Author Archives: Andrew Prokop

Using AI and IoT to Orchestrate Smart Parking

I have been a “professional” programmer since 1983 (yes, I am that old) and still get a kick out of seeing how other people use my software.  In this case, Thomas Roemer from Avaya has created a smart parking solution that employs the artificial intelligence and IoT integration software I created.  It’s a cool video […]

Building Alexa Applications for IoT

A few weeks ago, I shared the work I have been doing in creating bots for Google Home smart speakers.  As cool as those applications are (in my humble opinion), I don’t ever want to be thought of as a one trick pony, so I recently turned my attention to doing the same for Amazon’s […]

Developing a Future-Focused Mindset

As much as I enjoy seeing my articles posted on blog sites other than SIP Adventures, I get an even bigger kick from finding articles written about me.  🙂 Okay, I am not that vain (mostly), but if I am entitled to 15-minutes of geek fame, Eric Krapf’s, fun and flattering missive on the work […]

Smart Speakers: From the Kitchen to the Boardroom

In my previous article here at SIP Adventures, I introduced you to the work I am doing with smart speakers and IoT.  This week’s article in No Jitter, takes that work even further and demonstrates how smart speakers such as Google Home can be integrated with WebEx Teams.  Be sure to check it out! Smart […]

Building IoT Bots With CloudHawk and Google Home

I have been programming since I was a senior at Coronado High way back in 1975.  Yes, I am that old.  While today’s projects are light years beyond the simple things I once wrote in BASIC and Fortran, the thrill of creating something amazing out of a bunch of number and letters is still just […]

Engage 2019

Every once in a blue moon, someone is as actually interested in what I have to say.  This happened earlier this week when I was asked about my thoughts on Engage 2019.  If you too are interested, you will find them here: Avaya Engage 2019 — Communications (and Businesses) are Evolving

Digital Transformation — Avaya Breeze and Beyond

“The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke In technology, some ideas take a long time to catch on.  Consider Microsoft’s journey to Skype for Business.  For better or worse, I was there from the beginning — from Microsoft’s first foray into telephony […]

IBM and Avaya and Cisco, Oh My!

On a recent episode of the public radio program, Marketplace, the host, Kai Ryssdal, asked his guest to describe her job in five words or less.  I can’t remember what her response was, but it made me think about what mine might be.  My first reaction was something akin to “Waiting until retirement day,” but […]

SIP Certificates for Avaya Endpoints

As busy as I am these days, I have a hard time saying “no” when asked to write something for what I deem to be a worthy publication.  Case in point is the article on SIP Certificates that I wrote for IAUG Insights.  “Flip” to page 22 to find me. IAUG Insights  

Cisco, Meet Avaya. Avaya, Meet Cisco

Come together, right now over me Lennon and McCartney   If you are as old as I am, you have almost certainly been asked this question at least once in your life: “Beatles or Stones?” While that is an easy answer for some folks, I happen to really like both bands.  No single Beatle had […]