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Former Fox Mobile Entertainment President to Reveal Key Digital Content Trends at Leading Communications Conference

MORRISTOWN, NJ-October 7, 2009-TM Forum, the world's premier industry group focused on business effectiveness for the communications and media sectors, today confirmed Lucy Hood, former president of Fox Mobile Entertainment, is to deliver an exclusive keynote presentation at TM Forum’s Management World Americas conference, taking place December 8-10, 2009 in Orlando, Florida.

In a keynote session titled “Digital Content: Who Has Got the Power?”, Ms. Hood will reveal startling research showing trends in consumer desires, usage, and purchase behavior for digital content.  She will discuss how purchase behaviors and monetization potential will have a profound effect across the value-chain.

Nominated as “Visionary of the Year” for the Digital Entertainment & Media Excellence Awards, Lucy Hood received the first Emmy nomination for mobile content with the mobile video series “24: Conspiracy”.  She led the team that invented the ‘mobisode’—a television episode designed for a mobile device and the first ad-sponsored video, and is the executive credited with bringing text messaging on American Idol.  Hood is currently the executive director of the University of Southern California’s Institute for Communications Technology Management.

Ms. Hood joins a distinguished line-up for the 10th annual Management World Americas conference, alongside keynote speakers including Jonathan Marchbank, COO, Virgin Mobile USA; Fari Ebrahimi, CIO, Verizon; Neil Cox, executive vice president, Qwest; and Albert Hitchcock, CIO, Vodafone Group.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Lucy Hood to the keynote stage for Management World Americas,” said Nik Willetts, vice president of communications, TM Forum.  “Mobile content is one of many new opportunities for communications service providers to capitalize on converging markets. That’s the major theme of the conference this year – how service providers can go beyond simply providing connectivity, to enabling and profiting from new business models.”

Resources
• The full conference agenda, keynote and speaker details, and information surrounding the certified training courses available in Orlando can be found on TM Forum’s Management World Americas Web site.

• Find out more about TM Forum's other events and conferences.

• Subscribe to TM Forum’s press release RSS feed and newsletters

• Press and analysts are invited to attend Management World Americas.  Please contact Geoff Devlin for access to the event.

About TM Forum
TM Forum is an industry association dedicated to helping companies in the information, communications and entertainment industries reduce the costs and risks associated with creating and delivering profitable services. The Forum’s initiatives focus on providing industry research, publications, technology roadmaps, best practices, software standards, certified training courses and conferences to its more than 700 member companies in 75 countries. Membership includes the world’s largest service providers, cable and network operators, software suppliers, equipment suppliers and systems integrators.

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Geoff Devlin
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+44 7894 300 280
@tmforumorg

March Communications
Nate Hubbell
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+1 617 960 9875
@marchpr

 

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