|[October 29, 2012]
The Digital World in Action at TM Forum's Management World Americas
MORRISTOWN, N.J. --(Business Wire)--
As service providers look to adapt their businesses to take advantage of
the rapidly emerging digital services economy, TM
program at Management
World Americas brings to life innovative solutions that focus on a
range of hot industry issues including cyber security, cloud mobility,
big data, mobile money, smart grid, eHealth and more.
TM Forum's Catalyst program takes a unique approach to collaboration by
providing the communications value chain a neutral environment to
rapidly develop prototype solutions to some of the most urgent service
management challenges today. At Management World Americas, held Dec.
3-6, 2012, at the Rosen Shingle Creek, in Orlando, Fla., leading service
providers, international banks, top universities and large suppliers are
all working together to demonstrate six digital services-focused
Catalyst projects. These new Catalysts are part of TM Forum's Digital
Services Initiative which helps companies focus on overcoming the
challenges of managing complex digital services.
"As service providers look toward the emerging digital economy, they
need to see it as a vast opportunity rather than something to fear,"
said Nik Willetts, chief strategy officer, TM Forum. "The digital
revolution is transforming enterprise IT; creating opportunities for
service providers to revolutionize their business operations and grow
profits. As these transformations reveal new challenges, TM Forum is
responding, bringing together the entire value-chain in our Catalyst
Program, and providing a great example of how we are working to enable
an open digital economy."
Management World Americas features the following Catalyst projects:
Big Data: Customers, Partners and Mobile Money
This Catalyst demonstrates proactive customer experience management and
revenue management of partner settlement for a multi-partner video
service, and shows how TM Forum's IPDR technology and big data analytics
can be used to capture customer experience.
Champions: China Mobile (News - Alert) Communcations; SingTel Optus
Participants: Amdocs Management Ltd.; Beijing University of Posts and
Telecommunications; Huawei Technologies Ltd.; IBM Corp.; Tektronix
Communications; Infonova; Sun Tech Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd.;
Cloud Mobility: Solving the Enterprise's BYOD Challenge
Enterprises are challenged by growing demand for bring-your-own-device
(BYOD) in their IT environments. This Catalyst explores solutions to
BYOD, including securing mobile devices across the enterprise, and
enabling legacy applications on mobile devices.
Champions: Bank of America; China Mobile Communications; Commonwealth
Bank of Australia; SAPO (PT Comunicacoes); UBS Financial Services
Participants: Alcatel-Lucent; AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc.; Beijing
University of Posts and Telecommunications; Carnegie Mellon
University; Ericsson; Microsoft Corp.; Syracuse University
Supporters: ServiceMesh; Virtual Clarity (News - Alert) Ltd.
Cyber Operations: Metrics for Security Management
This Catalyst project brings to life new key performance indicators
(KPIs) for measuring industry best practices for cyber operations,
proving their viability as indicators, and demonstrating that utilizing
good measures across a supply chain can produce quantitative results.
Champion: U.K. Ministry of Defence, Defence Science and Technology
Participants: CA Technologies, Inc.; McAfee (News - Alert); Sooth, Inc.
Innovations for the Emerging Smart Grid Environment
This Catalyst shows how TM Forum member companies are leveraging
communications industry-centric investments and products in the utility
domain, and how utilities might benefit from proven products and
Champions: BT Group plc
Participants: BaseN; Synaptitude
LTE and Mobile Money: Risk or Reward
This Catalyst provides insight into how mobile money is a potential
source of risk for fraud and revenue leakage, and covers strategies for
mitigating these risks.
Champions: Digicel Group; Etisalat (News - Alert) Misr; MTS Allstream, Inc.; Rogers
Participants: cVidya Networks, Inc.; Ericsson; Microsoft Corp.; WeDo
Optimizing the Virtual House Call
This Catalyst explores how the communications industry can support and
benefit from eHealth initiatives in the coming decade.
Champions: Rogers Communications (News - Alert) Inc.; The University of San Francisco
Participants: TOA Technologies, Inc.; Amdocs Management Ltd.;
University of Colorado
Supporters: Detecon International
Digital services are the focus of TM Forum's Management World Americas
conference and expo which draws over 1,500 attendees from leading
industries in the digital services economy, including communications,
cloud, finance, government and healthcare. With five conference Forums
covering digital service delivery, analytics and management, and two
Summits focused on Cable
Security, Management World Americas is the place for companies
looking to capture their share of the digital economy. Register
now for Management World Americas and receive maximum savings.
In addition, press and analysts are invited to attend a special Catalyst
project reception at Management World Americas on Tues., Dec. 4th
at 5:30 p.m. To check eligibility for media passes for this conference,
please visit the conference Media
Please contact TM Forum's event sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org;
Carine Vandevelde (+44 207 193 8678) or Vanessa Lefebvre (+34 605 165
449) to discuss Management World Americas sponsorship packages that are
right for your company and your budget.
About TM Forum:
TM Forum is a global, non-profit industry association focused on
enabling service provider agility and innovation. As an established
thought-leader in service creation, management and delivery, the Forum
serves as a unifying force across industries, enabling more than 900
member companies to solve critical business issues through access to a
wealth of knowledge, intellectual capital and standards.
The Forum provides a unique, fair and safe environment for the entire
value-chain to collaborate and overcome the barriers to a vibrant, open
digital economy, helping member companies of all sizes gain a
competitive edge by enabling efficiency and agility in their IT and
operations. For more information about TM Forum, visit www.tmforum.org.
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