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SlideshowTMF Live! Pics Pt II: Soft on the Inside
Light Reading Staff
6/6/2014
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NICE, France -- TM Forum Live! -- The south coast of France is beautiful to behold in June, but despite what our first set of pics suggested, the Light Reading entourage wasn't in Nice to get a tan. (See TMF Live! Pics: Have a Nice Day.)

Click on the image below to see some of the sights from inside the annual service provider IT (SPIT)-fest that is the TM Forum Live! event. (OK, there are a few more snaps of Nice too...)

 

Bright Light, Nice City
The sun was so bright it made everyone look a little pasty as they approached the event's entrance.
The sun was so bright it made everyone look a little pasty as they approached the event's entrance.

There was plenty going on at the show too. Get the latest by checking out our dedicated TM Forum Live! industry show news site.

-- The Staff, Light Reading

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Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané,
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6/9/2014 | 5:27:46 AM
TMF in Nice style
Nice is not a bad place to be any time of the year. :) The characters dressed up in masquerade gowns look like a good reminder of where this event was taking place. Very Nice style. 

-Susan
Mitch Wagner
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Mitch Wagner,
User Rank: Lightning
6/8/2014 | 10:43:43 PM
Jazz hands
This industry needs more jazz hands. Perhaps ETSI could start a working group.
Ariella
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Ariella,
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6/8/2014 | 9:51:14 AM
Re: #latergram
@mendyK I've found that to be true at the conferences and expos I've attended (a bit less so in the heyday of the dotcom days). It also holds at Bitcoin conferences, where I'd guess about 2/3 were male. It is possible to lie with pictures without Photoshop though, all you have to do is capture an atypical group -- like a 4 or so with at least 2 women present --  to make it look like there were as many women as men there. 
mendyk
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mendyk,
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6/7/2014 | 8:31:52 AM
Re: #latergram
Yes, males outnumber females at telecom trade shows. The gender gap looks like it is shrinking, though. But pictures don't lie, unless Photoshop is involved.
Ariella
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Ariella,
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6/6/2014 | 7:38:27 PM
Re: #latergram
Was the event as male-dominated as the pictures indicate? 
Carol Wilson
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Carol Wilson,
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6/6/2014 | 5:11:06 PM
Re: #latergram
Sarah, that's just the way those pictures turned out on my iPhone - it was weird but nothing intentional on my part. 
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