Paul E. Jones
I work for Cisco as an Architect in the area of voice and video communication. Among other things, I've worked on and protocols like AMS/ , , and , as well as protocols like and SIMPLE. I previously served as the editor of Recommendation ITU-T H.323 and currently serve as vice-chair of ITU-T SG16, Chair of WP1/16 (multimedia systems), and chair of the group working on H.323 and AMS/H.325.
The work I do has not been limited to IP Multimedia Communications (), though. I also work on web-based technologies, including , SOAP, , and . Perhaps what best characterizes the type of work I do is that it is usually related to enabling communication between different applications, whether those are on the same or different physical device.
I previously worked in the healthcare industry developing a patient admission system, medical billing system, patient scheduling system, etc. I have also dabbled with encryption, hashing algorithms, security, and cloud storage, producing such things as AES Crypt, Pug, Single Pass, an implementation of SHA-1, an implementation of OpenID, and a cloud-based file storage system called Hive. I also enjoy desktop publishing, web design, computer graphics, and computer algorithms. There are far more technology areas that interest me than I would ever have time to fully explore.
I also co-founded Packetizer, which is a place where people with similar interests can go to share information related to information technologies. It has proven to be an excellent vehicle through which we can share up-to-date information on various standards, provide development tips, etc. Packetizer also provides email list services in support of various industry initiatives and standards.
I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to speak at a number of industry events, including ones sponsored by the IMTC, UpperSide, VON, FCC, TDI, H.323 Forum, ViDe, and the ITU. I have had articles published or been interviewed for articles in numerous publications, including Internet Telephony, CPMNet Asia, ComputerWorld China, ComputerWorld Hong Kong, Telecom Asia, Voice and Data, and Light Reading.
I enjoy taking walks through cities in various countries I visit. So far, I've had the opportunity to visit Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Belgium, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, and Switzerland. I've met a world full of great people and have seen a lot of interesting places. The world is so full of interesting people and cultures, but I have also observed that people are very similar no matter where you go in the world. I am constantly amazed at how similar we all are in our hopes, dreams, and ideals. Perhaps one day the artificial curtain that seems to divide us will disappear.