Vive le Forum! A Recap of TM Forum Live! 2017

Sponsored by: GlobalData

Focused on:

  • Telecoms
  • Digital Transformation
  • 5g
  • Iot

Date: 25 May


Time: 2PM London/9AM New York

How Operator and Vendor Digital Transformation Messaging Evolved on the French Riviera

Once again network operators and telecom infrastructure vendors will meet in Nice, France at what is the largest industry event focused on the software side of telecom infrastructure -- OSS, billing, digital transformation and the like. The over 3,000 executives likely to attend this year’s events will hear hundreds of presentation on a variety of topics: the evolving NFV ecosystem, smart city, Internet of Things, even “robots-as-a-service.” In this environment, it’s hard for vendors to come to the table with new approaches or portfolio evolutions that truly stand out in the crowd.

The webinar focuses on how digital transformation is rapidly changing the competitive landscape. Operators and suppliers need to adapt their product development and marketing strategies to capitalize on emerging digital service opportunities. The TM Forum Live! event showcases the essential role SDN/NFV, orchestration, service assurance, network-wide policy, and advanced analytics plays in driving digital transformation. It also provides the opportunity to gauge the progress of new enabling technologies and approaches to solving the many challenges that the move to 5G and IoT present to vendors and service provides alike – such as the use of open source software for NFV MANO and the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning towards the goal of autonomous network automation.

All in all, the webinar will highlight how suppliers are differentiating their solutions at the event and provide key insights into which operator and vendor announcements were the most significant, assessing the “winners and losers” emerging from TM Forum Live! 2017. Sign up now!

Presented by

John Byrne,

Service Director, Service Provider Infrastructure

John is Service Director for the GlobalData Service Provider Infrastructure service. John and his analyst team monitor and evaluate activities in the markets for Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband/Multiplay Infrastructure, IP Services Infrastructure, Transport and Routing Infrastructure, Optical Infrastructure, Telecom Vendor Services, and the Service Enablement Ecosystem. He has more than 15 years of experience as a technology analyst with considerable experience identifying new market trends and business opportunities, and assisting clients on market positioning and product/strategy development.

Ron Westfall ,

Research Director, Service Provider Infrastructure

As the Research Director for Service Provider Infrastructure, Ron is responsible for tracking the evolution and key developments within the global service provider infrastructure and service enablement ecosystem markets, including back-office, infrastructure, regulatory, revenue management, and digital ecosystem issues. Ron brings over fifteen years analytical experience to the overall service provider infrastructure and service enablement ecosystem markets, including specialization in service billing, service creation, regulatory developments, network/content security, service assurance, service fulfillment, OSS/BSS and telecom infrastructure technologies in general.

David Snow,

Principal Analyst, IP Services Infrastructure

As Principal Analyst for Service Provider Infrastructure, David is responsible for tracking the evolution and key developments within the IP Services Infrastructure market. His coverage areas include Hosted Multimedia Application Servers, IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS), Mobile Softswitching, Policy Control, Service Delivery Platforms (SDPs), Session Border Controls (SBCs) and Softswitches.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Develop digital transformation solution that meet operator end-to-end and best-of-breed demands.
  • Prioritize the selection criteria required to select the digital transformation platforms best-suited for your digital journey.
  • Assess the progress of automation technologies, such as open source MANO and artificial intelligence.
  • Learn what vendors and operators had the most effective announcements in areas like IoT and smart cities.


  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CFO
  • CEO
  • CMO
  • CSO
  • Product Manager
  • Head of Network Virtualization/SDN/NFV
  • Technology Advisor/Strategist
  • Director Research & Innovation