Lisbon Plenary Meeting
Lisbon, 15 April 2011
The EIDQ Association Spring 2011 Plenary Meeting was held in Lisbon on 11-13 April where it was kindly hosted by Portugal Telecom.
An audience of more than 70 delegates enjoyed a comprehensive agenda which focused on the theme, “Evolution of Information Services“. Throughout the meeting, the speakers were encouraged to highlight any successful strategies.
Individual topic areas included data, advanced services and mobile applications and there was a separate session exploring successful strategies in detail. For the first time at an EIDQ Plenary Meeting, delegates were asked to evaluate each presentation on the basis of aspects like feasibility, return on investment (ROI) and appeal. The aim was to find the best take-away concept that members would explore in their own marketplace. The results were collated and the clear winner was a presentation by Daniel Shaked of No Problem and Daniel was presented with a trophy at the traditional social evening on Tuesday 12 April.
The opportunity was taken to hear from Portugal Telecom about their latest product developments and regulatory situation in Portugal. An EU Affairs update was given by a representative from EADP and there was a special presentation on the Asian Market by John Brennan who, until recently, worked for Sensis in Australia. Also, a representative of Ofcom in the UK gave an overview of their study on simplifying non-geographic numbers.
The results of the 2011 Market Data survey were presented and participants heard the latest on the WIKI information area, a collaborative platform of data on the European market which members help to build and maintain.
Members voted to implement a new lobbying procedure to facilitate the agreement of position papers which will help promote the views of the Association in the wider Industry. This new procedure will be used to prepare a position paper on the topic of MNO (Mobile Network Operator) mark-up costs.
The EIDQ Business Strategy working group described its work which had covered a wide range of activities including the design and content of the Lisbon agenda and the group was given a new mandate for the next period. Members also heard that EIDQ will continue to support the work of the ITU-T Study Group 17.
Four new members were warmly welcomed, Telefonica O2 Czech Republic, 11833 Vastech, Adaffix GmbH and Telnic Ltd.
The location provided an excellent environment for networking and participants were treated to a social event on Tuesday evening at the Castelo de São Jorge. It was announced there that the Autumn 2011 Plenary Meeting will be in Prague.
For more information, please contact the EIDQ General Secretary, David Stafford.
Tel: +44 7885 445715