GMT Europe BV December 2007 newsletter
On 6 November the 1st GMT Vision Dinner took place in the beautiful “Kasteel Vanenburg” in Putten. Held at the location where software pioneer Jan Baan (of the ERP software Triton and Baan3) once had his board office and at the invitation of GMT, a large number of organisations from the waste and environment branches came together to explore the possibilities of what I call the “digital waste highway”.
The Vision Dinner offered us the opportunity to exchange ideas with our customers, at a strategic level, about the course of our customers, the course of GMT and that of our products and services. The programme was compiled to be informative, interactive and informal. During the informative part, we could allow experts to talk to our contacts, in non-ICT terms, about Service Oriented Architectures (SOA). The interactive part consisted of a discussion about the readiness and opportunities for exchanging digital information between companies from the sector and organisations within it. The informal part of the day/evening was also certainly very pleasant.
Business representatives who do not often compete with one another in the market, attempted to achieve the quickest lap time onthe race-track especially set up for this event.
The digital race-track was a great metaphor for the Digital Waste highway and the technological architecture that is needed to realise ideas that came out of the Vision Dinner. The evening was closed with a convivial meal and a good glass of wine; reason enough to organise this event again in 2008!