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Management World Americas 2007

Conference Agenda

(company, presentation, speaker, description):  
Executive Summit on Business Transformation
Business Transformation Part 1
Chair : Mike Couture
Amdocs Management Limited, Head of Global Marketing
EXEC11
Tuesday, November 6
2:00 PM  - 3:30 PM
Managing Business Change in a Dynamic Market
The Content Value Chain: Business Model Alternatives for Service Providers
Whether content is as simple a ringtone or as complex as IPTV, service providers take on a new set of challenges when they enter this world. What is the content value chain? What does it mean to monetize content? How do you sell and market content? What are the intellectual property rights challenges? Most importantly — can telecom and cable companies shield themselves from some of this complexity — and should they?
The Dynamics of Successful Legacy Replacement: Managing Risk Mitigation and Business Continuity
Is legacy replacement necessary? If yes, when? Do the risks outweigh the benefits? Is new OSS always better? How can a service provider ensure business continuity and risk mitigation when attempting to replace legacy systems? This senior executive panel discussion will discuss the pros and cons of legacy back-office replacement and will prescribe the formula for making a business case for status quo or successful change.
Mergers and Acquisitions in Telecom Software - a Financial Markets Perspective
This session will focus on the M&A trends in the telecom industry. How is the convergence of IT and Network affecting the consolidation strategies? How are Oracle, IBM, SAP, Comverse, Amdocs and others viewed in the financial markets as consolidators? What are the implications for private ISV vendors? This session will also discuss the future of consolidation and strategies for independent software vendors.
EXEC11
Tuesday, November 6
2:00 PM  - 3:30 PM
Managing Business Change in a Dynamic Market
The Content Value Chain: Business Model Alternatives for Service Providers
Whether content is as simple a ringtone or as complex as IPTV, service providers take on a new set of challenges when they enter this world. What is the content value chain? What does it mean to monetize content? How do you sell and market content? What are the intellectual property rights challenges? Most importantly — can telecom and cable companies shield themselves from some of this complexity — and should they?
The Dynamics of Successful Legacy Replacement: Managing Risk Mitigation and Business Continuity
Is legacy replacement necessary? If yes, when? Do the risks outweigh the benefits? Is new OSS always better? How can a service provider ensure business continuity and risk mitigation when attempting to replace legacy systems? This senior executive panel discussion will discuss the pros and cons of legacy back-office replacement and will prescribe the formula for making a business case for status quo or successful change.
Mergers and Acquisitions in Telecom Software - a Financial Markets Perspective
This session will focus on the M&A trends in the telecom industry. How is the convergence of IT and Network affecting the consolidation strategies? How are Oracle, IBM, SAP, Comverse, Amdocs and others viewed in the financial markets as consolidators? What are the implications for private ISV vendors? This session will also discuss the future of consolidation and strategies for independent software vendors.
EXEC11
Tuesday, November 6
2:00 PM  - 3:30 PM
Managing Business Change in a Dynamic Market
The Content Value Chain: Business Model Alternatives for Service Providers
Whether content is as simple a ringtone or as complex as IPTV, service providers take on a new set of challenges when they enter this world. What is the content value chain? What does it mean to monetize content? How do you sell and market content? What are the intellectual property rights challenges? Most importantly — can telecom and cable companies shield themselves from some of this complexity — and should they?
The Dynamics of Successful Legacy Replacement: Managing Risk Mitigation and Business Continuity
Is legacy replacement necessary? If yes, when? Do the risks outweigh the benefits? Is new OSS always better? How can a service provider ensure business continuity and risk mitigation when attempting to replace legacy systems? This senior executive panel discussion will discuss the pros and cons of legacy back-office replacement and will prescribe the formula for making a business case for status quo or successful change.
Mergers and Acquisitions in Telecom Software - a Financial Markets Perspective
This session will focus on the M&A trends in the telecom industry. How is the convergence of IT and Network affecting the consolidation strategies? How are Oracle, IBM, SAP, Comverse, Amdocs and others viewed in the financial markets as consolidators? What are the implications for private ISV vendors? This session will also discuss the future of consolidation and strategies for independent software vendors.
EXEC11
Tuesday, November 6
2:00 PM  - 3:30 PM
Managing Business Change in a Dynamic Market
The Content Value Chain: Business Model Alternatives for Service Providers
Whether content is as simple a ringtone or as complex as IPTV, service providers take on a new set of challenges when they enter this world. What is the content value chain? What does it mean to monetize content? How do you sell and market content? What are the intellectual property rights challenges? Most importantly — can telecom and cable companies shield themselves from some of this complexity — and should they?
The Dynamics of Successful Legacy Replacement: Managing Risk Mitigation and Business Continuity
Is legacy replacement necessary? If yes, when? Do the risks outweigh the benefits? Is new OSS always better? How can a service provider ensure business continuity and risk mitigation when attempting to replace legacy systems? This senior executive panel discussion will discuss the pros and cons of legacy back-office replacement and will prescribe the formula for making a business case for status quo or successful change.
Mergers and Acquisitions in Telecom Software - a Financial Markets Perspective
This session will focus on the M&A trends in the telecom industry. How is the convergence of IT and Network affecting the consolidation strategies? How are Oracle, IBM, SAP, Comverse, Amdocs and others viewed in the financial markets as consolidators? What are the implications for private ISV vendors? This session will also discuss the future of consolidation and strategies for independent software vendors.
EXEC11
Tuesday, November 6
2:00 PM  - 3:30 PM
Managing Business Change in a Dynamic Market
The Content Value Chain: Business Model Alternatives for Service Providers
Whether content is as simple a ringtone or as complex as IPTV, service providers take on a new set of challenges when they enter this world. What is the content value chain? What does it mean to monetize content? How do you sell and market content? What are the intellectual property rights challenges? Most importantly — can telecom and cable companies shield themselves from some of this complexity — and should they?
The Dynamics of Successful Legacy Replacement: Managing Risk Mitigation and Business Continuity
Is legacy replacement necessary? If yes, when? Do the risks outweigh the benefits? Is new OSS always better? How can a service provider ensure business continuity and risk mitigation when attempting to replace legacy systems? This senior executive panel discussion will discuss the pros and cons of legacy back-office replacement and will prescribe the formula for making a business case for status quo or successful change.
Mergers and Acquisitions in Telecom Software - a Financial Markets Perspective
This session will focus on the M&A trends in the telecom industry. How is the convergence of IT and Network affecting the consolidation strategies? How are Oracle, IBM, SAP, Comverse, Amdocs and others viewed in the financial markets as consolidators? What are the implications for private ISV vendors? This session will also discuss the future of consolidation and strategies for independent software vendors.
EXEC11
Tuesday, November 6
2:00 PM  - 3:30 PM
Managing Business Change in a Dynamic Market
The Content Value Chain: Business Model Alternatives for Service Providers
Whether content is as simple a ringtone or as complex as IPTV, service providers take on a new set of challenges when they enter this world. What is the content value chain? What does it mean to monetize content? How do you sell and market content? What are the intellectual property rights challenges? Most importantly — can telecom and cable companies shield themselves from some of this complexity — and should they?
The Dynamics of Successful Legacy Replacement: Managing Risk Mitigation and Business Continuity
Is legacy replacement necessary? If yes, when? Do the risks outweigh the benefits? Is new OSS always better? How can a service provider ensure business continuity and risk mitigation when attempting to replace legacy systems? This senior executive panel discussion will discuss the pros and cons of legacy back-office replacement and will prescribe the formula for making a business case for status quo or successful change.
Mergers and Acquisitions in Telecom Software - a Financial Markets Perspective
This session will focus on the M&A trends in the telecom industry. How is the convergence of IT and Network affecting the consolidation strategies? How are Oracle, IBM, SAP, Comverse, Amdocs and others viewed in the financial markets as consolidators? What are the implications for private ISV vendors? This session will also discuss the future of consolidation and strategies for independent software vendors.
EXEC13
Tuesday, November 6
4:00 PM  - 5:30 PM
Will Investment Dictate the Competitive Landscape?
Venture Capital for the Wireless World
This panel of leading VC firms, both global and U.S., will discuss the flow of capital around the world as it relates specifically to the wireless industry. Deloitte’s Mark Jensen will guide the discussion of investment trends and issues around wireless, including what is motivating these leading VC firms to invest in wireless. Also reviewed will be findings from the Deloitte/NVCA 2007 Global Venture Capital Survey, which measures attitudes and intentions of more than 500 venture capitalists worldwide.
