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Networking & Opportunities

Meet and do business with the right people that will impact your business. Take advantage of the countless networking and business opportunities at TM Forum's Management World 2011.

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Guinness Storehouse
Business Networking Evening

Tuesday, May 24, 7:30-11:00 p.m.

Night at the Guinness Storehouse
Guinness Storehouse
St. James's Gate
Dublin 8

Management World invites you to an unforgettable evening at the world famous Guinness Storehouse. In the Gravity Bar, you can see breathtaking views of Dublin's city skyline, pull your own perfect pint of Guinness, or listen to authentic Irish music. Enjoy an array of delicious Irish themed dishes, in Dublin's most unforgettable venue. Network with colleagues and peers, and unwind after a successful day at Management World. A trip to Dublin is not complete without a visit to the Guinness Storehouse!

Registration:
Add a networking ticket to your registration for $85. Click here to register now. Please note: Conference, Exhibitor, and Expo Visitor passes do not include a free networking ticket. If you would like to attend you will need to purchase the business networking event ticket during your registration , and add a networking ticket to your registration.


More Networking Opportunities Specialist Activities

More Networking Opportunities

VIP Gala Dinner




Monday, May 23, 7:00-10:00 p.m
Sponsored by:
 

The exclusive invitation-only VIP Reception held on the Monday evening will enable guests to mingle and network with like-minded senior executives in the industry, in a relaxed atmosphere before the main activities begin.

This reception is only available to Platinum Pass holders.

Executive Appointment Service

May 24-26, 9:00-5:30

Exclusive opportunity to participate in a one-to-one private meeting service.

The Executive Appointment Service (EAS) is an exclusive, invitation-only program aimed at knowledge exchange between Suppliers and Service Provider executives to help to ensure common goals, standards and collaboration for our industry.

To participate in the program contact Scott Hathaway.

Expo & Forumville

May 24-26
Expo Floor - Level 1


The Expo includes a powerful mix of big names and emerging suppliers from around the world. Attend the Expo to see how their latest innovations, developments and solutions can help you automate your operations, deliver new services to market faster and reduce your bottom line.

Forumville on the Expo floor delivers:
  • Live demonstrations of real-world implementable solutions
  • Knowledge on the ground-breaking collaboration project
  • Networking opportunities with the TM Forum members behind the key initiatives.

Expo Happy Hour

May 24-25, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Expo Floor - Level 1


Delegates enjoy discussing the day's issues in an informal environment, whilst making new contacts and meeting new potential business partners. Conference Pass holders receive a drink ticket and cash bar is open for Exhibitor and Expo Visitor pass holders.

Specialist Activities

Cable Breakfast




Sponsored by:
Wed., May 25, 8:00-8:45 a.m.
Liffey Meeting Room 2 A & B


This networking event is for Cable MSO’s where there will be a brief industry presentation followed by breakfast and networking. TM Forum staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about Cable projects within the TM Forum.

Who should attend: Exclusively for Cable MSO’s who are interested in networking with other MSO’s.

To RSVP, please contact Rachael Jacobi.

Cable Workshop

Sponsored by:
Wed., May 25, 2:00-4:30 p.m.
Liffey Meeting Room 2 A & B


This participatory technical session will focus on the business drivers that are determining the TM forum best practices, standards and measurements for next gen and IPDR architectures. The moderators will lead the audience through the key decision points and leverage the shared audience experience.
  • Enabling New Services in the IP Cable Environment – Jeff Finkelstein, Cox Communications
  • Using Frameworx in the MSO Operating Environment, focusing on the Business Process Framework (eTOM) – Dan Lavender, Sr Director of OSS/BSS for CableLabs
  • IPDR Technical Update - Jason Schnitzer Founder and Principal, Applied Broadband for CableLabs
  • Evolution of Video - Brian Cappellani , Sigma Systems on behalf of Convergys
Who should attend: Exclusively for Cable MSO’s who are interested in using Frameworx and discussing the impacts of next gen and IPDR architectures.

To RSVP, please contact Rachael Jacobi.

Cable Roundtable and Reception

Sponsored by:
Wed., May 25, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Liffey Meeting Room 2 A & B



This business level discussion is for Cable MSO Executives who are interested in the challenge facing today’s Cable service providers and the call to action through Service Innovation, where Cable Business Transformation is Driving Change in the Back Office. New growth markets such as Mobile, Business Services, TV Everywhere, Back Haul and the Transformation to IP.

Who should attend: Exclusively for Cable MSO Executives who are interested in the challenge facing today’s Cable service providers and the call to action through Service Innovation in new growth markets such as Cable Business Services.

To RSVP, please contact Rachael Jacobi.

Cloud Services Initiative Meeting

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Wed., May 25, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Liffey Meeting Room 1

* Open to relevant ECLC and CSI members only

Contact Matthew Edwards for further information.

Cloud Services Initiative Meeting and Reception


Wed., May 25, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Liffey Meeting Room 1

* Open to Cloud Services Initiative Meeting attendees

Government and Defense Breakfast

Tues., May 24, 7:45-8:45 a.m.
Liffey Meeting Room 1 - Level 1


The breakfast will provide you with an opportunity to meet with people doing business in the Government and Defense industry. In a private room you will be able to discuss industry issues and network. For further information or an invitation, please contact Christy Coffey.

Frameworx Breakfast Briefing

Wed., May 25 7:45-8:45 a.m.
Liffey Meeting Room 3B


Join the TM Forum for a Frameworx breakfast briefing focused around the challenges of transformation, planning, architecture and implementation. Learn how the TM Forum is helping providers overcome these challenges with its comprehensive portfolio of best practices and standards.

The aim of this briefing is to provide existing and potential implementers of Frameworx with the latest activities and updates. This will be a continuing activity and theme throughout TM Forum’s Management World events. This first meeting will focus on:
  • Frameworx Roadmap and Alignment to the TM Forum Strategy
  • Framework Architectural Alignment to Industry Standards
  • Enablement and Realization of Frameworx Adoption
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Joann O’Brien. Breakfast will be served.

Middle Eastern Lunch

Wed., May 25 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Liffey Meeting Room 1 - Level 1


The Middle Eastern luncheon will provide you with an opportunity to network and discuss regional issues pertaining with Middle East in a private and relaxed atmosphere. For further information or an invitation, please contact Ayad Sabagh.

Adoption of Frameworx through Tooling

Wed., May 25, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Liffey Meeting Room 3B


Join us to learn how software and tool vendors can realize a new business opportunity by meeting the tooling needs of Service Providers and System Integrators for the deployment of Frameworx in their software systems. This session will outline the strategic direction of Service Providers and other implementers of TM Forum Frameworx, as well as identifying the current gaps in commercial tooling that need to be filled to accelerate the adoption of Frameworx. By closing these gaps we enable the industry to realize faster development cycles and improve efficiency. As a software or tool vendor, this is a business opportunity for you to upgrade or create a product that improves Frameworx implementation.

Lunch will be served while you learn!

Please register your intent you attend by emailing Joann O’Brien.

Service Provider Leadership Council

Mon., May 23, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Liffey Meeting Room 1

In this workshop, participants will:
  • Review Service Provider Cloud requirements
  • Review RFx Documentation
  • Wholesale Context review
  • Review Platforms and Business Services proposals including Software Development Kit (SDK)
  • Review progress of Team Action Week Service Provider requirements with Frameworx Product Manager

*Open to Cloud Services Initiative participants by invitation. Contact Matt Edwards to attend.