIPNOC 2024 Conference Registration

Early-Bird Registration for the SIPNOC 2024 will officially open in May, 2024. For those of you who are registered Participant Members of the SIP Forum and/or are past attendees of previous SIP Forum events, you will receive notification via relevant mailing lists when registration goes live.

If you are not a registered Participant Member or are not sure if you are subscribed to any SIP Forum mailing lists, you may request notification by sending an email to sipnocinfo@sipforum.org or by calling +1-203-829-6307.


SIPNOC 2024 Hotel Reservations

The SIP Forum has negotiated a nicely discounted room rate of $159/night at the four-star Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel. This rate includes free in-room WiFi Internet access, self-parking, and shuttle bus service to and from the airport!

The hotel room reservations block for SIPNOC 2024 will officially open in May, 2024.


SIP Forum Full Member Sponsorship Discounts

Special Full Member-only discounts will be offered for a variety of special SIPNOC 2024 sponsorship packages.

Please contact Marc Robins, SIP Forum President and Managing Director, directly at marc.robins@sipforum.org or call +1-203-829-6307 for more information and to take advantage of these special offers.


SIPNOC 2024 Sponsors

We will be listing SIPNOC 2024 sponsors here very shortly, so stay tuned!


Become a SIPNOC 2024 Sponsor

The SIP Forum will be providing a wealth of valuable sponsorship benefits and promotional opportunities to companies that become a SIPNOC 2024 corporate sponsor. Sponsors of SIPNOC 2024 will receive the most exposure to the SIP Forum membership and SIPNOC community – before, during, and after the conference.

For more information about SIPNOC 2024 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Marc Robins, SIP Forum President and Managing Director, at marc.robins@sipforum.org, or call +1-203-829-6307.


SIPNOC 2024 Media and Analyst Policy

SIPNOC is an educational conference for technologists and engineers within the operator and Call Authentication community to share ideas, experiences (both good and bad). The SIP Forum will have a very limited number of passes for select media and analysts to attend the conference. Selections will be made on a case-by-case basis.

If you are a member of the media or are an industry analyst, and are interested in attending SIPNOC 2024, please contact Marc Robins at +1-203-829-6307 or by email at marc.robins@sipforum.org.

Please note that SIP Forum representatives and select speakers will be available for interviews and briefings following the conference upon request, as well as various content that emerges from the conference proceedings.


For More Information

For more information about past SIPNOC and other SIP Forum conference content, please visit our Past Events webpage, as well as access the SIPNOC Document repository, which offers presentations given at all previous events.

If you can’t find what you need, please send your inquiry to the conference email address at sipnocinfo@sipforum.org or contact the Managing Director (see above).

In addition, your email address will be added to the SIPNOC conference mailing list so that you can receive news and special updates relating to the conference (don’t worry — you can easily unsubscribe if you do not want to remain on the list).