Patrick Sweeney joined Talari Networks in late 2017 so I thought it is a great opportunity to get a fresh view on the SD-WAN vendor and market. The fact Patrick came from a cybersecurity company made it even more interesting. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to have a long video chat with him. This interview is the summary of this chat.
WebRTC Disrupting Communications in The Financial Sector – An Interview with Joseph Heenan, VP Engineering of GreenKey Technologies
The financial sector has special requirements when it comes to communications. This has created a small community of companies that service this sector at high cost and with traditional products. When vendor replacement comes at high cost there is always the risk of products staying behind the technology curve. WebRTC removes barriers to entry in many sectors, including financial
In previous roles I held several years ago, I was involved in work with IBM related to WebSphere and their work around SIP. Things have advanced significantly since then, among other things, IBM added support for WebRTC to WebSphere. I wanted to delve more into IBM’s work on WebRTC. For this I contacted Brian Pulito who is Senior Technical Staff Member and a WebSphere Real-Time Communications Architect.
WebRTC is perceived by many as a technology that allows for in-browser, zero download, voice and video communication. While this is true, it is also an open source media engine that can be used in different ways. Cloud9 Technologies uses WebRTC with a twist. This is because of 2 reasons: their application and the market in which they operate.
The announcement of 4PSA back in April caught my attention because of 2 things: 1) A small vendor competing with the large ones in the crowded space of UC for service providers where many other small vendors failed. I was interested to learn about their special twist. 2) The mix of interesting ingredients: WebRTC, Big Data, search and analytics. I just had to know more.
In a previous post I wrote about IoT solutions coming to us from mobile device and OS vendors. The world of IoT and specifically platforms that allow developers to build services that interact with connected things has more variety. I had an interesting chat with Veselin Pizurica who is the founder of waylay.io. An early stage startup that offers a PaaS for IoT services