The Profile of a Winner - Guidelines to Success in an Increasingly Complex Industry
What do successful service providers have in common? Is there a winning profile? The current industry changes are adding amazing complexity to decision making. Analysis paralysis is a real danger in this fast moving environment and the ready-fire-aim approach can be equally deadly. Are there some rules of thumb that can be applied to the base business issues? This session explores this topic with learnings from recent TM Forum Business Benchmarking results followed discussions among a panel of regional service providers.
EXEC13
Tuesday, November 6
4:00 PM  - 5:30 PM
Will Investment Dictate the Competitive Landscape?
Venture Capital for the Wireless World
This panel of leading VC firms, both global and U.S., will discuss the flow of capital around the world as it relates specifically to the wireless industry. Deloitte’s Mark Jensen will guide the discussion of investment trends and issues around wireless, including what is motivating these leading VC firms to invest in wireless. Also reviewed will be findings from the Deloitte/NVCA 2007 Global Venture Capital Survey, which measures attitudes and intentions of more than 500 venture capitalists worldwide.
The Profile of a Winner - Guidelines to Success in an Increasingly Complex Industry
What do successful service providers have in common? Is there a winning profile? The current industry changes are adding amazing complexity to decision making. Analysis paralysis is a real danger in this fast moving environment and the ready-fire-aim approach can be equally deadly. Are there some rules of thumb that can be applied to the base business issues? This session explores this topic with learnings from recent TM Forum Business Benchmarking results followed discussions among a panel of regional service providers.
EXEC13
Tuesday, November 6
4:00 PM  - 5:30 PM
Will Investment Dictate the Competitive Landscape?
Venture Capital for the Wireless World
This panel of leading VC firms, both global and U.S., will discuss the flow of capital around the world as it relates specifically to the wireless industry. Deloitte’s Mark Jensen will guide the discussion of investment trends and issues around wireless, including what is motivating these leading VC firms to invest in wireless. Also reviewed will be findings from the Deloitte/NVCA 2007 Global Venture Capital Survey, which measures attitudes and intentions of more than 500 venture capitalists worldwide.
The Profile of a Winner - Guidelines to Success in an Increasingly Complex Industry
What do successful service providers have in common? Is there a winning profile? The current industry changes are adding amazing complexity to decision making. Analysis paralysis is a real danger in this fast moving environment and the ready-fire-aim approach can be equally deadly. Are there some rules of thumb that can be applied to the base business issues? This session explores this topic with learnings from recent TM Forum Business Benchmarking results followed discussions among a panel of regional service providers.
EXEC13
Tuesday, November 6
4:00 PM  - 5:30 PM
Will Investment Dictate the Competitive Landscape?
Venture Capital for the Wireless World
This panel of leading VC firms, both global and U.S., will discuss the flow of capital around the world as it relates specifically to the wireless industry. Deloitte’s Mark Jensen will guide the discussion of investment trends and issues around wireless, including what is motivating these leading VC firms to invest in wireless. Also reviewed will be findings from the Deloitte/NVCA 2007 Global Venture Capital Survey, which measures attitudes and intentions of more than 500 venture capitalists worldwide.
The Profile of a Winner - Guidelines to Success in an Increasingly Complex Industry
What do successful service providers have in common? Is there a winning profile? The current industry changes are adding amazing complexity to decision making. Analysis paralysis is a real danger in this fast moving environment and the ready-fire-aim approach can be equally deadly. Are there some rules of thumb that can be applied to the base business issues? This session explores this topic with learnings from recent TM Forum Business Benchmarking results followed discussions among a panel of regional service providers.
EXEC13
Tuesday, November 6
4:00 PM  - 5:30 PM
Will Investment Dictate the Competitive Landscape?
Venture Capital for the Wireless World
This panel of leading VC firms, both global and U.S., will discuss the flow of capital around the world as it relates specifically to the wireless industry. Deloitte’s Mark Jensen will guide the discussion of investment trends and issues around wireless, including what is motivating these leading VC firms to invest in wireless. Also reviewed will be findings from the Deloitte/NVCA 2007 Global Venture Capital Survey, which measures attitudes and intentions of more than 500 venture capitalists worldwide.
The Profile of a Winner - Guidelines to Success in an Increasingly Complex Industry
What do successful service providers have in common? Is there a winning profile? The current industry changes are adding amazing complexity to decision making. Analysis paralysis is a real danger in this fast moving environment and the ready-fire-aim approach can be equally deadly. Are there some rules of thumb that can be applied to the base business issues? This session explores this topic with learnings from recent TM Forum Business Benchmarking results followed discussions among a panel of regional service providers.
EXEC13
Tuesday, November 6
4:00 PM  - 5:30 PM
Will Investment Dictate the Competitive Landscape?
Venture Capital for the Wireless World
This panel of leading VC firms, both global and U.S., will discuss the flow of capital around the world as it relates specifically to the wireless industry. Deloitte’s Mark Jensen will guide the discussion of investment trends and issues around wireless, including what is motivating these leading VC firms to invest in wireless. Also reviewed will be findings from the Deloitte/NVCA 2007 Global Venture Capital Survey, which measures attitudes and intentions of more than 500 venture capitalists worldwide.
The Profile of a Winner - Guidelines to Success in an Increasingly Complex Industry
What do successful service providers have in common? Is there a winning profile? The current industry changes are adding amazing complexity to decision making. Analysis paralysis is a real danger in this fast moving environment and the ready-fire-aim approach can be equally deadly. Are there some rules of thumb that can be applied to the base business issues? This session explores this topic with learnings from recent TM Forum Business Benchmarking results followed discussions among a panel of regional service providers.
EXEC13
Tuesday, November 6
4:00 PM  - 5:30 PM
Will Investment Dictate the Competitive Landscape?
Venture Capital for the Wireless World
This panel of leading VC firms, both global and U.S., will discuss the flow of capital around the world as it relates specifically to the wireless industry. Deloitte’s Mark Jensen will guide the discussion of investment trends and issues around wireless, including what is motivating these leading VC firms to invest in wireless. Also reviewed will be findings from the Deloitte/NVCA 2007 Global Venture Capital Survey, which measures attitudes and intentions of more than 500 venture capitalists worldwide.
The Profile of a Winner - Guidelines to Success in an Increasingly Complex Industry
What do successful service providers have in common? Is there a winning profile? The current industry changes are adding amazing complexity to decision making. Analysis paralysis is a real danger in this fast moving environment and the ready-fire-aim approach can be equally deadly. Are there some rules of thumb that can be applied to the base business issues? This session explores this topic with learnings from recent TM Forum Business Benchmarking results followed discussions among a panel of regional service providers.
EXEC13
Tuesday, November 6
4:00 PM  - 5:30 PM
Will Investment Dictate the Competitive Landscape?
Venture Capital for the Wireless World
This panel of leading VC firms, both global and U.S., will discuss the flow of capital around the world as it relates specifically to the wireless industry. Deloitte’s Mark Jensen will guide the discussion of investment trends and issues around wireless, including what is motivating these leading VC firms to invest in wireless. Also reviewed will be findings from the Deloitte/NVCA 2007 Global Venture Capital Survey, which measures attitudes and intentions of more than 500 venture capitalists worldwide.
The Profile of a Winner - Guidelines to Success in an Increasingly Complex Industry
What do successful service providers have in common? Is there a winning profile? The current industry changes are adding amazing complexity to decision making. Analysis paralysis is a real danger in this fast moving environment and the ready-fire-aim approach can be equally deadly. Are there some rules of thumb that can be applied to the base business issues? This session explores this topic with learnings from recent TM Forum Business Benchmarking results followed discussions among a panel of regional service providers.
EXEC13
Tuesday, November 6
4:00 PM  - 5:30 PM
Will Investment Dictate the Competitive Landscape?
Venture Capital for the Wireless World
This panel of leading VC firms, both global and U.S., will discuss the flow of capital around the world as it relates specifically to the wireless industry. Deloitte’s Mark Jensen will guide the discussion of investment trends and issues around wireless, including what is motivating these leading VC firms to invest in wireless. Also reviewed will be findings from the Deloitte/NVCA 2007 Global Venture Capital Survey, which measures attitudes and intentions of more than 500 venture capitalists worldwide.
