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Sigma Systems

July 12, 2011 09:00 ET

Sigma Systems to Host Fourth Annual EVOLVE 2011 User Conference

Jeff Kaplan of THINKstrategies to Offer His Perspective on Best Practices in Cloud Computing for Next-Generation Operators in the Keynote Address

TORONTO--(Marketwire - Jul 12, 2011) - Sigma Systems, an industry leader in Advanced IP Service Fulfillment solutions, today announced that it will host EVOLVE 2011, its fourth-annual user conference for telecom and cable service providers, from October 26-28 at the Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, Florida. The gathering of the industry's most influential operators, analysts, strategists and solution partners will provide an interactive forum to discuss the current state of service and application delivery, while looking ahead to what services are on the horizon for next-generation operators.

The theme for Sigma Systems' EVOLVE 2011 user conference is "Experience What's Now." The theme reflects Sigma's commitment to enabling integrated delivery for innovative services, interactive applications and compelling content demanded by customers today. The conference will cover the acceleration of OSS service transformation for bundled services and the evolution to IP Video and cloud-based services in order to remain competitive and foster revenue growth.

"Thanks to our growing global customer base and focus on expanding our fulfillment solution set, EVOLVE has become the must-attend event for next-generation operators looking to gain first-hand knowledge as they prepare for the next-wave of dynamic, personalized services," said Preston Gilmer, vice president of Marketing for Sigma Systems. "EVOLVE 2011 is going to offer next-generation operators the chance to share and learn about new customer experiences that are being delivered today, while preparing them to orchestrate unified entertainment and cloud services for tomorrow."

Also at EVOLVE 2011, Jeff Kaplan, the founder and managing director of THINKstrategies, will be kicking off the conference as the keynote speaker. Jeff has extensive experience in the evolution of the cloud computing market as well as an intimate understanding of the intrinsic challenges and opportunities which cloud computing represents to service providers. His keynote address, titled "Get Your Head into the Clouds -- Understanding and Embracing Best Practices in Cloud Computing for Service Providers," will provide a unique perspective on today's cloud computing market. Jeff will address how service providers can work to fulfill the promise of cloud computing, focusing on the importance of what's selling and what's not and how service providers can gain a competitive advantage by capitalizing on the Cloud.

EVOLVE 2011 attendees will also participate in a variety of interactive general sessions and networking activities featuring service providers, industry analysts and technology partners. Specifically, Heavy Reading analysts Ari Banerjee and Alan Breznick will be participating in panels for service transformation deployment best practices and OSS provisioning strategies for the evolution to IP Video. Additionally, customers will be involved in exclusive forums which will provide insight into what's next for Sigma's product roadmap, technology and operational strategies, along with education segments on operator deployments.

The event will cover emerging technology and service trends and topics, such as:

  • Delivering the enhanced IP video entertainment experience
  • Accelerating bundled service transformation
  • Orchestrating the delivery of cloud-based service offerings

For more information about Sigma Systems' EVOLVE 2011 User Conference and to register online, please visit: http://evolve.sigma-systems.com/register.htm

EVOLVE 2011 Details
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 26 - Friday, Oct. 28, 2011

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, Florida

About Sigma Systems
Sigma Systems is the proven global leader in delivering advanced IP service fulfillment solutions. Sigma Systems' powerful solutions enable the world's Next-Generation Operators (NGOs) to Deliver a Rich Consumer Experience through communications and entertainment services -- over any access technology to any device. NGOs around the globe -- including Bell Aliant, Cox, Rogers, YouSee, NET Serviços, Technology Networks, and iTSCOM -- trust Sigma Systems for service transformation and innovative solutions with market-leading expertise for the delivery of today's -- and tomorrow's -- new services. For more information about Sigma Systems, visit http://www.sigma-systems.com and follow the company on Twitter at http://twitter.com/sigmasystems.

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