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New look for First Tuesday
The First Tuesday forum is expanding its scope to generate intellectual property for the benefit of the entire industry.
New look for First Tuesday - South Africa
BY IAIN SCOTT, ITWEB FINANCE EDITOR
The First Tuesday forum is expanding its scope to generate intellectual
property for the benefit of the entire industry.
First Tuesday is an independent non-profit organisation that hosts
discussion forums around various aspects of business and technology.
First Tuesday is looking to expand beyond what it has been before by
focusing on the content the intellectual property that comes out of
First Tuesday, says First Tuesday Executive Mike Wright.
Wright says a strategy workshop will be held a few weeks ahead of each
forum, with the first workshop, on voice over IP (VOIP), being held this
month. The workshop involves a discussion of the issues, with the
participation of vendors, industry associations, corporates, the media
However, the focus will be on industry's point of view rather than that
That content will be delivered as a document available for download
from the First Tuesday site, Wright says. At the forum, the aim is to
build on that document so people already have an understanding of the
issues before we begin.
First Tuesday will choose for the panel people it believes represent the
industry best. With multiple streams at the forum, there will be only
three or four people on each panel.
The main focus will be on a panel discussion with the participation of
the floor, followed by a networking session and finally a keynote
The information generated at the forum will also be encapsulated in the
document and be made available on the site.
We want to establish First Tuesday's intellectual property as the
leading intellectual property on the issues discussed, and provide a
complete reference guide, Wright says.
The VOIP forum is scheduled for 1 March, with the next event being
Mobile Connect, focusing on the growth of mobile and data services.
The preforum workshop will be held next month, with the event in April.
The focus will not be only on educating the market about wireless
application service providers (WASPS), but also on equipping and
educating WASPS themselves.
First Tuesday has also launched a new website to reflect its expanded
focus. The new First Tuesday site will also be used as a tool for
feedback and to generate input into the forums.
Please contact your relevant First Tuesday representative in your country to find out what events are happening in 2010
Jain Mc Guigan
First Tuesday l South Africa
158 Jan Smuts Avenue, Rosebank, ZA
P.O. Box 3311, Houghton, 2041, ZA