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Re: GTR Pick of the week: OriginBX

Todd R. Smith (KYG)
 

…As in ahead of coverage on the US China trade talks article!  Not bad at all!!

 

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Date: Friday, June 4, 2021 at 6:41 AM
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Subject: [originbx-oasis-pgb] GTR Pick of the week: OriginBX

Nice to see the GTR newsletter's top story is OriginBX 

 

Subject: [External] GTR News: Pick of the week

 

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Exclusive: ICC joins KYG Trade, Amazon and others in Oasis Open-led digital trade data standards alliance

 

The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (Oasis Open) has brought together an alliance to come up with open-source product and trade data standards to facilitate digital trade attestations.

The OriginBX Oasis alliance, which counts among its members Accenture, Amazon, the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Inveniam, KYG.Trade, Origin Experts, Skuchain and Thomson Reuters, aims to create a single digital standard to enable counterparties within trade to quickly obtain information on the raw materials and components of manufactured goods within complex multi-tier supply chains.

“Providing and obtaining information about a good via email and attachments to determine and support HTS code, country of origin, free trade agreement, forced labour, traceability, sustainability and ESG attestations takes weeks and is archaic, redundant and costly,” says Todd Smith, founder and CEO of KYG.Trade and chair of the OriginBX Oasis governing board.

“The OriginBX Oasis open project mission is to develop a standardised message set for the digital exchange of product attributes that are necessary to then determine the trade attributes,” he tells GTR.

The alliance says that its work, once completed, will help to increase the utilisation of free trade agreements by reducing both the complexity and cost of complying with preferential and non-preferential country of origin determinations.

Since the UK left the EU, trade bodies have warned of the difficulties faced by businesses in determining whether or not the 47% of British exports that go to the bloc qualify under the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), particularly as many UK exporters are having to get to grips with the rules around origin for the first time.

“Customs declarations and rules of origin paperwork are two key areas where UK firms doing business in the EU will now face fresh obligations,” James Sibley, head of international affairs at the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), told GTR earlier this year.

Meanwhile, as the new US administration works to assert its authority in enforcing customs duty rules, new analysis suggests that the country’s importers may be increasingly exposed to its longstanding False Claims Act (FCA), making them vulnerable to so-called “reverse false claims”, which means possible penalties for a failure to sufficiently pay taxes, duties or fees on goods.

“If a big box retailer or a small ecommerce merchant needs to figure out an HTS code, a country of origin, or whether a product qualifies for a free trade agreement, they first have to get their arms around the product itself. They have to understand how and where it was produced, the components that went into the production, the origin of those components, who had physical custody, a whole host of things,” says Smith.

In order to standardise all of this, OriginBX Oasis is putting together industry-specific working groups in sectors including apparel and footwear, retail, automotive, life sciences, energy, and chemical industries, that will identify the minimum data elements that would be necessary to be exchanged between trading partners and made available to counterparties in the supply chain, including trade lawyers and consultants, customs brokers and customs auditors.

“Everybody needs product attribute information,” says Smith. “They may think it’s really different, but it’s really not. It is just basic information that there is about a product. You may call it something different or you may need to receive it in a different format, but it is the same message. And if we could just agree on a standardisation for what we are calling the data elements that go into the message, it will be a lot easier to digitally exchange and ingest into other systems.”

The eventual aim will be the creation of a standardised messaging format that can be used on any system.

“We are developing an industry, government, and platform-agnostic message set that is intended to be ingested in and shared interoperably between legacy systems and emerging global trade blockchain platforms,” says Smith. “We are not creating the container, or bottle; we are creating the message that goes in the bottle.”

Over the next six to nine months, the group intends to start putting out the first standards, while the ICC, through its Digital Standards Initiative (DSI), will advocate for their adoption.

“We are actively working to accelerate the transition of supply and trade processes to digital, and these Oasis standards will be foundational,” Oswald Kuyler, managing director of the DSI, tells GTR. “We actively engage with various intergovernmental agencies, alliances and standard setting authorities on the adoption of standards to accelerate global trade and supply chain digitisation. This work perfectly fits these ambitions.”