The Profile of a Winner - Guidelines to Success in an Increasingly Complex Industry
What do successful service providers have in common? Is there a winning profile? The current industry changes are adding amazing complexity to decision making. Analysis paralysis is a real danger in this fast moving environment and the ready-fire-aim approach can be equally deadly. Are there some rules of thumb that can be applied to the base business issues? This session explores this topic with learnings from recent TM Forum Business Benchmarking results followed discussions among a panel of regional service providers.
EXEC13
Tuesday, November 6
4:00 PM  - 5:30 PM
Will Investment Dictate the Competitive Landscape?
Venture Capital for the Wireless World
This panel of leading VC firms, both global and U.S., will discuss the flow of capital around the world as it relates specifically to the wireless industry. Deloitte’s Mark Jensen will guide the discussion of investment trends and issues around wireless, including what is motivating these leading VC firms to invest in wireless. Also reviewed will be findings from the Deloitte/NVCA 2007 Global Venture Capital Survey, which measures attitudes and intentions of more than 500 venture capitalists worldwide.
The Profile of a Winner - Guidelines to Success in an Increasingly Complex Industry
What do successful service providers have in common? Is there a winning profile? The current industry changes are adding amazing complexity to decision making. Analysis paralysis is a real danger in this fast moving environment and the ready-fire-aim approach can be equally deadly. Are there some rules of thumb that can be applied to the base business issues? This session explores this topic with learnings from recent TM Forum Business Benchmarking results followed discussions among a panel of regional service providers.
EXEC13
Tuesday, November 6
4:00 PM  - 5:30 PM
Will Investment Dictate the Competitive Landscape?
Venture Capital for the Wireless World
This panel of leading VC firms, both global and U.S., will discuss the flow of capital around the world as it relates specifically to the wireless industry. Deloitte’s Mark Jensen will guide the discussion of investment trends and issues around wireless, including what is motivating these leading VC firms to invest in wireless. Also reviewed will be findings from the Deloitte/NVCA 2007 Global Venture Capital Survey, which measures attitudes and intentions of more than 500 venture capitalists worldwide.
The Profile of a Winner - Guidelines to Success in an Increasingly Complex Industry
What do successful service providers have in common? Is there a winning profile? The current industry changes are adding amazing complexity to decision making. Analysis paralysis is a real danger in this fast moving environment and the ready-fire-aim approach can be equally deadly. Are there some rules of thumb that can be applied to the base business issues? This session explores this topic with learnings from recent TM Forum Business Benchmarking results followed discussions among a panel of regional service providers.
Business Transformation Part 2
Chair : Alpna Doshi
Reliance Communications Limited, CIO
EXEC21
Wednesday, November 7
9:00 AM  - 10:30 AM
Migration: Mapping Out the Way Ahead
Delivering the 21st Century Global Platform
BT has introduced an SOA across its main lines of business. Known as the Matrix, the SOA offers an integrated, business-driven approach to software based on interconnected, re-usable models, including 14 platforms. Phil Dance will discuss how BT’s 21st Century global platform will enable the delivery of converged services that will open the door to a compelling new communications world where customers will enjoy more interconnected, more logical and more intuitive services. This presentation will demonstrate how enterprises can enhance their business agility to maximize competitive advantage and operate more effectively and cost-efficiently, taking full advantage of the technologies available.
Worldwide Migration Challenges - Case Study with Service Providers
This panel discussion will share the results of interviews conducted with service providers globally on major migration initiatives, challenges faced, and strategies. It will discuss the results from large global service providers that showcases the key pain areas strategy going forward; what should SIs do; and where the budgets are being allocated. This study was done by the TMF Board Systems Integrator Committee, chaired by Alpna Doshi.
EXEC21
Wednesday, November 7
9:00 AM  - 10:30 AM
Migration: Mapping Out the Way Ahead
Delivering the 21st Century Global Platform
BT has introduced an SOA across its main lines of business. Known as the Matrix, the SOA offers an integrated, business-driven approach to software based on interconnected, re-usable models, including 14 platforms. Phil Dance will discuss how BT’s 21st Century global platform will enable the delivery of converged services that will open the door to a compelling new communications world where customers will enjoy more interconnected, more logical and more intuitive services. This presentation will demonstrate how enterprises can enhance their business agility to maximize competitive advantage and operate more effectively and cost-efficiently, taking full advantage of the technologies available.
Worldwide Migration Challenges - Case Study with Service Providers
This panel discussion will share the results of interviews conducted with service providers globally on major migration initiatives, challenges faced, and strategies. It will discuss the results from large global service providers that showcases the key pain areas strategy going forward; what should SIs do; and where the budgets are being allocated. This study was done by the TMF Board Systems Integrator Committee, chaired by Alpna Doshi.
EXEC21
Wednesday, November 7
9:00 AM  - 10:30 AM
Migration: Mapping Out the Way Ahead
Delivering the 21st Century Global Platform
BT has introduced an SOA across its main lines of business. Known as the Matrix, the SOA offers an integrated, business-driven approach to software based on interconnected, re-usable models, including 14 platforms. Phil Dance will discuss how BT’s 21st Century global platform will enable the delivery of converged services that will open the door to a compelling new communications world where customers will enjoy more interconnected, more logical and more intuitive services. This presentation will demonstrate how enterprises can enhance their business agility to maximize competitive advantage and operate more effectively and cost-efficiently, taking full advantage of the technologies available.
Worldwide Migration Challenges - Case Study with Service Providers
This panel discussion will share the results of interviews conducted with service providers globally on major migration initiatives, challenges faced, and strategies. It will discuss the results from large global service providers that showcases the key pain areas strategy going forward; what should SIs do; and where the budgets are being allocated. This study was done by the TMF Board Systems Integrator Committee, chaired by Alpna Doshi.
EXEC21
Wednesday, November 7
9:00 AM  - 10:30 AM
Migration: Mapping Out the Way Ahead
Delivering the 21st Century Global Platform
BT has introduced an SOA across its main lines of business. Known as the Matrix, the SOA offers an integrated, business-driven approach to software based on interconnected, re-usable models, including 14 platforms. Phil Dance will discuss how BT’s 21st Century global platform will enable the delivery of converged services that will open the door to a compelling new communications world where customers will enjoy more interconnected, more logical and more intuitive services. This presentation will demonstrate how enterprises can enhance their business agility to maximize competitive advantage and operate more effectively and cost-efficiently, taking full advantage of the technologies available.
Worldwide Migration Challenges - Case Study with Service Providers
This panel discussion will share the results of interviews conducted with service providers globally on major migration initiatives, challenges faced, and strategies. It will discuss the results from large global service providers that showcases the key pain areas strategy going forward; what should SIs do; and where the budgets are being allocated. This study was done by the TMF Board Systems Integrator Committee, chaired by Alpna Doshi.
EXEC21
Wednesday, November 7
9:00 AM  - 10:30 AM
Migration: Mapping Out the Way Ahead
Delivering the 21st Century Global Platform
BT has introduced an SOA across its main lines of business. Known as the Matrix, the SOA offers an integrated, business-driven approach to software based on interconnected, re-usable models, including 14 platforms. Phil Dance will discuss how BT’s 21st Century global platform will enable the delivery of converged services that will open the door to a compelling new communications world where customers will enjoy more interconnected, more logical and more intuitive services. This presentation will demonstrate how enterprises can enhance their business agility to maximize competitive advantage and operate more effectively and cost-efficiently, taking full advantage of the technologies available.
Worldwide Migration Challenges - Case Study with Service Providers
This panel discussion will share the results of interviews conducted with service providers globally on major migration initiatives, challenges faced, and strategies. It will discuss the results from large global service providers that showcases the key pain areas strategy going forward; what should SIs do; and where the budgets are being allocated. This study was done by the TMF Board Systems Integrator Committee, chaired by Alpna Doshi.
EXEC21
Wednesday, November 7
9:00 AM  - 10:30 AM
Migration: Mapping Out the Way Ahead
Delivering the 21st Century Global Platform
BT has introduced an SOA across its main lines of business. Known as the Matrix, the SOA offers an integrated, business-driven approach to software based on interconnected, re-usable models, including 14 platforms. Phil Dance will discuss how BT’s 21st Century global platform will enable the delivery of converged services that will open the door to a compelling new communications world where customers will enjoy more interconnected, more logical and more intuitive services. This presentation will demonstrate how enterprises can enhance their business agility to maximize competitive advantage and operate more effectively and cost-efficiently, taking full advantage of the technologies available.
