CMA - 2018 AGM - and Re-Launch

When: 10th Oct 2018, 18:30 - 10th Oct 2018, 21:30
Where: BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA
Town/City: London
Organiser: BCS Communications Management Association (CMA) Specialist Group
Price: Free
Further Information: Further Information

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The Communications Management Association is 60 years old this year. Originally known as the Telecommunications Managers Association (TMA), it became the Communications Management Association (CMA) and then became integrated within the BCS.

Throughout its long and distinguished history it has represented primarily business users of (tele)communications services, whilst seeking to improve the professionalism of those engaged in the sector. This focus on business users and their issues in telecommunications with independence from vendors and operators has allowed CMA to remain an independent and impartial forum. It has influenced regulation, playing a key role in the introduction of competition to sector, and has constantly reinvented itself as new technology emerged.

In reviewing the way we might celebrate our 60th anniversary, we looked back at what happened 10 years ago for our 50th. We listed developments and additions to all the technologies which conceivably fall into our area. The last 10 years have seen Smartphones, IoT, 5G, Smart everything, huge developments in Cloud and broadcast services etc

CMA has now reached a turning point when it can re-launch itself with a new vision and strategy - or acknowledge the successes of the past and dissolve gracefully.

The CMA committee believes there is merit in continuing to serve the industry with an independent “Business User” viewpoint, but this requires a clear understanding of both the priority topics within its scope, and agreement from those who have expressed interest in the sector as to the objectives and role of CMA and the type and range of activities CMA should organise. This brief consultation seeks your input to provide the necessary understanding and agreement. We want to redefine and review our Mandate. By doing so, we aim to provide for our members a trustworthy forum and resource representing their needs.

Of course we shall welcome offers of help from those who feel motivated to become involved as committee members.

We shall be gathering this information during September and present the results at this AGM - click here if you'd like to complete the short survey - http://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=153728079002

We hope to get sufficient support to define our future programme and elect the committee to make it happen.

If we do not we shall fade quietly and depart.

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