The group now plans to bring in more representatives from various industries to participate technically in the open-source community that will be defining the OriginBX standards.

 

Read online

 

 

 

 

US and China hold first trade talks of Biden era
The US and China’s top trade negotiators have held talks, their first since President Joe Biden took to the Oval office, though analysts suggest the new administration is unlikely to ease the pressure on the trade relationship this year.

 

Uniqlo’s Washington spat a Xinjiang alarm bell for clothing supply chains
Clothing retailers that have stopped buying cotton sourced from Xinjiang may still be using forced labour in their supply chains through companies in China that process imported cotton, the US customs agency believes.

  

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GTR Pick of the week: OriginBX

Carol Geyer
 

Nice to see the GTR newsletter's top story is OriginBX 

Subject: [External] GTR News: Pick of the week

 

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Exclusive: ICC joins KYG Trade, Amazon and others in Oasis Open-led digital trade data standards alliance

 

The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (Oasis Open) has brought together an alliance to come up with open-source product and trade data standards to facilitate digital trade attestations.

The OriginBX Oasis alliance, which counts among its members Accenture, Amazon, the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Inveniam, KYG.Trade, Origin Experts, Skuchain and Thomson Reuters, aims to create a single digital standard to enable counterparties within trade to quickly obtain information on the raw materials and components of manufactured goods within complex multi-tier supply chains.

“Providing and obtaining information about a good via email and attachments to determine and support HTS code, country of origin, free trade agreement, forced labour, traceability, sustainability and ESG attestations takes weeks and is archaic, redundant and costly,” says Todd Smith, founder and CEO of KYG.Trade and chair of the OriginBX Oasis governing board.

“The OriginBX Oasis open project mission is to develop a standardised message set for the digital exchange of product attributes that are necessary to then determine the trade attributes,” he tells GTR.

The alliance says that its work, once completed, will help to increase the utilisation of free trade agreements by reducing both the complexity and cost of complying with preferential and non-preferential country of origin determinations.

Since the UK left the EU, trade bodies have warned of the difficulties faced by businesses in determining whether or not the 47% of British exports that go to the bloc qualify under the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), particularly as many UK exporters are having to get to grips with the rules around origin for the first time.

“Customs declarations and rules of origin paperwork are two key areas where UK firms doing business in the EU will now face fresh obligations,” James Sibley, head of international affairs at the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), told GTR earlier this year.

Meanwhile, as the new US administration works to assert its authority in enforcing customs duty rules, new analysis suggests that the country’s importers may be increasingly exposed to its longstanding False Claims Act (FCA), making them vulnerable to so-called “reverse false claims”, which means possible penalties for a failure to sufficiently pay taxes, duties or fees on goods.

“If a big box retailer or a small ecommerce merchant needs to figure out an HTS code, a country of origin, or whether a product qualifies for a free trade agreement, they first have to get their arms around the product itself. They have to understand how and where it was produced, the components that went into the production, the origin of those components, who had physical custody, a whole host of things,” says Smith.

In order to standardise all of this, OriginBX Oasis is putting together industry-specific working groups in sectors including apparel and footwear, retail, automotive, life sciences, energy, and chemical industries, that will identify the minimum data elements that would be necessary to be exchanged between trading partners and made available to counterparties in the supply chain, including trade lawyers and consultants, customs brokers and customs auditors.

“Everybody needs product attribute information,” says Smith. “They may think it’s really different, but it’s really not. It is just basic information that there is about a product. You may call it something different or you may need to receive it in a different format, but it is the same message. And if we could just agree on a standardisation for what we are calling the data elements that go into the message, it will be a lot easier to digitally exchange and ingest into other systems.”

The eventual aim will be the creation of a standardised messaging format that can be used on any system.

