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Monday, July 03, 2006

MSF endorses IMS Services Industry Brainstorm

We're delighted to announce the MultiServiceForum as an endorsing partner of the IMS Services brainstorm on 4-5 Oct.

Roger Ward, their President, will be giving a stimulus presentation on 'Interoperability and 3rd Party integration' where, among other things, he'll be updating us on GMI 2006, the world’s first massive ‘real network’ trial of multi-vendor interoperability of the IMS service framework. (See very important press release here.)

MSF members get special discounted prices for the event.

Here's some more background on the MSF and Roger:

About The MultiService Forum
The MultiService Forum is a global association of service providers, system suppliers & test equipment vendors committed to developing and promoting open-architecture, multiservice Next Generation Networks. Founded in 1998, the MSF is an open-membership organization comprised of the world’s leading telecommunications companies. The MSF’s activities include developing Implementation Agreements, promoting worldwide compatibility and interoperability of network elements, and encouraging input to appropriate national and international standards bodies. For more information about the MSF and its members, visit the MSF web site at http://www.msforum.org/.

Roger Ward, President
Head of Network Evolution Strategy for BT's Chief Technology Office

Based in the UK in the office of BT Group CTO, Roger Ward heads up BT's involvement in industry fora and has been heavily involved in the MultiService Forum (MSF) from its foundation in 1998. In September 2000, he was elected MSF President and has since done much to help achieve the Forum's focus on multi-vendor interoperability and the very successful GMI 2002, GMI 2004 and GMI 2006 global interoperability programs. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the IEE holding a BS with honours in electrical engineering from Cambridge University, an MS in telecommunications systems from Essex University and an MBA from Warwick University.

The Editor, IMS Insider

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