Through this dinner and its other programs, TEMIA provides a forum for industry thought leaders to exchange views as they work constructively to build a positive future for the TEM market.
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Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 09, 2011
The Telecom Expense Management Industry Association (TEMIA), the authoritative voice for the Telecom Expense Management (TEM) Solution Providers, held its annual meeting on May 23, in Washington DC. Twenty-four companies and 39 attendees came to the dinner. The Solution Providers represented a wide range of different approaches to Telecom Expense Management (TEM), Wireless Expense Management (WEM), Mobile Device Management (MDM) and other related areas.
TEMIA’s dinner provided a unique opportunity for some of the best-known TEM Solution Providers to take a break from competing for client business and do some networking. There was a palpable buzz from lively participant discussions. Through this dinner and its other programs, TEMIA provides a forum for industry thought leaders to exchange views as they work constructively to build a positive future for the TEM market.
The formal part of the meeting included elections of a new TEMIA Executive Board. It also included a presentation of TEMIA’s programs and accomplishments for the year, its current challenges and a discussion of new priorities. A guest speaker, Hyoun Park from Aberdeen Group, spoke to members regarding his vision for the future of TEM.
TEMIA is also pleased to recognize the contributions of its outgoing president, Larry Foster. His leadership and work with the Executive Board has been invaluable. “I am honored to have served as the second president of TEMIA,” stated Larry Foster president/general manager of PINNACLE. Software Solutions, a division of PAETEC. “I look forward to continuing my participation in this organization from a different role,” added Larry Foster.
In the weeks that led to the dinner, TEMIA added five new members. Many of the founding members of TEMIA talked about how the organization had grown. This membership growth marks an important achievement in terms of how industry participants see the value of TEMIA. The future is bright with TEMIA positioned to continue building upon its success and help its member companies maximize their investments.
The largest Telecom Expense Management (TEM) service providers founded TEMIA, the Telecom Expense Management Industry Association, in 2006. TEMIA has grown to 38 members who manage over $36 billion of telecom and data spend with a number of members that have international corporate headquarters.
TEMIA's mission is to raise awareness and knowledge of the values and benefits of TEM, WEM, and MDM solutions, to improve the quality and value of TEM solutions through the development and promotion of open industry standards, and industry knowledge among TEM Solutions Providers, business partners, telecom service providers, and enterprise clients.
For more information about TEMIA, visit, http://www.temia.org.