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TSI Presents at Investing in ICTs in Emerging Economies Conference in London, UK
December 16, 2009 – The President of TSI, Christie Christelis, delivered a presentation to delegates at the Investing in ICTs in Emerging Economies Conference held at the INMARSAT Centre in London, UK on December 9th and 10th. The title of the paper presented was ‘Mobile Value Added Services in Emerging Markets’. The conference, organized by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), was attended by an International delegation consisting of ministers, regulators, funding agencies, operators and infrastructure providers. For a free copy of this presentation please click here.

TSI Presents at CTO’s HR4ICT Conference in Port of Spain, Trinidad
November 14, 2009 – Christie Christelis, President of TSI, addressed a group of international delegates at the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation’s Conference on HR4ICT. The central theme of the event was Technology Evolution, Market Changes and the Challenges for HR. The paper presented by TSI was titled ‘Building Innovative Information Economies’, and described the policy aspects that need to be considered in formulating a national ICT industry strategy. The Conference was held in Port of Spain, Trinidad, ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. For a free copy of this presentation please click here.

TSI Completes a Competitive Review of Mobile Markets in Latin American and the Caribbean
August 31, 2009 – TSI recently completed a major competitive review of selected mobile markets in Latin America and the Caribbean. The purpose of the study was to assist an incumbent mobile operator with their competitive strategy with a new entrant coming into their market. The study examined the market, regulatory and competitive environment in five countries and placed particular focus on the brand positioning of the key players in each of the mobile markets addressed.

Training Program on Interconnection for ICASA in South Africa
August 25, 2009 – Christie Christelis, President of TSI, designed and delivered a five day in-depth training program on Interconnection for the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA). The course, held in Sandton, South Africa, provided a comprehensive review of the technical aspects of interconnection, interconnection regulation, interconnection agreements, and interconnection in the digital world. In addition, it addressed areas of interconnection pricing and.  More than 35 delegates attended the course from a number of countries, including South Africa, Botswana and Papua New Guinea. Delegates included staff from fixed and mobile operators, as well as regulators. 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.

Numbering Training Program for ICASA in South Africa
August 18, 2009 – Christie Christelis, President of TSI, designed and delivered a five day in-depth training program on Numbering for the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA). The course, held in Sandton, South Africa, provided detailed insight into numbering systems and conventions, numbering management and planning, and the impact of national numbering systems on number portability objectives. It also addressed numbering in the digital world, including ENUM and new developments in the area of domain name specification. Delegates from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Kenya attended the training course. 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.

TSI Presents Paper at the Inaugural Payments Canada Summit
March 24, 2009 – Christie Christelis, President of Technology Strategies International, presented a paper titled ‘Forecast – The Payments Landscape during the Recession’ at the inaugural Payments Canada Summit today. The paper outlined how the global recession will impact the payments industry in Canada, but predicted that consumer payments are likely to grow in value and volume, especially in the cross-border, debit, contactless, mobile and alternative online payment areas. For a free copy of this presentation please click here.

TSI Moderates Session on Chip Migration at the Inaugural Payments Canada Summit
March 23, 2009 – The President of Technology Strategies International, Christie Christelis, moderated a session titled ‘Chip Migration Update – Challenges and Opportunities’ at the inaugural Payments Canada Summit in Toronto today. Panelists included Shirley Matthew, Director of Chip Programs at Visa Canada, Oliver Manahan, Vice President of Advanced Payments at MasterCard Canada, Allen Wright, Vice President, Product Management at Interac, and Greg Mixon, Director, Network Development & Emerging Payments at Amex Bank of Canada.

TSI Selected as SourceMedia Media Partner for the Payments Canada Summit
March 3, 2009 – TSI has been selected as a media partner for inaugural Payments Canada Summit, to be held at the Toronto Hilton Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on March 23-24. The Payments Canada Summit, organized by SourceMedia Conferences, will provide an annual meeting place for debit, credit and prepaid card executives in Canada to discuss the latest business, marketing and technology trends driving change in the industry.

ICT Regulation Training Program for ICASA in South Africa
February 14, 2009 – The President of Technology Strategies International, Christie Christelis, designed and delivered a five day in-depth ICT Regulation training program for the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA). The course, held in Sandton, South Africa, covered all aspects of regulation in ICTs, including economic regulation, price regulation, licensing, spectrum management, universal services and ICT4D. 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.

Canadian Payments Market Geared for Growth even through Troubled Economic Times
January 19, 2009 – The Canadian debit and credit card payments market will be hit by the decline in personal expenditure on consumer goods and services as a result of the economic downturn, but over the long term both forms of payment will command a greater share of all consumer expenditures, a new study published by Technology Strategies International predicts. According to the recently released market research report titled “Canadian Payments Forecast - 2009”, credit card payments will account for 38% of personal consumer expenditure by 2013, approximately double the share predicted for debit card payments. More…

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