Worldwide Migration Challenges - Case Study with Service Providers
This panel discussion will share the results of interviews conducted with service providers globally on major migration initiatives, challenges faced, and strategies. It will discuss the results from large global service providers that showcases the key pain areas strategy going forward; what should SIs do; and where the budgets are being allocated. This study was done by the TMF Board Systems Integrator Committee, chaired by Alpna Doshi.
EXEC21
Wednesday, November 7
9:00 AM  - 10:30 AM
Migration: Mapping Out the Way Ahead
Delivering the 21st Century Global Platform
BT has introduced an SOA across its main lines of business. Known as the Matrix, the SOA offers an integrated, business-driven approach to software based on interconnected, re-usable models, including 14 platforms. Phil Dance will discuss how BT’s 21st Century global platform will enable the delivery of converged services that will open the door to a compelling new communications world where customers will enjoy more interconnected, more logical and more intuitive services. This presentation will demonstrate how enterprises can enhance their business agility to maximize competitive advantage and operate more effectively and cost-efficiently, taking full advantage of the technologies available.
Worldwide Migration Challenges - Case Study with Service Providers
This panel discussion will share the results of interviews conducted with service providers globally on major migration initiatives, challenges faced, and strategies. It will discuss the results from large global service providers that showcases the key pain areas strategy going forward; what should SIs do; and where the budgets are being allocated. This study was done by the TMF Board Systems Integrator Committee, chaired by Alpna Doshi.
EXEC21
Wednesday, November 7
9:00 AM  - 10:30 AM
Migration: Mapping Out the Way Ahead
Delivering the 21st Century Global Platform
BT has introduced an SOA across its main lines of business. Known as the Matrix, the SOA offers an integrated, business-driven approach to software based on interconnected, re-usable models, including 14 platforms. Phil Dance will discuss how BT’s 21st Century global platform will enable the delivery of converged services that will open the door to a compelling new communications world where customers will enjoy more interconnected, more logical and more intuitive services. This presentation will demonstrate how enterprises can enhance their business agility to maximize competitive advantage and operate more effectively and cost-efficiently, taking full advantage of the technologies available.
Worldwide Migration Challenges - Case Study with Service Providers
This panel discussion will share the results of interviews conducted with service providers globally on major migration initiatives, challenges faced, and strategies. It will discuss the results from large global service providers that showcases the key pain areas strategy going forward; what should SIs do; and where the budgets are being allocated. This study was done by the TMF Board Systems Integrator Committee, chaired by Alpna Doshi.
EXEC23
Wednesday, November 7
11:00 AM  - 12:30 PM
New Web 2.0
The Value of Communications in a Web 2.0 World
When computing went to client/server, it was all about cost reduction. But something unusual happened — IT changed from a cost center to a strategic element of the business. Now communications are making the transition to IP — and it’s all about cost reduction. Is history repeating itself? In five years, telecom purchasing will not be a discipline about cost reduction but about collaboration. And in the process, computing and communications will become forever linked. Looking 5 years out, this session will look at how to position services for the future.
Circumnavigating the New Web 2.0 World
With commoditization approaching and walled gardens crumbling what's clear is that traditional services offered are not going to be sufficient. Service providers are actively seeking new revenue streams and creating their future in the new world. The speaker will explore what are the "real" next generation services, which approaches will work and which will not. What impact will Web 2.0 have - and how, if at all, can operators thrive in a Web 2.0 world?
Interactive Services: the Impact on Operations of a New Generation of Customized, Real-Time, Personalized Services and Content
The era of customized, real-time, personalized services and content is eclipsing the “one size fits all” environment. This has huge impacts on both operations – primarily on Charging, Service Assurance and Service Fulfillment, and on the network, mainly in the form of the Service Delivery Framework. This talk will describe the arena of interactive services and the path to improve retail operations by rationalizing product lines and by creating standard, normalized product and attribute definitions that use common, reusable elements.
EXEC23
Wednesday, November 7
11:00 AM  - 12:30 PM
New Web 2.0
The Value of Communications in a Web 2.0 World
When computing went to client/server, it was all about cost reduction. But something unusual happened — IT changed from a cost center to a strategic element of the business. Now communications are making the transition to IP — and it’s all about cost reduction. Is history repeating itself? In five years, telecom purchasing will not be a discipline about cost reduction but about collaboration. And in the process, computing and communications will become forever linked. Looking 5 years out, this session will look at how to position services for the future.
Circumnavigating the New Web 2.0 World
With commoditization approaching and walled gardens crumbling what's clear is that traditional services offered are not going to be sufficient. Service providers are actively seeking new revenue streams and creating their future in the new world. The speaker will explore what are the "real" next generation services, which approaches will work and which will not. What impact will Web 2.0 have - and how, if at all, can operators thrive in a Web 2.0 world?
Interactive Services: the Impact on Operations of a New Generation of Customized, Real-Time, Personalized Services and Content
The era of customized, real-time, personalized services and content is eclipsing the “one size fits all” environment. This has huge impacts on both operations – primarily on Charging, Service Assurance and Service Fulfillment, and on the network, mainly in the form of the Service Delivery Framework. This talk will describe the arena of interactive services and the path to improve retail operations by rationalizing product lines and by creating standard, normalized product and attribute definitions that use common, reusable elements.
EXEC23
Wednesday, November 7
11:00 AM  - 12:30 PM
New Web 2.0
The Value of Communications in a Web 2.0 World
When computing went to client/server, it was all about cost reduction. But something unusual happened — IT changed from a cost center to a strategic element of the business. Now communications are making the transition to IP — and it’s all about cost reduction. Is history repeating itself? In five years, telecom purchasing will not be a discipline about cost reduction but about collaboration. And in the process, computing and communications will become forever linked. Looking 5 years out, this session will look at how to position services for the future.
Circumnavigating the New Web 2.0 World
With commoditization approaching and walled gardens crumbling what's clear is that traditional services offered are not going to be sufficient. Service providers are actively seeking new revenue streams and creating their future in the new world. The speaker will explore what are the "real" next generation services, which approaches will work and which will not. What impact will Web 2.0 have - and how, if at all, can operators thrive in a Web 2.0 world?
Interactive Services: the Impact on Operations of a New Generation of Customized, Real-Time, Personalized Services and Content
The era of customized, real-time, personalized services and content is eclipsing the “one size fits all” environment. This has huge impacts on both operations – primarily on Charging, Service Assurance and Service Fulfillment, and on the network, mainly in the form of the Service Delivery Framework. This talk will describe the arena of interactive services and the path to improve retail operations by rationalizing product lines and by creating standard, normalized product and attribute definitions that use common, reusable elements.
EXEC23
Wednesday, November 7
11:00 AM  - 12:30 PM
New Web 2.0
The Value of Communications in a Web 2.0 World
When computing went to client/server, it was all about cost reduction. But something unusual happened — IT changed from a cost center to a strategic element of the business. Now communications are making the transition to IP — and it’s all about cost reduction. Is history repeating itself? In five years, telecom purchasing will not be a discipline about cost reduction but about collaboration. And in the process, computing and communications will become forever linked. Looking 5 years out, this session will look at how to position services for the future.
Circumnavigating the New Web 2.0 World
With commoditization approaching and walled gardens crumbling what's clear is that traditional services offered are not going to be sufficient. Service providers are actively seeking new revenue streams and creating their future in the new world. The speaker will explore what are the "real" next generation services, which approaches will work and which will not. What impact will Web 2.0 have - and how, if at all, can operators thrive in a Web 2.0 world?
Interactive Services: the Impact on Operations of a New Generation of Customized, Real-Time, Personalized Services and Content
The era of customized, real-time, personalized services and content is eclipsing the “one size fits all” environment. This has huge impacts on both operations – primarily on Charging, Service Assurance and Service Fulfillment, and on the network, mainly in the form of the Service Delivery Framework. This talk will describe the arena of interactive services and the path to improve retail operations by rationalizing product lines and by creating standard, normalized product and attribute definitions that use common, reusable elements.
EXEC23
Wednesday, November 7
11:00 AM  - 12:30 PM
New Web 2.0
The Value of Communications in a Web 2.0 World
When computing went to client/server, it was all about cost reduction. But something unusual happened — IT changed from a cost center to a strategic element of the business. Now communications are making the transition to IP — and it’s all about cost reduction. Is history repeating itself? In five years, telecom purchasing will not be a discipline about cost reduction but about collaboration. And in the process, computing and communications will become forever linked. Looking 5 years out, this session will look at how to position services for the future.
