Thought Leaders Gather to Shape The Industry

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, April 19, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — ETMA, the Enterprise Technology Management Association, hosted a successful conference gathering CEOs and presidents from its member firms. Speakers and panelists addressed the theme of “Managing in the Age of Disruption.” The conference had many highlights tackling artificial intelligence, automation, the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) data privacy regulation, human-centered design, mobility first and evolution of the tablet, the Internet of Things (IoT) vendor carrier consolidation and other topics.

The conference also included rebranding of the association from the Technology Expense Management Industry Association, TEMIA to ETMA. There were inspirational awards for ETMA’s Hall of Fame and Partnership Achievement Award. Round table discussions and networking activities provided members with opportunities to develop valuable new business alliances.

“As a new ETMA member, we found the Nashville conference to be tremendously valuable with discussions ranging from automation, AI and IoT to innovative device recycling,” said Gary Oliver, Chairman and CEO of Razorthink Inc. “Our team came away with a deeper understanding about the challenges and opportunities that ETMA members face today. We look forward to working with member companies to apply AI solutions to key challenges in ways that will move the needle for their businesses.”

Charlie Yielding, CEO of G Squared Wireless and ETMA At-Large Board member said, “This year’s spring ETMA conference provided a clear picture of what is just around the corner for our industry. Those insights allow me to plan more effectively for the short and long term. It was great to meet so many new people and catch up with old friends.”

“The content shared at the ETMA conference in Nashville was not only relevant but also visionary with a sharp focus on the future of our industry. I am completely thankful for the thought leadership among my peers,” said, Jane Sydlowski, President of AMI Strategies and ETMA board member.

Mark Hearn, President of Network Control and ETMA President said, “This year’s ETMA Conference was by far the most jam-packed with informative meetings and sessions. It is great to have the top leaders from TEM companies in the industry gather to discuss industry standards, GPDR, client concerns, reporting requirements and what organizations are seeking in a solid TEM partnership. I was impressed with our members’ positive feedback on the value of membership from current programs and what we have planned for the future.”

ETMA looks forward to hosting its members at its next conference in the Fall of 2018. ETMA’s Executive Board is developing the agenda, planning guest speakers and working to improve other conference features. Many of the highlights from the Nashville conference will be included with new topics designed to stimulate discussion and challenge participants.

About ETMA
ETMA, the Enterprise Technology Management Association is an independent non-profit organization with approximately 50 members managing over $71 Billion in enterprise expenses. Its ongoing mission is to raise awareness, foster industry growth, improve the quality and value of solutions, and establish industry standards. Further, ETMA members subscribe to a Code of Ethics, which clearly establishes standards and differentiates their level of commitment to their clients. ETMA does not sell consulting services or solutions.

Members provide solutions for enterprises in: Technology Management, Managed Services, Expense Management, Telecommunications Management, Telecom Expense Management (TEM), Mobile Expense Management, Managed Mobility Services (MMS), Mobile Device Management MDM and Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solutions.

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