Catalyst InFocus 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 12:00pm to
Thursday, November 5, 2015 1:00pm

Dallas, Texas

TM Forum Catalyst InFocus is a unique, interactive, event with an opportunity to collaborate with key players from across digital ecosystems.

This event showcases Catalysts, the Forum’s popular member-driven proof-of-concept demonstrations, and the agenda is jammed packed with compelling and innovative use cases, projects, workshops, and more.

Who will you connect with?

  • Over 150 delegates from across digital ecosystems
  • Key Service Provider members that are involved in the catalyst projects
  • Industry experts who you can collaborate with on topics such as Agile Business & IT, Customer Centricity and Internet of Things

What is a Catalyst Demonstration?

Catalyst projects are rapid fire proof-of-concept projects bringing together companies large and small to create innovative solutions to common business challenges demonstrating how this can be achieved leveraging key TM Forum best practices and standards ensuring scalability, reuse and reduced costs and risk.

The most recent set of Catalyst demonstrations at TM Forum Live! 2015 brought best practices and standards to life in real world scenarios involving complex partnerships across digital ecosystems.

Past Catalyst Participants include:

China Unicom
Liberty Global

Registration & Fees

Two Day Pass for $250

What’s included:

  • Full access to Catalyst InFocus on Wednesday, November 4, and Thursday, November 5
  • Unrivalled networking opportunities, include:
    • Morning and afternoon coffee breaks
    • Lunch
    • Networking dinner on the evening of Wednesday, November 4
    • Opportunity to see 1:1 demonstrations of the Catalyst Projects

Cancellation Policy
Registration can be cancelled/changed and a 50% refund made only if fax, e-mail or written notice carries a transmittal time or postmark of no later than 11:59pm (EST) Saturday, October 3, 2015. No other form of cancellation notice will be accepted. All cancellations must receive a confirmation from TM Forum to be considered valid.

All participants who register from 12:00AM (EST) Sunday, October 4, 2015 forward are responsible for full daily registration payment and no full or partial refunds will be offered.

Charges for cancellation or changes to reservations for accommodation, airfare or other transportation are the responsibility of the attendee.

Questions regarding TM Forum Action Week activities may be directed to Paige Sorce.
Registration inquiries can be sent to [email protected].


Our packed agenda includes thought-leading presentations, panel discussions, roundtables, and hands-on demos with leaders from our in-depth Catalyst projects. The agenda will be focused on the topics that matter to you, including: Agile Digital Business, SDN & NFV, IoT, Smart Cities, Security & Privacy, Customer Centricity and more.


Radhika-VenkatramanRadhika Venkatraman
SVP & CIO – Network & Technology, Verizon
Keynote: Enabling the Speed of Innovation at Verizon


Wednesday, November 4, 2015
10:00– 12:00 pmSNEAK PREVIEW – Private VIP Catalyst Demonstrations Tour – (Invite Only)
12:00 – 1:00 pmWelcome and Keynote Presentations
1:00 – 2:00 pmLunch & Catalyst Demonstrations
2:00 – 3:30 pmBreakout Sessions


NFV & SDN: Agile & VirtualizedSmart X & IoT: Open DigitalCustomer Centric & Data Analytics
3:30 – 4:00 pmAfternoon Refreshments & Catalyst Demonstrations
4:00 – 5:30 pmBreakout Sessions


NFV & SDN:Agile & VirtualizedSmart X & IoT: Open DigitalCustomer Centric & Data Analytics
5:30 – 6:30 pmNetworking Reception & Catalyst Demonstrations
7:00 – 9:00 pmNetworking Dinner
Thursday, November 5, 2015
8:00 – 9:00 amVIP Breakfast – (Invite Only)
9:00 am – 10:30 amCatalyst Conversations and Roundtable Discussions
 NFV & SDN: Agile & VirtualizedSmart X & IoT: Open DigitalCustomer Centric & Data Analytics
10:30 am – 11:00 amMorning Refreshments & Catalyst Demonstrations
11:00 am –
12:00 pm
Catalyst Team Collaboration Sessions
12:00 pmClose

Travel & Hotel

The Dallas Marriott Las Colinas is the host hotel for the event. For attendees looking for informal networking both during the event and after hours, this is the place to stay. Located in a prestigious subdivision of Irving, hotel’s lakeside, resort-style hotel features award-winning service and amenities that will please every traveler.

To book your hotel room, coming soon!

Dallas Marriott Las Colinas
223 West Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, Texas 75039 USA

Getting to and around

By Plane
The hotel is less than 10 miles away from both Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Dallas Love Field (DAL).

By Taxi
The cost of a one-way trip to or from DFW is $25 or from DAL is $35.

The hotel offers complimentary on-site parking or valet for a $10 daily fee.

Health & Safety
Even though Dallas is a safe city, you should take the following steps whenever you travel:

  • Make a copy of your passport, and pack it in a place separate from where you are carrying the original.
  • Leave a copy of your itinerary with family or friends at home.
  • Don’t use short cuts, narrow alleys, or poorly lit streets.
  • Try not to travel alone at night- if you have no choice, let a colleague know where you are going.
  • Familiarize yourself with emergency exits and procedures at the venue, and your hotel

Travel Resources
For anyone traveling to USA from another country to attend InFocus Catalyst– you are advised to check with your country’s appropriate government agencies for VISA and travel information.

If you need a VISA invitation letter, please contact us at: [email protected] and provide your passport details.