Circumnavigating the New Web 2.0 World
With commoditization approaching and walled gardens crumbling what's clear is that traditional services offered are not going to be sufficient. Service providers are actively seeking new revenue streams and creating their future in the new world. The speaker will explore what are the "real" next generation services, which approaches will work and which will not. What impact will Web 2.0 have - and how, if at all, can operators thrive in a Web 2.0 world?
Interactive Services: the Impact on Operations of a New Generation of Customized, Real-Time, Personalized Services and Content
The era of customized, real-time, personalized services and content is eclipsing the “one size fits all” environment. This has huge impacts on both operations – primarily on Charging, Service Assurance and Service Fulfillment, and on the network, mainly in the form of the Service Delivery Framework. This talk will describe the arena of interactive services and the path to improve retail operations by rationalizing product lines and by creating standard, normalized product and attribute definitions that use common, reusable elements.
Business Transformation Part 3
Chair : Tom Rowbotham
Vesbridge, Venture Partner
EXEC31
Wednesday, November 7
2:00 PM  - 3:30 PM
Executive Directions Part 1
SOA: Managing the Business Risk
Carriers will invest heavily on service delivery platforms to bring the benefits of on-demand services to their wireline and wireless customers. Emerging standards such as IMS and SIP are being supported and inter-working with legacy protocols. The critical enabling technology for next generation service delivery platforms will be service-oriented architectures (SOA) which will making it possible to reuse individual service components in order to quickly build a new services, as well as to separate the creation and execution of new service applications from the underlying network. Carrier adoption of SOA raises fundamental questions which this panel will discuss.
EXEC31
Wednesday, November 7
2:00 PM  - 3:30 PM
Executive Directions Part 1
SOA: Managing the Business Risk
Carriers will invest heavily on service delivery platforms to bring the benefits of on-demand services to their wireline and wireless customers. Emerging standards such as IMS and SIP are being supported and inter-working with legacy protocols. The critical enabling technology for next generation service delivery platforms will be service-oriented architectures (SOA) which will making it possible to reuse individual service components in order to quickly build a new services, as well as to separate the creation and execution of new service applications from the underlying network. Carrier adoption of SOA raises fundamental questions which this panel will discuss.
EXEC31
Wednesday, November 7
2:00 PM  - 3:30 PM
Executive Directions Part 1
SOA: Managing the Business Risk
Carriers will invest heavily on service delivery platforms to bring the benefits of on-demand services to their wireline and wireless customers. Emerging standards such as IMS and SIP are being supported and inter-working with legacy protocols. The critical enabling technology for next generation service delivery platforms will be service-oriented architectures (SOA) which will making it possible to reuse individual service components in order to quickly build a new services, as well as to separate the creation and execution of new service applications from the underlying network. Carrier adoption of SOA raises fundamental questions which this panel will discuss.
EXEC31
Wednesday, November 7
2:00 PM  - 3:30 PM
Executive Directions Part 1
SOA: Managing the Business Risk
Carriers will invest heavily on service delivery platforms to bring the benefits of on-demand services to their wireline and wireless customers. Emerging standards such as IMS and SIP are being supported and inter-working with legacy protocols. The critical enabling technology for next generation service delivery platforms will be service-oriented architectures (SOA) which will making it possible to reuse individual service components in order to quickly build a new services, as well as to separate the creation and execution of new service applications from the underlying network. Carrier adoption of SOA raises fundamental questions which this panel will discuss.
EXEC31
Wednesday, November 7
2:00 PM  - 3:30 PM
Executive Directions Part 1
SOA: Managing the Business Risk
Carriers will invest heavily on service delivery platforms to bring the benefits of on-demand services to their wireline and wireless customers. Emerging standards such as IMS and SIP are being supported and inter-working with legacy protocols. The critical enabling technology for next generation service delivery platforms will be service-oriented architectures (SOA) which will making it possible to reuse individual service components in order to quickly build a new services, as well as to separate the creation and execution of new service applications from the underlying network. Carrier adoption of SOA raises fundamental questions which this panel will discuss.
EXEC31
Wednesday, November 7
2:00 PM  - 3:30 PM
Executive Directions Part 1
SOA: Managing the Business Risk
Carriers will invest heavily on service delivery platforms to bring the benefits of on-demand services to their wireline and wireless customers. Emerging standards such as IMS and SIP are being supported and inter-working with legacy protocols. The critical enabling technology for next generation service delivery platforms will be service-oriented architectures (SOA) which will making it possible to reuse individual service components in order to quickly build a new services, as well as to separate the creation and execution of new service applications from the underlying network. Carrier adoption of SOA raises fundamental questions which this panel will discuss.
EXEC33
Wednesday, November 7
4:00 PM  - 5:30 PM
Executive Directions Part 2
New Service Creations to Attract Customers
As the telecommunications world collides with the Internet, new hybrid services are being created that bring together communications applications with technologies and services from the Web. How are these services created? How can operators deploy innovative offerings to attract customers, reduce churn and drive new revenue? This session will discuss how operators can deliver rich user experiences that bring together voice with other applications, features and tools to enhance the way people work and play.
The Service Delivery Platform and the Evolution to IMS
An SDP is not an alternative to IMS but an evolutionary path. Open standards and open platforms mean an end to vendor- lock-in from proprietary, monolithic IN systems. An open SDP brings competition to the development of telecoms services, radically reducing timelines and costs from those seen today. An SDP has unique carrier-grade requirements that can't be met by enterprise-grade application servers. This session will address the problem of vertically-orientated network and service silos for fixed, mobile, voice and data plus proprietary IN equipment as a barrier to cost-effective innovation and agile service development.
Service ProviderEvolving Content Business Models of Convergence: Challenges and Solution Approaches
With the reducing revenues of voice minutes, ambitious Telcos have plans to triple their content revenues in the coming years. However, the challenges in revenue sharing and settlement of evolving business models are yet to be conquered fully. This presentation provides an overview and discusses: 1) Evolving content business models; 2) Challenges of revenue sharing, settlement and dispute resolution; 3) Solution recommendations and implementation frameworks; 4) Architecture for charging and billing with Deep Packet Inspection; 5) Illustration of case studies.
EXEC33
Wednesday, November 7
4:00 PM  - 5:30 PM
Executive Directions Part 2
New Service Creations to Attract Customers
As the telecommunications world collides with the Internet, new hybrid services are being created that bring together communications applications with technologies and services from the Web. How are these services created? How can operators deploy innovative offerings to attract customers, reduce churn and drive new revenue? This session will discuss how operators can deliver rich user experiences that bring together voice with other applications, features and tools to enhance the way people work and play.
The Service Delivery Platform and the Evolution to IMS
An SDP is not an alternative to IMS but an evolutionary path. Open standards and open platforms mean an end to vendor- lock-in from proprietary, monolithic IN systems. An open SDP brings competition to the development of telecoms services, radically reducing timelines and costs from those seen today. An SDP has unique carrier-grade requirements that can't be met by enterprise-grade application servers. This session will address the problem of vertically-orientated network and service silos for fixed, mobile, voice and data plus proprietary IN equipment as a barrier to cost-effective innovation and agile service development.
Service ProviderEvolving Content Business Models of Convergence: Challenges and Solution Approaches
With the reducing revenues of voice minutes, ambitious Telcos have plans to triple their content revenues in the coming years. However, the challenges in revenue sharing and settlement of evolving business models are yet to be conquered fully. This presentation provides an overview and discusses: 1) Evolving content business models; 2) Challenges of revenue sharing, settlement and dispute resolution; 3) Solution recommendations and implementation frameworks; 4) Architecture for charging and billing with Deep Packet Inspection; 5) Illustration of case studies.
EXEC33
Wednesday, November 7
4:00 PM  - 5:30 PM
Executive Directions Part 2
New Service Creations to Attract Customers
As the telecommunications world collides with the Internet, new hybrid services are being created that bring together communications applications with technologies and services from the Web. How are these services created? How can operators deploy innovative offerings to attract customers, reduce churn and drive new revenue? This session will discuss how operators can deliver rich user experiences that bring together voice with other applications, features and tools to enhance the way people work and play.
