ETIS Community Gathering Summary
Saturday 15 October 2011
Posted by: Fred Werner
For the past 20 years, ETIS has been at the forefront of the telecoms industry sharing knowledge and best practices on the innovative use of IT in Telecoms with the major European Telcos. To celebrate this landmark anniversary, ETIS Members met in Cyprus on October 13/14 to share knowledge at the ETIS Community Gathering 2011. The theme of the Gathering was ‘ETIS 20th Anniversary – Innovative use of IT in Telcos’. The Gathering was also held in conjunction with the 42nd Management board hosted by CYTA. This highly successful event brought together over 150 participants from 47 companies to share knowledge on key ICT issues facing the Telecom industry.
The Gathering began with a common session to discuss the main events that have led to the marriage of Telecommunications and Information Technology during the past 20 years whilst looking ahead at the next 20 years. The session also showcased our members’ experiences in using IT to improve business performance and operations as well as enable innovative new business models and change the way people work together.
The remainder of the Gathering was dedicated to parallel sessions for the following working groups: Information Security, Enterprise Architecture, Billing, Procurement & Vendor Management, Business Intelligence & Data Warehouse and Customer Self Service. The Gathering also featured a CIO Stream that focused on sharing knowledge on our members’ mid to long-term IT strategies whilst looking deeper into the IT road-maps, managing IT & network resources, the business value of IT and IT cost cutting strategies and scenarios.
This Gathering was an ideal opportunity for all of the members, associates, partners and working groups to get to know one another, learn about each other's activities, plans and expectations and above all, share knowledge. ETIS would also like to thank its’ sponsors that helped to make the event a success such as Sybase (Gold sponsor), IBM (Silver Sponsor), Netclean (Silver Sponsor) and the Cyprus Tourist Organisation (Supporter).
ETIS will be hosting the next Community Gathering in Athens on Cyprus on 18/19 October 2012. This meeting is open to ETIS Members, Associate Members, Partners and Working Groups participants. If you are interested in membership or sponsoring this event please contact Fred Werner at, firstname.lastname@example.org