TM Forum Recognizes Randy Frantz for IoT and GIS Leadership

Redlands, California —  July 26, 2016 — 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.

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, Esri software is used in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at


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