The Service Delivery Platform and the Evolution to IMS
An SDP is not an alternative to IMS but an evolutionary path. Open standards and open platforms mean an end to vendor- lock-in from proprietary, monolithic IN systems. An open SDP brings competition to the development of telecoms services, radically reducing timelines and costs from those seen today. An SDP has unique carrier-grade requirements that can't be met by enterprise-grade application servers. This session will address the problem of vertically-orientated network and service silos for fixed, mobile, voice and data plus proprietary IN equipment as a barrier to cost-effective innovation and agile service development.
Service ProviderEvolving Content Business Models of Convergence: Challenges and Solution Approaches
With the reducing revenues of voice minutes, ambitious Telcos have plans to triple their content revenues in the coming years. However, the challenges in revenue sharing and settlement of evolving business models are yet to be conquered fully. This presentation provides an overview and discusses: 1) Evolving content business models; 2) Challenges of revenue sharing, settlement and dispute resolution; 3) Solution recommendations and implementation frameworks; 4) Architecture for charging and billing with Deep Packet Inspection; 5) Illustration of case studies.
EXEC33
Wednesday, November 7
4:00 PM  - 5:30 PM
Executive Directions Part 2
New Service Creations to Attract Customers
As the telecommunications world collides with the Internet, new hybrid services are being created that bring together communications applications with technologies and services from the Web. How are these services created? How can operators deploy innovative offerings to attract customers, reduce churn and drive new revenue? This session will discuss how operators can deliver rich user experiences that bring together voice with other applications, features and tools to enhance the way people work and play.
The Service Delivery Platform and the Evolution to IMS
An SDP is not an alternative to IMS but an evolutionary path. Open standards and open platforms mean an end to vendor- lock-in from proprietary, monolithic IN systems. An open SDP brings competition to the development of telecoms services, radically reducing timelines and costs from those seen today. An SDP has unique carrier-grade requirements that can't be met by enterprise-grade application servers. This session will address the problem of vertically-orientated network and service silos for fixed, mobile, voice and data plus proprietary IN equipment as a barrier to cost-effective innovation and agile service development.
Service ProviderEvolving Content Business Models of Convergence: Challenges and Solution Approaches
With the reducing revenues of voice minutes, ambitious Telcos have plans to triple their content revenues in the coming years. However, the challenges in revenue sharing and settlement of evolving business models are yet to be conquered fully. This presentation provides an overview and discusses: 1) Evolving content business models; 2) Challenges of revenue sharing, settlement and dispute resolution; 3) Solution recommendations and implementation frameworks; 4) Architecture for charging and billing with Deep Packet Inspection; 5) Illustration of case studies.
EXEC33
Wednesday, November 7
4:00 PM  - 5:30 PM
Executive Directions Part 2
New Service Creations to Attract Customers
As the telecommunications world collides with the Internet, new hybrid services are being created that bring together communications applications with technologies and services from the Web. How are these services created? How can operators deploy innovative offerings to attract customers, reduce churn and drive new revenue? This session will discuss how operators can deliver rich user experiences that bring together voice with other applications, features and tools to enhance the way people work and play.
The Service Delivery Platform and the Evolution to IMS
An SDP is not an alternative to IMS but an evolutionary path. Open standards and open platforms mean an end to vendor- lock-in from proprietary, monolithic IN systems. An open SDP brings competition to the development of telecoms services, radically reducing timelines and costs from those seen today. An SDP has unique carrier-grade requirements that can't be met by enterprise-grade application servers. This session will address the problem of vertically-orientated network and service silos for fixed, mobile, voice and data plus proprietary IN equipment as a barrier to cost-effective innovation and agile service development.
Service ProviderEvolving Content Business Models of Convergence: Challenges and Solution Approaches
With the reducing revenues of voice minutes, ambitious Telcos have plans to triple their content revenues in the coming years. However, the challenges in revenue sharing and settlement of evolving business models are yet to be conquered fully. This presentation provides an overview and discusses: 1) Evolving content business models; 2) Challenges of revenue sharing, settlement and dispute resolution; 3) Solution recommendations and implementation frameworks; 4) Architecture for charging and billing with Deep Packet Inspection; 5) Illustration of case studies.
EXEC33
Wednesday, November 7
4:00 PM  - 5:30 PM
Executive Directions Part 2
New Service Creations to Attract Customers
As the telecommunications world collides with the Internet, new hybrid services are being created that bring together communications applications with technologies and services from the Web. How are these services created? How can operators deploy innovative offerings to attract customers, reduce churn and drive new revenue? This session will discuss how operators can deliver rich user experiences that bring together voice with other applications, features and tools to enhance the way people work and play.
The Service Delivery Platform and the Evolution to IMS
An SDP is not an alternative to IMS but an evolutionary path. Open standards and open platforms mean an end to vendor- lock-in from proprietary, monolithic IN systems. An open SDP brings competition to the development of telecoms services, radically reducing timelines and costs from those seen today. An SDP has unique carrier-grade requirements that can't be met by enterprise-grade application servers. This session will address the problem of vertically-orientated network and service silos for fixed, mobile, voice and data plus proprietary IN equipment as a barrier to cost-effective innovation and agile service development.
Service ProviderEvolving Content Business Models of Convergence: Challenges and Solution Approaches
With the reducing revenues of voice minutes, ambitious Telcos have plans to triple their content revenues in the coming years. However, the challenges in revenue sharing and settlement of evolving business models are yet to be conquered fully. This presentation provides an overview and discusses: 1) Evolving content business models; 2) Challenges of revenue sharing, settlement and dispute resolution; 3) Solution recommendations and implementation frameworks; 4) Architecture for charging and billing with Deep Packet Inspection; 5) Illustration of case studies.
Cable Spotlight
Chair : Kelly Anderson
TM Forum, Sector Head for Cable Markets
EXEC41
Thursday, November 8
9:00 AM  - 10:30 AM
Cable Spotlight - Part 1
Cable MSOs vs. Telcos – Who’s Winning and Why?
This speaking panel will: 1) Examine the similarities & differences in the types & classes of services that each operator segment believes are critical to their success in the next 2-3 years; 2) Address the adoption of new network & service-related technologies; 3) Discuss the issue of how next-generation MSOs & Telcos are enhancing their business & operations mindset & processes to truly become a value-added service provider; 4) Provide insights on how these operator segments view the competitive threat of “over-the-top” service providers; 5) Discuss the evolution of the architecture, scope, and required capabilities of the back-office.
Service ProviderManaging Interactive and Personalized Content: The New Frontier
Specifications that have been released over the past year that will revolutionize the services that MSOs will be able to offer but it doesn’t stop there. Advertisers and content providers have the capability to use specifications such as OCAP as a way to launch a national campaign across the cable industry, with “write once/run everywhere” certainty, so that viewers can easily interact with ads of interest. Targeted ad campaigns that bring new thresholds for CPM revenue will constitute a shift in traditional rating and tracking of programming and consumers. Metrics of viewership with usage information that would trend and track behavior would be made available with the availability to aggregate across MSOs. These advances in operational standards make front office strategy a reality. This session will focus on the ability to create new services based on new specification releases that will build revenue and allow for the personalization and interactivity in consumer offers that will be demanded in the near future.
Enabling the Future: Understanding DOCSIS 3.0
A crucial requirement for cable providers to deliver new services based on technology generally known as Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). IPTV utilizes video/audio/text/graphics/data at required levels of quality, security, interactivity and reliability. This session will concentrate on the business strategies that can be now deployed with the release of Cablelabs DOCSIS 3.0. This important specification release enables MSOs to expand services that will include the use of channel bonding, Mcast, and support for services that enable the multi media and IPTV like services, as well as allowing unlimited IP addressing and device mobility with IP6.
EXEC41
Thursday, November 8
9:00 AM  - 10:30 AM
Cable Spotlight - Part 1
Cable MSOs vs. Telcos – Who’s Winning and Why?
This speaking panel will: 1) Examine the similarities & differences in the types & classes of services that each operator segment believes are critical to their success in the next 2-3 years; 2) Address the adoption of new network & service-related technologies; 3) Discuss the issue of how next-generation MSOs & Telcos are enhancing their business & operations mindset & processes to truly become a value-added service provider; 4) Provide insights on how these operator segments view the competitive threat of “over-the-top” service providers; 5) Discuss the evolution of the architecture, scope, and required capabilities of the back-office.
