Catalyst team award

Recognizing achievements in igniting industry innovation, collaboration, and growth through co-creation.

Catalyst team award
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Introduction

In 2024, 50 Catalyst teams are co-creating solutions to industry challenges faced by communications service providers and their technology partners. These projects will be showcased at our DTW24 – Ignite event in Copenhagen on 18-20 June, 2024. This year, there were two sets of Catalyst Awards: the Open Innovation Catalyst Awards and the Moonshot Catalyst Awards.

Introduction

Catalyst Awards DTW24 - Ignite

Moonshots only

Open Innovation and Moonshot Catalyst Awards - Winners & Finalists

The Winners & Finalists will be announced during the Innovation Awards Ceremony on 20 June 2024 at DTW24 - Ignite.

Submissions

Submissions for the DTW24 - Ignite Catalyst Awards will close on 24th May, 2024. All Catalysts will submit an Awards submission form to become eligible for the awards, indicating the respective category(ies) their teams will compete for and providing proof points. Winners & Finalists will be announced during the prestigious Innovation Awards Ceremony on 20th June at DTW24 - Ignite.

Submissions
judging criteria

Judging

A panel of exceptional industry experts and executives from global member organizations will gather at DTW24 - Ignite to review and judge the Catalyst projects. These judges bring a wealth of experience and expertise from various sectors within the telecommunications industry, ensuring a comprehensive evaluation process. They will assess each project against specific judging criteria, which include innovation, business impact, proof of concept, and scalability. This rigorous judging process is designed to recognize and reward the most groundbreaking and impactful Catalyst projects, highlighting their potential to drive significant advancements in the industry.

Meet the judges

To ensure an unbiased judging process, we collaborate with distinguished industry experts and executives from a variety of organizations to judge the Open Innovation and Moonshot Catalyst Awards.

Abhi Sur

Abhi Sur

Senior Director - Product Management
Salesforce
Agus Sulistio

Agus Sulistio

SVP of Network Operations
Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison
Moonshot
Ahmed Saady Yaamin

Ahmed Saady Yaamin

Head of Axiata Group Analytics and AI
Axiata
Moonshot
Andreas Böhmann

Andreas Böhmann

VP Enterprise Architecture & Integration
Deutsche Telekom
Anil Rao

Anil Rao

Senior Director, Product Marketing & Strategy
Oracle
Anuja Sheth

Anuja Sheth

Senior Vice President
Bell Canada
Ari Sondang Sibarani

Ari Sondang Sibarani

General Manager Network Quality Digitalization
Telkomsel Indonesia
Ayedime Amadi

Ayedime Amadi

Senior Manager Enterprise Architecture & Customer Channels
MTN Group
Barb Silfies

Barb Silfies

Lead Client Service Partner
Deloitte
Cathal Kennedy

Cathal Kennedy

Technology Strategy
Telenor ASA
Moonshot
Celwin J. Tirath

Celwin J. Tirath

Global Director Domain Specialty
DELL
Christine Anderson

Christine Anderson

Managing Director, Technology Strategy
Accenture
Deng Lingli

Deng Lingli

Director Researcher, AI Center
China Mobile Research Institute
Moonshot
Dr. Shang Jing

Dr. Shang Jing

Chief Expert of China Mobile Group, and the Director of the Big Data Center
China Mobile
Moonshot
Dr. Sudhir Kumar Mitta

Dr. Sudhir Kumar Mitta

Executive Vice President & Chief Architect
Jio Platforms Ltd
Moonshot
Edi Fernando Vieira Filho

Edi Fernando Vieira Filho

Head of Autonomous Network and Operations
Telefónica S.A
Moonshot
Elaine Haher

Elaine Haher

TMF Distinguished Fellow
TMF Distinguished Fellow
Emir Benic

Emir Benic

Technology Client Executive, TMT
Ernst & Young
Eric Davis

Eric Davis

VP (AI Tech Collaboration Group)
SK Telecom
Moonshot
Gabriela Styf Sjoman

Gabriela Styf Sjoman

Managing Director, Research and Network Strategy
BT
Moonshot
Gadi Solotorevsky

Gadi Solotorevsky

Head of Data Engineering, (G)AI and ML, Amdocs Data Intelligence
Amdocs
Haisung Kwon

Haisung Kwon

Senior Vice President, Head of MNO AI Platform, AI Service Division
SK Telecom
Moonshot
Hasan Jafri

Hasan Jafri

VP of Digital Business Solutions
Telus
Ishari Siriwardane

Ishari Siriwardane

General Manager Digital Transformation Projects
Sri Lanka Telecom
Kamal Maghsoudlou

Kamal Maghsoudlou

Senior Solution Architect
Ericsson
Khalid Attia

Khalid Attia

Consulting & Service Solution Sales Dept (Middle East & Central Asia)
Huawei
Latheef Syed

Latheef Syed

Head of Data Products, Data Engineering, Data Governance & Architecture
Verizon
Moonshot
Lester Thomas

Lester Thomas

Head of New Technologies and Innovation & Co-chair CSC
Vodafone
Linda Wang

Linda Wang

Head of China Autonomous Operation business
Nokia
Ludvic Baquie

Ludvic Baquie

TMT Consulting
Ernst & Young
Luigi Licciardi

Luigi Licciardi

Director of Standardization and Industry Department
Huawei
Mo Zoualfaghari

Mo Zoualfaghari

Global Technology Lead
AWS
Narender Singh

Narender Singh

Executive Vice President
JIO Platforms
Rahul Kumar

Rahul Kumar

Senior Partner & Vice President
IBM
Randall Rene

Randall Rene

Director, Industry Solutions - Telecom
ESRI
Rick Lievano

Rick Lievano

CTO, WW Telecoms
Microsoft
Song Yulun

Song Yulun

Chief Big Data Scientist
China Unicom
Stephanie Ormston

Stephanie Ormston

Assistant Vice President – Digital Services Integration
AT&T
Moonshot
Syakil Shahabudin

Syakil Shahabudin

VP IT Digital Operations
XL Axiata
Vladimir Radojicic

Vladimir Radojicic

SVP, Partnership development, (Former CTO)
Telenor ASA