This year’s Wireless West Conference has come and gone. People traveled from all over to the gorgeous desert of Scottsdale, Arizona to participate in three days of education from thought leaders, expert analysts, networking opportunities and much, much more. Md7 was also on hand and if you didn’t have the pleasure of attending yourself, we just wanted to take the opportunity to quickly catch you up on all that you missed.
Md7 made sure that the event got started off on the best foot possible by way of a “Welcome Reception Party” that we hosted. Not only did we get the chance to rub elbows with hundreds of people from the wireless industry, but the food and drinks were great, and there was a Mariachi band to help set the tone for everything that followed.
AI/AR Panel Discussion
Perhaps the most informative attraction of this year’s conference was a fascinating panel discussion on artificial intelligence and augmented reality. While this wasn’t explicitly an Md7 presentation, our representatives were there in full force on the panel to give their thoughts on possibly one of the most important tech trends in the wireless industry to come along in a generation. Others were also present, including those representing everything from drone technology to laser scanners (for mapping) and more.
5G Labor Issues
The overwhelming agreement from people in attendance at the conference – something that was also echoed during the panel discussion – was that the infrastructure industry is simply not ready for the impending 5G revolution we are about to go through. This is due in no small part to a labor shortage – there simply aren’t enough people available to fill the jobs needed to get the work done that 5G will require.
Md7 is just one of the many examples of a company that is trying to use technology to solve this problem. During the AI/AR discussion we talked about our new tool, Contract Analyzer to read and sort lease data and the Scout Mobile App, which allows wireless carriers to work “smarter, not harder” in terms of 5G preparation – all without having to add more people to their teams.
All told, this year’s Wireless West Conference was truly an unforgettable experience – and we’re already looking forward to next year.