“Funny beats furious anytime” are words that Annie Turner, senior director of content for the TM Forum, lives by.
Anyone who knows her knows that she has a raucous sense of humor, is not one to hold back her opinion — on anything — and really knows her stuff when it comes to technology and the communications industry.
After all, Turner has been researching and writing about the communications industry since the 1980s, editing magazines dedicated to the subject, including titles published by Thomson International and The Economist Group. She has contributed articles to many publications, including national and international newspapers such as the Financial Times and International Herald Tribune, and a multitude of business-to-business titles.
Turner joined TM Forum in 2010 and today is responsible for overseeing the content of the Research and Publications portfolio.
Last year, Turner spoke at Light Reading’s Women in Comms breakfast panel in London ahead of the OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV event and offered up her perspective on how women in the communications industry are making an impact in customer experience management (CEM). (See Pics: Women in Telecom Take London.)
Here, on Mentor Monday, she offers more poignant insight and advice for women in the comms industry.