iWeek 2006: David Frankel, Mark Toddes, Ant Brooks panel session

A retrospective look at the pioneering days of the industry: a question and answer session:

This session looked more into the evolution of the ISPA from a small group to more then 120. David Frankel, first ISPA co-Chairman and past MD of Internet Solution, claimed that the industry is too compliant which in one way or the other have delayed the evolution of the internet as we know it today. Mark Todes, Director of Korbitec, reiterated that ISPA started with vision to provide a support structure to their members.

The session was dominated by the need to reduce costs, “expanding the pie” (in other words getting more people to use Internet technologies. Yet we should not forget that about 80 % of the population is claimed to know nothing about these issues and you could say they have more pressing needs like running water or electricity.