“We are developing an industry, government, and platform-agnostic message set that is intended to be ingested in and shared interoperably between legacy systems and emerging global trade blockchain platforms,” says Smith. “We are not creating the container, or bottle; we are creating the message that goes in the bottle.”

Over the next six to nine months, the group intends to start putting out the first standards, while the ICC, through its Digital Standards Initiative (DSI), will advocate for their adoption.

“We are actively working to accelerate the transition of supply and trade processes to digital, and these Oasis standards will be foundational,” Oswald Kuyler, managing director of the DSI, tells GTR. “We actively engage with various intergovernmental agencies, alliances and standard setting authorities on the adoption of standards to accelerate global trade and supply chain digitisation. This work perfectly fits these ambitions.”

The group now plans to bring in more representatives from various industries to participate technically in the open-source community that will be defining the OriginBX standards.

 

Read online

 

 

 

 

US and China hold first trade talks of Biden era
The US and China’s top trade negotiators have held talks, their first since President Joe Biden took to the Oval office, though analysts suggest the new administration is unlikely to ease the pressure on the trade relationship this year.

 

Uniqlo’s Washington spat a Xinjiang alarm bell for clothing supply chains
Clothing retailers that have stopped buying cotton sourced from Xinjiang may still be using forced labour in their supply chains through companies in China that process imported cotton, the US customs agency believes.

  

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FW: OriginBX PGB call

Todd R. Smith (KYG)
 

All, Resending the below email with an updated V2 of the draft Advisory Council Charter.

 

Best,

 

Todd

 

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From: Todd R. Smith (KYG) <todd@...>
Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 8:33 PM
To: Carol Geyer <carol.geyer@...>, lisamcauley@... <lisamcauley@...>, parm.sangha@... <parm.sangha@...>, kcuddeback@... <kcuddeback@...>, crubio@... <crubio@...>, stilingb@... <stilingb@...>, sriram@... <sriram@...>, jtheremy@... <jtheremy@...>, originbx-oasis-pgb@... <originbx-oasis-pgb@...>
Subject: OriginBX PGB call

Dear PGB Members:

 

I’m looking very forward to our TEAMS meeting tomorrow.  The feedback and buzz I’ve received from both our press release and the article in GTR (both are attached) has been extremely positive.  Interest in our newly formed global alliance and digital standards initiative is gaining momentum, thanks in large part to your support.

 

If you can, please review the attached draft Advisory Council Charter prior to our meeting.  We will discuss it during the meeting.

 

We will send a TEAMS meeting link prior to our meeting.

 

Below is the proposed agenda:

 

1. Call to order and welcome. Volunteer for note taking (please!) 😊

2. Roll call

3. Feedback from PR and Article (Attached)

4. Advisory Council Charter (Attached)

 

5. Discussion of formation of Working Groups

6. Discussion of OriginBX Standards

- Model standards

- Approval process

- Format of our deliverables

- Prioritization of standards

- Timeline

7. Recruiting additional members

8. Any other business

9. Adjourn 

 

Please let me know if you’d like to make any additions or revisions.

 

Looking very forward to speaking with you all soon!

 

Todd

 

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Subject: OriginBX PGB call

 

 

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OriginBX PGB call

Todd R. Smith (KYG)
 

Dear PGB Members:

 

I’m looking very forward to our TEAMS meeting tomorrow.  The feedback and buzz I’ve received from both our press release and the article in GTR (both are attached) has been extremely positive.  Interest in our newly formed global alliance and digital standards initiative is gaining momentum, thanks in large part to your support.

 

If you can, please review the attached draft Advisory Council Charter prior to our meeting.  We will discuss it during the meeting.

 

We will send a TEAMS meeting link prior to our meeting.

 

Below is the proposed agenda:

 

1. Call to order and welcome. Volunteer for note taking (please!) 😊

2. Roll call

3. Feedback from PR and Article (Attached)

4. Advisory Council Charter (Attached)

 

5. Discussion of formation of Working Groups

6. Discussion of OriginBX Standards

- Model standards

- Approval process

- Format of our deliverables

- Prioritization of standards

- Timeline

7. Recruiting additional members

8. Any other business

9. Adjourn 

 

Please let me know if you’d like to make any additions or revisions.

