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Month: September 2007

NW StartUp 2.0 – 5th Event on 17 Jan 08 at KPMG Manchester

I am proud to announce that the next NW StartUp 2.0 event will be held on 17 Jan 2008 at KPMG Manchester. The event details were published last night with one confirmed speaker. Without a doubt, it will be better than the 4th event held yesterday. Why? Simply, I am gaining confidence and experience. In addition, I am gaining a loyal attendance. And the hosts, KPMG are beginning to understand how to interact with the community they have hosted four times. Here are some great pictures. All can be accessed through flickr. So here is the story from the speakers:…

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NW StartUp 2.0 – 4th Event – Speaker update

It’s with regret to inform that Billa will not be speaking tonight at NW StartUp 2.0 event due to a logistical nightmare. He has however confirmed his desire to speak at the next event in January, which hopefully will be better organised. I was unable to give much notice for this event due to last minute planning and holiday season. All these will be sorted out by next event, with better registration facility as well as better communication. The confirmed speakers include: Lee Strafford – Plus.Net founder and ex-CEO Chris Astle – Managing Director of m-send Peter Leather – Liverpool…

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OpenCoffee Liverpool mixing with Jeff Barr of Amazon AWS

Today, we had the opportunity to host Jeff Barr of Amazon AWS at Daresbury Innovation Centre. Here is the proof: 1st pic L to R: Phil Blything of Glow New Media who runs OpenCoffee Liverpool, Jeff Barr and me. Jeff was kind enough to give an understanding to Amazon AWS, both in terms of business case as well as product propositions. This was followed by lunch (thanks to Paul Treloar and Mark Blackburn of Daresbury Innovation Centre) and few presentations from the audience, which included edocr, i2monline, MyLiverpoolSkyLine and two more. Afternoon was spent on discussions with Jeff on edocr…

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ExPP Summit #1 – Assembly of e-invoicing community

The 3rd ExPP Summit was held on 10th and 11th of September at Millenium Glocester Hotel in London. I attended both days as a guest of Bruno Koch of Billentis. Bruno who organised the event with Johannes von Mulert of Vereon AG is to be congratulated for hosting an excellent gathering of European e-invoicing community. In the evening of the 1st day, I had the opportunity to speak to both Bruno and Jahannes. Whilst Bruno brings the e-invoicing domain expertise and industry connectivity, Johannes brings skills and resources necessary to organise such a large event. Together, they have delivered a superb…

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New ebdex – Seeking Analysts and Consultants

I am looking for analysts and consultants to join ebdex to create the No.1 consultancy and analyst firm in the UK within 2 yrs for e-invoicing and supply chain finance. In fact, I do not know any other firm who provides this type of niche service without broadening into all other disciplines. If you know anyone who might be interested, please pass my details. If you are interested, please do get in touch. If you like to partner or become an associate, do get in touch. If you are curious, do get in touch. Technorati Tags: ebdex

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New ebdex web site – first cut

I have been developing a new web site for ebdex over the last few weeks and believe that I finally have a foundation from which it could be further developed and refined, almost on a continuous basis. The old web site was built without a Content Management System (CMS). This time, I am using Drupal, thanks to the guidance of Ixis boys, Mike and Chris, who are also hosting this web site, my blog and NW StartUp 2.0 site. Here is a snap shot of web pages: Home – Picture was taken by Gary Turner, ex-CEO of Pegasus. I plan to…

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Document of the Day #1 – Navigating the Invoice Presentment and Payment Landscape from Paystream Advisors

This is a document that was originally published in 2003. Guess what? The content is still relevant. And Paystream Advisors have just retrieved it from the e-cupboard, got the e-dust out and uploaded into edocr. Now it is suitable for interaction with readership. Tell Paystream Advisors what you think about the content through comments and ranking. Best of all you can embed on to your blog just as I have done here. Please note that it may not be possible to embed on to blogs hosted by WordPress.    Technorati Tags: edocr, Paystream Advisors, eipp, e-invoicing

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NW StartUp 2.0 – 4th Event – Introducing Chris Astle the 3rd speaker

Here is an introduction to Chris Astle, Managing Director of m-send, who would join the panel at the NW StartUp 2.0 event on 19th September 2007 at KPMG Manchester. As co-founder and Managing Director of m-send, Chris is responsible for the continuing development of the company and for creating long term profitable relationships with both customers and partners. With a broad background in sales and marketing and general management, Chris has played a pivotal role in the company’s growth with m-send now positioned as a leading provider of mobile business services to companies in the UK and around the world.…

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OpenCoffee Liverpool & Jeff Barr of Amazon

Jeff Barr, an evangelist of Amazon AWS is currently touring Europe, and I have convinced him to visit the North West of England. He will be at Daresbury Innovation Centre on 18th September 2007. To coincide with his visit, Phil Blything has moved OpenCoffee Liverpool to Daresbury Innovation Centre. Thank you Phil. If you wish to attend OpenCoffee Liverpool and meet Jeff Barr, please register here. Please spread the word. References: Jeff Barr’s Blog LinkedIn profile Jeff Barr’s European Tour Interview with Jeff Bar   Technorati Tags: Opencoffee liverpool, opencoffee, Jeff Barr, Amazon AWS, Phil Blything, Daresbury Innovation Centre

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Paystream Advisors # 2 – Launch of Paystream Voices

Paystream Advisors + Manoj & other Bloggers => Paystream Voices Since my initial discussions with Henry Ijams of Paystream Advisors, William Donavan has put together an excellent blog, now known as Paystream Voices. A great name for a great concept. Henry has also brought in all his analysts to blog in addition to inviting me as a guest blogger. Paystream identify its blog as: The online community for financial operations technology & automation According to Will, the blog is beginning to attract 100 visitors a day. It took me ages to achieve this number of visitors. Well done – I’m jealous. So, here is…

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