This week more than 1,000 business and technology professionals will be headed to Irving to learn about the latest trend in tech and innovation. Also, Mark Cuban’s private messaging app users from across the nation and beyond will get together to meet each other. Also, the anticipated lawsuit gets filed after a trade association comprising AT&T speaks out against the Federal Communications Commission‘s net neutrality rules.
Take a look at the five things you should know this week.
- The Irving Convention Center will host the fifth annual InnoTech Dallas, a technology and innovation conference, on Thursday that will feature speakers including Jackie Kimzey, general partner of Sevin Rosen Funds and Cricket Liu, chief infrastructure officer of Infoblox. The event will include a Women in Tech Summit featuring Valerie Freeman, founder and CEO of Imprimis Group; Michelle Miller of Verizon Wireless; Jerrie Katz of AT&T; and Kris Singleton, chief information officer of Omni Hotels & Resorts.
- Cyber Dust users from across the nation are expected to meet up at Alto 211 at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The event is expected to draw more than 400 people who use the mobile application created by Mark Cuban. The application allows users to send messages and media without leaving a digital footprint, as messages disappear after being read.
- The U.S. Telecommunications Association, which comprises AT&T (NYSE: T), filed a lawsuit Monday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for District of Colombia challenging the Federal Communication’s Commission’s rules on net neutrality. The association had filed a similar lawsuit in March, which served as a placeholder until the FCC’s rules hit the federal register. The rules hit the register over the weekend, a spokesperson for the association told me, prompting the association to file the challenge. Read more about the issue here.
- PricewaterhouseCoopers will host its Texas Innovation Leaders Forum titled Yesterday’s Innovation Lessons, Tommorow’s Next Big Things on Thursday. The forum is slated from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Nasher Sculpture Center and will feature Volker Staack, partner at Stategy&; Gabriella Draney, CEO of Tech Wildcatters, and representatives from Texas Instruments’ Kilby Labs.
- The Metroplex Technology Business Council will host a tech industry luncheon titled State Farm IT: Using technology to be there for our customers. The event, slated to begin at 11:15 a.m. at Prestonwood Country Club, will feature Ashley Pettit, vice president of systems at State Farm. Pettit will cover topics including industry disruptions, changing expectations of customers, primary challenges for IT, education regarding State Farm’s IT shop and future opportunities
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