Engage PR Chosen by Telecom Council of Silicon Valley to Elevate Annual TC3 Event

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OAKLAND, Calif., June 10, 2015  /PRNewswire/ -- Engage, a leading San Francisco Bay Area-based public relations agency specializing in networking, cloud, mobile and analytics, today announced The Telecom Council of Silicon Valley has chosen the agency to elevate the visibility of the organization's annual TC3: Telecom Council Carrier Connections event, held September 30-October 1, 2015 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.

The Telecom Council of Silicon Valley is where telecom meets innovation. The Council connects the companies who are building communication networks with the people and ideas that are creating it – by putting those companies, research, ideas, capital, and human expertise from across the globe together in the same room. Last year, The Telecom Council connected over 2,000 executives from 750 telecom companies and 60 fixed and wireless carriers worldwide across 40 diverse topics.

TC3, the Council's annual summit, is a two-day executive summit where the companies that build and maintain networks come to find innovation. Telecom operators, vendors, venture capitalists, platform providers, startups, and developers from every corner of the ecosystem participate with one objective in mind: getting more innovation to the market, faster. The event has been drawing executives for eight years from around the world who are charged with discovering and delivering the innovation to build tomorrow's telecom solutions, and helps companies refine their paths to market, make connections that can accelerate business, facilitate that interaction, and grow a long term network.

Individuals and companies attending TC3 2015 can look forward to:

  • Carriers in the spotlight: Get your hands on innovation roadmaps from over 30 global carriers
    Carriers around the world bring attention to their focused areas of development – to market their innovation activities throughout the ecosystem, to attract the entrepreneurs and developers they need, and to promote innovation inside and outside their labs. For nimble companies this is an ideal venue to learn the carrier's roadmaps, innovation needs, gap analysis, and where you can fit your company into their plans in order to facilitate faster deal making.
  • Startup pitches and demos: Share new innovations built to improve our networks, and make the connections so they can become reality
    Twelve lucky startups will be chosen to pitch their products and services on the main stage to a panel of global carriers or telecom investors. For a young telecom company, there is no better room to be in, and no better audience to pitch to. As telcos are increasingly evaluating newer technologies and vendors seek new partners, TC3 remains the premier event for bringing these groups together under one roof.
  • Innovation discussions: Join innovation discussions with the executives you need to influence
    The TC3 Demo Pavilion and meeting matchmaker platform is where the rubber meets the road. With over a thousand pre-arranged private meetings expected to take place at this year's event, there is no better venue for connecting startups with telecom executives and bridging relationships within the telecommunications ecosystem.
  • SPIFFY Awards 2015: Recognize the accomplishments of peers as telecom innovation takes stage
    The SPIFFY Awards is an annual ceremony that recognizes the best telecom startups from the previous year. Since TC3 2014, the Service Provider Forum (SPIF) and the wider Telecom Council will have reviewed over 200 young telecom companies. By simply being invited to SPIF, startups are already filtered as young companies that have the best ideas, relevance, and traction that most appeal to communication service providers from around the globe. At the SPIFFYs, the Telecom Council will honor the best of the best. Award categories include innovation, creativity, emergent entrepreneurship and competitive excellence.

"At a time when many organizations, media outlets, vendors and business groups are hosting their own new industry events competing for mindshare, it is important that a proven gathering like TC3 achieves the level of visibility and awareness it deserves," said Liz Kerton, president of the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley. "Engage has the deep experience, expertise and relationships within the telecom space to help make this year's TC3 the biggest and best it's ever been."

"Engage has been a longtime believer in the power of the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley," said Jeannette Bitz, chief strategist and managing principal at Engage. "If you are a vendor or startup seeking to do business with telecom operators, being a member of the Council and attending TC3 should be a top priority for your business."

Hundreds of global fixed and wireless telecom operators and vendors will converge on Silicon Valley to discover innovation, build partnerships, meet startups, and set out their 2016 innovation roadmaps at TC3 2015. To register for TC3: Telecom Council Carrier Connections, visit here. For more information or to become a member of the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley, visit here.

If you are an analyst or member of the media and are interested in attending TC3 at a free or discounted rate, or to make special arrangements to meet with attending companies, please contact TC3@engagepr.com. For more information on becoming an Engage client or for employment opportunities, please visit www.engagepr.com or contact info@engagepr.com.

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