TM Forum's Digital Disruption 2013 Showcases Innovators Shaping Digital Services Market


TM Forum's Digital Disruption 2013 Showcases Innovators Shaping Digital Services Market

Leading-edge incubators, VC firms and companies like Bromium, GoodData, ItsOn, Joyent and more featured in Disruptive Innovation Forum at TM Forum's next-gen Americas-based conference in San Jose, Calif.

MORRISTOWN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TM Forum is set to deliver the industry's most comprehensive look into the innovations that are shaping digital services markets by featuring the movers and shakers of today's digital ecosystem at Digital Disruption 2013. Beginning Mon., Oct. 28, at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, Digital Disruption 2013's Disruptive Innovation Forum brings together leading-edge incubators, venture capital firms and companies like Bromium, GoodData, ItsOn and Joyent and more to participate in four days of interactive, rapid-fire discussions and sessions, and unique demonstrations.

Innovation is at the heart of conquering the challenges and seizing the opportunities in the digital world, but businesses need to know how to drive innovation in a disruptive market; which areas to invest in; and how to cope with or exploit innovations that could disrupt a business and how to spot them early.

The Disruptive Innovation Forum features C-Level executives from Embrane, Icon Venture Partners, Liberty Global Ventures, The Telecom Council of Silicon Valley, Vodafone xone, among others, discussing their vision on topics such as understanding strategies to foster innovation and uncovering technologies that will reshape the market and open up new opportunities.

Highlights from the stand-out speaker roster, include:

  • Fay Arjomandi, head, Vodafone xone

  • Charles Beeler, general partner, Icon Venture Partners

  • Simon Crosby, co-founder and chief technology officer, Bromium

  • Tim Dombrowski, partner, Andreesen Horowitz

  • Jason Hoffman, chief technology officer, Joyent

  • Liz Kerton, president, The Telecom Council of Silicon Valley

  • Ankur Prakash, vice president, Liberty Global Ventures

  • Dr. Greg Raleigh, Ph.D., chairman and CEO, ItsOn Technologies

  • Roman Stanek, founder and CEO, GoodData

  • Dante Malagrinò, co-founder, president and CEO, Embrane

  • David Husak, founder and CEO, Plexxi

"Human beings are innately innovative: if we weren't, we would still be living in caves and eating berries for lunch," said Keith Willetts, chairman, TM Forum. "What companies have to do is figure out how to channel that built-in innovative and creative energy to drive economic value—in other words, encouraging innovation by removing the barriers to creativity. For Digital Disruption and the Disruptive Innovation Forum specifically, we've assembled the digital industry's foremost innovators who will share their perspectives on harnessing the power of disruptive technologies over four days in San Jose."

Digital Disruption 2013 attendees are invited to watch and learn as start-ups pitch their businesses to VC firms on Mon., Oct. 28, during the afternoon Pitcher's Mound session. The action continues on Tuesday in the Innovation Hub Theater where attendees can see and touch breakthrough services and solutions; understand how TM Forum is supporting innovation; meet companies that are seizing the opportunities created by the digital world; and network with the entire digital ecosystem.

In addition, at Digital Disruption 2013, TM Forum will release, "Digital Life: Shifting expectations and real-life progress," which covers service providers' perceptions of where opportunities lie, what is needed to make the most of them and the value of embracing innovation.

Located in the heart of the high-tech center of North America, Digital Disruption 2013, Oct. 28-31, is the next generation of TM Forum's highly successful Management World event series which brings together key players and innovators in the digital ecosystem.

The Disruptive Innovation Forum is one of four Forums at the event. Other Forums include: Agile Business and IT, Customer Engagement and Analytics, Delivering Enterprise Services, plus a full-day Cable Summit on Mon., Oct. 28.

Register by Tues., Sept. 10, to receive the early registration discount.

About TM Forum

With over 900 member companies, TM Forum is the largest global trade association focused on bringing together the digital ecosystem, including communication service providers, digital service providers and enterprises, with the goal of enabling an open digital world. The Forum delivers a wealth of knowledge and practical tools, including unique research, best practices and standards. Our members collaborate to rapidly solve business issues in critical areas, such as business process optimization, big data analytics, cloud management, customer experience management and security.

The Forum has four key roles—to Inform, Innovate, Accelerate and Optimize—and provides a neutral and open platform for collaboration between service providers, enterprises and their suppliers to overcome the barriers to an open digital economy. For more information about TM Forum, visit

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