Service ProviderManaging Interactive and Personalized Content: The New Frontier
Specifications that have been released over the past year that will revolutionize the services that MSOs will be able to offer but it doesn’t stop there. Advertisers and content providers have the capability to use specifications such as OCAP as a way to launch a national campaign across the cable industry, with “write once/run everywhere” certainty, so that viewers can easily interact with ads of interest. Targeted ad campaigns that bring new thresholds for CPM revenue will constitute a shift in traditional rating and tracking of programming and consumers. Metrics of viewership with usage information that would trend and track behavior would be made available with the availability to aggregate across MSOs. These advances in operational standards make front office strategy a reality. This session will focus on the ability to create new services based on new specification releases that will build revenue and allow for the personalization and interactivity in consumer offers that will be demanded in the near future.
Enabling the Future: Understanding DOCSIS 3.0
A crucial requirement for cable providers to deliver new services based on technology generally known as Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). IPTV utilizes video/audio/text/graphics/data at required levels of quality, security, interactivity and reliability. This session will concentrate on the business strategies that can be now deployed with the release of Cablelabs DOCSIS 3.0. This important specification release enables MSOs to expand services that will include the use of channel bonding, Mcast, and support for services that enable the multi media and IPTV like services, as well as allowing unlimited IP addressing and device mobility with IP6.
EXEC41
Thursday, November 8
9:00 AM  - 10:30 AM
Cable Spotlight - Part 1
Cable MSOs vs. Telcos – Who’s Winning and Why?
This speaking panel will: 1) Examine the similarities & differences in the types & classes of services that each operator segment believes are critical to their success in the next 2-3 years; 2) Address the adoption of new network & service-related technologies; 3) Discuss the issue of how next-generation MSOs & Telcos are enhancing their business & operations mindset & processes to truly become a value-added service provider; 4) Provide insights on how these operator segments view the competitive threat of “over-the-top” service providers; 5) Discuss the evolution of the architecture, scope, and required capabilities of the back-office.
Service ProviderManaging Interactive and Personalized Content: The New Frontier
Specifications that have been released over the past year that will revolutionize the services that MSOs will be able to offer but it doesn’t stop there. Advertisers and content providers have the capability to use specifications such as OCAP as a way to launch a national campaign across the cable industry, with “write once/run everywhere” certainty, so that viewers can easily interact with ads of interest. Targeted ad campaigns that bring new thresholds for CPM revenue will constitute a shift in traditional rating and tracking of programming and consumers. Metrics of viewership with usage information that would trend and track behavior would be made available with the availability to aggregate across MSOs. These advances in operational standards make front office strategy a reality. This session will focus on the ability to create new services based on new specification releases that will build revenue and allow for the personalization and interactivity in consumer offers that will be demanded in the near future.
Enabling the Future: Understanding DOCSIS 3.0
A crucial requirement for cable providers to deliver new services based on technology generally known as Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). IPTV utilizes video/audio/text/graphics/data at required levels of quality, security, interactivity and reliability. This session will concentrate on the business strategies that can be now deployed with the release of Cablelabs DOCSIS 3.0. This important specification release enables MSOs to expand services that will include the use of channel bonding, Mcast, and support for services that enable the multi media and IPTV like services, as well as allowing unlimited IP addressing and device mobility with IP6.
EXEC41
Thursday, November 8
9:00 AM  - 10:30 AM
Cable Spotlight - Part 1
Cable MSOs vs. Telcos – Who’s Winning and Why?
This speaking panel will: 1) Examine the similarities & differences in the types & classes of services that each operator segment believes are critical to their success in the next 2-3 years; 2) Address the adoption of new network & service-related technologies; 3) Discuss the issue of how next-generation MSOs & Telcos are enhancing their business & operations mindset & processes to truly become a value-added service provider; 4) Provide insights on how these operator segments view the competitive threat of “over-the-top” service providers; 5) Discuss the evolution of the architecture, scope, and required capabilities of the back-office.
Service ProviderManaging Interactive and Personalized Content: The New Frontier
Specifications that have been released over the past year that will revolutionize the services that MSOs will be able to offer but it doesn’t stop there. Advertisers and content providers have the capability to use specifications such as OCAP as a way to launch a national campaign across the cable industry, with “write once/run everywhere” certainty, so that viewers can easily interact with ads of interest. Targeted ad campaigns that bring new thresholds for CPM revenue will constitute a shift in traditional rating and tracking of programming and consumers. Metrics of viewership with usage information that would trend and track behavior would be made available with the availability to aggregate across MSOs. These advances in operational standards make front office strategy a reality. This session will focus on the ability to create new services based on new specification releases that will build revenue and allow for the personalization and interactivity in consumer offers that will be demanded in the near future.
Enabling the Future: Understanding DOCSIS 3.0
A crucial requirement for cable providers to deliver new services based on technology generally known as Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). IPTV utilizes video/audio/text/graphics/data at required levels of quality, security, interactivity and reliability. This session will concentrate on the business strategies that can be now deployed with the release of Cablelabs DOCSIS 3.0. This important specification release enables MSOs to expand services that will include the use of channel bonding, Mcast, and support for services that enable the multi media and IPTV like services, as well as allowing unlimited IP addressing and device mobility with IP6.
EXEC41
Thursday, November 8
9:00 AM  - 10:30 AM
Cable Spotlight - Part 1
Cable MSOs vs. Telcos – Who’s Winning and Why?
This speaking panel will: 1) Examine the similarities & differences in the types & classes of services that each operator segment believes are critical to their success in the next 2-3 years; 2) Address the adoption of new network & service-related technologies; 3) Discuss the issue of how next-generation MSOs & Telcos are enhancing their business & operations mindset & processes to truly become a value-added service provider; 4) Provide insights on how these operator segments view the competitive threat of “over-the-top” service providers; 5) Discuss the evolution of the architecture, scope, and required capabilities of the back-office.
Service ProviderManaging Interactive and Personalized Content: The New Frontier
Specifications that have been released over the past year that will revolutionize the services that MSOs will be able to offer but it doesn’t stop there. Advertisers and content providers have the capability to use specifications such as OCAP as a way to launch a national campaign across the cable industry, with “write once/run everywhere” certainty, so that viewers can easily interact with ads of interest. Targeted ad campaigns that bring new thresholds for CPM revenue will constitute a shift in traditional rating and tracking of programming and consumers. Metrics of viewership with usage information that would trend and track behavior would be made available with the availability to aggregate across MSOs. These advances in operational standards make front office strategy a reality. This session will focus on the ability to create new services based on new specification releases that will build revenue and allow for the personalization and interactivity in consumer offers that will be demanded in the near future.
Enabling the Future: Understanding DOCSIS 3.0
A crucial requirement for cable providers to deliver new services based on technology generally known as Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). IPTV utilizes video/audio/text/graphics/data at required levels of quality, security, interactivity and reliability. This session will concentrate on the business strategies that can be now deployed with the release of Cablelabs DOCSIS 3.0. This important specification release enables MSOs to expand services that will include the use of channel bonding, Mcast, and support for services that enable the multi media and IPTV like services, as well as allowing unlimited IP addressing and device mobility with IP6.
EXEC41
Thursday, November 8
9:00 AM  - 10:30 AM
Cable Spotlight - Part 1
Cable MSOs vs. Telcos – Who’s Winning and Why?
This speaking panel will: 1) Examine the similarities & differences in the types & classes of services that each operator segment believes are critical to their success in the next 2-3 years; 2) Address the adoption of new network & service-related technologies; 3) Discuss the issue of how next-generation MSOs & Telcos are enhancing their business & operations mindset & processes to truly become a value-added service provider; 4) Provide insights on how these operator segments view the competitive threat of “over-the-top” service providers; 5) Discuss the evolution of the architecture, scope, and required capabilities of the back-office.
Service ProviderManaging Interactive and Personalized Content: The New Frontier
Specifications that have been released over the past year that will revolutionize the services that MSOs will be able to offer but it doesn’t stop there. Advertisers and content providers have the capability to use specifications such as OCAP as a way to launch a national campaign across the cable industry, with “write once/run everywhere” certainty, so that viewers can easily interact with ads of interest. Targeted ad campaigns that bring new thresholds for CPM revenue will constitute a shift in traditional rating and tracking of programming and consumers. Metrics of viewership with usage information that would trend and track behavior would be made available with the availability to aggregate across MSOs. These advances in operational standards make front office strategy a reality. This session will focus on the ability to create new services based on new specification releases that will build revenue and allow for the personalization and interactivity in consumer offers that will be demanded in the near future.
