C-Level industry insiders from Axiata, BitTorrent, Commonwealth Bank, France Telecom-Orange, MasterCard, Microsoft, Oracle, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Rackspace, Skype, Telefónica Digital and more give 360 degree view on digital marketplace
MORRISTOWN, NJ — April 29, 2013: As the digital world’s rapidly rising data volumes and increases in demand on capital expenditure impact the communications sector, margins on voice and messaging services are being hit hard. At the same time, new opportunities are appearing as major enterprises from healthcare to energy, education and finance turn toward digital, cloud-based services and applications. TM Forum’s flagship conference and expo, Management World 2013, held May 13-16 in Nice, France, is aimed at helping service providers of all types develop a clear roadmap to guide their businesses through the challenges of this digital storm, and work together to deliver quality services and turn a profit.
At Management World 2013, 13 C-Level industry leaders and visionaries will take the stage on Tuesday and Wednesday morning as part of Keynote Perspectives program slated to give a 360-degree view on the current digital marketplace and its future. With a mix of presentations, interviews and panel discussions, the Keynote Perspective program offers a compelling story on the state of the industry and its many players, including the following speakers scheduled to take the main stage at 9 a.m. Central European Time.
Tuesday, May 14
The Digital Storm – What’s Happening Out There?
Keith Willetts, chairman, TM Forum
Navigating the Storm – Surviving and Thriving in a Turbulent Environment
Gervais Pellissier, CEO delegate, France Telecom-Orange, covers how France Telecom-Orange is responding to the challenges of the digital storm; and developing new revenue sources and relationships with partners.
What Comes Next – A Glimpse into the Digital Future
Ben Verwaayen, former CEO, Alcatel-Lucent and BT, discusses what comes next in the digital world, the roles that different players will take, and what the communications industry will look like three years from now.
Exploiting the Digital World – The View from the Financial Services Sector
Michael Harte, group executive and chief information officer, Commonwealth Bank, talks about how the financial services industry is exploiting digital services and technologies.
Exploiting the Digital World – The View from the Healthcare Sector
Vinay Vaidya, M.D., chief medical information officer, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, discusses how the healthcare services industry is exploiting digital services and technologies; new and interesting capabilities on the horizon; and eHealth initiatives.
Partnering for Success in the Digital Applications World
Neil Ward, general manager, global business operations, Skype, reveals what’s next for Skype, and the importance of partnership in the digital world.
Partnering for Success in the Cloud Services World
Steve Mills, chief information officer, Rackspace, talks about cloud infrastructure business trends; innovations; growth; the main customer issues in adopting cloud services; especially in the enterprise; and how to overcome the barriers in developing a cloud ecosystem of collaborating partners.
Wednesday, May 15
Navigating the Storm from CSP to DSP
Presentation and interview with Stephen Shurrock, CEO New Business Ventures, Telefónica Digital
Innovation in High-Growth Emerging Markets
Presentation and interview with Dr Hans Wijayasuriya, group chief executive, Dialog Axiata
The Rapid-Fire Debate
Bob de Haven, general manager, Microsoft
Hany Fam, president, strategic alliances, MasterCard Europe
Eric Klinker, president and CEO, BitTorrent
Bhaskar Gorti, senior vice president and general manager, communications, Oracle
Pascal Viginier, group chief information officer, France Telecom-Orange
“Successfully navigating the digital storm means radically changing the way a business runs—delivering the best customer experience at the lowest possible cost, while grabbing the new service opportunities as soon as they appear on the horizon,” said Keith Willetts, chairman, TM Forum. “Our outstanding keynotes at Management World deliver feet-on-the-street insight from experts leading the charge for change, giving attendees an up-close and personal look inside some of the world’s largest companies. We’ve specifically designed this year’s conference with an interactive environment that fosters creative thinking, idea sharing, problem solving, networking, debate, learning and collaboration so that we can all be part of an open and vibrant digital ecosystem.”
Join these industry visionaries, 3,000 other professionals and over 200 speakers for unparalleled networking, a bustling Expo and high-quality learning that helps attendees navigate the digital storm. Tuesday, April 30, is the last day to secure pre-conference registration savings. Act now to save 30%.
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The Forum has four key roles—to Inform, Innovate, Accelerate and Optimize—and provides a neutral and open platform for collaboration between service providers, enterprises and their suppliers to overcome the barriers to an open digital economy. For more information about TM Forum, visit www.tmforum.org
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