Voice SIG: SIP and Open Source
Luan Dang, Director of Engineering - Cisco Systems
Cubberly Community Center
4000 Middlefield Rd. Room H-1
Palo Alto, CA
6:00-6:30pm Registration / Networking / Refreshments (Free Pizza!)
6:30-8:00pm Presentation / Q&A
$10 for non-SDForum Members
No charge for SDForum members and students with ID
The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is taking the telecom and data industry by storm. Everyone is talking about it. MCI is deploying services on top of SIP. We will take a fundamental look of this protocol and its impact to the VoIP market place. Another phenomenon that is taking place is the Open Source movement. With the success of Linux and Apache, more and more companies are adopting the Open Source model in their development. We will look at how SIP and Open Source can help accelerate the VoIP market
Luan is Director of Engineering in the Voice and Video Services Business Unit at Cisco Systems, overseeing the development of Open Source VoIP products and strategies. Luan came to Cisco through the acquisition of Vovida Networks, where he was Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder.
Luan has line management and software development experience for technology based companies. His industry experience includes circuit and microprocessor development as well as telephony related development projects. Luan's recent work as a Technical Software Manager for Nortel Networks focused on line-side voice-over-IP, speech recognition, voice-activated attendants and personal directory and auto-configuration feature development for digital terminals. Luan has successfully managed software development projects in many areas and has also completed software programming as a Senior Software Engineer, Software Engineer and Software Architect. Luan is currently a member of the Technical Advisory Council for the International Softswitch Consortium. In addition to filing 3 telephony patents for voice-over-IP (1999), caller IP (1998) and display screen management apparatus (1997), Luan holds an MS in Computer Science from Stanford and a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of California at San Diego.