Cutting-edge service providers, innovators, enterprises, VCs and business leaders set to take the stage Dec. 8-11, 2014, in San Jose; three tracks cover the Internet of Things, virtualization and SDN/NFV, and customer experience
MORRISTOWN, NJ — Oct. 7, 2014: TM Forum is set to return to the Silicon Valley Dec. 8-11 for TM Forum Live! Digital Disruption 2014, a highly interactive event that brings together business and IT leaders from all of the major players – service providers, technology suppliers, global enterprises and VCs – to collaborate on overcoming the challenges of the digital ecosystem. The four-day conference showcases the exciting and productive journey of digital innovation and business transformation, and examines three pivotal aspects of the digital ecosystem: Agile Business and IT, Open Digital and Customer Engagement.
Businesses around the globe are grappling with the business impacts and opportunities of disruptive trends and technologies such as the Internet of things (IoT), software-defined networks (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), digital health, smart cities and energy, and big data analytics. Digital Disruption provides delegates with actionable insight and practical knowledge to lead their digital business transformations and operate a thriving digital business.
“Digital Disruption isn’t just a conference, it’s a must-attend forum for leaders in digital business,” said Nik Willetts, chief digital officer, TM Forum. “Digital Disruption brings together established brands and innovative new companies, exploring the challenges and opportunities that digital business transformation is bringing to every industry. At the Forum, we do more than just talk about what’s going on – we’re bringing companies together to help create the building blocks of a vibrant, open digital ecosystem for business.”
TM Forum Live! Digital Disruption explores today’s hottest topics through an action-packed agenda that takes event attendees on a unique journey through the stages of digital business transformation. These stages are:
- Disruptive Innovation (Tuesday, Dec. 9) – Digital transformation is fundamentally disruptive. As such, it is imperative for business and IT leaders to understand and justify the opportunities that exist in key areas such as the IoT, partnerships, virtualization, creating new agile services, customer experience management (CEM) and big data analytics.
- Tackling Innovation (Wednesday, Dec. 10) – Having established the rationale and urgency for digital transformation, many leaders need expert guidance on how to proceed in key areas such as APIs, standards, security and privacy, managing culture change, NFV implementation, jumpstarting an analytics program and omnichannel approaches to CEM.
- Monetizing Innovation (Thursday, Dec. 10) – Monetization is at the heart of digital business transformation in that all enterprises are seeking ways to bring new digital services to market more quickly, efficiently and profitably. This track covers key areas such as B2B2X tools for partnering, NFV, and customer value and engagement, helping attendees drive business and revenue growth.
Additionally, on Monday, Dec. 8, Digital Disruption will feature a number of intimate, executive-level summits and workshops focused specifically on cable, NFV, the IoT and customer engagement. Registration for Digital Disruption is now open.
Further, inside the Digital Disruption Hub, the heart of the event, delegates can explore the fruits of the Forum’s member-driven collaboration programs, including the popular rapid technology prototyping Catalyst project demonstrations. Delegates will also experience a full week of exciting networking events and happy hours.
TM Forum Live! Digital Disruption brings together all the elements of TM Forum’s strategic focus on Agile Business and IT, Open Digital and Customer Engagement to lead the successful digital transformation of service providers, technology suppliers and global enterprises. Digital Disruption is the Forum’s North American event. TM Forum Live! in Nice, France, June 1-4, 2015, is the Forum’s flagship event and features its industry-leading Excellence Awards.
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 950+ 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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