Today a diverse range of digital industry leaders and companies will gather in Nice, France to kick off this year’s TM Forum Live! on Monday, May 15th.
TM Forum is the global industry association for digital business, helping to connect talented individuals, leading companies, and diverse ecosystems to accelerate digital business transformation.
Vlocity is proud to be a member of TM Forum as well as an honored attendee; this year, Vlocity is once again a finalist in two award categories:
- Outstanding Contribution to Enabling Improved Customer Centricity (with Salesforce)
- Smart Service Provider – Business Transformation of the Year (with Sky Italia and Salesforce)
The TM Forum Excellence Awards program honors global service and solution providers within the member community that are making significant contributions to advance critical best practices and standards for the benefit of entire industries and digital ecosystems.
In addition to the awards ceremony, there are many interesting and educational demos and presentations throughout the Forum, including a Vlocity event entitled “Generating an Integrated Standards-Based Approach to Connect All Customer Endpoints.” The event will be a joint session with Gabriele Scarponi, CIO, Sky Italia presenting a case study alongside Dan Ford, SVP & GM, Vlocity Communications and Media.
Vlocity will also participate in a Catalyst called “Maximizing Engagement with Predictive Customer Journeys.” Catalysts are rapid fire, member-driven, proof-of-concept projects that both inform and leverage TM Forum best practices and standards to create thoughtful, provocative and innovative solutions to industry challenges. The Catalyst is an excellent opportunity to see digital industry experts exchange viewpoints and forge collaborations in real time.
Vlocity also invites all TM Forum attendees to stop by the Vlocity meeting room at Agora Level 2, Meeting Room D (one level up from registration). Meet with Dan Ford, SVP & GM of Vlocity Communications & Media and other Vlocity telecommunications experts to learn more about cloud-based, industry-specific CRM solutions for the Communications and Media industry.
Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer
Rip Gerber has 25 years’ experience inspiring and leading great people to build disruptive, market-leading companies, raising over $500M in venture and IPO funds that have delivered a collective 5x return on invested capital. He currently serves as Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer of Vlocity, Inc. where he leads all go-to-market activities, brand strategy, and global business development. Gerber has helped propel Vlocity as the fastest-growing Salesforce partner (out of 5,000) for four years in a row.
Rip is also an international best-selling author and accomplished musician. Throughout his career he has driven a dual agenda of ‘pragmatic creativity’ and ‘warp-speed innovation’ in the enterprise software, mobile, and Software-as-a-Service industries, where he has served in CEO, GM, Board Director and CMO roles for several venture-backed and seed-to-IPO companies. He started his career at the CIA and has served in management roles at Firestone, American Express, Nokia, Publicis, as well as founding and selling several tech companies including @once, Commtouch and Locaid. He has a biochemical engineering degree from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Harvard University.