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“SHAKEN and STIR and Robocalling” – Chris Drake, iconectiv CTO and ATIS TOPS Council Chair


Robocalling and callerID spoofing are a global problem. At a rapidly increasing rate, consumers are no longer using their phones for their original intent – voice – and that is creating havoc for businesses that are legitimately trying to reach their customers.  Chris will cover the industry trends for Robocalls and what legislation and regulation is underway in the US to restore trust in the telephone number.

Chris will also cover the voluntary governance and technical framework for SHAKEN/STIR (Signature-based Handling of Asserted information using toKENs/Secure Telephony Identity Revisited) rolling out end-2019 in the US to combat malicious, spoofed robocalls and to protect the legitimate calls that consumers used to be able to rely on.

Chris Drake, CTO

Chris Drake, Chief Technology Officer

Chris Drake, Chief Technology Officer at iconectiv, is responsible for internal and external technology initiatives at iconectiv including emerging opportunities in mobile content, CyberSecurity, mobile identity, virtualization and M2M/IoT. 


Drake began his career at Bell Northern Research and has over 25 years in the Telecommunications industry. Prior to iconectiv, Chris held executive positions at Aricent Group, Neustar, Sonus Networks, Telcordia Technologies and Advanced Switching Communications.  Drake also serves as an advisor to a number of technology startups and the Canadian Consulate Tech Accelerator @ NYC. Drake is also on the board and executive committee of the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) and chair of the ATIS TOPS Council.  Drake has served on the Industrial Advisory Board for the Security and Software Engineering Research Center (S2ERC IAB) through Georgetown University and the National Science Foundation.