Roman has co-founded WebServiceCenter Group in early 2004 and has since been responsible for strategic management and IT.
He received a Master's Degree in "Communications and Media Engineering" from Offenburg University (Germany) and has established and managed a number of technology initiatives there. One of them being "InternetServiceCenter" - an innovative company-like software development agency within the University.
Despite knowing about the opportunities of VoIP, many don't realize the practical value and benefits that Internet Telephony can bring to their organizations. Open-source telephony toolkit Asterisk enables every company and individual to have their very own PBX, customized to fit the unique needs of a particular situation and IT landscape.
Even more value and power can be derived by integrating Asterisk with other back-end applications, making it a natural part of a business process.
This presentation will focus on practical applications for Asterisk to simplify and improve voice communications, save cost and provide new innovative services (like "voice mail in email", "global presence", "click-to-call", etc).
Furthermore, various Asterisk installations (Trix-box, Asterisk@Home) as well as add-ons (Asterisk Real-time - MySQL connectivity, etc) will be reviewed and evaluated.
Finally, a general SWOT analysis, will be presented, covering Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats of an Asterisk introduction in a small/medium size company.
This session is an attempt to not only offer some fresh approaches to time/goal management, but also to engage in a discussion about new ideas and look at some thought-provoking concepts for total life management, that are made possible by a holistic approach to web-based application development nowadays.
We'll start by reviewing some classic approaches and theories for time and project management (GTD, books "The Time Trap", "One minute manager", etc), discussing goal-based time/project management and speculating about the future trends.
Then we'll take a look at some popular web-based applications for time/goal/project management and compare them to several integrated, "all-in-one" solutions.
At the end, we'll engage in a lively discussion on what the future for these approaches and applications will be and how to best use them.
Some of the ideas/points will be quite controversial with far-reaching implications (security, privacy, etc), so be sure to arm yourself with some real-life questions, examples and concerns. Hopefully, we'll have an intellectually-stimulating discussion where everybody will learn something new and get a fresh perspective on how to make the most of their potential.