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. I am also actively involved in the IETF working on enhancing media security for multipoint voice and videoconferencing for traditional and WebRTC endpoints.
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 also do software and systems security-related work, including hashing algorithms, encryption, and secure 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 previously worked in the healthcare industry developing a patient admission system, medical billing system, patient scheduling system, etc.
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, Austria, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, 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.