Mark Summer to Keynote AstriCon Open Source Telephony Conference 2010
Mark Summer, veteran open source technologist and humanitarian, will deliver the keynote presentation at the seventh annual AstriCon Open Source Telephony Conference and Exhibition 2010, the longest running conference devoted to the Asterisk telephony platform.
Mark Summer is Inveneo’s Chief Innovation Officer, is a serial entrepreneur and world traveler, Summer has specialized in VoIP/IP networking architectures and operations management for more than 15 years. Having built and run several IT consulting and VoIP network design companies, he and his business partners founded Inveneo, a social enterprise dedicated to improving communications in remote and rural communities through open source technology.
In his keynote presentation, Summer will share his real-world experiences utilizing open source Asterisk to extend communications and unearth new opportunities in under-served communities in Haiti and Sub-Saharan Africa, complementing the conference theme of “Asterisk: The World is Calling.”
“The ability to place phone calls is often something we take for granted, but in many areas of the world this critical technology remains out of reach due to cost, complexity and implementation challenges associated with traditional telecommunications infrastructures,”
John Todd, Asterisk open source community director at Digium
Digium and its founder Mark Spencer have long been supporters of Inveneo and our model of bringing ICTs to deserving communities in some of the most challenging environments. AstriCon 2010 will take place from October 26-28, 2010, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.