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Frameworx for Cable Spotlight

Date:  April 27, 2011
Time: 9.15am - 5:30pm
Location: Hilton Hotel Amsterdam, Apollolaan 138, 1077 BG, Amsterdam
Room: Orange Room 1
Cost: Free (open to anyone) 

Presentations from the spotlight are now available!

Cable MSOs in the European and global markets are facing serious challenges. There is a need for radical transformation in the cable industry in order to maintain flexibility and agility to deal with the current competitive marketplace. 

TM Forum’s Frameworx is the key enabling suite of standards for cable MSOs who are transforming their business to positively impact their bottom line. Frameworx provides an industry agreed, service-oriented approach for rationalizing operational IT, processes, and systems as well as significantly reducing operational costs.

Our free Spotlight will address how to adapt TM Forum Frameworx for cable MSOs (covering IPDR, eTOM for Cable, OSS/BSS, Frameworx ) and feature case studies presented by industry thought leaders from global MSOs and vendors. Get the latest information about hot areas including:
  • Using off the shelf architectures and models
  • Streamlining OSS/BSS Data Architecture
  • Speeding the delivery of new products and services
  • Improving customer experience through service assurance

Don’t miss your chance to learn best practices and standards as defined by TM Forum members.

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9.15 Coffee and Registration

10.00 Welcoming words from Marek Stawinski, Vice President Enterprise Architecture UPC Broadband Holdings Services b.v and Dean Walters, CIO UPC Broadband Holdings Services b.v

10.10 Introduction to TM Forum Cable Initiative
Craig Bachmann, Head of the Cable Market Support center, TM Forum

Hear about the latest industry developments facing MSOs and suppliers across the world , how best to maintain flexibility and agility to deal with the current competitive marketplace. Also, find out more about the role TM Forum plays in assisting with MSOs critical business transformation through a host of programs and best practices. Current TM Forum cable working groups will also be reviewed.

10.50  Keynote Speaker: Cable OSS/BSS and the Transformation Roadmap
Dan Lavender, Director - B/OSS Software, Cable Television Laboratories USA  Cable OSS/BSS and the Transformation Roadmap’ (Duration - 30 minutes including 5-10 minutes Q&A) .  
  • Enablee rapid deployment of new services through development of industry-wide interfaces and their associated operational guidelines.
  • Improve the cable customer experience through the evolution of platforms and sharing of best practices.
  • Drive costs out of the operation by utilizing specifications to drive scale.

Cable back office systems are often viewed as inordinately expensive - as blockers to service provider agility, and as blockers to improved customer experience. These recognized issues present great motivation and corresponding opportunities for change. At CableLabs we are beginning to develop systematic approaches for transforming back office systems. These approaches will apply collaborative work on common terms, language, processes and data models to reduce the perceived need for cable specific processes, data, and interfaces. We are committing resources to help evolve common interfaces, data models, and processes. We are beginning at the OSS tier and evolving to the BSS tier and encouraging development and validation of interfaces across software providers.

11.20 Coffee break

11.50 Industrializing BSS/OSS transformations - Leveraging a Frameworx Approach
Philippe Lalande, Director of Industry Collaboration, Oracle
OSS/BSS transformation projects are engaged in a wide variety of business environments. TM Forum Frameworx provides a blueprint to formalize and disseminate industry best practices. Hence, projects leveraging Frameworx have higher success rate and share a lot of similarities. But OSS/BSS transformation is still a long and tough journey that requires deep Frameworx expertise and huge efforts. The emergence of business and technical patterns across a wide range of transformation projects calls for further industrialization.

12.20 Data Architecture for next generation cable services.
Adam Dunston, President and CEO, Active Broadband Networks 
As existing service evolve and new services are deployed operators are demanding increased service and infrastructure instrumentation.  In contrast with legacy "network management" mechanism and infrastructure, new mechanism such as IP Detail Records and components of 3GPP IMS increase the volume of raw data created by orders of magnitude demanding new collection and management capabilities.   This presentation will discuss how this instrumentation can be collected, managed and transformed to provide key Network Operation, Billing and Quality of Experience information.  

12.50  Frameworx Roadmap in Support of Cable (Frameworx Quick Start )
Clive Deakin , Frameworx Product Manager, TM Forum
This presentation will provide an Introduction to the TM Forum Frameworx and how it meets the needs of an enterprise architecture; by providing an overview of the four component Frameworks. The presentation will then go on to show how the new Quick Start Library will enable providers to deploy Frameworx more quickly around specific business drivers. The presentation will end with the Frameworx roadmap process and how the cable industry influences the roadmap.

1.20 Lunch

2.30  Transforming a Cable Operator using TMF Frameworx and Lean from a IT IS perspective                                                                                                                     Hans Hedström, IT Architect & Executive Advisor and Mattias Forsberg, Director System, Development and Architecture, ComHem
As many other cable operators, Swedish Cable Operator ComHem is facing the challenges of a changing market. With new business models, we need to act as a stand-alone service provider and communication operator, which changes fundamental assumptions that are hard-wired into our information systems. TM Forum Frameworx and Lean Software Development is currently enabling us to deliver real value to our business at the same time as enabling us to progres towards our long-term goals. This presentation will focus on how we are achieving that.

3.00 Case Study Presentation from UPC - The value of TM Forum Frameworx in a Multi-country Environment.
Marek Stawinski, Vice President Enterprise Architecture, UPC Broadband Holdings Services b.v
This case study will show how the use of TM Forum Frameworx best practice and standards, specifically the Information Framework (SID) and the Integration Framework interfaces, has enabled UPC to decouple the BSS and OSS, facilitating the rapid introduction of new services across its Pan-European footprint. The use of Frameworx has provided UPC with the business and operational benefits of ease of integration between applications and their subsequent replacement at a future date. This will be followed by Q&A and a short panel session. 
3.30   Afternoon tea

4.00 Concurrent Working Groups - Requirements for Next Generation Cable Operations and OSS/BSS
This is your chance to shape the future of Frameworx for Cable in interactive round table discussions.

In this one hour session, you will be debating requirements for next generation cable operations and OSS/BSS, the results of which will be directly addressed at the Cable Events at Management World in Dublin and continued in the TM Forum Cable Collaboration Working Groups.

Several break out groups will be offered and run by: Craig Bachmann Head of the Cable Market Support Center, TM Forum, Marek Stawinski, Vice President Enterprise Architecture, UPC, David Jacobs, CTO, Amdocs

 5.00 Summary of day’s proceedings and Q&A

5.30 End of Conference

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact Craig Bachmann

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