 

Looking very forward to speaking with you all soon!

 

Todd

 

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Re: OriginBX OASIS Open Project launches

Todd R. Smith (KYG)
 

Really great work, Carol and Team!  OriginBX would be just an O without you guys!!

 

Todd

 

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Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 7:03 AM
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Subject: [originbx-oasis-pgb] OriginBX OASIS Open Project launches

I'm happy to report OASIS officially announced the OriginBX Open Project today, with an exclusive article on the front page of Global Trade Review.

 

Please consider amplifying our OriginBX press release, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook posts via your social media channels and LinkedIn Groups.

 

Thanks to the OriginBX chair, Todd Smith, and all the Sponsor organizations who made this exciting launch happen!

 

------------------------------Full Global Trade Review article----------------------------

 

Exclusive: ICC joins KYG Trade, Amazon and others in Oasis Open-led digital trade data standards alliance

Global / 02-06-21 / by Eleanor Wragg

The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (Oasis Open) has brought together an alliance to come up with open-source product and trade data standards to facilitate digital trade attestations.

The OriginBX Oasis alliance, which counts among its members Accenture, Amazon, the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Inveniam, KYG.Trade, Origin Experts, Skuchain and Thomson Reuters, aims to create a single digital standard to enable counterparties within trade to quickly obtain information on the raw materials and components of manufactured goods within complex multi-tier supply chains.

“Providing and obtaining information about a good via email and attachments to determine and support HTS code, country of origin, free trade agreement, forced labour, traceability, sustainability and ESG attestations takes weeks and is archaic, redundant and costly,” says Todd Smith, founder and CEO of KYG.Trade and chair of the OriginBX Oasis governing board.

“The OriginBX Oasis open project mission is to develop a standardised message set for the digital exchange of product attributes that are necessary to then determine the trade attributes,” he tells GTR.

The alliance says that its work, once completed, will help to increase the utilisation of free trade agreements by reducing both the complexity and cost of complying with preferential and non-preferential country of origin determinations.

Since the UK left the EU, trade bodies have warned of the difficulties faced by businesses in determining whether or not the 47% of British exports that go to the bloc qualify under the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), particularly as many UK exporters are having to get to grips with the rules around origin for the first time.

“Customs declarations and rules of origin paperwork are two key areas where UK firms doing business in the EU will now face fresh obligations,” James Sibley, head of international affairs at the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), told GTR earlier this year.

Meanwhile, as the new US administration works to assert its authority in enforcing customs duty rules, new analysis suggests that the country’s importers may be increasingly exposed to its longstanding False Claims Act (FCA), making them vulnerable to so-called “reverse false claims”, which means possible penalties for a failure to sufficiently pay taxes, duties or fees on goods.

“If a big box retailer or a small ecommerce merchant needs to figure out an HTS code, a country of origin, or whether a product qualifies for a free trade agreement, they first have to get their arms around the product itself. They have to understand how and where it was produced, the components that went into the production, the origin of those components, who had physical custody, a whole host of things,” says Smith.

In order to standardise all of this, OriginBX Oasis is putting together industry-specific working groups in sectors including apparel and footwear, retail, automotive, life sciences, energy, and chemical industries, that will identify the minimum data elements that would be necessary to be exchanged between trading partners and made available to counterparties in the supply chain, including trade lawyers and consultants, customs brokers and customs auditors.

“Everybody needs product attribute information,” says Smith. “They may think it’s really different, but it’s really not. It is just basic information that there is about a product. You may call it something different or you may need to receive it in a different format, but it is the same message. And if we could just agree on a standardisation for what we are calling the data elements that go into the message, it will be a lot easier to digitally exchange and ingest into other systems.”

The eventual aim will be the creation of a standardised messaging format that can be used on any system.

