Happy New Year from TFI!

We wish you a very happy, healthy, and prosperous year!  

Our 17th annual TFI Technology Conference, is coming up fast – January 20-21, 2022, 1-5 pm CST. We are looking forward to another great conference! Please see our 2022 conference page for full schedule and list of speakers. And special thanks to our 2022 corporate sponsors Costquest, Kroll, and Ryan, as well as Carrie Vanston (Leadership Mindset Success System).

The conference covers the latest trends and developments impacting communications and asset valuation. In addition, there’ll be opportunities for networking the 1/2 hour before and after. We hope you’ll join us online soon!

The conference is all online again for 2022. Assessors attend free! Register now

17th Annual TFI Technology Conference – Jan 21-22

17th Annual TFI Technology Conference
January 21-22, 2021 Online via Zoom

VideosSlides, and Speaker Bios will be added and linked below in the Conference Schedule. Videos from past Conferences can also be viewed on our YouTube channel.

Thank you 2022 TFI Technology Conference Sponsors:

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2022 Schedule

THURSDAY JANUARY 20, 2022 (Central Time)

12:30 ‐ 1:00        Zoom opens for Networking
1:00 ‐ 2:00          Broadband Keynote – HFC and FTTH Advancements: What and what for?
                               Alan Breznick, Practice Leader, Cable/Video, Light Reading
2:00 ‐ 2:30          Discussion Session
2:30 ‐ 3:30          Policy Update 
                               – Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF)
                               – Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill
                               – Broadband DATA Act 
                               – Other federal & state broadband funding efforts
                               CostQuest Associates
3:30 ‐ 4:30           Economic Update
                                Michael A. Sadler, Ph.D., Department of Economics, Department of Finance,
                                McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin
4:30 ‐ 5:00           Discussion Session
5:00 ‐ 5:30           Virtual Reception & Networking

Friday January 21, 2022 (Central Time)
12:30 ‐ 1:00         Zoom Opens for Networking
1:00 ‐ 2:00            TFI Forecasts Update
                                 Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D.
, Conference Director, President, TFI
                                 Ray Hodges, Senior Consultant, Technology Futures, Inc.
2:00-3:00             Wireless Keynote
                                 Iain Gillott
, President, iGR 
3:00 ‐ 3:30           Discussion Session
3:30 ‐ 4:30           Communications Technology Update
                                August (Augie) Grant, Ph.D.
, Professor, School of Journalism and Mass
                                Communications, University of South Carolina; Co‐Editor, Communications                                Technology Update and Fundamentals
4:30 ‐ 5:00           Discussion Session
5:00 ‐ 5:30           Virtual Reception & Networking

TFI Team: Larry, Helen Mary, Ray, John, Carrie

Contact Helen Mary Marek,at hmvmarek@tfi.com or (512) 512-914-8038 if you have any questions or problems accessing the videos or slides. 

TFI Technology Conference – Just 4 1/2 weeks away!

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It’s only 4 1/2 weeks until our 17th annual TFI Technology Conference, January 20-21, 2022, 1-5 pm CST. (networking 1/2 hour before and after)

We are looking forward to a another great conference! Please see conference page for full schedule and list of speakers. The conference is all online again for 2022. Assessors attend free!

Register now! The conference covers the latest trends and developments impacting communications and asset valuation. In addition, there’ll be opportunities for networking the 1/2 hour before and after.

Although we can’t be there in person, there is still a lot to talk about — 5G and 6G, the impact of COVID-19, RDOF, the economy — to name a few! We have an exciting lineup and we look forward to seeing you in January!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tfi-technology-conference-jan-2022-online-tickets-207523176407

CostQuest Providing Broadband Policy Update for TFI Technology Conference

We are happy to announce that CostQuest Associates will provide the Broadband Policy Update for our TFI Technology Conference, January 20-21, 2022, 1-5 pm CST. They will cover:

  • Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF)
  • Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill
  • Broadband DATA Act
  • Other federal and state broadband funding efforts

CostQuest was just awarded the FCC contract to provide the locational data upon which providers will report internet access availability nationwide under the Broadband DATA Act.

Congratulations to our long-time friends at CostQuest on this big win!

Please see the 2022 Conference page for full schedule and list of speakers. The conference is all online again for 2022. Assessors attend free! 

The conference covers the latest trends and developments impacting communications and asset valuation. In addition, there’ll  be opportunities for networking the 1/2 hour before and after. We hope you’ll join us online January!

Schedule is coming together for the 2022 TFI Technology Conference!

