Management World – Cloud on the Horizon in Nice?

17 05 2010

Spring is in the air – the Cannes Film Festival is well under way – dodging the annual rain showers – the Monte Carlo authorities are clearing the roads once again, after their annual Race and TM Forum hits the Acropolis, Nice, for its’ annual Management World conference.
Now in its 11th year, Management World 2010 is a key service management event for the telecom industry but now also including representation and content for the IT, media and entertainment industries.

The event includes the required keynote thought leader presentations, real world case studies and various interactive debates. It also features 15 proof of concept demonstrations via its catalyst project, as well as membership displays in their Expo hall.

Bucking the trend, this event has grown some 23% ahead of 2009 with more than 3,000 attendees planning to attend. Over 55% of attendees represent C-level executives and decision-making senior managers. Attendees will learn how to drive their company to 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.

Their double-edged theme “Cloud on the Horizon?” is well selected. In recessionary times, adversity offers opportunity… This is good for an organisation that helps service providers becoming more efficient and effective.

As the telecom industry struggles to remain in profit (due to market saturation and flat revenues) as networks are doubling each year and prices are reducing by 50%, what is the solution? There is a silver lining to this cloud, by way of cloud services (but of course not the only possibility). Services such as mobile broadband is helping to deliver success. As the TM Forum state, people need to change the way they do business. The mantra be very lean, mean and cost effective is the path to follow.

They are promoting 3 pillars for success:

Investment to grow revenue,
investment for improved customer experience
and investment to cut costs.

Will industry players agree to change the way they are doing business? Will they make the necessary investment to build smarter networks? Can they cut out waste whilst hanging on to their customers by improved customer care ? Time will tell.

Meanwhile, 200 speakers, 5 major summits, will be looking at these issues – Nice will be the place to learn more – Assuming you can dodge those ash cloud, hope to see you there!

Fact file:

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

• 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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