AT&T and Verizon Host Sponsor and Keynote at Digital Transformation North America in Dallas

• AT&T's David Lu, VP, SDN Platform & Systems, AT&T Labs, and Verizon's Vivek Gurumurthy, SVP CIO, Verizon Consumer Group, will deliver opening keynotes at TM Forum's only North American conference
• Two-track agenda covers 5G operations and business models and AI-powered intelligence across 1.5 days
• Action Week, TM Forum's biannual collaborative gathering of digital transformers, immediately follows Digital Transformation North America
Digital Transformation North America, Dallas, Sept. 23-27
Digital Transformation North America, Dallas, Sept. 23-27
PARSIPPANY, N.J. - July 31, 2019 - PRLog -- TM Forum, the industry association driving digital transformation through collaboration, announced its agenda today for the Digital Transformation North America conference, co-located with Action Week, scheduled from Sept. 23-27 at the Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park hotel.

With a focus on building agile infrastructure and operations for the 5G future ​and deploying scalable business models for a connected market, Digital Transformation North America showcases use cases and success stories from some of North America's largest communication service providers, including host sponsors AT&T and Verizon. Select keynotes and speakers include:
  • Vivek Gurumurthy, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Verizon Consumer Group
  • David Lu, Vice President, SDN Platform and Systems, AT&T Labs
  • Joshua Henderson, Chief Technology Officer - zColo and Cloud, Zayo Group
  • "AK" Karriem Khan, Chief Technology Officer, Brigit
  • Shoma Chakravarty, Vice President, IT, Enterprise Architecture, Verizon
  • Arun Balasubramanian, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Sales, Business Development and Strategy, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd.
  • Michel Boudrias, Directeur Général, Planification et Architecture, Vidéotron
  • David Hughes, Vice President, Engineering, PCCW Global
  • Sharmila Bose, Director, Product Marketing Management, AT&T
  • Mazin Gilbert, Vice President, Advanced Technology and Systems, AT&T Labs
  • Archana Jain, Vice President, Verizon Consumer Group, Verizon
  • Charles Beltran, Senior Manager, Technology, Verizon
Across two days of keynotes, interactive panel discussions and more, Digital Transformation North America's agenda covers intelligent operations for 5G ecosystems; transforming time-to-market from years to days; simplifying and automating across the business; and revolutionizing IT and embracing agile ways of working and more. The conference features 25+ visionary speakers, two afternoon tracks focused on agile networks and IT and AI, selected proof-of-concept Catalyst project demos and plenty of networking opportunities.

"Digital Transformation North America brings together key change-makers from the telecom ecosystem to focus on digital enablement in a collaborative environment. Over two days, experts from leading operators will share the latest leaps forward, success stories and market developments," said Andy Tiller, Executive Vice President of Collaboration and Innovation, TM Forum. "This is a must-attend event for anyone working to rapidly mature their digital transformation and pave the way for automation and simplification in an increasingly demanding marketplace."

Digital Transformation North America is co-located with Action Week, a week-long collaborative gathering of TM Forum's Collaboration community which focuses on developing and delivering rapid solutions to the industry's most pressing technology challenges.

Sponsors include: Host Sponsors: AT&T and Verizon; Lead Sponsor: Prodapt; and Silver Sponsors: Ciena, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, ServiceNow. Limited sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact

Interested in attending Digital Transformation North America? Discounted pricing ends Sept. 5, 2019. Qualified journalists and analysts can receive a complimentary pass to the event. Register here (

About TM Forum

TM Forum is an association of over 850-member companies' customers across 180 countries. We drive collaboration and collective problem-solving to maximize the business success of communication and digital service providers and their ecosystem of suppliers around the world. Today, our focus is on supporting members as they navigate their unique digital transformation journeys, providing practical and proven assets and tools to accelerate execution and platforms to facilitate collaborative problem solving and innovation. Learn more at

Elizabeth Coyne
Vice President, Communications
TM Forum

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