Dallas’ fourth annual Digital Fight Club pulled out all the stops this year as two technology gurus were pitted against each other in five rounds of “fights” to talk out a topic. Some of DFW’s most established experts battled it out—see who was there.
And for a fight recap, go here.
Photos by Michael Samples.
Attendees and fighters networked in the Granada Theater’s lobby before the theater doors opened.
Digital Fight Club founder and host for the evening, Michael Pratt was the first to take the stage.
DHD FIlms’ Hussain Manjee presented a short video explaining its DHD Giga platform. While the audience watched the video, they were photographed from the stage for the platform.
DHD Films’ Hussain Manjee kicked off the fights with a classic, “Let’s get ready to rumble!”
Andrew Hopkins of Industry X.0 at Accenture was Head Referee for the evening.
Innovation Calling Podcast co-host Syya Yasotornrat was one of the four Fight Referees.
Capital Factory founder and CEO Joshua Baer was one of the four Fight Referees.
7-Eleven’s VP of Product Management, Tarang Sethia, was one of the four Fight Referees.
Fight No. 1 is intruduced: Public Transport Technology: Taming the Wild West.
TheMap.net founder Robert Mundinger takes the stage for Fight No. 1.
TheMap.net founder Robert Mundinger gives his initial argument in Fight No. 1, Public Transport Technology: Taming the Wild West.
Steven Duong, AECOM’s VP of Design & Planning, presents his case in Fight No. 1, Public Transport Technology: Taming the Wild West.
The Fight No. 1 participants wait on stage as the audience votes on the winner.
Robert Mundinger is declared the winner of Fight No. 1.
Fight No. 2 is introduced: Secure Me: Digital Safety across the Ecosystem.
Plymouth AI’s Stephen Ellis makes his case in Fight No. 2, Secure Me: Digital Safety Across the Ecosystem.
Thru CEO Lee Harrison makes his presentation in Fight No. 2, Secure Me: Digital Safety Across the Ecosystem.
Fight No. 3 is introduced: Silence: To Digitally Disconnect or Not
Jennifer Zientz from the Center for Brain Health makes her case in Fight No. 3, Silence: To Digitally Disconnect or Not.
Michelle Adams, president of Marketing Brainology, gives her argument in Fight No. 3, Silence: To Digitally Disconnect or Not. This was the first fight between two women in the history of Digital Fight Club.
Jennifer Zientz was voted the winner of Fight No. 3.
Fight No. 4 is introduced: Synthetic Reality: Does real even matter?
Farrukh Malik and Steve Nix execute a spirited chest bump before their fight.
Roomored CEO Farrukh Malik makes his case in Fight No. 4, Synthetic Reality: Does real even matter?
ForwardXP CEO Steve Nix makes his initial argument in Fight No. 4, Synthetic Reality: Does real even matter?
Digital Fight Club sold out the Granada Theater for this year’s event.
Fight No. 5 is introduced: Get to Know Me: Data, Personalization & Privacy.
Mike Orren joins Andy Chen on the stage for Fight No. 5, Get to Know Me: Data, Personalization & Privacy.
Mike Orren, chief product officer at Belo/DMN, makes his presentation for Fight No. 5.
Andy Chen of +1 Labs makes his case in Fight No. 5.
Fight No. 5: Get to Know Me: Data, Personalization & Privacy
No hard feelings: MIke Orren and Andy Chen exchange pats on the back after Fight No. 5.
Andy Chen is voted the winner of Fight No. 5.
Michael Pratt closes the event.
Find Your Face @DFC2019
Want to find your face in the crowd? Check out the GigaPixel 360-degree photo. And, if you tag yourself in the photo by midnight on Friday, Aug. 30, you may win the vintage ’80s Mortal Kombat arcade that was at the event. Go here for how that works:
Take a (Much) Closer Look at Digital Fight Club 2019 with DHD Films’ Gigapixel Photos
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