Price Cap Training Program for the TRB in Cameroon
October 9, 2006 – Christie Christelis, President of Technology Strategies International, designed and delivered a five day in-depth training program on Price Cap Formulation and Implementation for the Telecommunications Regulatory Board of Cameroon. The course, held in the capital, Yaounde, was attended by Cameroonian delegates from fixed and mobile operators, the regulatory authority and Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications. The subject matter covered in the course included different forms of price regulation, principles of price cap regulation, the components of the price cap formula and how to determine them, baskets and subcaps, and mechanisms for implementing the price cap system. The program was delivered as part of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation’s (CTO) Program for Development Training (PDT) and was provided under contract to Alliances Consulting, a PDT Supplier Member of the CTO.
Best Practices Program on Managing Multinational Operations to Hong Kong
September 14, 2006 – The President of Technology Strategies International, Christie Christelis, facilitated a best practices benchmarking program on Managing Multi-National Operations in Hong Kong. The delegates on this leadership development program represented one of the major banking institutions in South Africa. Meetings were held with global leaders from the banking sector in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, as well as a number of multi-nationals that either had their head office there or had significant operations in the region. The program was designed by The Immersion Lab, a Toronto-based company specializing in accelerated leadership development. TSI’s facilitation services were provided under contract to The Immersion lab.
TSI Hosts ETSL New Zealand Delegation
August 8, 2006 – Technology Strategies International hosted a senior management delegation from Electronic Transaction Services Limited (ETSL), New Zealand. The ETSL managers were in Canada on a study mission to gain insight into how Canada handles electronic payment transaction processing from a regulatory perspective. Christie Christelis, President of TSI, delivered a presentation titled ‘Canadian Payments’ to the ETSL guests.
TSI Appointed to Prepare a Business Plan for ICT Toronto
June 26, 2006 – Technology Strategies International has been appointed, after a competitive bidding process, by the City of Toronto to prepare a business plan for ICT Toronto. ICT Toronto is an entity established as a result of the Toronto ICT Cluster Strategy with a mandate to develop an ICT Cluster in Toronto.
TSI Presents Paper at the Australian Smart Card Summit in Sydney, Australia
June 28, 2006 – Christie Christelis, President of Technology Strategies International, presented a paper titled ‘Canadian Experiences with Payment Smart Cards’ at the Australian Smart Card Summit in Sydney, Australia, today. The paper outlined the history of smart cards in Canada, and in particular how the banks have approached the introduction of smart cards as payment cards over the past decade. It also addressed the successes and failures of smart card programs in Canada. For a free copy of this presentation please click here.
Training on Regulatory, Financial and Economic Issues for Telkom South Africa Ltd
February 24, 2006 – Christie Christelis, President of Technology Strategies International, designed and delivered a five day in-depth training program on Regulatory, Financial and Economic Issues around Carrier Selection, Number Portability and the Unbundling of the Local Loop for Telkom South Africa. The course was delivered at the Telkom Training facility in Olifantsfontein, just outside Pretoria, South Africa. The course provided a contextualised program examining the technical, economic and regulatory aspects of carrier selection and carrier pre-selection, number portability and unbundling of the local loop. Special themes requested for coverage by Telkom included interconnection and regulatory pricing models for telecommunications services, including Long Run Incremental Costing (LRIC). The program was delivered as part of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation’s (CTO) Program for Development Training (PDT) and was provided under contract to Alliances Consulting, a PDT Supplier Member of the CTO.