London, UK – Oct. 26, 2022 – TM Forum, the industry association driving digital transformation through collaboration, today announced the appointment of Amol Phadke, MD & GM, Global Communications Service Provider Industry, Google Cloud, to its Board of Directors. Phadke brings a wealth of strategic business and technology leadership in telecommunications spanning networks, IT, and cloud. Consistently recognized for his strategic thinking and a driving force behind Google Cloud’s roadmap for the telecommunications industry, he is a welcomed addition to the TM Forum Board.
As the latest major company to join the Forum, Google Cloud brings its expertise in data, analytics, and cloud-native automation that powers Google products used by billions around the globe to enrich the Forum’s collaborative programs. Google Cloud is already engaged with the Forum’s extensive global membership to help connectivity and digital service providers drive business results through better data management, automation, and data governance in multi-hybrid cloud environments.
Commenting on the appointment, Nik Willetts, CEO, TM Forum, said: “TM Forum’s mission is to unlock growth and greater impact for connectivity and digital service providers. Our industry is at a pivotal moment, and it’s essential to have the right ambition and leadership experience to drive business success for our members and the wider industry. Amol’s strategic expertise will be key as we work to help our members transform digitally.”
TM Forum’s Board guides the organization’s strategy and success on behalf of its members. The Board determines how the Forum serves its members and the broader industry by setting direction, priorities, key themes, and initiatives. The Board aims to have a representative balance of member industry sectors and geographies with several types of service providers, technology companies, equipment suppliers, and systems integrators.
“I’m delighted to welcome Amol to the Board of Directors” said Steffen Roehn, Chairman, TM Forum, “Amol’s knowledge and experience in helping the world of telecoms unlock the full value cloud-native automation, data, and AI at scale will be invaluable to TM Forum and its members.”
“TM Forum’s commitment to fostering a collaborative ecosystem across the telecommunications industry has helped ensure the growth and impact of its future,” said Amol Phadke, MD & GM, Global Communications Service Provider Industry, Google Cloud. “I am honored to join its Board of Directors to bring Google Cloud’s leadership in data analytics and cloud-native technology to continue to help communication service providers accelerate their growth, competitiveness, and digital journeys.”
During TM Forum’s flagship event, Digital Transformation World in Copenhagen in September, Nik Willetts and Amol sat down together to discuss Google Cloud joining the Forum, you can watch the interview here.