2023 TFI Technology Conference

Conference: Thurs & Fri, Jan 26-27, 2023
Opening Reception Wed, Jan 25

In-Person at the Hyatt Place Austin Downtown, Austin, Texas
& Online via Zoom

Wow! What a great 18th Annual TFI Technology Conference. After two years online, we returned to in-person conference, but the online sessions in recent years were a hit too, so we had an online option as well for 2023! Thank you everyone who made it a successful conference.

 18th Annual TFI Technology Conference

Attendee Info Packet

♦ Attendee List: If you attended our 2023 TFI Conference and would like a copy of the attendee list, please contact TFI.

Videos, Slides, and Speaker Bios are linked below in the Conference Schedule.

If you would like to review the past presentation slides and videos please visit our previous conference pages and our TFI Youtube Channel.

Thank you 2022 TFI Technology Conference Sponsors:

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

2023 Schedule


  • 6:15–7:15 pm – Pre-Conference Reception Meet & Greet –  Hyatt Place Austin Downtown

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2023  (Conference – Hyatt Place Austin Downtown)

  • 9:00 am       Introductions and Welcome  Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D., President, TFI
  • 9:15 am       TFI Industry Forecast Overview • Lawrence Vanston, President, TFI • Ray Hodges, Senior Consultant, TFI – Video Slides  
  • 10:15 am      Break
  • 10:30 am      Wireless Keynote: Onward to 6G! • Jeffrey G. Andrews, Ph.D., Truchard Family Endowed Chair in Engering Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin and Director of 6G@UT – VideoSlides
  • 10:55 am       Q&A with Professor Andrews • Ruben Miranda, Kroll (Moderator)
  • 11:30 am       Break
  • 11:45 am      Wireless Industry Panel / Implications for Tax & Valuation Iain Gillott, President, iGR (Moderator) • Gary Hunter, AVP, Tax, AT&T • Stephen Yergeau, Director, Property Taxes, T-Mobile – Video Slides 
  • 12:30 pm       Lunch –  Conference Attendees are on their own for lunch
  • 1:30 pm        Broadband Keynote: What’s Next for Cable, Fiber, and Fixed Wireless? • Jeff Heynen, Vice President, Broadband Access and Home Networking, Dell’Oro Group – Video Slides 
  • 2:30 pm         Discussion and Q&A
  • 2:45 pm         Break
  • 3:00 pm        Broadband Industry Panel / Implications for Tax & Valuation • Jeffrey Binkley , Principal, Ryan (Moderator) • Christian Altenburger, Sr. Mgr Property Tax, Comcast • John Reed, Senior Director – Property Tax, Charter • Gary Hunter, AT&T – Video Slides
  • 3:45 pm         Break
  • 4:00 pm         Broadband Progress Update • Jim Stegeman, President, CostQuest Associates – Video Slides
  • 5:00 pm       U.S. Economic Outlook • Michael A. Sadler, Ph.D., Department of Economics and Department of Finance, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin – Video Slides
  • 5:30 pm         Day End
  • 6:00 pm         Conference Reception – Flemings Restaurant, 320 East 2nd Street, Austin

FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2023 (Conference – Hyatt Place Austin Downtown)

  • 9:00 am         Communications Technology Update • August (Augie) Grant, Ph.D.,  Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of South Carolina; Co-Editor, Communications Technology Update and Fundamentals – Video Slides
  • 10:00 am        Break
  • 10:15 am        Banking on Broadband: New Visualization and Communication Technologies • Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D, President, TFI – Video Slides
  • 11:15 pm        Break
  • 11:45 am       Round Table- Future Directions • Moderator, Jeffrey Binkley, Principal, Ryan
  • 12 :30 pm      Conference Ends

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. 

Videos, slides, and photos from past conferences: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 20182017,  20162015, and 2014. Videos from the 2019 – 2023 TFI Technology Conferences can also be viewed on our YouTube channel. Past Conference Photos are on our TFI Facebook page.

2023 TFI Conference Team