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TEMIA Committee Overseeing TEM Ethics Code

Posted by Chris Thierry | December 7, 2010 2:15 PM

*Please note that Etelesolv changed its company name to Cimpl in 2016.

Cimpl Member of TEMIA

Since 2009, Cimpl has been a proud member of TEMIA, the Telecom Expense Management Industry Association. TEMIA's mission is to raise awareness and knowledge of the values and benefits of Telecom Expense Management (TEM) solutions, to improve the quality and value of TEM solutions through the development and promotion of industry standards, and to share resources among TEM providers and their business partners to advance the results organizations achieve through their deployment of TEM solutions.

Earlier this year, I was pleased to help co-author the Ethics Code, and even more pleased by the ratification of the code to the membership base in June 2010.

TEMIA Ethics Code

The TEMIA Ethics Code was critically absent for an industry in rapid growth. Companies claiming to do TEM range from IBM to the individual telecom consultant with little more than an Access database.  Are these TEM companies? According to TEMIA, yes.  So with such a broach spectrum of TEM companies and capabilities, reducing customer confusion by policing misleading statements became a raison d’être of the Ethics Committee.

For Cimpl, as a member of TEMIA, we are subjected to the Ethics code in our daily lives. As I write this blog or approve a press release, our actions have consequences. My involvement with the TEMIA ethics committee gives me hands on appreciation for the lengths company will go to mislead customers. I am however optimistic that others in the industry will follow TEMIA’s lead and see the long term value of ethical behavior. 

Read TEMIA Ethics Code

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Topics: Core Values, Company Culture, TEMIA

Written by Chris Thierry

Christopher is the president, founder, visionary, and driving force behind Cimpl, which first started in 2000 as Etelesolv: his goal is to bring holistic enterprise solutions to companies of all shapes and sizes. Moreover, Christopher’s devotion to the well-being of his employees has made Cimpl one of Canada’s Top 50 Employers. He’s also dedicated to giving back to his community, by serving in multiple industry associations. He’s a mentor for the Canadian Youth Business Foundation and a member of the Young Presidents' Organization, the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, the CIO Association of Canada, and the Telecom Expense Management Industry Association. Christopher holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems and Marketing from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University. He is also a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Entrepreneur’s Master’s Program – a program specifically designed to optimize the skillsets of founders of high growth companies.

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