Twenty-nine leading companies named as finalists in TM Forum’s prestigious eighth annual awards program; winners to be announced at TM Forum Live!, June 2-5, in Nice, France
Morristown, NJ — April 14, 2014 — As the global communications and digital services industry prepares to come together at TM Forum Live!, held June 2-5 in Nice, France, today TM Forum announced the 29 finalists for its prestigious Excellence Awards 2014. The finalists, chosen from 47 nominees by an impartial judging panel, represent the leading and most innovative companies in the industry.
The Forum will announce the Excellence Awards winners during a special ceremony as part of the exclusive VIP Gala Dinner at TM Forum Live! on Monday, June 2, at the Palais de Mediteranee, and then highlight the winners during the opening keynote session at TM Forum Live! on Tuesday morning, June 3. TM Forum Live! is the new name for TM Forum’s flagship event which examines the business and operational aspects of digital service delivery.
Now in its eighth year, TM Forum’s Excellence Awards honor communications and digital service providers and their suppliers that demonstrate commitment to the future of the industry through innovation, underpinned by TM Forum’s Frameworx suite of best practices and standards.
This year, the Forum launched a new award, the Digital Humanitarian Award, to honor the most innovative and impactful use of digital technology to save lives, alleviate suffering, and maintain and protect human dignity in the aftermath of emergencies.
“We congratulate this year’s Excellence Awards finalists,” said Nik Willetts, chief strategy officer, TM Forum. “The quality and diversity of all of the entries truly demonstrates the global reach of our members’ leadership, contribution, dedication to innovation, and—now for the first time—humanitarianism. Our annual Excellence Awards highlight the vital role the Forum plays in helping service providers support the efficiency and agility necessary to build a successful, agile digital business, and ultimately enable an open digital world.”
TM Forum’s Excellence Awards are judged by an impartial and independent panel comprised of leading industry and subject matter experts and analysts. The winners of the Digital Humanitarian, Open Digital, Industry Contribution and Operational Excellence categories are decided by the judging panel, while the winner of the Solution Excellence Award is decided by TM Forum’s 250 service provider members, which collectively represent more than 85% of the global communications revenues. Voting for the winner of the Solution Excellence Award opens on April 21st.
The 2014 Excellence Awards finalists are:
TM Forum Digital Humanitarian Award – Awarded to the organization demonstrating the most innovative and impactful use of digital technology to save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain and protect human dignity in the aftermath of emergencies.
- Detecon International GmbH
- MTN South Africa Foundation
- PT Inovação
- Tech Mahindra
TM Forum Industry Contribution Award – Awarded to the member company demonstrating leadership, dedication and contribution to the Forum’s strategic collaboration programs, and the future of the industry as a whole.
- NetCracker Technology
- TOA Technologies
TM Forum Open Digital Award – Awarded to the digital services provider demonstrating the most innovative and successful digital service, and contributing to an open digital ecosystem.
- China Telecom
- Reliance Communications
TM Forum Operational Excellence Award – Awarded to the service provider demonstrating the most innovative and effective use of TM Forum Frameworx to deliver tangible cost reduction, risk reduction and improve time-to-market.
- Huawei Technologies
- NetCracker Technology
TM Forum Live! brings together all the elements of TM Forum’s focus on leading the successful transformation of service providers and enterprises to succeed in the digital world. TM Forum Live! in Nice, France, is the Forum’s flagship event and features its industry-leading Excellence Awards. TM Forum Live! Becoming an Agile, Super-effective Business is planned for Sept. 2-3, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. TM Forum Live! Digital Disruption is slated for Dec. 8-10, in San Jose, Calif.
About TM Forum
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