Six Digital Transformation Catalyst Projects Honored for Innovation, Business Impact


TM Forum, the industry association driving digital transformation through collaboration, announced the six winning projects selected as Outstanding Catalysts from 32 projects showcased at Digital Transformation World in Nice this week.

At Digital Transformation World, Catalyst teams demonstrate their proof-of-concept work. With a faster cycle time than in-house R&D, Catalyst projects prove the application of new technologies and validate standards.

Over 145 service providers, vendors and systems integrators made up 32 teams that participated in Catalysts in Nice. Projects spanned 5G, AI, customer experience, digital services, smart cities, blockchain and more.

TM Forum’s Collaboration Subcommittee which oversees the creation and adoption of best practices judged the Catalysts alongside independent industry analysts.

The 2019 Catalyst Award winners are:

Outstanding Catalyst – Business Impact: Open AI Business Assurance Market Place (Phase II)
■Champions: BT, Deutsche Telekom, Hrvatski Telekom, Orange
■Participants: Amdocs, Bulb Technologies, FICO, IBM

Outstanding Catalysts – Innovation: Digital Business Marketplace
■Champions: BT, Deutsche Telekom, NTT, T-Mobile USA
■Participants: Agile Fractal Grid, BearingPoint, Digiglu, Intel

Digital Twins
■Champions: Globe Telecom, Singtel, KDDI Research
■Participants: Ericsson, ETIYA, Huawei, Infosys, Neural Technologies

Outstanding Use of TM Forum Assets: Phoenix Tree: Centralized Big Data PaaS Platform
■Champions: China Mobile
■Participants: AsiaInfo, BONC, BUPT, Huawei

Outstanding CurateFx Ecosystem Design: Driver Connect – Fueling a Personalized Customer Experience with AI
■Champions: Jaguar Land Rover
■Participants: Participants: Cerillion, Salesforce, Nokia, TechSee

Outstanding Catalyst Depicting Business Assurance Awareness: Skynet (Phase II)
■Champions: BT, Chunghwa Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, Du, NTT Group, Orange, Verizon, Vodafone, Telecom Italia, Telus
■Participants: Amartus, BearingPoint, Ericsson, EXFO, Infosys, RIFT.IO

Best New Catalyst in Show: Business Operating System (BOS) – An Implementation of ODA Core Commerce Management
■Champions: Orange, Vodafone; Participants
■Participants: Globetom, IBM, Sigma Systems, Sigscale

“The Catalyst projects demonstrated at Digital Transformation World addressed some of the most pressing challenges faced by the telecom industry and beyond,” said Andy Tiller, Executive Vice President, Collaboration and Innovation, TM Forum. “Catalysts showcase the power of collaboration, bringing together a wide range of companies, industries and ecosystems. This year’s Catalyst projects have made important contributions to TM Forum’s work and to our whole industry, and the award-winning teams have been particularly influential. Our sincere congratulations to the winners and to all those who participated.”

Catalyst project teams will have the opportunity to meet again face-to-face and present new work at Digital Transformation North America and Action Week in Dallas, September 23-27, 2019, and Digital Transformation Asia in Kuala Lumpur, November 12-14, 2019.

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