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TEMIA 2018 March Meeting Nashville, TN

TEMIA will meet in Nashville Tennessee April 2-4 2018. The meeting theme is: “Managing in the Age of Disruption.” Attendees will arrive Monday, April 2 by 5 PM. We will leave the hotel at 5:30 PM for an evening of fun activities at Pinewood Social. The meeting will officially start on Tuesday morning followed by a networking dinner and cocktails on Tuesday evening. Wednesday will include members voting on the Partnership Achievement Award, Bill Quality Coalition, Ethics, TEMIA Executive Board Elections and more.the meeting will break at 12 noon. Wednesday afternoon there will be a networking activity near the hotel. We are working to confirm some fun Nashville activities with country music and a trip to a nearby distillery. Our agenda includes time for networking.

The meeting theme is: “Managing in the Age of Disruption.” Speakers will address:
• What areas are likely to disrupt our market?
• Ways to profit from disruption and partner with emerging players to increase profits.

Areas of focus shall include, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, IoT, Privacy Management, GDPR, SDWAN, Device Recycling, Cloud. Re-selling carrier services and more. The meeting format will include speakers, panel discussions, roundtables, break-outs  and more.

Artificial Intelligence and Its Future Impact on Business

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Although we often hear about them, artificial intelligences are rather misunderstood by the majority of people. Let us try and explain what they are and where they come from. The idea of an artificial intelligence was first presented by a team of American scientists in 1956 during the Dartmouth Summer Research Project on Artificial Intelligence [wikipedia].

Two main points came out of this presentation: First, it was believed that computers would eventually come to think autonomously, as humans do, and that they would be able to solve problems just as, if not more efficiently. This is in fact what was first referred to as artificial intelligence. Second, the creation of a functional artificial intelligence would be relatively simple; according to the team, such a project would take the summer to a dozen scientists.

Whereas the optimism of these scientists was less than realistic, we must still commend their work and recognize that, as a result of said work, immeasurable advances have been made in the field.

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