Episode 1: The Emerging Battleground for Programmable Communications

February 1, 2023 Al Balasco

In this inaugural episode of Radisys' Let's Engage podcast,  we are going to discuss how the convergence of Open Networks, Programmable Communications, and AI-based Media Analytics is changing the way enterprises operate their businesses. We will touch on the rising popularity of APIs in the telecom community, the role of programmable communications in 5G applications, innovations seen in recent Hackathons, and more. I am your host, Al Balasco, Head of Media and Applications at Radisys 

Our guest for the podcast is Alan Quayle, founder of TADHack, the largest telecoms-focused hackathon, and TADSummit, an industry event focusing on building the telecom application development ecosystem. For nearly 20 years, he has been the catalyst driving innovation in communication & collaboration applications.  

This podcast will discuss the following topics:

1.     Why the market for programmable communications is so popular, and what aspects are gaining the most attention?
2.     How is the battleground for programmable digital engagements emerging, especially concerning the API economy?
3.     What are some of the coolest and most interesting applications that have been created using programmable communications in recent hackathons?
4.    How can communication service providers leverage their data better using programmable communications?
5.     What innovations were seen in the most recent Hackathons, and what can be expected in the upcoming hackathons? 

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About the Author

Al Balasco

Al Balasco is the Head of Media, Core and Applications Business. Prior to his current role, he was the Sr. Director of Product Management for the Media Server business. Before joining Radisys in October 2010, Al was the Director of Product Management in Avaya Inc.’s Unified Communications business unit where he was responsible for the delivery of a variety of collaboration solutions and partnerships. Prior to Avaya, Mr. Balasco was the Vice President of Product Management at Spectel and was instrumental in defining the company’s VOIP conferencing and collaboration strategy. He also served as Director of Marketing for Sonexis Inc. and Director of Product Management at Brooktrout Software. Mr. Balasco has over 25 years of product management, business development and marketing experience in the telecommunications industry and has an MBA from Northeastern University in Boston.

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