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TM Forum Action Week Shapes the Future of the Digital World

With the impact of powerful disruptive technologies surrounding network functions virtualization (NFV), Internet of things, smart energy, digital health and more top of mind for companies around the globe, TM Forum Action Week, directly address the digital services delivery challenges today’s businesses are facing through a week of workshops and working sessions. Held July 21-25 in Morristown, NJ, Action Week’s highly interactive environment brings together over 150 experts, all focused on learning, building, testing and producing the future assets which will enable a scalable connected digital world.

In addition, the next round of TM Forum’s Catalyst projects slated for live demos at TM Forum Live! Digital Disruption (Dec. 8-11 in San Jose, Calif.) will be selected on July 3 and launched at Action Week. Catalyst projects are rapid collaboration projects driven by Forum member companies. In less than six months, members collaborate 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.

Action Week’s agenda provides opportunity for attendees to develop solutions to common industry problems, network with their peers and explore the latest hot topics in an interactive environment, including:

  • Virtualizing everything: Cloud, software-defined networking (SDN) and NFV
  • Internet of things, smart energy and eHealth
  • Big data analytics
  • Customer engagement
  • Future Frameworx strategy

Participants have the opportunity to share issues and ideas and learn from the experiences of others by working together, challenging conventional thinking and creating innovative solutions to common industry problems through working groups and Catalyst project teams.

“Action Week, the hub of the Forum’s creative work, challenges conventional thinking and ways of working, and provides a thoroughly dynamic and interactive experience to all participants,” said Joann O’Brien, vice president of agile collaboration, TM Forum. “Enabling our members to achieve maximum impact with regard to shaping the future of the industry is a core of value of the Forum. We are seeing unprecedented interest in members coming together through our truly unique Collaboration program and Action Week.”

Participants in Action Week take away intangible value by:

  • Shaping the future by developing solutions to tomorrow’s problems today, ensuring their business aligns with critical industry trends
  • Reducing future development cost through collaboration
  • Building sustainable products that integrate easily and are future-proofed for scalability and reuse
  • Developing thought leadership
  • Positioning your organization as an early adopter and advocate of key enabling technologies

Register today for Action Week, a highly interactive event bringing together over 150 experts, all focused on learning, building, testing and producing the future assets which will enable a scalable connected digital world.

About TM Forum

TM Forum is a global industry association which helps its members transform and succeed in the digital economy. The collective experience and interests of our member community comprised of more than 85,000 experts from 900+ global enterprises, service providers and technology suppliers drives everything we do, from thought-provoking research and publications, to practical guidance, tools and best practices, hands-on events, and training for business and IT leaders.

Through three key programs – Agile Business and IT, Open Digital Ecosystem, and Customer Engagement – we provide a unique platform for our members to connect and collaborate with individuals and groups from around the world to solve key challenges and rapidly innovate to deliver new services, improve business agility, partner for success, reduce cost and risk, and enhance customer value and loyalty. To learn more about the Forum and join our digital journey as a valued member and collaborator, please visit www.tmforum.org.

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