Flagship event, June 2-5, in Nice, France, tackles analytics, customer engagement, virtualization, security, privacy and IT agility with six tracks plus keynotes from Etisalat, GSMA, Liberty Global, Novartis, Ooredoo, Vodafone Xone and more
MORRISTOWN, NJ — Feb. 3, 2014: Becoming a digital business goes far beyond replacing IT systems; it means fundamental changing the way a company leverages advanced technology, its culture, its processes, its approaches to investment, and even its attitudes toward innovation and partnerships. To help businesses transform to meet them, TM Forum is bringing together all the elements of a successful transformation of service providers and enterprises at TM Forum Live! Transforming to a Digital Business, the new name for its flagship Management World event slated for June 2-5, at the Acropolis in Nice, France.
TM Forum Live! begins June 2 with a full-day Cable Summit, followed by three days featuring over 150 speakers, six topic-driven tracks, keynotes and roundtable discussions that combine the collective knowledge and experience of executives from across the digital ecosystem to tackle challenges in analytics, customer engagement, virtualization, security, privacy, IT agility and more.
Already the following industry leaders are confirmed for the thought-provoking main stage keynotes program:
- Christobal Alonso, chief operating officer, Telenor
- Fay Arjomandi, global lead, Vodafone Xone
- Anne Bouverot, director general and member of the board, GSMA
- Cynthia Gordon, group chief commercial officer, Ooredoo
- Michael Harte, group executive, enterprise services and chief information officer, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
- Rob James, group chief information officer, Novartis
- Khalifa Al Shamsi, chief digital services officer, Etisalat Group
- Dean Walters, chief information officer, Liberty Global Europe
“TM Forum Live! isn’t just a conference, it’s a must-attend window into the Forum where you can hear from our expert thought leaders, see our ground-breaking Catalyst innovator projects and network with peers,” said Keith Willetts, chairman, TM Forum. “Today, companies can’t compete on their current business models alone, they have to leverage the digital world and overcome its challenges by thinking and acting like digital-native businesses, and learn from others to speed time-to-market and reduce cost and risk. TM Forum Live! is a fantastic opportunity to begin to build that necessary digital bridge between business and technology, and meet senior leaders from across industries and the globe.”
TM Forum Live! delegates can explore today’s hottest topics through an action-packed agenda divided into six content-rich tracks:
- Agile Business and IT Transformation
- Big Data and Customer Engagement
- Delivering Enterprise Services
- Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
- Revenue Management
- Security and Privacy
At the event Hub, which is the heart of TM Forum Live!, delegates can explore all things TM Forum, including the Forum’s renowned member-developed, rapid technology prototyping Catalyst projects. In addition, an Expo connects delegates with over 150 partners, including Platinum Sponsor NetCracker Technology, and Gold Sponsors Atos and ZTE, and Silver Sponsors ClickSoftware and TOA Technologies, along with TM Forum’s thought leaders who live and breathe the business challenges of today’s service providers.
Beginning today, TM Forum Live! delegates can get a head-start before the event by taking TM Forum’s online training at a special 20 percent discounted rate. A new range of new courses, including customer experience management, billing and Frameworx, deliver the fundamentals of TM Forum’s industry-proven, collaboratively developed best practices and standards any day, anytime, anywhere. For more information and to sign up, visit here, or contact [email protected].
The TM Forum Live! conference and expo series 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 (deadline to enter, Feb. 17). TM Forum Live! Asia 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.
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About TM Forum
TM Forum is a global industry association which helps its members transform and succeed in the digital economy. The collective experience and interests of our member community, comprised of more than 85,000 experts from 1,000 global enterprises, service providers and technology suppliers drives everything we do, from thought-provoking research and publications, to practical guidance, tools and best practices, hands-on events, and training for business and IT leaders.
Through three key programs – Agile Business and IT, Open Digital Ecosystem, and Customer Engagement – we provide a unique platform for our members to connect and collaborate with individuals and groups from around the world to solve key challenges and rapidly innovate to deliver new services, improve business agility, partner for success, reduce cost and risk, and enhance customer value and loyalty. To learn more about the Forum and join our digital journey as a valued member and collaborator, please visit www.tmforum.org.
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