“We are developing an industry, government, and platform-agnostic message set that is intended to be ingested in and shared interoperably between legacy systems and emerging global trade blockchain platforms,” says Smith. “We are not creating the container, or bottle; we are creating the message that goes in the bottle.”

Over the next six to nine months, the group intends to start putting out the first standards, while the ICC, through its Digital Standards Initiative (DSI), will advocate for their adoption.

“We are actively working to accelerate the transition of supply and trade processes to digital, and these Oasis standards will be foundational,” Oswald Kuyler, managing director of the DSI, tells GTR. “We actively engage with various intergovernmental agencies, alliances and standard setting authorities on the adoption of standards to accelerate global trade and supply chain digitisation. This work perfectly fits these ambitions.”

The group now plans to bring in more representatives from various industries to participate technically in the open-source community that will be defining the OriginBX standards.


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OriginBX OASIS Open Project launches

Carol Geyer
 

I'm happy to report OASIS officially announced the OriginBX Open Project today, with an exclusive article on the front page of Global Trade Review.

Please consider amplifying our OriginBX press release, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook posts via your social media channels and LinkedIn Groups.

Thanks to the OriginBX chair, Todd Smith, and all the Sponsor organizations who made this exciting launch happen!


------------------------------Full Global Trade Review article----------------------------

Exclusive: ICC joins KYG Trade, Amazon and others in Oasis Open-led digital trade data standards alliance

Global / 02-06-21 / by Eleanor Wragg

The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (Oasis Open) has brought together an alliance to come up with open-source product and trade data standards to facilitate digital trade attestations.

The OriginBX Oasis alliance, which counts among its members Accenture, Amazon, the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Inveniam, KYG.Trade, Origin Experts, Skuchain and Thomson Reuters, aims to create a single digital standard to enable counterparties within trade to quickly obtain information on the raw materials and components of manufactured goods within complex multi-tier supply chains.

“Providing and obtaining information about a good via email and attachments to determine and support HTS code, country of origin, free trade agreement, forced labour, traceability, sustainability and ESG attestations takes weeks and is archaic, redundant and costly,” says Todd Smith, founder and CEO of KYG.Trade and chair of the OriginBX Oasis governing board.

“The OriginBX Oasis open project mission is to develop a standardised message set for the digital exchange of product attributes that are necessary to then determine the trade attributes,” he tells GTR.

The alliance says that its work, once completed, will help to increase the utilisation of free trade agreements by reducing both the complexity and cost of complying with preferential and non-preferential country of origin determinations.

Since the UK left the EU, trade bodies have warned of the difficulties faced by businesses in determining whether or not the 47% of British exports that go to the bloc qualify under the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), particularly as many UK exporters are having to get to grips with the rules around origin for the first time.

“Customs declarations and rules of origin paperwork are two key areas where UK firms doing business in the EU will now face fresh obligations,” James Sibley, head of international affairs at the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), told GTR earlier this year.

Meanwhile, as the new US administration works to assert its authority in enforcing customs duty rules, new analysis suggests that the country’s importers may be increasingly exposed to its longstanding False Claims Act (FCA), making them vulnerable to so-called “reverse false claims”, which means possible penalties for a failure to sufficiently pay taxes, duties or fees on goods.

“If a big box retailer or a small ecommerce merchant needs to figure out an HTS code, a country of origin, or whether a product qualifies for a free trade agreement, they first have to get their arms around the product itself. They have to understand how and where it was produced, the components that went into the production, the origin of those components, who had physical custody, a whole host of things,” says Smith.

In order to standardise all of this, OriginBX Oasis is putting together industry-specific working groups in sectors including apparel and footwear, retail, automotive, life sciences, energy, and chemical industries, that will identify the minimum data elements that would be necessary to be exchanged between trading partners and made available to counterparties in the supply chain, including trade lawyers and consultants, customs brokers and customs auditors.

“Everybody needs product attribute information,” says Smith. “They may think it’s really different, but it’s really not. It is just basic information that there is about a product. You may call it something different or you may need to receive it in a different format, but it is the same message. And if we could just agree on a standardisation for what we are calling the data elements that go into the message, it will be a lot easier to digitally exchange and ingest into other systems.”

