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Interview with Tony Flath

by | Mar 18, 2020 | Interviews,

Tony Flath

Tony Flath

Enterprise Account Executive at Shaw Communications

Key Topics:Emerging Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Big Data, Analytics, Cloud, Cybersecurity
Location:Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Driven by passion and curiosity I’ve always been interested in technology, especially emerging technology. I was fortunate to have been an early adopter of cloud computing and have been staying on the cutting edge of technology throughout my career. With passion and a voice technology I turned to social media to get my message out there and along came @TmanSpeaks on Twitter and now across social. Over the last few years, I have made a pivot to video and podcast content creation. I actively vlog and just last December setup a new podcast, “The Wave of Change”.

How did you get to become an expert in your key topics?

I’ve worked in the Telecom space while at the same time have developed my Emerging Tech knowledge. I’ve gone through professional development and change becoming much more aware and familiar about AI, Cloud evolution, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Analytics, & Automation. I work in telecommunications & technology. My social media influencer work and travels have introduced me to so many amazing people with oddly a lot of them being PhDs in AI & Data Science and Computer Engineers, I’ve learned a tremendous amount from these individuals.

What topic areas are you most passionate about?

Emerging Technologies, Cloud growth and evolution, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Big Data, AI, Automation, & Blockchain

Which influencers influence you within those key topics?

Jo Peterson for Cloud, Michael Fisher for Cybersecurity, Bill Schmarzo for AI Analytics, Emerging Tech, IoT, Automation

Outside of your key topics what other topics are you interested in?

I follow The Rock, Mark Wahlberg, I’ve been watching Dan Pena, Bill Gates is doing amazing this. Will I Am, who is all over AI.

How would you describe your offline influence?

I work a day job in telecom and tech sales, I work with the latest third wave telecom solutions to help meet customer busy needs. One of my areas of expertise is in Data Centre and Cloud Computing Services where I take a consultative approach with organizations getting an understanding of their business drivers and approach. In my consulting practice, I have always taken the approach of what’s best for the customer by understanding where they are at today and where they want to be tomorrow. And further to this, I take a Challenger Approach to challenge current design and challenge their willingness to make tough changes to better adapt and utilize technology.

If a brand wanted to work with you, what offline/online activities would you be most interested in?

Podcasts, Speaking Opportunities, Product Innovation, Video Interviews

What’s your best source of information for getting ahead of a story?

Do your research and investigate, listen to what’s being said not what you think is being said.

Which non-paid activities would you be keen to take part in if the opportunity raised your profile or delivered value to your audience?

  • Provide a quote for content or news article
  • Share / create a social post
  • Speak at or attend an event
  • Participate in online chat (e.g. Twitter chat, Crowdchat, Google Hangout)
  • Create video content

What are your passions outside of work?

My wife Tracey and I love the NFL, my teams The Bear and hers is the Seahawks. I also am a home renovation guy and try to stay active.

What brands have you worked with?

IBM Cloud, Microsoft Canada, Oracle, IDG Tech, Mica Energies and The Keenfolks

What businesses / organisations are you affiliated to?

Influencer Advisor with The Keenfolks, Influencer Advisor with IDG Influencer Network, Day job – Enterprise Account Executive, Shaw Communications

What would be the best way for a brand to contact you?

Email at