- Champions: BT, Deutsche Telekom, NTT, T-Mobile USA
- Participants: Agile Fractal Grid, BearingPoint, Digiglu, Intel
Catalysts are rapid-fire, proof-of-concept projects connecting service providers, technology suppliers, global enterprises and government organizations to create innovative solutions to common industry challenges. There are two key roles in the projects: the Catalyst champions – companies or organizations seeking a solution to a business or technology problem – and participants who work together to solve the challenges, prove the application of new technologies and validate standards.
Catalysts offer champions and participants a quick way to conduct R&D. More than 145 service providers, vendors and systems integrators made up the 32 teams that participated in Catalysts in Nice. Projects spanned 5G, AI, customer experience, digital services, smart cities, blockchain and more.