TORONTO, ON – (19th April, 2018) Sigma Systems, the global leader in catalog-driven software, has been chosen as one of the Stratecast | Frost & Sullivan Operations, Orchestration, Data Analytics & Monetization (ODAM) Ten to Watch in 2018.

Stratecast produces an annual Global Ten to Watch report to highlight organizations that are making a difference in their respective disciplines when it comes to upgraded capabilities for meeting the demands of business and technological change.

As noted in the report, Sigma has made the watchlist because of its business momentum combined with its innovative solutions to help service providers transform.  The report recognizes that Sigma enjoyed one of its best years commercially in 2017 as it added new customers like Inmarsat and a major mobile operator in Asia among others, and is looking for a repeat in 2018.  Sigma is continuing to develop and offer innovative solutions (including the recently released Sigma Insights) that address critical business objectives and challenges faced by service providers today and into the foreseeable future.

Glenn Gibson, Vice President Marketing for Sigma Systems, commented: “We are honored to be recognized this year within the ODAM Ten to Watch for our commitment to innovation and assisting companies through digital transformation.  Service providers across the globe are faced with a digital transformation imperative to which they must respond. Instead of just building the next legacy, we’re committed to providing agile, catalog-driven solutions that overlay legacy systems and help service providers create-sell-deliver their next innovative service and business model.”

Karl Whitelock, Global Director Strategy ODAM for Stratecast, said: “For suppliers of Operations, Orchestration, Data Analytics & Monetization (ODAM) solutions, the transformational evolution of technology, business strategy, and customer expectations is driving innovation and growth. Stratecast believes that ODAM companies will work to solve specific problems with unique technologies and approaches, and that answers to tough business situations come from a dedicated focus on solving problems.

Where Sigma is concerned, the company has been an innovator of product software since 1996 and remains essential by reminding the industry that success of any new network technology depends critically upon how well a business creates, sells, and delivers the products and services enabled by that new technology.”

To find out more about Sigma’s listing, click here: ODAM Global 10 to Watch.

About Sigma Systems (sigma-systems.com or Twitter @SigmaSystems)
Sigma Systems is the global leader in catalog-driven software solutions for communications, media, and high-tech companies. It serves over 80 customers in 40 countries with its award-winning products. The company’s portfolio spans enterprise-wide Catalog, Configure Price Quote (CPQ), Order Management, Provisioning and Insights products in addition to offering a core set of services including professional services, cloud services, and managed services. Sigma utilizes an agile approach to implementing its B/OSS products for its customers. Sigma has offices in North and South America, Europe and Asia Pacific, with technology and integration partners globally.

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Contacts:

Chloe Purcell
Strategic PR Manager
Milner Strategic Marketing Ltd.
+44 1473 633123

Glenn Gibson
VP Marketing
Sigma Systems
+1-416-827-6851

TORONTO, ON – (17th April, 2018) – Sigma Systems, the global leader in catalog-driven software, today announced that it is a finalist in the categories of Outstanding Digital Enablement Vendor and Private Company of the Year, and CTO Catherine Michel is a finalist in the Most Inspiring Women in Comms for this year’s Leading Lights awards.

Now in its fourteenth year, Leading Lights is one of the communications industry’s leading awards programs, recognizing the industry’s top companies and their executives for their outstanding achievements in next-generation communications technology, applications, services, strategies and innovations.

Glenn Gibson, Vice President Marketing for Sigma Systems, commented: “It is an honor for Sigma to be recognized by Leading Lights for these awards. Catherine Michel, our CTO, is an inspiration not only within the industry, but within Sigma itself, and we have great hope that she will be successful in the Women in Comms category.  Recognition in the Digital Enablement and Private Company of the Year award speak to the collective excellence of all Sigma’s employees.  Sigma is passionately committed to providing agile, catalog-driven solutions to help service providers create-sell-deliver their next innovative service and business model.”

The business categories indicate that Sigma stands out from its competitors, innovates constantly, makes investors proud, and makes employees happy. The Women in Comms award seeks to recognize a woman who has worked tirelessly and effectively to advance the cause of women in the next-generation communication service provider industry.

The Leading Lights winners will be announced at the Leading Lights awards on Monday, May 14, at the Brazos Hall in Austin, Texas.

To view the full list of finalists click here: http://www.lightreading.com/automation/leading-lights-2018-the-finalists/d/d-id/742185

About Sigma Systems (sigma-systems.com or Twitter @SigmaSystems)

Sigma Systems is the global leader in catalog-driven software solutions for communications, media, and high-tech companies. It serves over 80 customers in 40 countries with its award-winning products.  The company’s portfolio spans enterprise-wide Catalog, Configure Price Quote (CPQ), Order Management, Provisioning and Insights products in addition to offering a core set of services including professional services, cloud services, and managed services.  Sigma utilizes an agile approach to implementing its B/OSS products for its customers.  Sigma has offices in North and South America, Europe and Asia Pacific, with technology and integration partners globally.

Contacts:

Chloe Purcell
Strategic PR Manager
Milner Strategic Marketing Ltd.
+44 1473 633123

Glenn Gibson
VP Marketing
Sigma Systems
+1-416-827-6851

 

 

TORONTO, ON – (11th April 2018) Catherine Michel, Chief Technology Officer of Sigma Systems – the global leader in catalog-driven software, has been shortlisted for CTO of the Year in the TM Forum Excellence Awards.

The Excellence Awards highlight companies and individuals that demonstrate commitment to the evolution of the industry through digital transformation and the adoption of best practices and standards that TM Forum delivers through its Collaboration Community.

