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TM Forum Appoints Tribold Co-Founder to Executive Committee

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Catherine Michel sees TM Forum's role as vital in the communications industry's continued evolution for product and service innovation

London, UK, July 7th, 2010: Catherine Michel, CTO and co-founder of Tribold, the world's leading provider of Enterprise Product Management software for Communication Service Providers (CSPs), has been reappointed to the TM Forum Executive Committee.  In her role, Catherine will continue to help to define and implement the strategic objectives of the organization.

The TM Forum Executive Committee comprises senior executives from a global cross section of the industry, including leading CSPs, solution suppliers, and systems integrators.  The Executive Committee members are responsible for providing selected expertise to the various Committees throughout the year, contributing to the direction of the Forum and working on critical issues with the Board members.  http://www.tmforum.org/BoardofDirectors/736/home.html

"I am delighted to continue my role on the TM Forum Executive Committee and look forward to once again working with some of the industry's leading figureheads.  The communications industry is undergoing an evolution with innovative products and services delivered in ever reduced time and associated cost.  The TM Forum is critical in supporting and enabling this change.“ said Catherine Michel, CTO and co-founder at Tribold.  "I am relishing the prospect of helping the Forum provide further clarification to CSPs on one of their biggest operational challenges of the coming year - managing thousands of unique products and services across the service provider portfolio."

Keith Willetts, chairman of the board at the TM Forum commented: "It is great to have Catherine on the Executive Committee for the 5th year, as well as Tribold's continued support having been active members since their early stages.  Catherine has been an active Executive Committee member and continues to demonstrate her deep domain expertise in the challenges facing CSP’s today."

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About Tribold

Tribold is the world’s leading provider of Enterprise Product Management (EPM) software specifically developed for Communication Service Providers (CSPs). Tribold EPM™ is a single, integrated suite of Enterprise Product Management applications that empowers CSPs to put products at the heart of their business.

Tribold EPM™ is based on a Centralized Product & Service Catalog (CPC) and a Product & Service Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution.

Dramatic improvements in product management performance enable CSPs to drive increased profit by reducing time to market, decreased cost to market, increased quality of the product management process and increased ability to support product and service innovation.

Headquartered in London, and with offices in North America and Asia, Tribold was founded in 2003 and is privately held.  For more information visit www.tribold.com.

Tribold Press Contact:
Ernest Margitta
marketing@tribold.com
+44 20 7665 4000.

About TM Forum

Enabling the Digital Services Revolution

With more than 700 corporate members in 195 countries, TM Forum is the world’s leading industry association focused on enabling best-in-class IT for service providers in the communications, media and cloud service markets. The Forum provides business-critical industry standards and expertise to enable the creation, delivery and monetization of digital services.

TM Forum brings together the world’s largest communications, technology and media companies, providing an innovative, industry-leading approach to collaborative R&D, along with wide range of support services including benchmarking, training and certification. The Forum produces the renowned international Management World conference series, as well as thought-leading industry research and publications.

TM Forum Press Contacts:

TM Forum
Geoff Devlin
PR Director
gdevlin@tmforum.org
+44 (0)7894 300 280

United States Media Contact
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Nate Hubbell
tmforum@marchpr.com
+1 617 960 9875