Telecom Application Developer Summit

Telecom Application Developer Summit

Get New Services to Market


November 17 – 18 2015 LISBON

What is TADS?

The Telecom Application Developer Summit (TADS) is a grass roots initiative to build an open ecosystem focused on helping businesses use telecom capabilities in their applications, services and business processes.

We bring together the leaders in the industry – across service providers, technology providers, developers, and enterprises – to work on getting new services to market and making business success in new services an everyday reality.


What technologies do we cover?

We will have frank discussions on where quantified business success is happening using new technologies and on where those technologies are going in:

  • Telecom APIs (including scripts and forms/templates)
  • WebRTC and open source telecom/web software
  • Enterprise comms and on-demand services
  • Identity and federation
  • Media servers
  • Legacy services and IMS
  • Messaging, location, payments, and more.

What will you get?

  • CxO keynotes and VP/Director presentations and roundtables on how telecom app development is enabling the on-demand economy and stimulating a new wave of service innovation
  • Compare and contrast most of the technologies available in an open and frank environment to make the best choices for your business
  • Event dinner on November 17th sponsored by Cisco/Tropo to celebrate the acquisition
  • The chance to network with the leaders focused on making business success in new services an everyday reality

Network = Survive Services = THRIVE

What is new for 2015?

TADHack 2015

Services Showcase

Our sister event, TADHack is now the largest telecom-focused hackathon in the world with over 1,400 registrations and a Youtube channel with 7,500+ views. Our services showcase will review some of the TADHack winners, their innovative service ideas, and how they are bringing those services to market.

TADS Recorded Live

Hybrid Event

We will have our first hybrid in-person / online event enabled by live streaming of presentations, remote networking during the breaks, real-time surveys, and virtual workgroups. And most presentations are recorded and published on YouTube for later viewing. We eat our own dog food at TADSummit, by using telecommunications to reach thousands of people, not just the hundreds attending in Lisbon.

Pre-Event Workshops

Pre-event meetups and workshops

TADSummit 2015 and our sponsors will provide many opportunities to participate. Pre-event workshops will be held, including an API and Service Innovation Benchmarking Workshop on November 16. Keep up to date with pre-event and workshop announcements by subscribing to our blog.

Our Sponsors




hSenid Mobile





Oracle Communications




Ubuntu / Canonical


Interested in sponsoring?



  • TADSummit Day 1 Morning Plenary
    The morning plenary of Day 1 was back-to-back presentations from the people changing the face of telecoms, thanks to their APIs, platforms (open and closed source), processes, and vision. We kicked off with founding sponsor… [read more]
    - November 20, 2015
  • TADSummit Keynotes
    TADSummit 2015 ran from the 17-18 November in Lisbon and online. Bringing close to 200 innovators in person over the two days, and over 200 people online for each day, with some online viewers watching… [read more]
    - November 20, 2015

Our Partners

Application Developers Alliance

Cloud Communications Alliance


CM Telecom

Disruptive Analysis



Hot Telecom




Open Invention Network


Real Time Weekly

Tonse Telecom



VOIP Users Conference