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August 18, 2022 — Keynote Announcement — Dr. Gene Bourgeois, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, will keynote the Smart Cities Lab dedication on September 8 at 9am at STAR Park. We expect over 50 people attending this very exclusive dedication as part of the TXST CIEDAR Labs and Campus Labs Tour for Digital 360 Summit 2022. Texas State University is one of the fastest grown academic institutions with over 1,800 faculty, 38,000 students, and 5,100 acres of land housing a Campus in San Marcos, a Campus in Round Rick, over 40 traditional labs and 12 TXST CIEDAR Living Labs.


August 17, 2022 — Keynote Announcement — Michael Bates, Global General Manager, Energy at Intel Corporation, will keynote the Sensors & Edge Computing session on September 8 at 10am. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Intel creates world-changing technology that improves the life of every person on the planet. For more than 50 years, Intel and its people have had a profound influence on the world, driving business and society forward by creating radical innovation that revolutionizes the way we all live, work and play.  Inspired by Moore’s Law, Intel continuously works to advance the design and manufacturing of semiconductors to help address the world’s greatest challenges.


August 16, 2022 — Keynote Announcement — The Honorable Steve Adler, Mayor of The City of Austin, will keynote the Smart Cities session on September 6 at 1pm. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Austin is the state capital of Texas, an inland city bordering the Hill Country region. Austin is center of the high-tech industry in Texas with Apple, Dell, Oracle, Tesla and many other present. Austin is also known for its live-music scene centered around country, blues and rock. Its many parks and lakes are popular for hiking, biking, swimming and boating. South of the city, Formula One’s Circuit of the Americas raceway has hosted the United States Grand Prix since 2012.


August 15, 2022 — Digital 360 Summit Hall of Fame Inductee Announcement — Morgan O’Brien, Executive Chairman of Anterix and former co-founder of Nextel, to be inducted into the Digital 360 Summit Hall of Fame on September 6 at 6pm. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Anterix (NASDAQ: ATEX) is focused on empowering the modernization of critical infrastructure and enterprisebusinesses by enabling private broadband connectivity. Anterix is a TXST CIEDAR Member.


August 14, 2022 — Speaker Announcement — Brian Snider, CEO and Founder of Lit Communities, will be a speaker on Smart Networks & IoT Panel on September 6 at 10:30am. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Lit Communities is a Fiber Internet Service Provider offering broadband solutions for cities and communities wanting to accelerate the use of Smart Technologies.


August 13, 2022 — Moderator Announcement — Mark Piening, Principal & Senior Consultant at CMG Consulting LLC, will moderate the Platforms & Cloud Computing Panel on September 8 at 2:30pm. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. CMG is the premier management consulting form focus on smart energy, smart utilities, smart cities and smart building planning. CMG is also the owner of Digital 360 Summit, the premier event for executives driving digitalization, decentralization and decarbonization transformations, as well as the owner of Digital RoundTable, a weekly podcast where Digital Tranformation Leaders get interviewed and share their insights.

August 12, 2022 — Speaker Announcement — Elena Bondareva, Advisor at Power Ledger, will be speaking on the Platforms & Cloud Computing Panel on September 8 at 2:30pm. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Powerledger develops blockchain-based software solutions for the tracking, tracing and trading of renewable energy. We believe in the democratisation of power, for a sustainable future.


August 11, 2022 — Speaker Announcement — Chase Eiserman, Chief of Industry Development at AFWERX (Air Force), will be speaking on the Smart Mobility & Beyond Panel on September 6 at 4:00pm. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. AFWERX is a United States Air Force program with the goal of fostering a culture of innovation within the service. Encompassing a number of programs supported with relatively small amounts of funding, the initiative is intended to circumvent bureaucracy and engage new entrepreneurs in Air Force activities.


August 10, 2022 — Keynote Announcement — Terry Naulty, Assistant GM of Power Supply for DME at City of Denton, will deliver the Cryptography in ERCOT Keynote on September 7 at 9:30 AM. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Denton Municipal Electric (DME) is owned by the residents of Denton, which makes them their hometown electric provider. Since 1905, DME has maintained high quality service for their friends and neighbors in the greater Denton area.


August 9, 2022 — Keynote Announcement — George Salazar, NASA Leader for The Human Interfaces for the Moon Human Lander System at NASA Johnson Space Center, will deliver a keynote on Space & Beyond on September 7 at 9:45 AM. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the US federal government responsible for the civil space program, aeronautics research, and space research.