The eventual aim will be the creation of a standardised messaging format that can be used on any system.

“We are developing an industry, government, and platform-agnostic message set that is intended to be ingested in and shared interoperably between legacy systems and emerging global trade blockchain platforms,” says Smith. “We are not creating the container, or bottle; we are creating the message that goes in the bottle.”

Over the next six to nine months, the group intends to start putting out the first standards, while the ICC, through its Digital Standards Initiative (DSI), will advocate for their adoption.

“We are actively working to accelerate the transition of supply and trade processes to digital, and these Oasis standards will be foundational,” Oswald Kuyler, managing director of the DSI, tells GTR. “We actively engage with various intergovernmental agencies, alliances and standard setting authorities on the adoption of standards to accelerate global trade and supply chain digitisation. This work perfectly fits these ambitions.”

The group now plans to bring in more representatives from various industries to participate technically in the open-source community that will be defining the OriginBX standards.


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OriginBX press update

Todd R. Smith (KYG)
 

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Tue, Jun 1, 2021 8:58 AM, Carol Geyer via lists.oasis-open-projects.org <carol.geyer=oasis-open.org@...> wrote:

Global Trade Review is going to publish an article on OriginBX on Wednesday, 2 June, at 11am CET. OASIS will issue our launch press release a few hours later at 9am ET.

We'll notify you when the links are live so you can amplify to your channels, LinkedIn groups, etc. 

Thanks,
Carol

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Carol Geyer

Chief Development Officer

OASIS Open

     
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OriginBX press update

Carol Geyer
 

Global Trade Review is going to publish an article on OriginBX on Wednesday, 2 June, at 11am CET. OASIS will issue our launch press release a few hours later at 9am ET.

We'll notify you when the links are live so you can amplify to your channels, LinkedIn groups, etc. 

Thanks,
Carol

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Carol Geyer

Chief Development Officer

OASIS Open

   
+1 941-284-0403
carol.geyer@...
www.oasis-open.org


Invitation: OriginBX PGB call @ Thu Jun 3, 2021 11am - 12pm (EDT) (originbx-oasis-pgb@lists.oasis-open-projects.org)

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Next OriginBX Board call

Carol Geyer
 

Thanks to everyone who responded to the poll. It's great that the OriginBX PGB is internationally diverse but, it makes it virtually impossible to find a time that works for everyone. In addition to recording the PGB calls, the group may want to consider alternating meeting times from month-to-month, so that everyone can participate in at least half of the calls. You can discuss on the next PGB call which will be Thursday, 3 June, at 11:00am ET / 4:00pm CET.

I'll send a calendar invitation now to reserve the slot; the agenda and dial-in details will be provided soon.

--Carol


Poll for next OriginBX Board call

Carol Geyer
 

Please indicate your availability on this poll before COB on Thursday, 27 May. We'll select the slot that's convenient for most PGB members and send out a calendar invitation Friday morning.


Thanks,
Carol

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Carol Geyer

Chief Development Officer

OASIS Open

   
+1 941-284-0403
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www.oasis-open.org


Press release goes out on 26 May

Carol Geyer
 

We need a bit more time to get the OriginBX website launch-ready. Instead of issuing the press release tomorrow, it will go out on Wednesday, 26 May. We'll notify you when the links are live so you can amplify to your channels, LinkedIn groups, etc.

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Carol Geyer

Chief Development Officer

OASIS Open

   
+1 941-284-0403
carol.geyer@...
www.oasis-open.org


Press to target for OriginBX launch?

Carol Geyer
 

I've started to reach out to a few editors, but if anyone has suggestions for press who we should brief in advance of Tuesday's announcement, please let me know.

Thanks.

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Carol Geyer

Chief Development Officer

OASIS Open

   
+1 941-284-0403
carol.geyer@...
www.oasis-open.org


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