Phil Emer

Phil Emer

Director, Technology Planning & Policy
The Friday Institute

Phil Emer has spent more than 23 years working at the intersections of data communications, research, academia and business – splitting time between the public and private sectors. In the private sector Phil worked as an engineer with IBM, as a technology executive with venture-backed Carolina Broadband and as a technology director with not for profit MCNC. In the public sector Phil directed voice, video, and data communications at NC State University and served as Director of Technology with the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. Phil serves as Director of Technology with The Preiss Company - where he leads Internet, video and next generation technology integration across the portfolio of student housing properties. Phil earned a B.S. in electrical engineering at Virginia Tech in 1989 and an M.S. in computer engineering at NC State University in 1994.

About The Preiss Company The Preiss Company ( is currently the 8th largest owner and manager of student housing in the country and the largest woman-owned student housing owner and provider in the nation.

April 8-11, 2019

Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas

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  Unique Opportunity to Network with Broadband Systems Operators*
*Includes Telcos - Private, CLECs, ILECs; Cable Operators; Wireless Broadband Operators, Property Managers, Developers, Owners, REITs, Universities, Colleges
  Equipment Manufacturers, Suppliers, Distributors 17%
  Government/Legal 12%
  Consultants, Contractors 10%
  System Installers, Service Providers 8%
  Financial Advisers, Institutions, Investors 3%

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