Jan 20-21, 2022 – Online
We are delighted to announce that Alan Breznick will be our Broadband Keynote for the TFI Technology Conference  coming up January 20-21, 2022, 1-5 pm CST. Alan is Cable/Video Practice Leader at Light Reading, the leader in news, analysis and insight for the global communications industry. He will be presenting “HFC and FTTH Advancements: What and What For?”   The conference is all online again for 2022. Assessors attend free!  
We’re delighted to announce that long-time favorite Iain Gillott will be speaking at [TFI Conference]. He is replacing Jefferey Andrews who has had to drop out as Wireless Keynote. Iain is a super engaging speaker and we are lucky he was able to step up on short notice! And hopefully Jeff can make it for 2023!
Also returning are Dr. Michael A. Sadler. from the University of Texas and Dr. August (Augie) Grant, Ph.D., from the University of South Carolina sharing their economic and communication technology updates and forecasts.   Conference Director Dr. Lawrence K. Vanston and Ray Hodges, both of Technology Futures, Inc., will also provide the latest communication updates from TFI research.   We’ll be announcing our Policy Keynote soon.  
The conference covers the latest trends and developments impacting communications and asset valuation. In addition, there’ll  be opportunities for networking the 1/2 hour before and after.   We hope you’ll join us online in January!

Visit the 2021 TFI Technology Conference Page for more information. Or click the button below to register now.

Register now for the 2022 TFI Technology Conference!

Jan 20-21, 2022 – Online

Our upcoming TFI Technology Conference is coming up quick – and we’ll be online once again! Join us January 20-21, 2022, 1-5 pm CST for a stellar group of speakers sharing the latest trends and developments impacting communications and asset valuation. In addition, there’ll  be opportunities for networking the 1/2 hour before and after!

Update from original post: We’re delighted to announce that long-time favorite Iain Gillott will be speaking at [TFI Conference]. He is replacing Jefferey Andrews who has had to drop out as Wireless Keynote. Iain is a super engaging speaker and we are lucky he was able to step up on short notice! And hopefully Jeff can make it for 2023!

Dr. Michael A. Sadler. from the University of Texas and Dr. August (Augie) Grant, Ph.D., from the University of South Carolina are also returning. And of course, Conference Director, Dr. Lawrence K. Vanston and Ray Hodges, both of Technology Futures, Inc. will be there keeping things moving and shaking!  We’ll be announcing our Policy and Broadband Keynotes soon.

Visit the 2021 TFI Technology Conference Page for more information. Or click the button below to register now.

We hope you’ll join us online in January!

TFI Technology Conference – Jan 21-22, 2021 – 1-5 pm CST

Happy New Year! Want a great way to bring in the New Year? Our 16th Annual TFI Technology Conference is just two weeks away – Thursday and Friday, January 21-22, 1-5 pm CST. And this year it’s online so no worry about travel or lodging!

The prices are also fabulous, including FREE admission for assessors and just $245 for everyone else. Check out our stellar lineup of speakers below. And no worries, we’ll also have time to discuss and network, too! 

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to learn about and share the latest trends and developments impacting communications and asset valuation! 

Keynotes Include:

Broadband Keynote
Jeff Baumgartner Senior Editor, Light Reading

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Wireless Keynote:
Iain Gillott, President, iGR

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Policy Keynote
Blair Levin, Non-resident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

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Regulars providing the communication technology, economic, and forecasting updates include:

Economic Update
Michael A. Sadler, Ph.D. Department of Economics, Department of Finance, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin

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TFI Forecasts Update

Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D.
Conference Director President, Technology Futures, Inc.

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TFI Forecasts Update
Ray Hodges
Senior Consultant Technology Futures, Inc.

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Communications Technology Update
August (Augie) Grant, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of South Carolina;
Co-Editor, Communications Technology Update and Fundamentals

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The program is more streamlined this year, but we’ll still have plenty of time for discussions as well!

Technical details for the conference are pending, but you can register now. The industry/consultant fee is $245. Assessors can attend free of charge, but are encouraged to register early.

Although we can’t be there in person, there is still a lot to talk about — 5G, the impact of COVID-19, RDOF, the economy — to name a few! We have an exciting lineup and it will be great to connect with everyone, including you! We are looking forward to “seeing” you soon!

The TFI Team
John, Larry, Carrie,
Helen Mary, Ray

2020 TFI Technology Conference Videos, Slides, and Photos

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Thank you to everyone who made the 15th Annual TFI Technology Conference, January 23-24, 2020 in Austin, Texas such a roaring success! See below for conference videos, slides, and photos.

This year’s videos, as well as videos from the 2017-2019 sessions, can also be viewed on our YouTube Channel.

Links to 2014-2020 videos, slides, and photos can be found on the conference pages on this site listed on the red bar at top of the home page.

A special thank you to our panelists, speakers, and keynotes.

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And we couldn’t have done it without our generous sponsors, Duff & Phelps, CostQuest, and Maura’s Voice.

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Warm regards,
The TFI Team

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Ray, Carrie, Helen Mary, Larry
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TFI Technology Conference – Jan 23-24, 2020

Great News! We’ve set the dates for the 15th Annual TFI Technology Conference for Jan 23-24, 2020 in exciting downtown Austin. Please mark your calendars!

Industry thought-leaders and professionals gather once again to share the latest trends and developments impacting communications and asset valuation.

Stay tuned as we schedule keynotes, speakers, and panelists for the 2020 TFI Technology Conference. Visit our 2019 conference page to see the schedule and list of impressive speakers from our most recent conference in January 2019.

We hope to see you in January 2020!

The TFI Team

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