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Outstanding Contributions Honored at TM Forum Live!
|By Business Wire
|June 3, 2014 03:00 AM EDT
At last night’s exclusive TM
Forum Live! VIP Gala dinner at the
Palais de la Méditerranée Nice, TM Forum honored the achievements of
Laurent Leboucher and Eric Troup by appointing them as TM Forum
Distinguished Fellows. TM Forum fellowship recognizes individuals who
have made outstanding contributions to the Forum and the digital
services industry at large. The Forum also honored NetCracker Technology
with the 2014 TM Forum Chairman's Award for Outstanding Contribution and
consistent support for the Forum.
TM Forum’s Distinguished Fellows are nominated and selected by a special
panel made up of TM Forum’s leaders, and announced at TM Forum’s
flagship TM Forum Live! event once per year. The award distinguishes
individuals who have shown commitment to helping advance the principles
of the Forum; contributed to its technical excellence; demonstrated
leadership and teamwork; and have a proven track record of achievements
and accomplishments. Only 26 people have received this award during the
Forum’s 25-year history.
Presenting the Distinguished Fellow awards, Keith Willetts, founder, TM
Forum, said, “Congratulations to our newest Distinguished Fellows who
join a prestigious list of innovators and pioneers. Laurent and Eric
have not only shown a sustained and valuable record of service to our
industry, but also proven their commitment to the Forum.”
The newest TM Forum Distinguished Fellows are:
Laurent Leboucher, vice president APIs and digital ecosystems, Orange
Laurent Leboucher is a key leader in the Forum’s Open Digital Ecosystem
Program, and one of the strongest advocates and executive sponsors of TM
Forum’s renowned Catalyst program. He also leads the Forum’s Strategy
Adoption and Standards Subcommittee, consistently demonstrates
exceptional commitment to advancing the principles of the Forum and
contributes to its technical excellence.
Eric Troup, chief technology officer for worldwide communications and
media industries, Microsoft
Eric Troup has shown outstanding and progressive leadership in making
the work of the Forum relevant to the rapidly expanding cloud services
industry. He is an enthusiastic leader for the Forum’s Software Enabled
Services, Multi-Cloud Management and Digital Services Reference
Architecture work, and has given sustained contributions to the Open
Digital Ecosystem Program. In addition, he is a key member of TM Forum’s
Strategy Adoption and Standards Subcommittee, is highly committed to
advancing the principles of the Forum and contributes to its technical
Chairman's Award for Outstanding Contribution to TM Forum
Willetts also recognized NetCracker Technology for its outstanding
contribution to the Forum and in particular, an unbroken decade
of helping make TM Forum conferences around the world such a success. Presenting
the Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Netcracker
to CEO Andrew Feinberg, Willetts said, “Our sincere thanks to NetCracker
for helping enable a mutually successful decade of growth. Their
dedication and enthusiasm has been instrumental in helping the Forum
change the industry, and we look forward to another decade of close
TM Forum Live! brings together all the elements of TM Forum’s focus on
Agile Business and IT, Open Digital Ecosystem and Customer Engagement to
lead the successful digital transformation of service providers,
suppliers and global enterprises. TM Forum Live! is the Forum’s flagship
event and features its industry-leading Excellence
Forum Live! Asia is set for Nov. 12-13, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
TM Forum Live! Digital Disruption is happening Dec. 8-11, in San
About TM Forum
TM Forum is a global industry association which helps its members
transform and succeed in the digital economy. The collective experience
and interests of our member community comprised of more than 85,000
experts from 900+ global enterprises, service providers and technology
suppliers drives everything we do, from thought-provoking research and
publications, to practical guidance, tools and best practices, hands-on
events, and training for business and IT leaders.
Through three key programs – Agile Business and IT, Open Digital
Ecosystem, and Customer Engagement – we provide a unique platform for
our members to connect and collaborate with individuals and groups from
around the world to solve key challenges and rapidly innovate to deliver
new services, improve business agility, partner for success, reduce cost
and risk, and enhance customer value and loyalty. To learn more about
the Forum and join our digital journey as a valued member and
collaborator, please visit www.tmforum.org.
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