Smart Dublin Named a Finalist in TM Forum Digital World Awards 2016

Winners of Prestigious Digital Industry Awards Program to Be Announced at TM Forum Live! May 9th, 2016, in Nice, France

Smart Dublin (a collaboration between the four Dublin Local Authorities) today announced that it is a finalist in the TM Forum Digital World Awards 2016 in the Smart City Innovator of the year category. Formerly the TM Forum Excellence Awards, the Digital World Awards program honors global service and solution providers within TM Forum’s member community that are making significant contributions to advance critical best practices and standards for the benefit of entire industries and digital ecosystems. TM Forum will announce the winners of the 2016 TM Forum Digital World Awards during a special ceremony at TM Forum Live! on Monday, May 9th.

“We are delighted that Smart Dublin has been nominated as a TM Forum Digital World Award finalist for Smart City Innovator of the Year. Smart Dublin is a collaboration model that helps the four Dublin local authorities to engage with smart technology providers, researchers, institutions and citizens to help us solve priority city challenges. We have built this model so we can take advantage of new technology innovations to deliver more efficient and effective city services that help improve city life.” Philomena Poole, Chief Executive, Dun Laoghaire- Rathdown County & Chair of the Smart Dublin Initiative. 

"The Smart Dublin collaboration model has facilitated a whole range of highly innovative projects allowing the city to rethink how we tackle priority challenges in the areas such as flooding, transport, environment and energy reduction,"  Jamie Cudden, Smart City Program Manager, Dublin City Council.

“Congratulations to the finalists of the TM Forum 2016 Digital World Awards,” said Nik Willetts, Deputy CEO, TM Forum. “These are the companies and institutions at the forefront of accelerating digital transformation across multiple, diverse industries and delivering ground breaking solutions through collaborative efforts. The leadership of these members continue to cement TM Forum’s critical role in navigating the ever-changing landscape of the digital economy.”

The TM Forum Digital World Awards 2016 are judged by an independent panel comprised of leading industry and subject matter experts, analysts and investors.

 ENDS

For further information contact:

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TM Forum: Hanah Johnson: March Communications tmforum@marchpr.com

Notes to the Editor:

About Smart Dublin:

Smart Dublin is an initiative of the four Dublin Local Authorities to engage with smart technology providers, researchers and citizens to solve city challenges and improve city life. It aims to position Dublin as a world leader in the development of new urban solutions, using open data, and with the city region as a test bed. Examples of flagship Smart Dublin projects that were made possible through the collaboration model include: Dublinked Open Data; The Dublin Dashboard; An award winning Flood Management Internet of Things (IoT) demonstrator with Intel; a low cost river level sensing trial with Kingspan and Dublin City University; Traffic Management and big data analytics with IBM research. To find out more about these projects visit www.SmartDublin.ie.

About TM Forum

TM Forum is the global industry association for digital business, connecting talented individuals, leading companies, and diverse ecosystems to accelerate our members’ successful digital business transformation. The collective experience and interests of our member community – comprised of tens-of-thousands of professionals within 900+ market-leading global enterprises, service providers and technology suppliers that together account for trillions of dollars in annual revenues – drives everything we do, from thought-provoking research and publications, to practical guidance, collaboration programs, tools and best practices, hands-on events, and training for business and IT leaders. Through three key programs – Agile Business and IT, Open Digital Ecosystem, and Customer Centricity – we provide an open platform for our members to connect and collaborate with individuals and groups from around the world to solve key challenges and rapidly innovate to deliver and monetize new services, improve business agility, partner for success, reduce cost and risk, and enhance customer value and loyalty. To accelerate your R&D and join our digital journey as a valued member and collaborator, please visit www.tmforum.org.

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