Meet TM Forum at MWC Barcelona

Sunday, February 25, 2024 to
Thursday, February 29, 2024


Join us on Microsoft Stand to discover TM Forum ODA and Open APIs

Monday 26th February – Thursday 29th February 2024, Fira de Barcelona, Hall 3, Stand 3H30

During MWC, visit us at the Microsoft stand to discover how ODA and Open APIs enable the real-life use case of Microsoft Copilot, which can significantly accelerate your adoption of ODA Open APIs. You can also learn how the award-winning Catalyst project, SHINE: Simple hyperscaler integrated network experience. leverages ODA and aligns to industry initiatives, like GSMA Open Gateway and Project CAMARA, to simplify telco and hyperscaler integration to monetize network capabilities, enabling revenue generation and a seamless user experience.

Microsoft has been a longstanding contributor to TM Forum’s work. Microsoft is committed to providing a multi-cloud environment where CSPs and vendors can seamlessly utilize a plug-and-play environment that enables CSP growth and improved efficiency.

TM Forum Executive Reception

Sunday 25th February 2024, 6 pm – 8 pm, Hotel Arts Barcelona

We’re looking forward to an evening of inspiration and connection as we continue the journey of bold leadership needed to get our industry back to growth!

In partnership with Tech Mahindra, this year’s Executive Reception will be held at the iconic rooftop bar of Hotel Arts, ahead of MWC Barcelona, where guests will join us for a relaxed and enjoyable kick-off to the MWC week.  Guests will enjoy cocktails, canapés, and thought-provoking conversations with fellow senior peers and we’ll be sharing some insights on key themes for 2024, including the DNA and journey to becoming AI-Driven Service Providers.  

Where we are speaking

Google Interview: TM Forum Innovation Hub

Monday 26th February 2024, 9 am – 10 am, Fira de Barcelona, Room 4 – Google Cloud Booth,

  • Brian Kracik will interview George Glass, CTO of TM Forum about the latest on the TM Forum Innovation Hub.

The Global Telco AI Alliance (GTAA): Global Telco AI Roundtable

Monday 26th February 2024, 3 pm – 4 pm, Fira de Barcelona, CC8.18 at Hall 8.1,

  • Nik Willetts, CEO of TM Forum will join the roundtable.

Salesforce and TM Forum Decoded: Streamline with industry standards

Monday 26th – Wednesday 28th February 2024, 4 pm – 4:30 pm, Salesforce Garden, Fira de Barcelona, Hall Upper Walkway, Stand GG2

  • Andy Tiller, EVP Member Products & Services, TM Forum joins Abhi Sur, Sr. Director, Product Management & Strategy, Communications Industry, from Salesforce to discuss how the industry can leverage industry-standard architecture and APIs, to simplify implementation and integration of ODA and Open APIs for communications.

Snowflake: Telecom Executive Roundtable

Tuesday 27th February 2024, 9 am – 11 am, Fira de Barcelona, North Protocol Roundtable Room (Room 1), Near Hall 8

  • Richard Webb, Senior Analyst, TM Forum, will join Snowflake and a panel of industry experts to discuss the role of telecoms in today’s data economy, and how the Open Digital Architecture aligns with them. Learn more.

AWS & Bell Canada: Spotlight on ODA Canvas

Wednesday 28th February 2024, 9:30 am –  9:45 am, Fira de Barcelona, AWS Studio – Upper walkway South Entrance AWS Booth CC1.4 Inspiration Zone

  • George Glass, CTO, TM Forum will join Mo Zoualfaghari, Global Technology Lead, from AWS and Neel Mehta, Director IT Architecture and Delivery, from Bell Canada to discuss the collaboration to co-develop AWS Native ODA Canvas for production ready workloads. 
  • This session will highlight how components deployed on AWS Native Canvas enable CSPs to automate the lifecycle management of their workloads, thereby reducing operational cost and increasing the speed of innovation. 

IBM Industry Insider Showcase: How Telcos Can Take an AI-First Approach

Wednesday 28th February 2024, 11:30 am – 11:50 am, Fira de Barcelona, Hall 2, Stand 2H20

  • Nik Willetts, CEO, TM Forum, will join Stephen Rose, GM, Global Industries, IBM, for a fireside chat on IBM’s stand.

GSMA Roundtables & Summits: Open Gateway DevCon

Wednesday 28th February 2024, 3pm – 7pm, Fira de Barcelona, Partner Theatre 2

  • George Glass, CTO of TM Forum, will be speaking on the panel from 3.10 pm – 3.20 pm where he will discuss collaboration between GSMA, CAMARA & TM Forum; working together on Open APIs for the good of the industry.
  • More info



Autonomous Networks Summit 2024

Tuesday 27 February | 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Hotel Porta Fira, Location: Arenas 4, Barcelona

Autonomous Networks (AN) Level 4 is coming…As the world becomes more interconnected, the need for Autonomous Networks (AN) that can manage and optimize connectivity on their own only intensifies. With the era of intelligent, Autonomous Networks approaching, it will enable Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to achieve significant advancements. As a key enabler of digital transformation, Autonomous Networks will empower CSPs with heightened network reliability and quality, the ability to streamline their operations, and facilitate scalability. To address these crucial next steps, TM Forum is hosting the Autonomous Networks Summit during MWC24 and will bring together leading representatives from CSPs for meaningful collaboration.

If you are interested in attending, we encourage you to submit your interest.


  • Li Huidi, Executive Vice President, China Mobile
  • Emmanuel Chautard, SVP Operations and Networks Economics, Orange
  • Yang Chaobin, Director, President of ICT Products & Solutions, Huawei
  • Ye Ouyang, SVP & CTO, IEEE FellowAsiaInfo

  • Aurelio Nocerino, Managing Director, Technology Strategy & Advisory, Global 5G Delivery and Capability LeadAccenture
  • Nik Willetts, CEO, TM Forum
  • George Glass, CTO, TM Forum


Digital Operation Transformation Summit

Tuesday 27 February | 11:15 am – 12:20 pm, Hotel Porta Fira, Location: Arenas 4, Barcelona

  • Andy Tiller, EVP Member Products & Services, TM Forum joins Huawei and a panel to discuss: How to upgrade the new O&M mode and build the unique leading edge of data intelligence
  • Dean Ramsey, Principal Analyst, TM Forum joins Huawei (@ 12:00pm) and a panel to discuss: How to enable Digital Service growth and what are the Value scenarios.