Thank you for your interest in the Comverse Innovation Awards. The awards program honors innovative service providers who have creatively implemented Comverse solutions to achieve significant business objectives.
Deadline for submitting online Entry Form - March 14, 2008
Notification of final award results to entrants - April 10, 2008
Preparation of Success Stories presentations for Comverse User Forum - May 2008
Award ceremony and presentations at User Forum 2008 - June 3, 2008
Award Category The award category is "Innovative Implementation of a Comverse Solution." Examples of innovative implementation could include:
Creative segmentation and marketing
Unique technical deployments
Outstanding launching/business models
Evaluation Criteria & Judging
Submitted projects will be judged based on the following criteria:
Level of innovation, creativity and original thinking
Qualitative benefits for the operator and/or subscribers (e.g. enhanced brand image, improved user experience)
Quantitative achievements/benefits for the operator and/or subscribers (e.g. increased service penetration rates in %, increased revenues/ARPU, reduced churn in %, improved technical performance levels)
Applicability of innovation to other operators worldwide
Also welcome for nomination are companies who had applied in the past, but were not selected because their service had not been in operation for a sufficient time period. Now, following another year of operation, they may be re-nominated on their more mature service.
A panel of judges will consist of industry analysts, market specialists, media representatives and representatives of Comverse management.
Eligibility & Entry Requirements
All Comverse customers who have implemented a new or upgraded Comverse solution/technology/platform (including a new and innovative way of using existing products/technology/platform) since the beginning of 2006 are eligible to apply.
If the same company is entering more than one project for consideration, please complete a separate online Entry Form for each project. Entry is free.
Candidates/honorees agree to:
Provide judges with additional information, if required.
Allow Comverse to publicize and promote the awards program including, but not necessarily limited to, issuing a Comverse press release announcing the program and its honorees, including the reasonable use of each honoree’s logo and information.
Appear at Comverse User Forum 2008 in Porto, Portugal as Comverse's guest to receive the award.
Assure that the honoree is authorized to provide all such information on the basis that it is likely to be publicly disclosed and requires no additional acknowledgement of or reference to or approval by any third party.
Honorees selected will enjoy the following benefits:
Receive industry recognition as an innovative service provider.
Enjoy industry and general coverage as an honoree mentioned within a Comverse press release and/or elsewhere.
Attend Comverse User Forum 2008 in Porto, Portugal as an invited guest of Comverse. The invitation is valid for two people from each honored company; one senior management person who will present at the User Forum, and the person at the honored company who has responsibility for the winning project.
User Forum 2008
The three selected honorees will be invited as guests to Comverse User Forum 2008, to be held in Porto, Portugal, on June 2-5, 2008. At the User Forum, honorees will receive their awards at a gala awards event, and present their project case studies to fellow User Forum participants.
Online Entry Form
Comverse people and the candidates are requested to jointly complete and return Entry Form no later than Friday, March 14, 2008. This form includes a request for relevant contact information, and a brief questionnaire relating to the implemented project.
Honored Companies Logos
Honored companies will be requested to submit their logos in Vector format for Freehand or Illustrator. The logos may be used for promotional purposes related to the Comverse Innovations Awards only.
For additional information about the Comverse Innovation Awards, please contact Aya Ecker at firstname.lastname@example.org or at +972-3-766-3907.