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A look forward to 2019 in the ETIS Community

Friday 21 December 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Michele Lalic
Dear ETIS Community,

As 2018 draws to a close, I wanted to share with you what has been quite an exceptional year for ETIS. Between our 11 working groups we organized over 25 meetings, which focused on increasingly interactive sessions, workshops as well as delivering more business value for participation.

How so? To highlight just a few, our Innovation working group held a fintech workshop which developed blueprints for pursuing business opportunities such as a Centralized ID and Data Transparency platform, while our Smart Charging and Payments working group developed a digital billing and payments manifesto entitled, “The big (customer-) friendly giant: How Telcos will regain customer trust and promote transparency through digitalization.”

Next year we aim to continue and increase the collaboration and tangible outputs we develop through the creation of more working papers, benchmarks, roadmaps and projects. Moreover, I am also happy to announce the creation of the new B2B working group, which you can find more information about further below.

Why are we doing this? Because as our new slogan states, ETIS aims to "drive collaboration within the European Telecommunications Industry."

So we will be launching our first collaborative project on Self Sovereign Identity opportunities in cooperation with TNO. A preparatory phone conference will be organised in early January, so don't hesitate to contact me if you would be interested to join or would like more details.

Moreover, we will continue to produce working papers within a number of our groups, including Procurement and Vendor Management which very ambitiously will develop 4 in time for discussions during the next Community Gathering.

Building on the success of the last Community Gathering in Lisbon--which had a record attendance of over 215 participants--we will continue to focus the sessions on emerging technologies, innovation and new revenue sources for the industry. With a 98% approval rating for the speakers and AI focus of the common session this year, we will strive to deliver an equally inspiring and relevant focus for the next. On that note, I'm happy to announce next year's will take place from October 17-18, 2019 in Vienna, Austria. Please save the date!

Finally, a warm welcome to the newest ETIS members Orange France and Altice Portugal.

On behalf of myself and the rest of the ETIS Central Office here in Brussels, we wish you a happy holiday and look forward to seeing you in the new year!

Kind regards,

Wim De Meyer
Managing Director, ETIS


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