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Viodi View – 03/31/2011

“Change is our friend,” so said Brent Christensen president of the Minnesota Telecom Association at its 102nd Annual Convention in Minneapolis this week. With the retirement of former president, Randy Young, Christensen and the MTA have undergone many changes since last year’s conference. From the vantage point of an outsider, this was a smooth transition […]

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ViodiTV – Day One @ OPASTCO

A large library of content overcomes multiple flight delays. Let me explain what this fragment means. Roger was supposed to arrive in Seattle from Madison around noon today. Unfortunately, airplane mechanical problems delayed his arrival until around 5:30. The good news is that he had enough material to create a best of ViodiTV reel that […]

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Viodi View – 03/03/10

The sunshine, bright blue sky and relative warmth that greeted attendees of the 101st Annual Minnesota Telecom Alliance Convention is hopefully a metaphor for a fresh beginning. The weather over the previous couple of MTA Conventions mirrored the economy with gray skies and biting temperatures. This year, there are signs of rebirth everywhere, as I […]

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Congratulations OPASTCO Award Winners

Congratulations to Steve Meltzer of JSI for winning the OPASTCO Associate Member Distinguished Service Award for 2009. For 32 years, Steve has been making valuable contributions to the independent telco industry. See him on ViodiTV in our conference coverage. Congratulations to Harry Baker for receiving the well deserved Lifetime Achievement Award. There will be coverage […]

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Viodi View – 06/15/2009

The week before last, Roger Bindl and I had a chance to document innovations and innovative ideas at Parks Associates’ Connections Conference. The fun thing about the Connections Conference is that it spans different disciplines and the mix of speakers last week included folks from sectors such as telecommunications, energy, consumer electronics and entertainment. Mitch […]