Prague Plenary Meeting
Prague, 16 October 2011
The EIDQ Association Autumn 2011 Plenary Meeting was held in Prague on 10-12 October.
An audience of around 70 participants enjoyed a very busy agenda which focused on the theme, “Our Data: a vital asset!?“. All aspects of data were explored in a series of presentations and an interactive break-out session which studied seven different issues concerning data, the results of which were presented to the whole meeting. Other subjects included advertising, innovations and special presentations on how to get around Google Places post Panda (by Andrew Shotland) and the Group Buying Explosion (by Greg Sterling).
The first EIDQ Innovation Challenge was held when seven organisations pitched their innovative ideas to the audience. Participants evaluated each presentation on the basis of aspects like feasibility, return on investment and appeal. The results were as follows:
1. NameThatNumber, adaffix GmbH
2. Pinpoints, Cauwill Technologies
3. Call Analytics & Optimization Solution (Thread™), Soleo Communications Inc.
The winning product, NameThatNumber, was described by CEO & Founder of adaffix GmbH, Claudia Dreier-Poepperl. Claudia and Mathias Schroeder, Chief Product Manager, were presented with a trophy at the traditional social evening on Tuesday 11 October.
In addition, a vote was held to determine the favourite presentation on the basis of the interest and value to participants in their own market. The winner in this contest was a joint presentation given by Daniel Lafrentz, Head of Product Marketing Directory Assistance for Telekom Deutschland and Karina Leute, Senior Manager Strategic Partnerships for Hotel Reservation Service (HRS) who gave a presentation entitled “adding value to your data by integrating hotel booking services“.
Members heard about the proposed next steps with the newly approved EIDQ position paper on MNO Mark-ups. The EIDQ Association intends to highlight concerns of members to European regulators, officials and politicians. In addition, the opportunity will be taken to influence European regulators through BEREC (Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications) which is currently investigating network (mainly mobile) origination charges for ‘value added services’.
The EIDQ Business Strategy working group described its work which had included the design and content of the Prague 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 and will consider the implications of the move from IPv4 to IPv6.
One new member was warmly welcomed, Cauwill Technologies.
The Crowne Plaza Prague Castle hotel provided an excellent environment for networking and participants enjoyed a social event in the Knights Hall, Old Armory in the old town of Prague. It was announced there that the Spring 2012 Plenary Meeting will be in Vienna, Austria.
For more information, please contact the EIDQ General Secretary, David Stafford.
Tel: +44 7885 445715