Digital Transformation & Maturity

DTW 2018: Day 3 recap – Catalysts helping telcos become “tech-cos”

Day 3 and although Digital Transformation World 2018 was winding to a close, it was still a packed day of talks, networking and the announcement of six Catalyst award winners. Click into each heading for the full insight.


Turning the telco into a “tech-co”

Sponsored by: Accenture and Ciena

Celebrate the final day of Digital Transformation World 2018 by exploring some of TM Forum’s Catalyst proof-of-concept projects

Video by TelecomTV

China Mobile’s ‘Big Connectivity Strategy’

In his keynote presentation, Li Huidi, EVP and Member of Group Senior Executive, China Mobile, put telecoms front and center of China’s future economic growth stating that “telecom operators will be crucial forces and enablers for global digital transformation.”

Converging IT and network teams

Sponsored by: Ciena

Assessing the value of a cloud-native platform for operational automation, which can be shared by IT and networking organizations.

Successful transformation efforts

Up to 70% of digital transformation programs fail, but attendees got to hear from two communications service providers that are bucking that trend.

Play to lead in the new industry landscape

Sponsored by: Accenture

There is an unmissable opportunity to rotate to the new. A chance for operators to transform their businesses and reinvest in new growth models to re-establish a critical role in future value chains. They just need to trash the rulebook.

Gaming and 5G feature in winning Catalysts

TM Forum honored seven Catalyst proof-of-concept projects during a packed awards ceremony on the closing day of the event.

What are your 5G barriers and catalysts?

TM Forum is surveying communications service providers (CSPs) and their suppliers about their plans for 5G.  What are the new operations requirements that come with 5G? Where do they come from and why they are new? When are these capabilities needed? Which ones first? How reliant on operational transformation are the major 5G use cases?

Catalyst tackles digital transformation

A new TM Forum Catalyst project called ‘Digital organization and culture transformation’ showed how to help companies implement cultural and organizational changes using the TM Forum Digital Maturity Model and other tools by applying the tools in a digital transformation program already underway at Deutsche Telekom’s T-Systems Digital Division.


Paths to 5g monetization

Sponsored by: Huawei

Huawei’s Vice President, David Fan, gives his breakdown of DTW 2018 and what he’s been focusing on monetizing 5G services and where Huawei sees the revenue coming from.

Video by Juliet Media

Disrupting the disruptor

Sponsored by: Infosys

Avi Kulshrestha, SVP, Industry Head – Communications, Media, Entertainment and Global OEM, Infosys discusses automation, reskilling and ways of working to get ahead of the disturptor.

Video by Juliet Media

Open for innovation

Catherine Michel, CTO of Sigma Systems discusses Sigma’s participation in the TM Forum Open Digital Lab and how it can help the company and its partners broaden and onboard APIs for continuous innovation.

Video by Juliet Media

Speaker Blogs

Open APIs for telcos to break the business barrier – Vinay Devdatta, Practice Head of Innovation & Industry Relations, Wipro

How to transform OSS/BSS using microservices – Kannan Ramakrishnan, Head, Product Management & Marketing, TCS HOBS

Closed-loop Implementation – one size does not fit all – Yuval Stein, AVP Product Management, TEOCO

How a look into the past can save telecommunications companies – Martin Bell, Founder and CEO, Bell Ventures

Product catalogs for new gen business dynamics – Muhammad Zaid Musaddeq – Principle Engineer, Service Design and Process


Digital Transformation Tracker 2: How to fix the cultural divide

The Digital Transformation Tracker (DTT) tracks the status of digital transformation in the telecommunications industry and CSPs’ perceptions about progress.

Vision 2020: Future CSP business models

In this report, we explore the commercial models and technology enablers that CSPs will need if they are to expand their remit beyond that of connectivity providers.

Member News

Amdocs Sinefa Releases Network Benchmarks to Support TM Forum’s Open Digital Architecture Initiative

DGIT Systems acquires billing systems vendor Inomial Pty Ltd.


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