TM Forum Confirms Additional Keynote Speakers for Management World 2010

Published March 2nd, 2010 - 10:37 GMT

Executive Vice President & Board Member, China Mobile and CEO, BT Wholesale join prestigious keynote line-up for Management World 2010 conference
MORRISTOWN, NJ—March 2, 2010 ­– TM Forum today confirmed 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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