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TM Forum Recognized by Global Telecoms Business for Guiding Members through Fast-Moving Communications Industry


As TM Forum strengthens its initiative to enable and accelerate a thriving, open digital economy, it announced today that Global Telecoms Business has recognized its efforts by naming Martin Creaner, president and CEO, TM Forum, to its Power 100 list of the most powerful executives in the telecommunications industry for 2012.

“This year we received more nominations, and more diverse nominations for our Power 100 list than ever before,” said Alan Burkitt-Gray, editor, Global Telecoms Business. “This is a fast-moving industry and each year a different set of executives do most to drive it forward, and a different set of individuals can be seen to be making a real contribution to its direction. Under Martin's direction, the Forum continued throughout 2012 to guide its members through the challenges of managing the increasingly complex technical and competitive environment that makes up the modern communications industry.”

Most recently, under Martin's leadership, TM Forum launched its Digital Services Initiative which focuses on overcoming the challenges of managing complex digital services and enabling an open, vibrant digital economy. As a recognized thought-leader on the impact of digital services on TM Forum's members' businesses, he is a regular speaker and presenter at numerous communications industry events, including Broadband World Forum 2012. In addition, he is widely published, and frequently featured and quoted in business and trade journals. He is also the author of the leading OSS/BSS book “NGOSS Distilled,” and the leading telecommunications transformation book “Frameworx Distilled.”

Martin will open TM Forum's Management World Americas Keynote Perspectives program on Dec. 4th at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla., speaking on industry transformation and the future role of service providers in the open digital economy.

Digital services are the focus of TM Forum's Management World Americas conference and expo which draws over 1,500 attendees from leading industries in the digital services economy, including communications, cloud, finance, government and healthcare. With five conference Forums covering digital service delivery, analytics and management, and two Summits focused on Cable and Cyber Security, Management World Americas is the place for companies looking to capture their share of the digital economy. Register now for Management World Americas and receive maximum savings.

About TM Forum:

TM Forum is a global, non-profit industry association focused on enabling service provider agility and innovation. As an established thought-leader in service creation, management and delivery, the Forum serves as a unifying force across industries, enabling more than 900 member companies to solve critical business issues through access to a wealth of knowledge, intellectual capital and standards.

The Forum provides a unique, fair and safe environment for the entire value-chain to collaborate and overcome the barriers to a vibrant, open digital economy, helping member companies of all sizes gain a competitive edge by enabling efficiency and agility in their IT and operations. For more information about TM Forum, visit

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