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prpl Summit 2023 – Retrospective

300 of the best minds in open source, security, chip design, carrier-grade software design, carrier and mobile communications, consumer applications, and much more all joined together in October for the 2023 prpl Summit!

prpl Summit 2023 was again the premier event for Service Providers, OEMs, Silicon Vendors, ISVs and open-source developers. This year’s completely sold out event took place in Paris, France on Monday October 23.

Featuring speakers from across the industry, keynotes from operators and industry stakeholders, application demonstrations and more, the prpl Summit welcomed all who are committed to open-source and open-APIs in support of carrier-grade CPE. Held in the Orange headquarters by the banks of the River Seine in Les Moulineaux, this Summit presented a unique opportunity for collaboration, networking, and development, with industry leaders from across the world in attendance.  

With presentations from the experts deeply involved in the creation of the prplWare carrier-grade open-source suite, including prplOS, prplMesh, prplLCM and prplSecurity. We showcased how these innovative solutions are transforming a number of industries, with key insight into future developments and applications.

We would like to extend our thanks once more to Orange for hosting and helping to make the event a success!


The 2023 edition of the prpl summit was hosted by Orange at their headquarters in Paris, within 25 minutes walking distance (or 10 minutes by tram) from the Network X event venue (Porte de Versailles): 

Slides and Videos

The slides for the presentations can be found under the headings below. Watch the full playlist here:

Introduction to prpl Foundation and prplWare
Dave Barr – prpl Technical Steering Committee (TSC), MaxLinear Director of Standards Engineering


Demos Overview – Paul Keator
Dish Network, Sr. Engineering Manager, Broadband Systems & prpl Foundation Gold Board Director


prpl Ambitions and Mission
Dr. Leonard Dauphinee – prpl Foundation President, MaxLinear VP and CTO Broadband Group


Host Keynote
Bruno Zerbib – Orange Chief Technology & Innovation Officer


How Orange Commits to a Sustainable Home
Koen Vermeulen – Orange Group CIO & Senior Vice President of Orange Innovation IT & Services


Operators ROUNDTABLE – “Enhancing the Smart Home Ecosystem with prpl Values”

Paul Keator – Dish Network, Sr. Engineering Manager, Broadband Systems

Chem Assayag – Orange Senior VP Home Services Domain

Pavan Challa – Verizon Director Product Management & Development

Josh Goodell – AT&T Vice President Broadband Product Development

Moderator: Livia Rosu – MaxLinear Sr. Strategy, prpl Foundation Marketing Co-Chair

App Developers ROUNDTABLE – Acceleration of Service-based Applications 

Beegol – Sergio Campos

Bitdefender – George Trif, Engineering Director for Connected Home, Security Team

Cognitive – Bob El-Hawary, EVP Global Sales

Cyber adAPT – Magnus Almquist, Vice President Business Development & Sales

Domos – Knut Joar Strømmen, Senior Developer

Origin Wireless – Joe Valencia, Chief Product Officer

SAM Seamless Network – Yaron Benita, VP R&D

Wojtek Makowski – Orange Vice President CPE Ecosystem
Praveen Atreya, Vice President Technology Development & Planning, Verizon


SoC manufacturers ROUNDTABLE

Dr. Leonard Dauphinee –  MaxLinear VP and Chief Technology Officer Broadband Group & prpl Foundation President

Wayne Daniel – Qualcomm Technologies, Sr. Director Technology & prpl Foundation Silver Board Director

James Chen – MediaTek Vice President Product Technology Marketing

Bill Reysen – Cortina Senior Director Applications Engineering

Moderator: Paul Keator – Dish Network, Sr. Engineering Manager, Broadband Systems

Standards Organizations ROUNDTABLE

Jason Walls – Chair Connected Home Council Broadband Forum (BBF)

Tiago Rodrigues – President & CEO Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA)

Tobin Richardson – President & CEO Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA)

Brian Mecum – VP Device Technology Verizon & CSA representative Board Director

Randy Zimler – prpl Foundation Platinum Board Director & Technical Product Manager Verizon Consumer Group

Marianne Mohali – Head of Networks Strategy Department, Orange Innovations

A Seamless Evolution: SAM’s Journey With prpl
Jeff Holleran – SAM Seamless, VP of Product


Unleashing prpl by Transforming the Home Gateway Ecosystem for Home Services Revolution
Marc de Courville – SoftAtHome VP Engineering


Leveraging Open Source/prpl & Standards for Operator Managed Wi-Fi
Metin Taskin – Airties Co-CEO and Founder


Protecting IoT Home Devices
Razvan Todor – Bitdefender VP Product Management B2B2C


Beyond Bandwidth: WiFi Sensing as the Next Frontier for ISPs
Tony Nicolaidis, Chief Commercial Officer, Origin AI


Navigating the Chessboard of the prpl Ecosystem
Sebastian Silva, Vantiva Director SW Product Management


prpl Working Groups Roundtable
Certification Technical WG – Timothy Winters

prplOS WG – Olaf Wachendorf

prplMesh WG – Frederik Van Bogaert

Low Level API WG – Wouter Cloetens

LCM Lifecycle Management WG – João Freitas

prplSecurity WG – Brendan Black, Evgueni Tzvetanov

High Level API WG – David Cluytens

Moderator: Dave Barr – prpl Technical Steering Committee (TSC), MaxLinear Director of Standards Engineering


Who Was There?

Attendees of this event included:

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