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Stop Overpaying for Network Services in 2012

This webinar was originally broadcast on:
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 1:00 PM CDT (02:00 PM EDT)

Over the past decade, network services spend has become a top business expense and cause for concern.

Network services (including voice, data, internet, wireless, local, access, international and managed services), typically account for three to six percent of overhead and have a significant impact on your business operations.

While network is viewed as a commodity, it's a high value commodity with thousands of different rate elements. With network services pricing continuing to decline year over year, have you considered your sourcing and benchmarking strategy to ensure you are not currently overpaying?

Attendees of this eSeminar will learn how to:
  • Leverage price trends for contracts set to expire within the next 12-18 months
  • Take advantage of integrating wireline and wireless services together
  • Get market competitive terms from their carriers
  • Determine whether your users are on the optimal wireless plan
  • Review the pros and cons of consolidating contracts and vendors
  • Determine what route to take with network convergence
Who should attend:
  • This eSeminar will provide important information for CIOs, CFOs, CPOs, Sourcing Executives, and Vendor Management Executives.


Dieter Thompson
Alsbridge Network Services Group

Dieter Thompson is a network consultant and the President of Alsbridge Network Services Group (NSG), a service line of Alsbridge, Inc. which specializes in the procurement, benchmarking and management of network services.

Alsbridge Network Services Group was created when Alsbridge acquired the Thompson Advisory Group (TAG) in 2009, which Dieter had founded in 2001. Dieter is a talented network advisor who founded TAG in order to help companies achieve greater value from their network service providers by leveraging his network carrier experience and a deep database of contract and pricing terms.

Dieter has been a major force in the telecommunications industry since 1988. During his impressive career, Dieter has held numerous leadership positions as a network consultant and launched multiple businesses which have helped shape the industry, create jobs and improve processes. In 1999 Dieter saw what others in his industry did not; a better way of benchmarking and negotiating telecommunication costs for multi-national companies. At that point, TAG was born and quickly became the industry’s leading firm network advisor.

Pat Flynn
Alsbridge Network Services Group

Pat Flynn joined Alsbridge in 2007. Pat is responsible for the mobility practice within Alsbridge, serving as the principle negotiator for wireless client engagements. Pat is also responsible for the acquisition of large, enterprise accounts and expanding results through value-focused solutions, creatively decreasing dependence on commodity products and increasing sales in margin-rich services.

Prior to joining Alsbridge Pat was at Verizon for more than 16 years. Most recently as the Regional Vice President of Sales and was responsible for the acquisition, growth and retention strategies for Fortune 1000 accounts in multiple states and revenue in excess of $550 million. In addition, Flynn successfully negotiated new and renewal contracts with marquis accounts, representing over $75 million in new business.

Prior to joining Verizon, Pat served with AT&T for over 12 years. She started her career at AT&T in an advanced management program and went on to hold various management positions. She gained valuable experience working in several different disciplines including operations, finance and sales. For several years, Pat served as a regional negotiator, representing the AT&T business perspective in enterprise contract discussions.


Stefania Viscusi

Stefania Viscusi is an established writer and avid reader. She is a 2005 graduate of Albertus Magnus College, Magna Cum Laude. She currently holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Bachelor's degree in Communications. Stefania has had four of her poems published by “Breakwater” (an Albertus-run literary magazine) and completed a successful internship with the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation as a Public Relations Specialist.

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