|[March 10, 2014]
TM Forum Live! Agenda Challenges Service Providers and Enterprises to Think Digital
MORRISTOWN, N.J. --(Business Wire)--
Forum announced the expanded agenda
Forum Live! which features the hottest industry topics, including
big data, business agility, customer experience, cyber security,
Internet of things, virtualization and more. TM Forum (News - Alert) Live! is the new
name for TM Forum's flagship event for executives in the global
communications and digital services industries and beyond. It examines
the business and operational aspects of digital service delivery. The
expanded agenda is aimed at helping all players innovate more
effectively, adapt more rapidly, deliver more for less and exploit major
new opportunities digital transformation.
Themed "Transforming to a Digital Business," and beginning on Monday,
June 2, at the Acropolis in Nice, France, TM Forum Live! includes three
full days of thought-provoking presentations, keynotes and roundtables
dedicated to digital business transformation with six topic-driven
Forums, plus a full-day Cable
Summit, and pre-conference workshops on big data, network functions
virtualization (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN).
TM Forum Live!'s sessions feature a stellar line-up of over 250 speakers
from AT&T, BT, Delta Airlines, Deutsche B�rse, eBay, Microsoft, Orange (News - Alert),
Salesforce.com, Skype, Telefonica, Time Warner Cable, Vodafone, and Walt
Disney Parks and Resorts to name a few.
"TM Forum Live! provides the insight needed for businesses to grow their
bottom line by becoming more agile at delivering new services and
offers, speeding time-to-market, and increasing customer loyalty while
reducing costs and risk. This expanded agenda shares the unique market
understanding of thought leaders from multiple industries, member
companies and experts," says Keith Willetts, chairman, TM Forum. "TM
Foru Live! is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to come together with a
diverse group of people from a variety of companies that each have
something to share in moving rapidly to exploit the digital world."
At TM Forum Live!, attendees will hear case study examples from leading
companies about how to navigate business and technical challenges during
the following six Forums:
Agile (News - Alert) Business and IT Transformation addresses the issues
related to business agility, cloud, increased revenue, decreased
time-to-market, reduced waste, and increased staff productivity and
satisfaction through more efficient working practices.
Big Data Analytics and Customer Engagement focuses on issues
relating to customer lifecycle management, understanding customer
experience metrics and making the most of big data analytics.
Internet of Things explores which enterprise services operators
are developing, and how operators can ensure the smooth delivery of
these services to different verticals such as Smart Energy, eHealth,
Smart Cities, connected homes and more.
Virtualizing Everything: Cloud, SDN and NFV targets the issues
and opportunities surrounding virtualization for service providers and
various types of enterprises. This Forum is an integral part of TM
Forum's new Zero-touch Orchestration, Operations and Management (ZOOM)
project which focuses on building a blueprint for a new generation of
service provider support systems to deliver true business agility.
Security and Privacy examines emerging security challenges, and
provides insights into the privacy concerns of consumers and how they
can be addressed
Revenue Management provides new insights into how service
providers can optimize and more effectively integrate their systems,
processes and procurements in order to protect their revenue in the
In addition to three solid days of conference sessions, TM Forum Live!
features multiple pre-conference sessions on Mon., June 2:
A full-day Cable
Summit discusses how cable is no longer a business tied
to legacy infrastructure and investments; exposes new revenue
growth opportunities; and examines how to rapidly deploy and introduce
services, improve operational efficiency and communicate with
end-users more effectively.
Two intensive half-day workshops on NFV (sponsored by HP) and big data
offer selected service providers a highly interactive and unique
opportunity to interact with leaders in the global communications
On Tues., June 3, NFV is also the focus of a special Open House, Open
Mic networking event with unstructured talks from audience participants.
The 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! 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.
About TM Forum
TM Forum is a global trade association trusted by the world's largest
enterprises, service providers and suppliers to help them continuously
transform to succeed in the digital economy.�We help our members reduce
costs and risks, improve business agility and grow their business
through a wealth of knowledge, tools, standards, training and practical
We bring together more than 85,000 professionals from 900+ member
companies to share experiences, collaborate and rapidly solve critical
business challenges including IT transformation, business process
optimization, big data analytics, cloud management, customer experience
management and cyber security. Our three strategic programs-Agile
Business and IT, Customer Engagement and Open Digital -enable us to
provide a platform for overcoming the barriers to an open digital
world.�For more information about TM Forum, visit www.tmforum.org.
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