August 8, 2022 — Keynote Announcement — Robert Schwartz, President and CEO of Anterix, will keynote the Smart Networks & IoT session on September 6 at 10am. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Anterix delivers the broadband spectrum for building smart infrastructure, smart utilities and smart cities in the US. Anterix (NASDAQ: ATEX) is focused on empowering the modernization of critical infrastructure and enterprise businesses by enabling private broadband connectivity. Anterix is a TXST CIEDAR Member.


August 7 — Keynote Announcement — Peter Londa, President & CEO of Tantalus Systems, will keynote the Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning Session on September 8 at 4:30pm. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Tantalus Systems comprehensive suite of smart grid solutions includes advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), demand-management technologies, data analytics, distribution automation and street lighting control systems.


August 6, 2022 — Speaker Announcement — David Inbar, CEO of Dejalytics, will be speaking on the Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Panel on September 8 at 5pm. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Dejalytics delivers products that predict and forecast energy price movements 15min ahead and in real-time helping generators, utilities, industrial and commercial prosumers, and energy aggregators to optimize their purchase and use of energy.


August 5, 2022 — Keynote Announcement — Dr. Jesus Jimenez, Professor and Director of Ingram School of Engineering at Texas State University, will deliver Digital Twins Keynote on September 8 at 9:45 AM. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Texas State University is one of the fastest grown academic institutions with over 1,800 faculty, 38,000 students, and 5,100 acres of land housing a Campus in San Marcos, a Campus in Round Rick, over 40 traditional labs and 12 TXST CIEDAR Living Labs.


August 4, 2022 — Speaker Announcement — Kevin Beaty, President of Yunev, will be speaking on the Smart Mobility & Beyond Panel on September 6 at 4pm. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Yunev is strategic advisory and EV industry consulting firm with members that have over 20+ years of commercial vehicle and E-Mobility business and technology commercialization experience.


August 3, 2022 — Speaker Announcement — Darran Anderson, Director of Strategy and Innovation at TXDOT, will be speaking on the Smart Mobility & Beyond Panel on September 6 at 4pm. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, TXDOT is governed by the five-member Texas Transportation Commission and an Executive Director. TXDOT’s Administration oversees the organization, which comprises 25 districts and many divisions. The geographical districts plan, design, build, operate and maintain our state highways.


August 2, 2022 — Moderator Announcement — Don Morrison, Former executive with Intel and Chordiant Software, will be moderating the Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Panel on September 8 at 5pm. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Intel creates world-changing technology that improves the life of every person on the planet. For more than 50 years, Intel and its people have had a profound influence on the world, driving business and society forward by creating radical innovation that revolutionizes the way we all live, work and play.  Inspired by Moore’s Law, Intel continuously works to advance the design and manufacturing of semiconductors to help address the world’s greatest challenges.


August 1, 2022 — Moderator Announcement — David Forfia, Chairman Emeritus of the GridWise Architecture Council “GWAC” and Member, will be moderating the Platforms & Cloud Computing Panel on September 8 at 2:30pm. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. The GridWise Architecture Council (GWAC) is a team of industry leaders who are shaping the guiding principles, or architecture, of a highly intelligent and interactive electric system—one ripe with decision-making information exchange and market-based opportunities.


July 31, 2022 — Speaker Announcement — Sacha Fontaine, Principal Utility Consultant at SAS, will speak on the Analytics / AI / ML Panel on September 8 at 5pm. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. SAS envisions a world where everyone can make better decisions, grounded in trusted data and assisted by the power and scale of SAS® Analytics. When decisions happen at just the right moment, advancements are set in motion and the world moves forward. Curiosity is SAS’ code. SAS analytics solutions transform data into intelligence, inspiring customers around the world to make bold new discoveries that drive progress.


July 30, 2022 — Speaker Announcement — Giri Iyer, VP of Business Development at Sentient Energy, will speak on the Sensors and Edge Compute Panel on September 8 at 10:30am. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Sentient Energy, a Koch Engineered Solutions company, is the premier provider of intelligent sensing, data analytics, optimization, and control technologies for the distribution grid. Our hardware and software solutions help electric utilities make data-driven decisions to enhance the delivery of safe, reliable, and efficient power while preparing for the needs of tomorrow’s distribution grid.