The CTO of the Year award recognizes the individual who has led a significant network transformation of their business which is delivering tangible results, as well as constantly demonstrating superior leadership skills and innovation in their approach and promoting technological change company-wide.

In addition to this prestigious nomination, in March 2018, Catherine was asked to join the UK Government’s 5G Advisory Board to provide a global perspective on 5G as part of its wider digital transformation.  In 2017, Catherine was named to the GTB Power 100 and the only CTO recognized on the list. To view the full shortlist click here.

About Sigma Systems (sigma-systems.com or Twitter @SigmaSystems)

Sigma Systems is the global leader in catalog-driven software solutions for communications, media, and high-tech companies. It serves over 80 customers in 40 countries with its award-winning products.
The company’s portfolio spans enterprise-wide Catalog, Configure Price Quote (CPQ), Order Management, Provisioning and Insights products. Sigma utilizes an agile approach to implementing its B/OSS products for its customers. Sigma has offices in North and South America, Europe and Asia Pacific, with technology and integration partners in over 100 countries.

Contacts

Nick Milner
Managing Director
Milner Strategic Marketing Ltd.
+44 1473 633124

Glenn Gibson
Vice President, Marketing
Sigma Systems
+1 416-827-6851

TORONTO, ON – (27th March 2018) Sigma Systems, the global leader in catalog-driven software, today announced that Catherine Michel, Chief Technology Officer for Sigma Systems, has been appointed to the Advisory Board for UK5G, the new innovation network for 5G as announced at BT Tower yesterday in London.

The UK5G Innovation Network has been set up to ensure that the UK is at the forefront of global 5G development. Using its strong national and international links, the Network will bring together industry experts including technology providers, operators, investors, regulators and industry partners within the 5G ecosystem.

Bob Driver, CEO of Cambridge Wireless (lead partner in the consortium delivering the network) said, “I am delighted to welcome Catherine to the 5G Innovation Network Advisory Board.  She has a great technical appreciation of 5G and its broader impact on the digital economy.  Catherine was the only women CTO in the latest GTB Power 100[1] which lists the world’s 100 most powerful names in the communications sector and she will bring a global perspective to the Advisory Board’s work.”

Catherine Michel, CTO of Sigma Systems said, “I am honoured to be joining the 5G Advisory Board to help pave the way for future rollout of 5G within the United Kingdom’s broader Digital Strategy.  Service providers in the UK, are faced with a digital transformation imperative to which they must respond.  The UK’s roll-out of 5G is a critical process that will impact how service providers will strategically develop their network and operations and manage product innovation to thrive in the new digital economy.  I look forward to contributing to the Advisory Board which will provide a vital leadership focus for the UK 5G ecosystem.”

The UK Government is supporting the development of 5G and is providing significant funding through 5G Testbeds and a Trials Programme sponsored by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).   The Network is being led by a consortium of delivery partners that consist of Cambridge Wireless (lead partner), Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and TM Forum.

The UK 5G Innovation Network will operate autonomously from Government and at its heart will be an independent Advisory Board, which will inform and review its operations, provide a leadership focus for the UK 5G ecosystem, and advice to Government as it further develops its 5G policy and programmes.

 

About Sigma Systems (sigma-systems.com or Twitter @SigmaSystems)

Sigma Systems is the global leader in catalog-driven software solutions for communications, media, and high-tech companies. It serves over 80 customers in 40 countries with its award-winning products.

The company’s portfolio spans enterprise-wide Catalog, Configure Price Quote (CPQ), Order Management, Provisioning and Insights products. Sigma utilizes an agile approach to implementing its B/OSS products for its customers.

Sigma has offices in North and South America, Europe and Asia Pacific, with technology and integration partners in over 100 countries.

[1] https://www.globaltelecomsbusiness.com/article/b14xj0qzzyc34x/gtb-announces-power100-for-2017

Contacts

Nick Milner
Managing Director
Milner Strategic Marketing Ltd.
+44 1473 633124

Glenn Gibson
Vice President, Marketing
Sigma Systems
+1 416-827-6851

Sigma Systems, the global leader in catalog-driven software, was recognized today as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, an elite group of organizations that deliver strong business performance and employ innovative management strategies. This marks the third year in a row that Sigma has won this distinguished award.

Now in its 25th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices.

Sigma has maintained healthy financial results for over a decade, placing a strong emphasis on culture and a commitment to innovation and growth.
“Sigma is honored to be named a Best Managed Company three years in a row,” said Sigma CEO, Tim Spencer. “I believe our commitment to open and transparent leadership, long-term investment in technology and innovation, and the continual development of our workforce has contributed to our growing success in the market.”

“Best Managed winners should be extremely proud of their accomplishments,” said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “The marketplace is changing rapidly, and this incredible class of companies’ commitment and entrepreneurial leadership help drive business success that is critical for the health of our economy.”
2018 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award will be honoured at the annual Canada’s Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on April 11, 2018. On the same date, the Best Managed symposium will address leading-edge business issues that are key to the success of today’s business leaders.

About Sigma Systems (sigma-systems.com or Twitter @SigmaSystems)
Sigma Systems is the global leader in catalog-driven software solutions for communications, media, and high-tech companies. It serves over 80 customers in 40 countries with its award-winning products. The company’s portfolio spans enterprise-wide Catalog, Configure Price Quote (CPQ), Order Management, Provisioning and Insights products. Sigma utilizes an agile approach to implementing its B/OSS products for its customers. Sigma has offices in North and South America, Europe and Asia, with technology and integration partners in over 100 countries.

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies
Canada’s Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (after three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years); 4) Platinum Club member (winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.

Contact
Noor Manji
Manager, Corporate Communications
Sigma Systems
+1-416-943-9696 x2118