|[January 24, 2013]
TM Forum Helps to Reshape Mobile Operators for the Digital Revolution at Mobile World Congress
MORRISTOWN, NJ --(Business Wire)--
As the economic effect of new digital services takes hold of the
communication industry, TM
Forum today announced that it is hosting a unique conference track,
jointly produced with GSMA (News - Alert), at Mobile
World Congress 2013 in Barcelona. This half-day track explores key
business transformation issues facing service providers as they approach
the digital revolution, and includes two panels of C-Suite industry
experts who will discuss, dissect and debate how the mobile industry can
reshape itself to meet the demands of the digital world and move forward
TM Forum's (News - Alert) half-day track is set for Monday, Feb. 25, 2:00-5:30 p.m.,
Hall 4, Conference Village, Auditorium 4, and features the following
topics and experts:
2:00-3:30 p.m. - Business Transformation: Reshaping Mobile in the
The killer services behind the last 20 years
of mobile industry growth are today facing serious competition from the
digital services revolution, forcing service providers to rethink their
role and product portfolio. This session covers the best bets for key
players in the digital services ecosystem, and what it takes to rethink
business for the next 10 years of growth.
Moderator: Rob Rich, managing director, Insights Research, TM Forum
Arun Bhikshesvaran, senior vice president and chief marketing officer,
Ericsson (News - Alert)
Frank Boulben, chief marketing officer, Research In Motion
Martin Creane, president and CEO, TM Forum
Eli Gelman, CEO, Amdocs
Dan Rose, vice president partnerships, Facebook
Li Sanqi, chief technology officer, Carrier Networks, Huawei (News - Alert)
4:00-5:00 p.m. - Business Transformation: Reshaping the Operator
voice and SMS continue to be the main revenue source for many service
providers, these revenues are increasingly at risk or declining.
Delivering coverage and capacity alone poses problems for service
providers as profits don't rise in line with cost, but service providers
have historically struggled to compete against agile players in other
ecosystems. In this session C-level speakers will reveal their visions,
pain points and the surprises they are encountering as they lead their
companies through business transformation.
Moderator: Tony Poulos, market strategist, TM Forum
Ernest L. Cu, president and CEO, Globe Telecom Inc.
Mats Granryd, president and CEO, Tele2 Group
David Thodey, CEO, Telstra (News - Alert)
The first 200 people to attend TM Forum's Mobile World Congress track
will receive a complimentary copy of "Unzipping
the Digital World," by Keith Willetts, chairman, TM Forum, and can
register to win one of two Kindle Fire HDs.
"Thanks to the digital services revolution, the rules have changed for
the communications industry in the past five years, and as a result it
needs to radically rethink both its operations and its business models,"
said Martin Creaner, president and CEO, TM Forum. "TM Forum's sessions
at Mobile World Congress showcase operators' real-world experiences in
transforming their businesses to meet the demands of today's rapidly
changing environment, and are just one of the many ways that the Forum
is working toward enabling a vibrant and open digital economy."
Today, TM Forum also announced that it is releasing its annual yearbook
"Perspectives" at Mobile World Congress. Featuring exclusive insights
from industry leaders, journalists and analysts, "Perspectives" takes a
close look at the rapidly changing and highly competitive digital world,
and what service providers need to do to create, manage, deliver and
monetize established and new services faster, cheaper and better than
Stop by TM Forum's hospitality suite located at 7MR92 in Hall 7 to pick
up a copy of "Perspectives" and meet with TM Forum executives. To
schedule an appointment with a TM Forum membership representative,
please contact Apostolos Kallis via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About TM Forum
TM Forum is a global, non-profit association focused on enabling service
provider agility and innovation. As an established thought-leader in
complex service management, 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, practical
tools, best practices and standards.
The Forum provides a fair and safe environment for collaboration across
the value-chain to overcome the barriers to a vibrant, open digital
economy. We help member companies of all sizes gain a competitive edge
by enabling efficiency and agility in their IT and operations while
protecting competitive differentiation. For more information about TM
Forum, visit www.tmforum.org.
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