June 7, 2011
Wisconsin Telecommunication Association’s 25th Annual Education Conference
Recently I had the opportunity to attend the Wisconsin Telecommunication Association’s (WTA) 25th Annual Education Conference held at Waukesha County Technical College. Ken Usky, Business Development colleague and current WTA Board Member, encouraged me to attend and I was not let down. The conference was a great education source and more!
The WTA is a nonprofit organization, formed in 1974, with 37 original members who promote the exchange of information among IT and telecom professionals for the following purposes:
- Provides a forum for members to exchange ideas and experiences
- Educates members on the latest concepts in telecom and technology
- Focus on regional and national issues affecting the profession
- Professional advancement of technology and telecommunications
- Encourage research and development of products which enhance the productivity of members
Throughout the conference I met many industry colleagues. I learned what techniques others use to help solve problems, tools and solutions utilized in day-to-day business, and ideas on how to increase business. I also had the opportunity to view and learn about the latest telephony and data technologies. As I moved from session to session, I continued to meet new people. One great characteristic of the WTA Education Conference is that most people are anxious to talk to you. This made it very easy to share knowledge, experiences, and solutions with those in attendance.
“The WTA’s Annual Educational Conference once again provided a valuable opportunity to share new ideas and best practices,” said Ken Usky, Business Development with Faith Technologies. “As a long time resident of Wisconsin, and a professional in IT and telecommunications, I have been witness to its continuously increasing change of pace. As a member and sponsor of several local trade organizations, Faith Technologies strives to add value to our customers and our communities.”
Overall, I give this conference a definite “thumbs up.” If you work in the IT and telecommunications industry, I encourage you to consider attending next year’s Education Conference. I would also encourage attending their monthly meetings. The next meeting scheduled is Thursday, June 16 and will have two presentations:
- Disaster Response and Recovery for Data and Voice Communications – Presentation from DHS/FEMA
- Sharepoint – When to Crawl, Walk or Run – Best Practices for What to Implement and When – Presentation from Avex
I am looking forward to all their events, and hope to see you there.