2003-03-19 Technology Vendors Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion by IT/GIS vendors on the issue of allowing some type of supporting membership roll in ICIT.
Technology Vendors and ICT (Panel discussion)
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., Wednesday, March 19, 2003
Four Points by Sheraton on Army Post Road
Note from Ray Willis, Secretary/Treasurer: I was unable to make this meeting to take notes. Comments from board members who did attend the panel discussion were very positive. The vendors made a good case for allowing them some type of supporting roll in ICIT.
I. Introduction & explain format (5 minutes)
II. Review possible discussion areas (5 minutes)
A) As a vendor what could you bring to a partnership with ICIT?
(Examples: Technical resources, speaker/presentation resources, financial support, cooperative partnerships, grant opportunities, etc.)
B) As a vendor what would you expect ICIT to bring to a partnership?
(Examples: Reasonable access to ICIT members, posting meetings on the ICIT calendar, web links on the ICIT web site, cooperative partnerships, etc.)
C) What would be some of your goals for an ICIT/Vendor partnership?
D) From your business perspective, would an ICIT/Vendor partnership provide collaboration opportunities, educational opportunities and/or possible grant opportunities that wouldnt exist without this partnership?
If yes, elaborate.
III. Additional discussion area ideas from ICIT members (5 minutes)
IV. Vendor panel presentations (35 minutes, 5 panel members @ 7 minutes each)
(Panel consists of representatives from Imagetek, Inc.; Incode CMS Division; PMC Pro Map Corporation; Solutions, Inc, and The Sidwell Company)
V. Comments/questions from ICIT members/vendors in the audience (25 minutes).