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The Innovation Spotlight

Monday May 23, 2011: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Liffey Hall 1

“Innovation” is rapidly becoming the watch-word of economists and politicians the world over. In a global market, innovation and entrepreneurism are the seeds for future success.

The Communications market faces the same challenge: In order to grow in the face commoditization and competitors, innovation is essential. Innovative services, innovative partnerships, innovative operations.

Innovation often starts at grass roots, in the world of the entrepreneur. The energy that a new idea, in a new company with an innovative product, brings is second to none. How to capture and harness those innovations and that energy is often difficult to master. The Innovation Spotlight at TM Forum’s Management World will put these innovators and the best ways to work with them under the spotlight, with this half day session, complementing a conference that’s all about innovation.

RSVP to register@tmforum.org to reserve your seat.

Gray QuoteLeading the world in innovation… that’s how we’ll win the future.

Barack Obama, January 2011


Open Innovation:
Partnering for Success

12:00 p.m.

Harry Berry, Managing Partner, New Venture Partners; formerly Head of BT Brightstar Corporate Incubator

To grow, service providers in today's market must innovate. But innovation today goes beyond technology and packaging, requiring operators to open up, embracing partnerships across the value-chain, and exposing access to core services. In this keynote presentation Harry Berry draws on his extensive experience with BT and a leading spin-out investment firm to paint a vision for future growth, and the importance of Open Innovation.

Followed by Lunch at 12:30 p.m.

Service Provider Innovation:
A Case Study

1:45 p.m.
Michael Lawrey, Executive Director, Architecture, Online and Media, Telstra Operations

Innovation in the telco industry is paramount if the traditional tier 1 carriers are to survive. Delivering products and services by traditional means has to change. The age old adage of change or die is very real in our environments today. We must move to a customer centric business model that provides profitable growth for the business and shareholders. The challenge is how do you make incremental profitable growth in a world where want to pay a lot less for what they consume.

Introducing Stratecast's
Ten to Watch for 2011

2:15 p.m.
Nancee Ruzicka, Director OSS BSS Strategy, Stratecast (a division of Frost & Sullivan)

‘Stratecast’s annual "10 to Watch" report has a successful history of predicting rising stars. These companies will present an overview of their offerings and discuss the unique niche that each fills in delivering OSS/BSS that address urgent service provider needs to increase revenue and reduce costs. Service providers agree that there are operational gaps that cannot be filled by existing systems and ten emerging vendors will describe innovative and unique approaches to those challenges.

Ten to Watch: Stratecast’s Rat Pack for 2011
Through these brief, time-limited presentations, gain an introduction to each of Stratecast’s ”10 to Watch” emerging niche players for 2011.
  • Digital Route (Mediation to telecom network and service providers)* 2010 10 to Watch
  • FancyFon (Mobile Device Management)
  • generationE Technologies (Business Service Management)
  • Infonova (New Business Models Order Orchestration and Monetization)
  • Matrixx Software (Real-time Rating and Charging)
  • Ontology (Enterprise Data Alignment (EDA) for the communications industry) * 2010 10 to Watch
  • RootMetrics (User Experience Testing: Mobile Carrier Performance)
  • Testcover.com (Automated Test Case Generation for Software Development)
  • Voice Commerce (Mobile Payments)
  • VOSS (Service Assurance for Unified Communications)
Followed by Afternoon Tea at 3:35 p.m.

Enterprise Ireland's Top
Communications Entrepreneurs for 2011

4:05 p.m.
Welcoming words from Jennifer Condon, Divisional Manager Software, Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland helps businesses to start-up, innovate and ultimately, to achieve global success. This session will showcase ten emerging start-up companies in the communications space who define innovation.
  • ADVANCED FIELD SOLUTIONS LTD (Work Order Management)
  • Amartus (Next Generation B-OSS and Management Solutions)
  • Britebill ( Interactive Electronic Bill and Payment Solutions)
  • Equiendo (Automation and Management of Complex Networks)
  • Idiro (Social Network Analysis for Mobile Communications)
  • PBXwall (PBX Fraud)
  • Service Frame Value Management Ltd (Service Delivery)
  • Verios (Solutions Provider for mobile, fixed and IP networks)
  • Veutility (Benchmarking Utility Consumption)
  • Zapa Technologies (Managed NFC Solutions)

Panel Session:
Building the Ecosystem
for Success

5:20 p.m.
A panel session exploring lessons learned from the day and how entrepreneurs, VC's and corporates must work together to build an ecosystem for effective innovation: how to overcome challenges and understand the key drivers for success?
  • Find out more about the market in Europe for Venture Capital
  • Hear the implications for sourcing new technologies and its impact on Start ups and Service Providers
Moderated by:
Chris Winters

Panelists include:
  • Marcos Battisti, Managing Director, Intel Capital
  • Des Doyle, Manager Growth Capital Department, Enterprise Ireland
  • Michael Lawrey, Executive Director, Architecture, Online and Media, Telstra Operations
Followed by closing remarks from the Chair at 5:55 p.m. and a Drinks Reception for all delegates from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

The Innovation Spotlight is open to Management World delegates. RSVP to register@tmforum.org to reserve your seat.

Sponsor & Partners

Association Sponsor

Enterprise Ireland
Analyst Partner

Marketing Partner
Market Accelerator

TM Forum would like to thank our Partners and Sponsors for the Innovation Spotlight at Management World 2011.