STEM newsletter

STEM User Group Meeting 2005

30 April 2005

2005 marks the celebration of our tenth annual STEM User Group Meeting, which will be held 21–22 September at Jesus College, Cambridge, UK. Existing and prospective users of the STEM network investment modelling software assemble each year to share the insights which have shaped best practice across the STEM modelling community since the event was first held in 1996.

Business-case models and service-costing methodologies for fixed and mobile operators are explored on the same platform for network economics which many leading vendors use to communicate the value of their equipment sales propositions.

A tradition of technical presentations and frank debates on required features lifts the bonnet on the inner workings of STEM. Delegates enjoy a close dialogue with developers which enables us to maintain STEM’s relevance to their continually varying requirements.

Widely regarded as the most successful to date, last year’s User Group benefited from a more varied and balanced exchange of views through a series of guest presentations – from Alcatel, Ericsson, Juniper, Siemens, DOK Systeme, CEFRIEL and Marconi. We hope to build on this precedent with contributions from an even wider range of speakers to make the Tenth Annual STEM User Group Meeting the best ever.

Provisional agenda

The STEM User Group is a two-day, interactive event which combines presentations with live modelling exercises which highlight the flexibility of STEM and the confidence of our consultants. The following agenda is provisional and we welcome feedback and suggestions – and volunteers to speak at the STEM User Group.

Wednesday 21 September Thursday 22 September
Welcome address
Network transformation: we step through the migration of separate voice and data services to a common IP platform Business case for new services on a converged network: watch a consultant create models to order from the audience
Guest presentation(s), suggested operator topics:
  • 3G service planning
  • NGN transition
  • satellite business planning
  • service profitability analysis
  • call-centre forecasting
  • links with network planning
Guest presentation(s), suggested vendor topics:
  • Video over DSL
  • NGN modelling
  • Triple-play solutions
  • WiMAX
  • HSDPA
  • TETRA
Masterclass: keeping a grip on complexity, combining scenarios, templates and sensitivities Masterclass: packaging run-time STEM models for distribution to sales teams and customers
GALA DINNER at Downing College, Cambridge

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