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TM Forum Confirms Additional Keynote Speakers for Management World 2010


TM Forum Confirms Additional Keynote Speakers for Management World 2010

Executive Vice President & Board Member, China Mobile and CEO, BT Wholesale join prestigious keynote line-up for Management World 2010 conference

TM Forum has confirmed that Liu Aili, Executive Vice President and Board Member, China Mobile  and Sally Davis, CEO, BT Wholesale are to deliver keynote presentations at the Management World 2010 conference, to be held 18-20 May, 2010 in Nice, France.  The TM Forum also announced the conference is on track to break all records, with pre-bookings at an all time high, and sponsorships almost sold out.

“The communications industry is experiencing a period of unprecedented change,” said Nik Willetts, chief marketing officer, TM Forum. “Cloud-based services and the explosion of mobile data represent a very real opportunity for service providers, but they need to move fast. Management World brings together the key players in the value chain to tackle the tough issues through thought-leadership and real-world case studies. That’s why Management World is widely regarded as the premier conference for our industry.”

During his keynote presentation, Liu Aili, Executive Vice President & Board Member, China Mobile, will explore the future of the mobile industry.  As the largest mobile operator in a world of more than 4.1bn mobile phone customers, China Mobile is well placed to offer guidance during a period of dramatic growth and the growing significance of a range of mobile services in consumer’s daily lives.

Sally Davis, CEO, BT Wholesale will discuss the role of managed services – the opportunities and future possibilities for communications service providers.  BT Wholesale, responsible for almost a quarter of BT Groups’ global revenues, has broad experience in delivering successful managed services and building the successful partnerships essential to enabling new revenues across the value chain.

The two keynote speakers will be joined by a select group leading industry thought leaders from across the communications, cloud and media industries to discuss critical business strategies, challenges and tactics for the coming decade. These include:

  • William So, President, China Unicom Europe
  • Akil Beshir, Chairman, Telecom Egypt 
  • Thierry Zylberberg Executive VP Strategic Partnerships, France Telecom
  • Nick Ogden, CEO, Voice Commerce (Formerly, CEO, World Pay, RBS)
  • Thomas Capka, COO, A1 Bank
  • Emily Nagle Green, President & CEO, Yankee Group
  • Giovanni Chiarelli, CIO, Telecom Italia
  • Iain Morris, Editor, Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Mehrdad Mansourpour, CIO, UPC Broadband
  • Jan Vorstermans Executive Vice President Technology & Solutions, Telenet
  • Gerd Leonhard, Media, Technology & Communications Futurist

Now In its 11th year, TM Forum’s Management World 2010 offers a unique blend of thought-leadership, real-world case-studies and interactive debate to help companies focus on growing revenue through new business models, increasing operational efficiency and cutting costs, whilst addressing the challenges of revenue assurance, customer experience and retention.

Key Facts:

·         Management World 2010 will be held at the Acropolis Convention Centre, Nice, France, May 18-20, 2010. For further details on the conference visit Management World 2010 at

·         Now in its 11th year, Management World attracts more than 3,000 attendees with more than 50% of delegates holding senior management and executive positions;


·         The 2010 conference features more than 200 influential speakers through a range of interactive presentations, panel debates and case studies, across six conference summits: New Content & Innovative  Services; Cloud Services; Successful Business Transformation; Driving Operational Excellence; Revenue Management & Profitability and Excellent Customer Experience;

·         Complementing the conference are more than 10 TM Forum training courses to help companies adopt TM Forum best practices and standards;


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TM Forum; Management World 2010; communications service providers; Sally Davis; BT Wholesale; Liu Aili; China Mobile Communications; William So; China Unicom Europe; Giovanni Chiarelli;  Telecom Italia; Thierry Zylberberg ; France Telecom; Nick Ogden;  Voice Commerce; Akil Beshir; Telecom Egypt; Fari Ebrahimi; Verizon Services Operations;  John Melick; Primus Telecommunications International;  Mehrdad Mansourpour;  UPC Broadband; Jan Vorstermans; Telenet;  Bhaskar Gorti; Oracle Corporation;  Emily Nagle Green; Yankee Group;  Gerd Leonhard; Mark Curtis; Flirtomatic;


About TM Forum:


Enabling the Digital Services Revolution

With more than 700 corporate members in 195 countries, TM Forum is the world’s leading industry association focused on enabling best-in-class IT for service providers in the communications, media and cloud service markets. The Forum provides business-critical industry standards and expertise to enable the creation, delivery and monetization of digital services. 

TM Forum brings together the world’s largest communications, technology and media companies, providing an innovative, industry-leading  approach to collaborative R&D, along with wide range of support services including benchmarking, training and certification. The Forum produces the renowned international Management World conference series, as well as thought-leading industry research and publications.

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