TORONTO, ON -- (Marketwired) -- 05/20/14 -- Sigma Systems, the leader in catalog-driven Idea-to-Install products, announced today that Keith Willetts, Chairman of TM Forum, has joined Sigma Systems' Advisory Board as an advisor on the company's accelerated growth strategy.
Keith will work closely with Sigma's leadership to refine and expand industry awareness of Sigma's Idea-to-Install strategy for digital services. His input will help guide the development of Sigma's award winning products as we continue to focus on helping operators master what's next in the creation, selling and delivering of advanced digital products for their customers.
Keith is the founder and Chairman of the TM Forum and is widely regarded as one of the world's leading authorities on the business management of digital services and networks. His achievements have been internationally recognized and has been voted in the Top 100 most influential people in the communications industry on multiple occasions; awarded the GTB lifetime achievement award; honored twice in the Communications Week "Top 25" awards for industry visionaries; awarded the British Computer Society's Gold Medal for innovation and the BT Gold Medal for innovation. He is a Fellow of the Chartered institute of Management and author of influential books "The Lean Communications Provider" and "Unzipping the Digital World".
"To be successful in the digital world, companies must innovate rapidly. They must be equipped to quickly put new ideas in place, whether those ideas are for new services or new ways to deliver those services to their customers," said Willetts. "In this new environment, automated product lifecycle management, customer-centric sales and ordering systems, and an integrated and rapid approach to creating, selling and delivering new products are the weapons of choice for companies that are winning today."
Sigma is an active member of the TM Forum, contributing thought leadership in the evolution of digital businesses. Sigma's Chief Strategy Officer, Catherine Michel, is a longstanding member of the Executive Committee and serves on the Steering Committee of the TM Forum's industry-critical Open Digital Program.
"Keith offers keen insight into the dynamic nature of the communications and media industries," said Tim Spencer, President, Sigma Systems. "I look forward to working with Keith to continue to drive the exceptional growth Sigma has experienced based on the industries' demands for our Idea-to-Install portfolio of best-in-breed products."
About Sigma Systems (sigma-systems.com or Twitter @SigmaSystems)
Sigma Systems is the pioneer in catalog-driven Idea-to-Install products for communications, media and high tech companies. Sigma Systems helps customers master what's next and make it easier for their customers to buy from them. The company's BSS/OSS product portfolio spans product & service catalog, configure price quote, order management, service provisioning, service inventory, cloud brokerage and device management -- all of which can be deployed in the cloud or on-premise. Sigma products manage 100's of millions of services exceeding $150b of products defined and installed at over 70 customers in 40 countries.