2018 TFI Conference Slides, Video, Photos & Bios

TFI Conf Logo 2018 simple 3Please visit our Conference page for information about the 2018 TFI Communications Technology Conference

Schedule Slides, Videos, and Photos will be posted here during and after the 2018 Conference


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We hope you can us for the 13th Annual TFI Communications Technology Conference
January 25-26, 2018, Courtyard Marriott Downtown, Austin, Texas

Conference Schedule:

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018

6:15–7:15 pm Pre-Conference Reception Meet & Greet, Rooftop

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2018
Conference Day One Begins, Rio Grande Ballroom

8:30 am           Introductions and Welcome/TFI Overview Slides
                        – Lawrence Vanston, President, TFI

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

8:40 am           Forecasting Artificial Intelligence Slides
– Lawrence Vanston, President, TFI

9:20 am            Artificial Intelligence as a Commodity Slides
– Dub Dublin, CEO, Dublinvention LLC

9:50 am           Break

10:05 am         Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain –
Application and Uses for Tax Professionals   Slides   

– Carl Hoemke, CEO, Co-Founder, crowdREASON

11:05 am         Break

WIRELESS

11:20 am         Keynote: 5G and the Promise and Perils of Ultradensification Slides
– Jeffrey Andrews, Cullen Trust Professor of Electrical & Computer
Engineering, WNCG, University of Texas at Austin

12:20 pm        Discussion and Q&A

12:30 pm        Lunch Break, Gatehouse

1:15 pm          Wireless Industry Fireside Chat

                       – Iain Gillott, President and Founder, iGR (iGillottResearch, Inc.) Special Guest
                       -Co-Hosts:
– Gary WigginsAT&T
– Stephen YergeauT-Mobile

2:05 pm           Break

AUGMENTED REALITY & VIRTUAL REALITY

2:15 pm          Keynote: “Augmented Reality: Status, Applications, and Prospects”
– Mohammed Ali
Chief Architect, Austin VR Lab 

3:00 pm          Virtual Reality Demo – Austin VR Lab – Groups 1-3

6:00 pm          Day Ends

6:15 pm          Conference Reception – Rooftop

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018
Conference Day Two, Rio Grande Ballroom

BROADBAND & VIDEO

8:30 am           TFI Broadband/Video/Wireless Forecast Update Slides
                        – Lawrence Vanston, President, TFI
– Ray Hodges, Senior Consultant, TFI

8:50 am           The Big Media Shuffle: Is Bigger Better? Slides
                         – August (Augie) Grant, Professor, School of Journalism and Mass
Communications, University of South Carolina; Co-Editor,
Communications Technology Update and Fundamentals

9:30 am           The Education Technology Revolution Slides
                         – August (Augie) Grant, Professor, University of South Carolina

9:50 am           Break

10:05 am         Broadband Spectrum Pricing Slides
                         – Ruben Miranda, Duff & Phelps

10:35 am         Communications Public Policy Issues Review Slides
                         – Mike Wilson Vice President of Sales and Consulting, CostQuest  (Presented by Mark Guttman),

11:05 am         Break              

11:20 am         Broadband Industry Panel
                        – Jeffrey Binkley, Deloitte (Moderator)
                        – Christian Altenburger, Comcast
                        – Claire Chase, Property Tax Manager, Centurylink

12:20 pm        Concluding Remarks

12:30 pm        Break              

12:35 pm        Box Lunch Presentation and Discussion – Leveling Up Your Leadership Energy
– Carrie Vanston
Executive & Energy Leadership Coach, Corporate Cultures That Rock

1:25 pm          Conference Ends

Please contact Helen Mary Marek, at hmvmarek@tfi.com or call us at (512) 258-8898 with any questions regarding the conference.