Check out the Outstanding TFI Technology Conference Schedule!

The top conference in the country for sharing the latest trends, developments, and opportunities impacting communications and asset valuation in coming up soon! The 14th Annual TFI Communications Technology Conference is Jan. 24-25, 2019 in downtown Austin. Register now

And be sure to book your sleeping rooms while they are still available.

Preliminary Schedule:

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019

Pre-Conference Reception – Rooftop if weather permits

Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 – Conference Day One

Introductions and Welcome
• Lawrence Vanston, President, TFI

TFI Industry Forecast Overview
• Lawrence Vanston, President, TFI


5G: The Big Picture
• Iain Gillott, President and Founder, IGR (IGillottResearch, Inc.)

5G Equipment: What on Earth does this Stuff Look Like?
• Robert Daniels, Vice President, PHAZR

Conference Lunch –Gatehouse

Coloring in the 5G Triangle: Super High Bandwidth, Massive IoT, and Ultra High Reliability – Panel Discussion
• Robert Heath, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
• Salam Akoum, Principal Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Labs
• Robert Daniels, Vice President, PHAZR
• Iain Gillott, President and Founder, IGR (Moderator)

Wireless Futures Research – Connected Aerial Vehicles and Machine Learning for Communications 
• Robert Heath, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the University of Texas at Austin

The 5G Ecosystem: Data Centers, Edge Processors, Fiber –Panel Discussion
• Iain Gillott, President and Founder, IGR (Moderator)

The  4G to 5G Transistion
• Iain Gillott, President and Founder, IGR

Wireless vs Wireline
• Lawrence Vanston, President, TFI
• Iain Gillott, President and Founder, IGR

Why Does It Matter? And How? A Tax/Valuation Perspective I
• Ruben Miranda, Director, Tax Services, Duff & Phelps
• Gary Wiggins, Executive Director, Property Tax, AT&T
• Stephen Yergeau, Director, Property Taxes, T-Mobile

Conference Reception – Rooftop if weather permits

Friday, Jan 25, 2018 – Conference Day Two


Communications Technology Update
• August (Augie) Grant, Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of South Carolina; Co-Editor, Communications Technology Update and Fundamentals

Fiber Deep: Broadband Industry Risks and Economics 
• Te be Announced

Policy Fireside Chat
• Mignon Clyburn, Former Commissioner, FCC

Why Does It Matter? And How? A Tax/Valuation Perspective II
• Jeffrey Binkley, CEO, Assessment Valuation Advisors (Moderator)
• Carl Hoemke, Partner, Valentiam Group
John Reed, Sr. Director – Property Tax, Charter Communications

Box Lunch Discussion 

Getting Out of the Alligator Pit – And Moving On
• Carrie Vanston, The Growth Energizer

We hope you’ll join your colleagues in exciting downtown Austin for what promises to be another interesting and important event!


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