Focus on helping industry overcome challenges of digital world and enabling open, digital economy ranks TM Forum’s Chief Strategy Officer, Nik Willetts, among top young leaders for 2013
MORRISTOWN, NJ — May 7, 2013: As TM Forum gets in high gear to enable and accelerate a thriving, open digital economy, it announced that Global Telecoms Business has recognized its efforts by naming Nik Willetts, chief strategy officer, TM Forum, to its 40 under 40 list of the most exciting young leaders in the communications industry for 2013.
Nik is responsible for driving the Forum’s success and value-delivery across a broad range of competencies, including TM Forum’s unique Digital Services Initiative which focuses on helping service providers overcome the challenges of managing complex digital services, and enabling an open, vibrant digital economy.
He also takes a leading role in TM Forum’s Open Digital Steering Group which includes 11 of the world’s largest service and solution providers, such as Accenture, China Mobile Communications Corp., France Telecom-Orange, Huawei, IBM, Microsoft Corp., Oracle, Telecom Italia, Telefónica Digital, Telstra and Vodafone. The group provides executive guidance and support, including strategic direction and consultation to help shape TM Forum’s Digital Services Initiative, and its members also act as representatives for the initiative within their own company and the industry as a whole, encouraging broader engagement and support.
“The Global Telecoms Business 40 under 40 is a very special group to watch because these are the people who will play a key role in taking the industry into the future,” said Alan Burkitt-Gray, editor, Global Telecoms Business. “As the communications industry quickly evolves to encompass a whole new realm of players, the TM Forum under Nik’s leadership is helping its members face the challenges of the future.”
Nik will host digital services-focused panels and debates on industry transformation and the future role of service providers in the open digital economy during TM Forum’s Management World 2013 Keynote Perspectives program at the Acropolis Convention Center in Nice, France, May 13-16.
Navigating the digital storm is the focus of TM Forum’s Management World conference and expo which draws over 3,000 attendees from leading industries in the digital services economy, including communications, cloud, finance, government and healthcare. Management World features eight conference Forums covering big data analytics, customer experience management, enterprise cloud, M2M and digital, agile IT, revenue management, security and privacy, and a full-day cable summit on Monday, May 13. Register now for Management World 2013 for your last chance to receive maximum savings.
About TM Forum
With over 900 member companies, TM Forum is the largest global trade association focused on bringing together the digital ecosystem, including communication service providers, digital service providers and enterprises, with the goal of enabling an open digital world. The Forum delivers a wealth of knowledge and practical tools, including unique research, best practices and standards. Our members collaborate to rapidly solve business issues in critical areas, such as business process optimization, big data analytics, cloud management, customer experience management and security.
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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