I’m looking forward to the Annual MTA (Minnesota Telecom Alliance) conference. It’s always a great place to hear about what’s going on with the telecom industry.
When: March 23-25, 2015
Where: Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
Here are some of the highlights…
User Group/Networking Meetings
Monday, 1:00 – 2:45 p.m.
There are many emerging markets that a User Group would benefit. User Groups help everyone: The User, the Telco, the Associate Members, the MTA and the Industry.
Keynote: The Champion’s Code: Life Lessons of Ethics and Accountability from the Sports World to the Business World
Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. – Noon
The best-selling author of nearly 50 sports books, Ross Bernstein is an award-winning peak performance business speaker who has keynoted conferences on four continents and has been featured on CNN, ESPN, Fox News, and CBS This Morning, as well as in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today. Ross’ program is based on a series of books he wrote in which he was able to interview more than 500 professional athletes and coaches that all had one thing in common — they were all members of championship teams. In his research he concluded that the same metrics and characteristics that were common among champions in sports were also common in peak performers in business. As he learned, champions have a unique DNA — and his goal in this keynote session is to get audience members thinking about their own DNA — and about the differentiators they possess which would ultimately lead customers to choose to do business with them. At the core of his message is the simple fact that we like to do business with people who we trust, who we like, and who just “get it” — champions.
Issues Update Luncheon
Tuesday, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
“Federal Regulatory Issues Update” by Dusty Johnson, Director of Consulting, Vantage Point
This luncheon will provide an opportunity to get together to discuss issues and challenges and receive a federal regulatory update. $40 per person to attend (includes lunch).