… and winner of THREE Catalyst project awards at Digital Transformation World 2018 - all using Infonova Technology

With the motto “Explore, Collaborate, Become”, TM Forum’s Digital Transformation World 2018 was a key opportunity for senior telecoms executives to explore how industry-standard Open APIs support digital transformation, and meet the 120+ companies collaborating through rapid proof-of concept catalyst projects leveraging cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain, 5G, smart cities and digital ecosystems.

We attended this year’s Digital Transformation World, taking home 4 prestigious awards. TM Forum’s Awards recognize the world’s leading companies for their innovative achievements spanning digital transformation, business and IT agility, customer centricity, cross-industry partnering and collaboration, and product and service innovation.

Over the three day event we also had a record-number of highly successful meetings with clients and prospects, journalists and analysts, generating promising leads from the telecommunications sector globally and receiving positive feedback from customers and attendees.

Winner – Open API Award

At the Gala Dinner on the Monday evening BearingPoint was announced the winner of the TM Forum Open API Excellence Award. This award recognizes the company which has successfully adopted the widest number of relevant TM Forum Open APIs into their product(s), which has led to increased business agility and operation agility of their customers.

We are one of the first and most prominent vendors within the TM Forum member community to not only adopt but also promote the Open API Standard. BearingPoint’s Digital Platform Solutions powered by Infonova Technology use and expose TM Forum Open APIs for multiple clients globally, active in 30+ countries spanning 5 continents.

Winners – 3 x Catalyst Projects

Outstanding Catalyst – Innovation
Blade Runner

This cutting-edge project looks toward a future where CSPs can use 5G, augmented reality (AR) and multi-access edge computing (MEC) to deliver enterprise services end-to-end across diverse partners’ networks ecosystem. By making use of standard modelling languages and interfaces, it focusses on enabling the orchestration and assurance of a composite set of cloud services (NFV and SDN) and the reuse of these models across different operational markets in a diverse ecosystem of orchestration and configuration systems.

Champions: AT&T, BT, du Telecom, NTT, Orange, Verizon, Telecom Italia Mobile, Vodafone Group

This catalyst leverages the our Infonova BSS as the central digital ecosystem platform to enable multi-party collaboration. The platform handles product, customer and partner management as well as the monetization, allocation and settlement of the various services and partners within the ecosystem.

Outstanding Use of TM Forum Assets
Connected Citizens – a Smart City Enabling Digital Platform

Connected Citizens is a platform designed for smart cities with open APIs for the development of various applications and to stimulate citizen engagement. This cloud-operated neutral digital platform is a secured Data Hub that supports distributed ledgers such as Blockchain, IoT gateway, identity and access management and software defined networks.

Champions: Orange, NTT, City of Saint Quentin, Metropole of Nice

We played a key role in shaping the catalyst from both a business and technology aspect. The BearingPoint // Beyond Infonova BSS delivers a single platform that orchestrates and monetizes the digital ecosystem to enable multi-party collaboration across all industry verticals. Our technology also controls a Fiware based Data Hub, the central point where all data is collected, obtaining the data, organizing and feeding it into the central platform.

Outstanding Use of TM Forum Assets
Phygital Store – Phase II

Phase II of this catalyst blends the physical (instore experiences) and digital interactions a customer has with a CSP to create an ecosystem between the CSP and the customer across both the real and virtual worlds.

Champion: Orange

Phygital Store leverages BearingPoint // Beyond award-winning Infonova technology as the digital business platform at the center of the ecosystem. This new business ecosystem creates new offerings and monetizes data for additional revenue and customer satisfaction.

Prominent Speakers

BearingPoint’s two distinguished TM Forum Fellows featured in prominent speaker slots at the event, and John Gillam, BT, also presented on our behalf.

Andrew Thomson, BearingPoint SVP, Digital Innovation “Creating a Digital Transformation Roadmap”, explored how CSPs should develop partnerships that drive value and create new revenue streams by reinventing existing business models and developing new ones.

John Gillam, CTIO BT Compute “Managing Ecosystems and Delivering Complex Digital Services”, talked about how businesses can leverage platform ecosystems and ecosystem participation to manage the complexity of delivering digital services.

Andreas Polz, BearingPoint SVP, Innovations & Standards “EXPERT INSIGHT: The Naked API – The Truth about APIs and API Standards you always wanted to know” took a humorous look at a technical topic by explaining why boring APIs are good APIs and why APIs are like counting money.

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