|By Business Wire||
|August 12, 2013 10:00 AM EDT||
With the digital economy becoming more disruptive every day, companies around the world are meeting its challenges and seizing new opportunities by looking for ways to innovate new services, reduce costs and risks and improve market share. TM Forum’s Digital Disruption 2013, slated for the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, Oct. 28-31, digs deep into how to do business in a disruptive digital market. Today, TM Forum revealed a jam-packed agenda for this new Americas-focused conference.
Kicking off on Monday, Oct. 28, with a star-studded Cable Summit and thought-leading sessions on digital services, Digital Disruption 2013’s keynotes begin on Tuesday and feature a spectrum of viewpoints:
- Adrian Cockcroft, Netflix
- Chet Kapoor, Apigee
- Jürgen Meffert, McKinsey
- Mario Mueller, BMW Group
- Georges Nahon, Orange Silicon Valley and Orange Institute
- David Pleasance, Deloitte Consulting
- Rod Randall, Siris Capital
- Daniel Sieberg, Google
- Peter Sany, Swiss Life
- Vinay Vaidya, Phoenix Children's Hospital
Digital Disruption 2013 also showcases hand-on demonstrations and meet-the-developer sessions in its Innovation Hub where over 50 companies and some of the best and brightest young companies in Silicon Valley showcase their collaborative innovations.
Plus 150 speakers spread across four themed Forums will cover the aspects of delivering profitable services in a disruptive market and particularly focuses on leveraging new technologies and services from a business perspective. Highlighted topics and speakers from the agenda include:
Disruptive Innovation Forum
- Investing in Disruption – Andreessen Horowitz
- Disruption from Within – Amdocs, Liberty Global Ventures, Vodafone xone
- Disruption in Mobile Services – ItsOn
Delivering Enterprise Services Forum
- Understanding the Critical Needs of Enterprise Customers – Orange Silicon Valley, Shure
- Social Meets Enterprise: The New Way to Work – Microsoft, Telstra
Agile Business Forum
- Becoming Business Agile – Sears Corp.
- Managing NFV-based Architecture – CenturyLink, HP, Sprint
- Disruptive Architectures and the Impact of IT and Network Virtualization – Verizon Enterprise Services
Data Analytics and Customer Engagement Forum
- Using Analytics to Enhance and Adapt the Customer’s Experiences in Real-Time – eBay
- Creating and Sustaining a Meaningful Holistic Customer Journey – Bahamas Telephone Co., Cablevision Argentina, Oracle
“There’s no better place than Silicon Valley to host a conference with an agenda focused on the details of delivering the services that have made the digital economy what it is today and what it will be tomorrow,” said Charles Beeler, general partner, Icon Venture Partners, who is speaking at the conference on Mon., Oct. 28, on the Nurturing the Vision roundtable. “TM Forum’s Digital Disruption 2013 is the place to forge new partnerships, strengthen existing relationships and get real business done—all in the heart of the high tech center of North America.”
“We created the Digital Disruption 2013 agenda with the goal to turn heads, generate ideas and get the Silicon Valley and tech industry at large talking about what’s ahead for business IT, M2M, eHealth, smart grid, SDN, NFV, big data and more,” said Keith Willetts, chairman, TM Forum. “Onsite, conference attendees can tap into TM Forum’s thought leaders, leading member companies and other experts whose field-tested experience can help them determine what steps to take and avoid to keep their customers engaged, their business IT ready for the future, and their companies profitable today and tomorrow.”
Register today for Digital Disruption 2013 to receive maximum savings.
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.