Enabling the Future: Understanding DOCSIS 3.0
A crucial requirement for cable providers to deliver new services based on technology generally known as Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). IPTV utilizes video/audio/text/graphics/data at required levels of quality, security, interactivity and reliability. This session will concentrate on the business strategies that can be now deployed with the release of Cablelabs DOCSIS 3.0. This important specification release enables MSOs to expand services that will include the use of channel bonding, Mcast, and support for services that enable the multi media and IPTV like services, as well as allowing unlimited IP addressing and device mobility with IP6.
EXEC43
Thursday, November 8
11:00 AM  - 12:30 PM
Cable Spotlight - Part 2: Cable MSOs and their TM Forum Success Stories
IPDR & Next Generation Converged Service Management
IPDR (Internet Protocol Data Record) will be the foundation for next generation service management in a converged cable network. The adoption of IPDR by DOCSIS (Data over Cable Service Interface Specification) has provided granular subscriber and service statistics so cable operators can build a service management architecture that allows them to effectively perform the following functions: • Dynamic Resource Management • Capacity Planning • Capacity Management • Targeted Network Modeling • Capex Projection The paper will outline current and future plans to leverage IPDR and provide comprehensive cable service management architecture.
Value of TMF Standards for Cable Operators in a Multi-Country Environment
UPC Broadband was growing rapidly through acquisitions. Fast and cost effective delivery of new services across Europe required standardization of IT interfaces and Business processes. This presentation shows how applying TMF standards, in particular OSS/J, helped to speed up delivery of new services at European footprint.
HomeRun - from Product to Customer Orientation
@Home migrated the organisation last year from product oriented to customer oriented. For this an extensive project was executed with the following goals: 1. Introduction of Chain-management to operate products and services in a uniform way 2. Creation of a single point of contact for customers 3. Alignment of Business rules 3. Alignment of Business processes and data modelling 4. Reshaping the IT application landscape To achieve this TMF material ( eTOM and SID) was used as reference. The presentation will give an overview of the project and an evaluation of the use of the eTOM and SID material.
EXEC43
Thursday, November 8
11:00 AM  - 12:30 PM
Cable Spotlight - Part 2: Cable MSOs and their TM Forum Success Stories
IPDR & Next Generation Converged Service Management
IPDR (Internet Protocol Data Record) will be the foundation for next generation service management in a converged cable network. The adoption of IPDR by DOCSIS (Data over Cable Service Interface Specification) has provided granular subscriber and service statistics so cable operators can build a service management architecture that allows them to effectively perform the following functions: • Dynamic Resource Management • Capacity Planning • Capacity Management • Targeted Network Modeling • Capex Projection The paper will outline current and future plans to leverage IPDR and provide comprehensive cable service management architecture.
Value of TMF Standards for Cable Operators in a Multi-Country Environment
UPC Broadband was growing rapidly through acquisitions. Fast and cost effective delivery of new services across Europe required standardization of IT interfaces and Business processes. This presentation shows how applying TMF standards, in particular OSS/J, helped to speed up delivery of new services at European footprint.
HomeRun - from Product to Customer Orientation
@Home migrated the organisation last year from product oriented to customer oriented. For this an extensive project was executed with the following goals: 1. Introduction of Chain-management to operate products and services in a uniform way 2. Creation of a single point of contact for customers 3. Alignment of Business rules 3. Alignment of Business processes and data modelling 4. Reshaping the IT application landscape To achieve this TMF material ( eTOM and SID) was used as reference. The presentation will give an overview of the project and an evaluation of the use of the eTOM and SID material.
EXEC43
Thursday, November 8
11:00 AM  - 12:30 PM
Cable Spotlight - Part 2: Cable MSOs and their TM Forum Success Stories
IPDR & Next Generation Converged Service Management
IPDR (Internet Protocol Data Record) will be the foundation for next generation service management in a converged cable network. The adoption of IPDR by DOCSIS (Data over Cable Service Interface Specification) has provided granular subscriber and service statistics so cable operators can build a service management architecture that allows them to effectively perform the following functions: • Dynamic Resource Management • Capacity Planning • Capacity Management • Targeted Network Modeling • Capex Projection The paper will outline current and future plans to leverage IPDR and provide comprehensive cable service management architecture.
Value of TMF Standards for Cable Operators in a Multi-Country Environment
UPC Broadband was growing rapidly through acquisitions. Fast and cost effective delivery of new services across Europe required standardization of IT interfaces and Business processes. This presentation shows how applying TMF standards, in particular OSS/J, helped to speed up delivery of new services at European footprint.
HomeRun - from Product to Customer Orientation
@Home migrated the organisation last year from product oriented to customer oriented. For this an extensive project was executed with the following goals: 1. Introduction of Chain-management to operate products and services in a uniform way 2. Creation of a single point of contact for customers 3. Alignment of Business rules 3. Alignment of Business processes and data modelling 4. Reshaping the IT application landscape To achieve this TMF material ( eTOM and SID) was used as reference. The presentation will give an overview of the project and an evaluation of the use of the eTOM and SID material.
EXEC43
Thursday, November 8
11:00 AM  - 12:30 PM
Cable Spotlight - Part 2: Cable MSOs and their TM Forum Success Stories
IPDR & Next Generation Converged Service Management
IPDR (Internet Protocol Data Record) will be the foundation for next generation service management in a converged cable network. The adoption of IPDR by DOCSIS (Data over Cable Service Interface Specification) has provided granular subscriber and service statistics so cable operators can build a service management architecture that allows them to effectively perform the following functions: • Dynamic Resource Management • Capacity Planning • Capacity Management • Targeted Network Modeling • Capex Projection The paper will outline current and future plans to leverage IPDR and provide comprehensive cable service management architecture.
Value of TMF Standards for Cable Operators in a Multi-Country Environment
UPC Broadband was growing rapidly through acquisitions. Fast and cost effective delivery of new services across Europe required standardization of IT interfaces and Business processes. This presentation shows how applying TMF standards, in particular OSS/J, helped to speed up delivery of new services at European footprint.
HomeRun - from Product to Customer Orientation
@Home migrated the organisation last year from product oriented to customer oriented. For this an extensive project was executed with the following goals: 1. Introduction of Chain-management to operate products and services in a uniform way 2. Creation of a single point of contact for customers 3. Alignment of Business rules 3. Alignment of Business processes and data modelling 4. Reshaping the IT application landscape To achieve this TMF material ( eTOM and SID) was used as reference. The presentation will give an overview of the project and an evaluation of the use of the eTOM and SID material.
EXEC43
Thursday, November 8
11:00 AM  - 12:30 PM
Cable Spotlight - Part 2: Cable MSOs and their TM Forum Success Stories
IPDR & Next Generation Converged Service Management
IPDR (Internet Protocol Data Record) will be the foundation for next generation service management in a converged cable network. The adoption of IPDR by DOCSIS (Data over Cable Service Interface Specification) has provided granular subscriber and service statistics so cable operators can build a service management architecture that allows them to effectively perform the following functions: • Dynamic Resource Management • Capacity Planning • Capacity Management • Targeted Network Modeling • Capex Projection The paper will outline current and future plans to leverage IPDR and provide comprehensive cable service management architecture.
Value of TMF Standards for Cable Operators in a Multi-Country Environment
UPC Broadband was growing rapidly through acquisitions. Fast and cost effective delivery of new services across Europe required standardization of IT interfaces and Business processes. This presentation shows how applying TMF standards, in particular OSS/J, helped to speed up delivery of new services at European footprint.
HomeRun - from Product to Customer Orientation
@Home migrated the organisation last year from product oriented to customer oriented. For this an extensive project was executed with the following goals: 1. Introduction of Chain-management to operate products and services in a uniform way 2. Creation of a single point of contact for customers 3. Alignment of Business rules 3. Alignment of Business processes and data modelling 4. Reshaping the IT application landscape To achieve this TMF material ( eTOM and SID) was used as reference. The presentation will give an overview of the project and an evaluation of the use of the eTOM and SID material.
TM Forum Initiatives in the Real World
Managing & Optimizing Customer Experience
Managing & Delivering Content-Based Services
Operational Challenges in a Converged Market
Executive Master Class