|[October 07, 2013]
TM Forum's Digital Disruption 2013 Catalyst Projects Demonstrate Digital Services Lifecycle
MORRISTOWN, N.J. --(Business Wire)--
As industries converge and transform in the digital world, their journey
is fraught with challenges-from how to innovate, design and build new
services quickly, to how to operate them effectively and most
importantly, monetize them. At Digital
Disruption 2013, TM
Forum's renowned Catalyst
demonstration projects showcase how the Forum's work is being leveraged
to create innovative solutions for smart grid, digital health, cyber
security, enterprise services and more. Some of the world's largest
companies are involved in the projects, including: AT&T, Cisco Systems,
Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, IBM, Microsoft (News - Alert), Northrop Grumman, Orange,
Telefonica, among others.
TM Forum's Catalyst projects are rapid collaborative projects driven by
Forum member companies. In just four months, enterprises, service
providers and suppliers work together to create proof-of-concept
solutions for today's most pressing business, operational and IT
challenges. Their work ultimately develops and enhances the Forum's Frameworx
suite of best practices and standards, helping the Forum's 900-plus
members reduce cost, risk and time-to-market.
TM Forum's Digital Disruption (San Jose, Calif., Oct. 28-31) features 10
Catalyst projects in the TM
Forum Zone, the place to explore everything the Forum has to offer.
Within this zone, attendees can explore and network with companies from
across the digital ecosystem, and see breakthrough demonstrations and
the latest work underway at the Forum.
"Our unique Catalyst projects deliver rapid solutions to the challenges
enterprises and service providers face when designing, implementing and
operating digital services," said Nik Willetts, chief strategy officer,
TM Forum. "The projects demonstrated at Digital Disruption cover the
full digital services journey from design through implementation to
monetization, giving attendees keen insight into the digital services
lifecycle, and proof that industry collaboration can deliver rapid,
Digital Disruption's Catalyst projects are organized into four main
stages of the digital services lifecycle: Design, Implement, Operate and
Two enterprise digital services scenarios demonstrate
delivery in several different software defined networking (SDN)
environments and a bank- and vendor-created platform that enables legacy
applications to be sold on-demand using SDN technology.
Bank of Australia, Deutsche Telekom, Northrop Grumman, Orange, Telecom
Participants: CenturyLink, Cisco Systems,
NetCracker Technology, Syracuse University
eHealth - Curing the Complexity
Explore how overcoming
interoperability challenges for digital health can have immediate,
relevant and profitable impact on improving patient care.
Participants: BaseN, Cisco Systems, Detecon
International, Ericsson, ISPM, TOA Technologies
Medpal Health Solutions, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Open mHealth
Smart Grid - Empowering the Digital Customer
digital-enabled utilities can address customer experience and
operational challenges with new disruptive technologies and advanced
Champions: Cisco Systems,
Participants: BaseN, Infonova GmbH, TOA
Supporters: Ericsson, Integrated Architectures,
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
The ABCs of
Multi-Party Digital Services
Discover the critical APIs and
processes required to support B2B, B2C and B2B2X digital services
delivered and managed by multiple partners, companies or lines of
Huawei (News - Alert), Infonova
Supporters: China Mobile
Performance, Quality and Experience: Focus on the Customer
how pro-active and dynamic measurement of performance and probe data can
be used to immediately improve customer experience - even before there's
Champions: Telecom Italia, Telefonica
Mycom International, TEOCO, Wipro (News - Alert) Technologies
Services on a Converged Network
Learn how a digital service is
designed, deployed and operated in a multi-provider environment of both
wireline and wireless networks.
Champions: Deutsche Telekom,
Telecom Italia, Telefonica
Participants: Comarch, ZTE Corp.
Juniper Networks, Orchestral Networks
Leveraging Big Data for Customer Care and Cross Selling
how providers can leverage data to monitor, detect and interpret
technical device data and network experience issues to keep customers
happy and engaged, and cross/upsell.
Attensity, TOA Technologies
Keeping the Horse Out of Troy - Minimizing Security Risks
new methods that can minimize security threats from a variety of mobile
apps and gaming applications used to gain audience intelligence and
engage with customers.
Participants: CommProve (News - Alert),
IBM, Liverpool John Moores University School of Computing and
Mathematical Sciences, Ventraq, Inc.
Threat Intelligence Sharing II
See how the latest threat
intelligence dashboard provides a consistent method to counter
sophisticated threats from complex cyber adversaries.
Champions: AT&T (News - Alert),
dstl (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory), Orange, Telstra
Networks, Edge Technologies, EMC, Microsoft, Symantec, ThreatConnect
(Division of Cyber Squared)
Supporters: Bell Canada,
Integrated Architectures, MITRE, Telecom Corp. of New Zealand
How Mature Are Your
Revenue Protection Programs?
Learn how the latest best
practices and new maturity models evaluate processes, programs and tools
to improve revenue assurance and fraud management.
Telefonica Chile, Telecom Italia, Telecom Personal Argentina, WANA
Participants: Assuring Business, cVidya
Networks, IBM, Revenue Risk Management Solutions, WeDo Technologies
These 10 Catalyst projects are just a few examples of how TM Forum
brings together forward-thinking enterprises, service providers and
suppliers to help them succeed in the digital world. The latest edition
of TM Forum's Case Study Handbook, available in print at Digital
Disruption, features over 10 service provider success stories
highlighting how they harnessed the potential of Frameworx to
successfully address a range of business issues.
In addition, Catalysts projects at Digital Disruption are eligible for
two awards recognizing the Most Innovative Catalyst and the Catalyst
with Most Significant Contribution to Frameworx. These awards will be
presented on-site at Digital Disruption on Thurs., Oct. 31.
To learn more about TM Forum's Catalyst Program or get involved in
future Catalyst activities, please contact Megan Lunde, Catalyst Program
project manager, TM Forum, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Located in the heart of the high-tech center of North America, Digital
Disruption is the next generation of TM Forum's highly successful
Management World event series which brings together key players and
innovators in the digital ecosystem. Register
for a 4-Day Gold Pass, 1-Day Silver Pass or 4-Day Platinum Pass
(including exclusive VIP roundtables and more) by Oct. 15 to receive the
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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