Agile Fractal Grid Honored with TM Forum Excellence Award 2017
Agile Fractal Grid Honored with TM Forum Excellence Award – 2017
Prestigious Award Recognizes Industry Leaders That Make Significant Contributions to Accelerating Digital Transformation
Boston — June 3, 2017 – Agile Fractal Grid announced today that it was selected as a winner in TM Forum’s Excellence Awards 2017. Agile Fractal Grid was recognized as the “Smart City Innovator of the Year” for its Smart City at the Edge activities and contributions. TM Forum announced the Excellence Award winners at its flagship TM Forum Live! 2017 conference in Nice, France, during the Excellence Awards Gala Dinner on Monday, May 15th, at the prestigious Palais de la Méditerranée. TM Forum also highlighted the winners during the opening keynote session on Tuesday, May 16th.
The Agile Fractal Grid is a shared infrastructure concept for migration of electric power distribution to a decentralized control similar to the style of the Internet for improving reliability, resiliency, and security of electric power. It is implemented organically to simplify deployment. It will offer gigabit Internet service to unserved areas, 5 bars of cellular service from a choice of providers, support of the new national public safety network, and military grade security for industrial IoT coordination.
“Congratulations to the Agile Fractal Grid for its achievement in the 2017 TM Forum Excellence Awards,” said Nik Willetts, CEO, TM Forum. “Operational and solution excellence, innovation, and digital industry leadership exemplify the winners of this prestigious award. Our sincere congratulations to the Agile Fractal Grid for accelerating digital transformation and its commitment to the Forum, our members and the industry as a whole.”
TM Forum’s Excellence Awards recognizes diverse members within TM Forum’s community that are making significant contributions to advancing critical best practices and standards for the benefit of entire industries and digital ecosystems. Since 2007, TM Forum’s Awards have recognized the world’s leading companies for their innovative achievements spanning digital transformation, business and IT agility, customer centricity, cross-industry partnering and collaboration, the Internet of Everything, and product and services innovation.
The winners of TM Forum’s 2017 Excellence Awards were judged by an impartial and independent panel of leading industry experts and analysts, including George Glass, Chief Systems Architect, BT Group plc; Greg Tilton, Founder and CTO, DGIT; Johanne Mayer, Director Product Marketing, Oracle Corporation; Julie Woods-Moss, President and Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer, Tata Communications Ltd.; Laurent Laboucher, Vice President APIs and Digital Ecosystems, Orange; and Mark Francis, Vice President Global Compute and Storage Operations, AT&T Services, Inc. The judging panel was led by Chairman Michael Lawrey, CEO, Penryhol Consulting and former Executive Managing Director Network and Technology, Telstra.
The Agile Fractal Grid offers a platform of platforms for digital services to areas that embrace the economies of the shared infrastructure concept. Its digital service partners provide advanced communications services, decentralized electric power managed services, hyperscale computing services, and community services for public safety, education, and hospitals. It also offers Cornucopia, its constellation of incubators allowing the economic development groups within rural communities the ability for entrepreneurs to launch their own platform businesses, maker-spaces to stimulate micro-manufacturing, the interdisciplinary expansion of the arts, and a social scene popular with young people everywhere.
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