July 29, 2022 — Keynote Announcement — Dr. Shreekanth Mandayam, Chief Research Officer at TXST, will deliver the Research Keynote on September 6 at 9:15am. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Texas State University is one of the fastest grown academic institutions with over 1,8000 faculty, 38,000 students, and 5,100 acres of land housing a Campus in San Marcos, a Campus in Round Rick, over 40 traditional labs and 12 TXST CIEDAR Living Labs.


July 28, 2022 — Speaker Announcement — Steve Lowe, Senior Director of Sales at Ericsson, will be speaking on the Smart Networks & IoT Panel on September 6 at 10:30am. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Ericsson is one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to service providers. Ericsson develops, delivers and manages telecommunication networks by providing hardware, software, and services to enable the full value of connectivity. From 5G and IoT to virtualization, we are supporting digital transformation for the next generation of mobile services.


July 27, 2022 — Keynote and Moderator Announcement — Llewellyn King, Executive Produce and Host of White House Chronicle on PBS, will deliver a State of The Union Keynote on September 8 at 9:30am and will also moderate the Smart Cities & Communities Panel on September 6 at 1:30pm. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. The program, which originates from WHUT-TV, Channel 32 in Washington, airs nationwide on more than 200 PBS and public, education and government access stations, and the commercial AMG TV network.

July 26, 2022 — Speaker Announcement — Amir Sternhell, Chef Strategy Officer at Sertainty, will be speaking on the Analytics / AI / ML Panel on September 8 at 5pm. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Sertainty is a software company that solves the challenges of data privacy by enabling development teams implementing DevSecOps concepts to put data in charge of its own destiny. Sertainty is a TXST CIEDAR Member. Amir Sternhell is TXST CIEDAR Ambassador.


July 25, 2022 — Speaker Announcement — Jim Curtin, CEO of GridMonitor, will be speaking on the Platforms & Cloud Computing Panel on September 8 at 2:30pm. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Grid Monitor is a leading software company headquartered in Austin that collects, organizes and updates real-time video, filings and news about the ERCOT Power Market – with curated archives and powerful search capabilities in an easy-to-use cloud-based platform.


July 24, 2022 — Speaker Announcement — Jason JonMichael, Assistant Director of Austin Transportation, Parking Enterprise, and Mobility Services at City of Austin, will be speaking on the Smart Mobility & Beyond Panel on September 6 at 4:00pm. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Austin is the state capital of Texas, an inland city bordering the Hill Country region. Austin is center of the high-tech industry in Texas with Apple, Dell, Oracle, Tesla and many other present. Austin is also known for its live-music scene centered around country, blues and rock. Its many parks and lakes are popular for hiking, biking, swimming and boating. South of the city, Formula One’s Circuit of the Americas raceway has hosted the United States Grand Prix since 2012.

July 23, 2022 — Speaker Announcement — Lexie Assunto, VP of Business Development at ClearWorld, will be speaking on the Smart Cities & Communities Panel on September 6 at 1:30pm. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. ClearWorld was established 11 years ago as a patented, premium solar LED streetlight with advanced battery storage. This aesthetically pleasing solar pole supports multiple applications including broadband connectivity and IoT technologies as they continue to grow. Smart grid infrastructure development is our focus with innovative industry partnerships continually enhancing our solar smart pole solution. ClearWorld is a TXST CIEDAR Member.


July 22, 2022 — Master of Ceremonies Announcement — Claudia Roeschmann, Associate Director for Design Innovation of the Material Application Research Center at Texas State University, will be the Master of Ceremonies “MC” for Digital 360 Summit 2022. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Texas State University is one of the fastest grown academic institutions with over 1,800 faculty, 38,000 students, and 5,100 acres of land housing a Campus in San Marcos, a Campus in Round Rick, over 40 traditional labs and 12 TXST CIEDAR Living Labs.


July 21, 2022 — Speaker Announcement — Greg Flay, VP of Technology and Data at Austin Energy, will be speaking on the Smart Energy & Utilities Panel on September 7 at 10:30am. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Austin Energy is more than just an electric utility. They are 1,700 of your friends and neighbors with a mission to safely deliver clean, affordable, reliable energy and excellent customer service — 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


July 20, 2022 — Speaker Announcement — Steve Frayser, Executive Director of STAR Park and Co-Director of MARC, will speak and be our host for visit to the TXST CIEDAAR Labs at STAR Park. We expect over 50 people attending the tour. Texas State University is one of the fastest grown academic institutions with over 1,800 faculty, 38,000 students, and 5,100 acres of land housing a Campus in San Marcos, a Campus in Round Rick, over 40 traditional labs and 12 TXST CIEDAR Living Labs.


