2022 TFI Technology Conference

Thank you keynote, speakers, and attendees for making the 17th Annual TFI Conference a success. It was online again this year, and with the exception of a few sound hiccups which we were able to overcome, the conference went very smoothly and all the presentations were very well-received. Links to presentation slides, videos, and bios are in the schedule below. The videos are also all online now on our TFI Youtube Channel.

 17th Annual TFI Technology Conference
January 21-22, 2021 Online via Zoom

Conference Schedule PDF

Attendee Info Packet 

Kroll flier 1, Kroll flier 2

VideosSlides, and Speaker Bios are linked below in the Conference Schedule. Videos from past Conferences can also be viewed on our YouTube channel. Thank you to everyone who made our 2022 TFI Technology Conference a great success!

Thank you 2022 TFI Technology Conference Sponsors:

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And Alliance Partner:  Leadership Mindset - Highway font w check r 215x102t  

2022 Schedule

THURSDAY JANUARY 20, 2022 (Central Time)

12:30 ‐ 1:00        Zoom opens for Networking – 
                               WELCOME & INTRO: Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D.
                              Conference Director, President, TFI
1:00 ‐ 2:00          BROADBAND
                               KeynoteHFC and FTTH Advancements:
                               What and what for?      Slides   Video
                               Alan Breznick, Practice Leader, Cable/Video,
                               Light Reading
                               (Note: the sound improves at the 11:50 mark) 

                               Moderator: Jeff Binkley, Ryan
2:00 ‐ 2:30          Discussion Session
2:30 ‐ 3:30          POLICY UPDATE       Slides    Video
                                Mike Wilson, CostQuest Associates 
3:30 ‐ 4:30           ECONOMIC UPDATE      Slides    Video
                                Michael A. Sadler, Ph.D., Department of Economics,
                                Department of Finance,  McCombs School of Business,
                                University of Texas at Austin 
4:30 ‐ 5:00           Discussion Session
5:00 ‐ 5:30           Virtual Reception & Networking

FRIDAY, JANUARY  21, 2022 (Central Time)

12:30 ‐ 1:00        Zoom Opens for Networking
1:00 ‐ 2:00          TFI FORECASTS UPDATE      Video
                               (Includes Forecasts by Larry and Ray, plus a short intro with
                               Carrie Vanston about Leadership Mindset Success  

                                Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D., Conference Director,
                                President, TFI     Slides    
                                Ray Hodges, Senior Consultant, TFI    Slides
2:00-3:00            WIRELESS        Slides  Video

                                Iain Gillott
, President, iGR
                                Moderator: Ruben Miranda, Kroll
                                Kroll Property Tax Services Info sheets: page 1, page 2
3:00 ‐ 3:30           Discussion Session
3:30 ‐ 4:30           COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY UPDATE     Slides   Video
                                August (Augie) Grant, Ph.D., Professor, School of Journalism
                                and Mass Communications, University of South Carolina;
                                Co‐Editor, Communications Technology Update 
                                and Fundamentals

4:30 ‐ 4:45          X-REALITY      Slides   Video
                                Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D., Conference Director, TFI
4:45 ‐ 5:00           Discussion Session
5:00 ‐ 5:30           Virtual Reception & Networking

Contact Helen Mary Marek,at hmvmarek@tfi.com or (512) 512-914-8038 if you have any questions or problems accessing the videos or slides. 

Links to Conference Slides and Videos will be added to the schedule above. 

Videos, slides, and photos from past conferences: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 20182017,  20162015, and 2014. Videos from the 2019 – 2022 TFI Technology Conferences can also be viewed on our YouTube channel. Past Conference Photos are on our TFI Facebook page. AL

2022 TFI Conference Team: Larry, Helen Mary, Ray, John, Carrie, Maddie