The Telecom Expense Management Industry Association (ETMA), the authoritative voice for Technology and Telecom Expense Management and Solutions Providers and related areas, hosted it’s bi-annual a meeting in New Orleans March 20 to 22 for its members.
In total, 69 industry thought-leaders from 37 different companies attended. Members elected six ETMA Executive Board officers:
- Mitch Black, President of MOBI as President.
- Mark Hearn President of Network Control as Vice President.
- David Sonenstein from EZWIM as Secretary.
- Jane Sydlowski from AMI Strategies as an At-Large Board Member.
- Nina Doherty from InvoiceIQ as an At-Large Board Member.
- Charlie Yielding from G Squared Wireless as an At-Large Board Member.
Returning for the second year of a two year term:
- Erik Eames from Wireless Analytics is ETMA’s Treasurer.
- Ralph Rodriguez from Blue Hill Research is an At-Large Board member.
In addition, the association inducted two outgoing board members into its Hall of Fame. Jim Price was the outgoing president and Chris Thierry was Secretary. Both were recognized for their six years of service teamwork, leadership, promotion and contributions to ETMA and the industry.
Each year, there are elections for a portion of the board serving a two-year term. ETMA’s Executive Board is critical to driving greater levels of success for the organization and helping to promote the industry. In addition, the executive board works to support the organization’s mission:
- Expanding the size of the market.
- Fostering ongoing performance improvement through open industry standards.
- Promoting the industry to clients, carriers, and analysts.
- Advocating for ETMA members working with carriers and clients.
Mark Hearn CEO of Network Control and ETMA Vice President said, “It is important to see balance in setting ETMA priorities in its focus on fixed and mobile areas. A good example is ETMA’s work to drive industry standards and best practices. Solid, well defined inventory management is paramount to accurate reporting analytics, cost reductions and successful client engagements.”
Charlie Yielding CEO of G Squared Wireless said, “I am excited to serve on the board of directors at ETMA. The enterprise mobility industry is growing rapidly, and experiencing proliferation at a rate that was not possible 10 years ago. With that change comes the responsibility to establish best practices and industry standards to help improve the quality of products the industry offers. I look forward to joining the leadership team that will push this progress in quality and consistency to our industry.”
“The TEM industry is drastically changing the way Enterprises manage their technology estate” said Jane Sydlowski, President of AMI Strategies. “With the rapid growth of IoT initiatives, Unified Communications and more, managing inventory, licenses, and mobile “things” while making certain the associated invoices are correct, is a tremendous and complicated endeavor. TEM companies have used their expertise and invested millions of dollars to simplify the madness. I am honored to serve on the board of ETMA to help this unique industry with standards, ethics and empowerment.”
David Sonenstein Executive Director of EZWIM said, “Having been a member of the ETMA Ethics Committee, I am thrilled to be expanding my role within ETMA’s leadership. I am constantly amazed how, even in an industry as competitive as ours, members can come together and collectively raise the standards of quality in our solutions and our relationships with each other. If you are in the space but not participating in ETMA, you are certainly missing out.”
In addition, to the election a wide range of members and guests networked and exchanged ideas. There were round table discussions, fixed and mobile tracks and sessions that were structured to advance industry knowledge on a range of topics. Meeting highlights included:
- Opportunities to meet new strategic partners.
- ETMA’s purpose; core values; brand promises; key initiatives.
- Reaffirmation of the ETMA Ethics Code.
- Industry standards for mobile and fixed Inventory.
- A panel on new ways to think about software for the industry.
- Unbelievable mobile help desk tales.
ETMA’s ongoing mission is to raise awareness, to improve the quality and value of solutions and to cultivate shared industry knowledge for Technology Expense Management, Telecommunications Management, Telecom Expense Management, TEM, Mobile Expense Management, Managed Mobility Solutions, MMS, Mobile Device Management MDM and Enterprise Mobility Management, EMM solutions. ETMA seeks to do this through the development and promotion of open industry standards, and industry knowledge among solutions providers, business partners, telecom service providers, and enterprise clients. Further, ETMA members subscribe to a Code of Ethics, which clearly establishes standards and differentiates their level of commitment to their clients.
Learn more about ETMA online at www.etma.org
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