July 19, 2022 — Moderator Announcement — Dr. Stan McClellan, Professor and Co-Director of CIEDAR art TXST, will moderate the Smart Networks & IoT Panel on September 6 at 10:30am. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Texas State University is one of the fastest grown academic institutions with over 1,800 faculty, 38,000 students, and 5,100 acres of land housing a Campus in San Marcos, a Campus in Round Rick, over 40 traditional labs and 12 TXST CIEDAR Living Labs.


July 18, 2022 — Speaker Announcement — Daniel Gregory, CEO and Founder of Available Power, will be speaking on the Smart Energy & Utilities Panel on September 7 at 10:30am. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Available Power is dedicated to building the renewable energy system of the future. Its team has the right mix of utility experience, innovation, analytics, and industry reach to deliver uniquely reliable clean energy systems.


July 15, 2022 — Keynote Announcement — Carlos Nouel, VP of Innovation and Transformation Programs at National Grid, will keynote the Smart Energy & Utilities session n September 7 at 10am. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. National Grid is an international energy delivery company. In the U.S., National Grid delivers electricity to approximately 3.3 million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island, and manages the electricity network on Long Island under an agreement with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA).


July 14, 2022 — Speaker Announcement – Byron Rojas, CEO & Founder of Easy metering, will be speaking on the Smart Energy & utilities panel on September 7 at 10:30am. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Headquartered in Boca Raton FL and a founding member of TXST CIEDAR, Easymetering is a leading 4G/5G smart metering company with operations in the US and Latin America. Easymetering is a TXST CIEDAR Member.


July 11, 2022 — Moderator Announcement — Bill Marsh, Principal and Senior Consultant at CMG, will moderate the Smart Mobility and Beyond panel on September 6 at 4pm. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. CMG is the premier management consulting form focus on smart energy, smart utilities, smart cities and smart building planning. CMG is also the owner of Digital 360 Summit, the premier event for executives driving digitalization, decentralization and decarbonization transformations, as well as the owner of Digital RoundTable, a weekly podcast where Digital Tranformation Leaders get interviewed and share their insights.


July 9, 2022 — Speaker Announcement — Richard Medina, Interim EVP Energy Delivery Services at CPS Energy, will be speaking on the Smart Energy & Utilities panel at Digital 360 Summit 2022 on September 7 at 10:30am. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. CPS Energy is the nation’s largest public power, natural gas, and electric company, providing safe, reliable, and competitively-priced service to more than 907,526 electric and 373,998 natural gas customers in San Antonio and portions of seven adjoining counties.


July 8, 2022 — Keynote Announcement — Dr. Yusuf Mehta, Professor / Graduate Coordinator and Rowan EWB Adviser at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering / Director of Center for Research and Education in Advanced Transportation Engineering Systems (CREATEs) at Rowan University, will be delivering the Smart Mobility Keynote at Digital 360 Summit 2022 on September 6 at 3:30pm. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person.


July 7, 2022 — Speaker Announcement — The Honorable Trey Mendez, Mayor of City of Brownsville, will be speaking on the Smart Cities panel at Digital 360 Summit 2022 on September 6 at 1:30pm. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. The City of Brownsville is going through a major digital and decarbonization transformation that will also create a new space economy in southern Texas and Mexican border. City of Brownsville is a TXST CIEDAR Member.


June 22, 2022 — Keynote Announcement — Dr. John S. Butler, Director of Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs / J. Marion West Chair for Constructive Capitalism in the Graduate School of Business / Professor in the Management Department / Sam Barshop Fellow at The IC2 Institute at UT Austin, will be delivering the New Business Models keynote at Digital 360 Summit 2022 on Sep 8 at 9:15am. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person.


June 15, 2022 — Keynote Announcement — Kathy Kuras, President and CEO of YMCA Austin, will be delivering the sustainability keynote at Digital 360 Summit 2022 on September 6 at 9:45am. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. YMCA’s cause is to strengthen community with the Austin Y committing to elevate quality of life, educate and inspire, and drive community and change. YMCA Austin is a TXST CIEDAR Member.


