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TM Forum Appoints Tribold Co-Founder to Executive Committee

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 appointed to the TM Forum Executive Committee. London, UK, June 29, 2009: 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 appointed to the TM Forum Executive Committee.  Prior to this appointment, she served on the TM Forum Advisory Board from 2006 through 2009.  In her newly elevated role, Catherine helps 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.

"I am delighted to accept 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 rapid growth and evolution, and the TM Forum is critical in supporting and enabling that growth.“ 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, as well as Tribold’s continued support having been active members since their early stages.  Catherine has been an active Advisor to the Board and has already demonstrated her deep domain expertise in the challenges facing CSP’s today."

Catherine took up the appointment officially in May 2009 and has been actively engaged in a range of key issues including SID certification and the future of Product Service Assembly.

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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 3™ is a single, integrated suite of Enterprise Product Management applications that empowers CSPs to put products at the heart of their business.

TRIBOLD 3™ is based on a Centralized Product Catalog (CPC) and a Design Time Catalog (DTC) enabling the key functions of Product Data Management (PDM), Product Data Integration (PDI), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Product Business Intelligence (PBI), and Product Channel Management (PCM).

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

Contact: Ernest Margitta ([email protected]) +44 20 7665 4035

About TM Forum
With more than 700 member companies in 75 countries, TM Forum is the world’s leading industry association focused on improving business effectiveness for service providers and their suppliers. Serving the information, communications and entertainment industries, the Forum provides practical solutions, guidance and leadership to transform the way that digital services are created, delivered and charged. Members include the world’s largest service providers, cable and network operators, software suppliers, equipment suppliers and systems integrators.

TM Forum provides a wide range of information and support to help its members reduce the costs and risks associated with creating and delivering profitable services. These include industry research and benchmarks, technology roadmaps, best practice guidebooks, software standards and interfaces, as well as certified training, conferences and publications. The Forum also provides its member community with extensive marketing and networking opportunities, enabling business with new customers and partners.

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