WebRTC: What Does It Mean for Your Enterprise?
WebRTC has been a hot topic for more than three years now, and there are signs that this Web communications standard may finally be reaching critical mass of acceptance. But what does the continued evolution and growth of the WebRTC ecosystem mean for your enterprise? Most of the big names in enterprise communications have expressed support for WebRTC, joining Google and the other Web-centric vendors that sparked the WebRTC movement, as well as newer startups in the mobile apps space.
But how much of this support and activity has translated into real-world products and implementations? And how many enterprises are deriving real business value from WebRTC technology today?
To help your enterprise answer these questions, Enterprise Connect is proud to present its fourth-annual WebRTC Conference-within-a-Conference. This full day of programming will provide you with the most current information on the status of WebRTC standards and product development. You’ll hear from the thought leaders who are driving the standards efforts, and you’ll get to see live demos of WebRTC-based products. Finally, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from end users who have implemented WebRTC within their enterprises. You’ll come away with a clear idea of what WebRTC can do for you today, and what it could mean for your future.
Monday, March 27, 2017
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
8:15 - 8:30 AM
Kickoff - A WebRTC Health Check
Is WebRTC living up to early predictions that it would ultimately democratize UC by enabling voice, video and screen sharing within any application (or alternatively with no application except the browser), or have the codec battles and slow V1.0 ratification permanently limited WebRTC’s allure? During this brief opening session we’ll look at where WebRTC is today based on real adoption data, and more importantly, where it’s heading as we set the stage for the day’s discussions in the WebRTC track.
8:30 - 9:15 AM
Keynote: The State of WebRTC
After several years of WebRTC development what is the state of the standard today? Is WebRTC really bringing any new capabilities to the UC space? What is ready for use today, and what is still coming down the road? Are the video codec wars being resolved? What about the security issues that have been raised? Have they been solved? How do people develop WebRTC apps for mobile devices? During this session we’ll answer all these questions and more as we discuss the current state of WebRTC technology.
9:15 - 10:00 AM
Achieving Browser Ubiquity for WebRTC
WebRTC is often seen to be a major disruptor for many established communications networks. Sometimes WebRTC is referred to as the ultimate Skype killer. But, is this really true? What are the opportunities and possible pitfalls for WebRTC to succeed as a standard, and how does WebRTC help or threaten a communications player like Microsoft?
This session will give Microsoft’s perspective on WebRTC. Microsoft is a key browser manufacturer (Windows Explorer and Edge), has a strong developer ecosystem, and operates global and enterprise communications networks like Skype and Skype for Business.
10:00 - 10:15 AM
10:15 - 11:15 AM
The Service Provider Role in WebRTC
To date, most enterprise organizations have looked at WebRTC as something they deploy themselves, using internally developed apps or by leveraging off-the-shelf products from communications software vendors. However, traditional telcos and emerging communications service providers are very active in providing WebRTC-enabled apps as well. During this session we’ll explore how service providers are delivering WebRTC solutions to the enterprise, and we’ll discuss how end-user organizations could leverage service provider offerings to achieve their own WebRTC goals.
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Practical WebRTC Implementation Best Practices
So you’ve identified a use case for WebRTC, now what do you do? Do you develop from the ground up, or use a WebRTC toolkit? What are the best practices for voice/video quality management? Are there security risks to WebRTC-enabled implementations, and if so, how do you mitigate them? How do you integrate WebRTC into your existing infrastructure, or do you need to? During this session we’ll look at architectural models and operating approaches that may help ensure the technical success of a WebRTC project.