TM Forum Recognizes Randy Frantz for IoT and GIS Leadership

July 25, 2016

Randy Frantz, director of telecommunications solutions at Esri, has been recognized for his leadership and contribution in GIS.

Redlands, California—The TM Forum honored Randy Frantz with its Outstanding Contributor Award. Frantz is the director of telecommunications solutions at Esri. Presented by the forum's strategy committee, this award honors individuals who go the extra mile in providing leadership and value to the forum's collaboration projects.

"Through the contributions of Randy Frantz and others, our members have an even greater opportunity to understand and develop solutions to core digital business challenges using the Internet of Everything," said Nik Willetts, deputy CEO, TM Forum.

The TM Forum recognized Frantz for his leadership and participation in multiple Catalyst projects, including the award-winning Smart Life: My Home, My City, My Planet project. He is colead for the Internet of Everything (IoE) innovation work stream within the Open Digital Program, providing creative ideas as well as pragmatic business guidance. Frantz has also led the inclusion of location analytics and GIS technology in the program, which are critical to the success of the Internet of Everything.

"I am honored to receive this TM Forum award," said Frantz. "Working with the TM Forum Open Digital Program has been wonderful. We understand that the combined power of advanced telecommunications services, the Internet of Things, and cloud computing is laying the foundation capabilities that will deliver a new generation of SmartX solutions."

The forum's collaboration projects, which bring together diverse members from around the world, are a unique platform for sharing knowledge and working together to continuously innovate, solve pressing challenges, and enhance industry best practices and standards. Frantz was one of five members to receive the Outstanding Contributor Award.

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