TM Forum Excellence Awards 2013 Finalists Demonstrate Leadership in Navigating the Digital Storm Twenty-three leading companies named as finalists in TM Forum’s prestigious seventh annual awards program; Winners to be announced at Management World 2013 TM Forum Management World 2013 Business Wire MORRISTOWN, N.J. -- April 4, 2013 As the global communications industry prepares to converge on Management World 2013, held May 13-16 in Nice, France, for the industry’s leading conference that focuses on helping all players in the ecosystem navigate the digital storm, TM Forum today announced the 23 finalists for its prestigious Excellence Awards. The finalists, chosen from 50 nominees by an impartial judging panel, represent the leading and most innovative companies in the industry. TM Forum will announce the Excellence Awards winners during a special ceremony as part of the exclusive VIP Gala Dinner for TM Forum’s annual Management World conference on Monday, May 13, at the Palais de Mediteranee, and will highlight the winners during the opening keynote session at Management World on Tuesday morning, May 14. Now in its seventh year, TM Forum’s Excellence Awards honor communications and digital service providers and their suppliers who demonstrate commitment to the future of the industry through innovation, underpinned by TM Forum’s Frameworx suite of best practices and standards. The 2013 Excellence Awards finalists are: TM Forum New Digital Services Award– New for 2013, this award showcases the digital service provider demonstrating the most innovative and successful digital service. *BT Group *China Mobile Communications *Chunghwa Telecom *Hughes Telematics *Mobily TM Forum Industry Contribution Award – This award showcases the member company demonstrating leadership, dedication and contribution to the future of the industry. *Amdocs *cVidya Networks *Ericsson *Microsoft *NetCracker Technology *Oracle TM Forum Operational Excellence Award – This award showcases the service provider demonstrating the most innovative and effective use of TM Forum’s Frameworx to reduce time-to-market, deliver tangible cost reduction, and improve efficiency and operational agility. *Cablevision Argentina *China Mobile Communications *Reliance Communications *Telekom Malaysia Berhad *Telstra *Türk Telekommunikasyon A.S. TM Forum Solution Excellence Award – This award showcases the supplier or system integrator demonstrating the most innovative and effective use of TM Forum Frameworx to reduce time-to-market, deliver tangible cost reduction and improve efficiency and operational agility. *Amdocs *ConceptWave Software *Infosys Technologies *NetCracker Technology *Oracle *Portugal Telecom Inovação The TM Forum Excellence Awards are judged by an impartial and independent panel comprised of leading industry and subject matter experts and analysts. The winners of New Digital Services, Industry Contribution, and Operational Excellence categories are decided by the judging panel, while the winner of the Solution Excellence Award will be decided by TM Forum’s 250 service provider members, which collectively represent more than 85% of the global communications revenues. Voting for the winner of the Solution Excellence Award opens on April 8, 2013. “Our congratulations to all of this year’s Excellence Awards finalists,” said Nik Willetts, chief strategy officer, TM Forum. “The quality and diversity of this year’s finalist entries is a testament to the leadership of TM Forum’s members during a turbulent time for our industry, and once again demonstrates the global reach of TM Forum, its relevance in the emerging digital world, and the vital role it plays in enabling service providers to support the efficiency and agility necessary to transform the way they do business in order to meet the demands of the rapidly changing digital economy.” Don’t miss TM Forum in action at Management World in May. TM Forum’s Management World conferences and expos stand apart by offering expert keynotes, sessions, unrivaled networking opportunities, and TM Forum’s renowned Training and Certification programs. Register now for Management World and receive maximum savings. 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 950 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. Contact: Global TM Forum Media Contact Elizabeth Coyne PR Director firstname.lastname@example.org +1 973 641 3247
TM Forum Excellence Awards 2013 Finalists Demonstrate Leadership in Navigating the Digital Storm
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