IEEE ComSoc/SP and EMBS/Computer Joint Chapters - Austin, Celebrate the beginning of 2019 with a presentation on “Collaborative Technologies Trends”


IEEE  Austin ComSoc & SP and  EMBS & Computer Joint Chapters 

IEEE CTS Austin ComSoc & Signal Processing Joint Chapter and EMBS & Computer Joint chapter 

is ushering the new year with a special topic on key trends in 2019



Topic: “Collaborative Technologies Trends”



Fawzi Behmann   

       President, TelNet Management Consulting Inc.,

           IEEE Vice Chair ComSoc NA



Collaborative Technologies Trends”

Clearly we have witnessed market growth in both technology penetration and use cases. This was evident in the introduction of IoT, blockchain, virtualization, analytics and where 5G roadmap is moving beyond lab trials into early pre-commercial trials.

We have for the first time start see activities with drones,  wearables, tattoo and nanotechnology, quantum computing and others. We also have witnessed many accounts were compromised because of challenges from hackers.

What kinds of trends can we anticipate in 2019, what impact would such collaborative technology have as an impact?

Would we see a new class of impactful services?

Would these produce what is called a smart community/city? 

Fawzi Behmann will address these topical challenges and highlights an agenda for IEEE Austin 2019



Fawzi Behmann,

President, TelNet Management Consulting, Inc.

Vice-Chair and DL, IEEE NA Communications Society


Fawzi is a visionary, thought leader, author, and entrepreneur in technology positioning, advancing the adoption serving key markets.

Fawzi was the architect in developing telecom network management, defined product releases for network multi service edge, and he promoted SoC Multi-core-Multi-engine for semiconductor embedded systems in both US and Canada.

Fawzi is passionate about technology automation and has founded TelNet Management Consulting Inc. in 2009 offering professional services in the areas of technology trends,  IoT/AI/5G technology positioning, and smart networking solutions development for key markets such as healthcare, mobility, energy, public safety and smart cities.

 Fawzi has several publications and co-authored a new book on the subject of future IoT “Collaborative Internet of Things for Future Smart Connected Life and Business “ published by Wiley.

Fawzi has been a keynote & distinguished Lecturer at several domestic and international conferences.

 Fawzi is a senior member of IEEE and is currently a vice chair for IEEE ComSoc North America, and board member of Austin CityUp. Fawzi is currently chair of IEEE Central Texas and Region 5 Committee chair of conferences. Fawzi was a recipient of several awards from Industry and IEEE.  Most recent is 2017 IEEE Communications Society Chapter of the Year award and IEEE USA Regional Leadership Award.

 Fawzi holds a Bachelor of Science with honors and distinction from Concordia University, Montreal; Masters in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, Ontario and Executive MBA from Queen’s University, Ontario Canada.

 Core competencies include strategic planning, technology positioning, product management, solution development and GOTO market. 



Free Food/Snacks and Beverage



For any questions/details, please email

Chair  ComSoc/SP and EMBS/CS Austin Chapters


  Date and Time




  • 9505 Arboretum
  • Austin, Texas
  • United States 78729
  • Building: AT&T Labs
  • Room Number: #220
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  • Starts 28 December 2018 05:45 PM
  • Ends 24 January 2019 04:00 PM
  • All times are US/Central
  • No Admission Charge
  • Register



  • 6:00 - 6:20 PM Networking Meet and Greet
  • 6:20 - 6:30 PM Introduction
  • 6:30 - 7:30 PM Feature presentation 
  • 7:30 - 8:00 PM Q/A, Networking
  • 8:00 - 8:30 PM Networking