June 14, 2022 — Speaker Announcement — Dr. Rebecca Davio, Assistant Professor and Director of Institute for Government Innovation at TXST, will be speaking on the Smart Cities & Communities Panel on september 6 at 1:30pm. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Texas State University is one of the fastest grown academic institutions with over 1,800 faculty, 38,000 students, and 5,100 acres of land housing a Campus in San Marcos, a Campus in Round Rick, over 40 traditional labs and 12 TXST CIEDAR Living Labs.


June 13, 2022 — Speaker Announcement — Scott Hinson, Coo of Pecan Street Inc., will speak on the Sensors and Edge Compute Panel on September 8 at 10:30am. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Pecan Street’s mission is to accelerate the transition to clean, low-carbon energy and integrated water management through innovative technology and policy. Our research, data, and technology expertise give researchers, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and impact investors the insight they need to change the world.


May 31, 2022 — Speaker Announcement — Dr. Ziliang Song, Professor and Director of Energy Efficient Computing and Systems Lab at TXST, will be speaking on the Smart Cities & Communities Panel on september 6 at 1:30pm. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Texas State University is one of the fastest grown academic institutions with over 1,800 faculty, 38,000 students, and 5,100 acres of land housing a Campus in San Marcos, a Campus in Round Rick, over 40 traditional labs and 12 TXST CIEDAR Living Labs.


May 30, 2022 — Speaker Announcement for Startup Showcase — Omeed Badkoobeh, CEO of Yotta Energy, will speak at the startup showcase on September 7 from 6pm to 7pm. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Yotta Energy is a renewable energy storage company headquartered in Austin, Texas. Yotta has developed PV-Coupled™ architecture, a smart energy storage solution designed to effortlessly scale with rooftop solar PV projects. Yotta’s technology features advanced thermal management to maintain an optimal working temperature even under extreme outdoor conditions.


May 25, 2022 — Speaker Announcement — Dr. Felipe Gutierrez, Assistant Professor at TXST, will speak on the Smart Water & Wastewater Panel on September 7 at 1:30pm. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Texas State University is one of the fastest grown academic institutions with over 1,800 faculty, 38,000 students, and 5,100 acres of land housing a Campus in San Marcos, a Campus in Round Rick, over 40 traditional labs and 12 TXST CIEDAR Living Labs.


May 24, 2022 — Speaker Announcement — Don Bowden, Founder and Chairman of BuilderPay and BuilderChain, will speak on the Digital Infrastructure Ecosystem Panel on September 7 at 4:00pm. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. BuilderPay is a turnkey service that allows you manage your construction funds, using project task management, quality and safety checklists to facilitate immediate payments to subcontractors and suppliers in an entirely new and easy way. And it works on any phone, tablet, or computer.


May 23, 2022 — Speaker Announcement for Startup Showcase —Don Ward, CEO and Founder of Laundris Corporation, will speak at the startup showcase on September 7 from 6pm to 7pm. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Laundris™ is a B2B commercial laundry services software platform designed to bring efficiency to linen inventory management, providing real-time article tracking, analytics, spoilage, and location status.


May 22, 2022 — Speaker Announcement for Startup Showcase —Dave Duckwitz, CEO of Sensor Industries, will speak at the startup showcase on September 7 from 6pm to 7pm. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Sensor Industries delivers a unique software and hardware solutions that harnesses data that utilizes the Internet of Things to identify and eliminate water waste on a massive scale, saving multi-unit property owners thousands in water utility costs each month.


May 21, 2022 — Speaker Announcement for Startup Showcase — Ethan Baehrend, Founder and CEO of Creative 3D Technologies, will speak at the startup showcase on September 7 from 6pm to 7pm. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Creative 3D Technologies designs and produces disruptive 3D printers. They are focused on the creation of all-in-one solution technology. 3D printers that can encompass the typically separated function of an entire suite of specialty 3D printers, all-in-one, for a fraction of the cost.



May 20, 2022 — Speaker Announcement for Startup Showcase — Panos Moutafis, CEO and Co-Founder of Zenus, Inc., will speak at the startup showcase on September 7 from 6pm to 7pm. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Zenus has built a virtual event analytics platform using AI to collect minute-by-minute insights on how participants react to your content. You can measure live attendee engagement, analyze demographic groups, and compare session performance. The company sales its products to event organizers, exhibitors, and retail brands.


May 19, 2022 — Speaker Announcement — Ryan Naylor, Head of Channel Sales at Everynet, will speak on the Smart Networks & IoT Panel on September 6 at 10:30am. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Everynet has pioneered the concept of #BitsBillionsandCents: digital transformation by connecting the most constrained IoT devices at massive scale and for ultra-low cost. Everynet delivers a Global LoRaWAN network to its clients. Everynet is a TXST CIEDAR Member.


May 18, 2022 — Speaker Announcement — Ryan Gerbrandt , Chie Operating Officer at Anterix, will speak will speak on the Smart Networks & IoT Panel on September 6 at 10:30am. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Anterix delivers the broadband spectrum for building smart infrastructure, smart utilities and smart cities in the US. Anterix (NASDAQ: ATEX) is focused on empowering the modernization of critical infrastructure and enterprise businesses by enabling private broadband connectivity. Anterix is a TXST CIEDAR Member.


May 17, 2022 — Speaker Announcement — John Shubin, Director of Sales at ADRF, will speak on the Smart Networks & IoT Panel on September 6 at 10:30am. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. ADRF is the leading Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of in-building wireless solutions that ensure reliable connectivity in venues of any size, shape and location. Established in 1999 in Burbank, CA, ADRF prides itself on having a customer-centric focus, designing solutions that meet each customer’s unique needs, while providing a pathway to scale for the future. Today, we serve some of the world’s leading enterprises, system integrators, public safety entities, neutral host operators, and wireless service providers.


May 16, 2022 — Speaker Announcement — Jonathan Van, VP of Business Development & Innovation at Element8, will speak at the Smart Networks & IoT Panel on September 6 at 10:30am. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Element8’s mission is to connect people with the information of the world, with ease. Through a revolutionary experience, Element8 promotes poverty reduction, learning, remote work, communication, entertainment, and access to all services for daily life in the digital age. Element 8 is a TXST CIEDAR Member.


May 15, 2022 — Speaker Announcement — Richard Skrinde, CEO and Founder of GridPathway, will speak on the Sensors & Edge Computing Panel on September 8 at 10:30am. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. GridPathway is a startup focus on building the next generation software control tools with open standards to interconnect the Utility Smart Grid with the Customer-owned Distributed Energy Resource Assets. Richard Skrinde is a TXST CIEDAR Ambassador.

May 14, 2022 — Speaker Announcement — Al Berkeley, Former President and Vice Chairman of NASDAQ and Former Director and Chairman of XBRL US, will speak on the Digital Infrastructure Ecosystem Panel on September 7 at 4pm. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. The Nasdaq Stock Market is an American stock exchange based in New York City. It is ranked second on the list of stock exchanges by market capitalization of shares traded, behind the New York Stock Exchange. XBRL US is a not-for-profit organization supporting the implementation of digital business reporting standards through the development of taxonomies for use by U.S. public and private sectors, with a goal of interoperability between sectors, and by promoting XBRL adoption through marketplace collaboration.


May 13, 2022 — Keynote Announcement — Jan Rippingale, CEO of Blu Banyan, will deliver the Digital Infrastructure Ecosystem Keynote on September 7 at 3:30pm. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Blu Banyan delivers Cloud-Based Solutions for you to easily stay on top of labor costs, change orders, project timelines, accounts receivables and payables, inventory status, purchase orders, work orders, and much more.


May 12. 2022 — Moderator Announcement — K. Dixon Wright, SVP of Surety at USI Insurance Services, will moderate the Digital Infrastructure Ecosystem Panel on September 7 at 4pm. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. USI is one of the largest insurance brokerage and consulting firms in the world, delivering property and casualty, employee benefits, personal risk, program and retirement solutions to large risk management clients, middle market companies, smaller firms and individuals.


May 11, 2022 — Keynote Announcement — Hope Shimabuku, Regional Director at Texas Regional US Patent and Trademark Office, will be delivering the Patent and Trademark Keynote on September 7 at 9:15am. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks. In doing this, the USPTO fulfills the mandate of Article I, Section 8, Clause 8, of the Constitution that the legislative branch “promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.


May 10, 2022 — Keynote Announcement — Jordan Crenshaw, Vice President of US Chamber of Commerce Technology Engagement Center, will be delivering the Industry 4.0 keynote at Digital 360 Summit 2022 on September 6 at 9:30am. The event will be held at the JW Marriott downtown Austin TX. We expect 600 people in-person. Since its founding, the U.S. Chamber has advocated for policies that help businesses create jobs and grow our economy. Today, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization.