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Thanks for a great 2022 TFI Technology Conference

Thank you keynote, speakers, and attendees for making the 17th Annual TFI Conference a great success! Links to presentation slides, videos, and bios are all on the 2022 conference page. All the videos are also online on our TFI Youtube Channel.

And thank you again 2022 TFI Technology Conference Sponsors:

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And Alliance Partner:  Leadership Mindset - Highway font w check r 215x102t  

We appreciate everyone involvement for making this yet another successful TFI Technology Conference!

2022 TFI Team!

Final Reminder – TFI Conference Starts today! Jan 20-21, 2022, 1-5pm (networking 1/2 hr before and after)

Final Reminder! Our 17th annual TFI Technology Conference, STARTS TODAY! Thurs & Fri, Jan. 20-21, 1-5 pm CST. (Networking 1/2 hour before and after.) It’s not too late to register! Assessors come free.
We are pleased to welcome our Keynotes and Guest Speakers:
– Broadband Keynote: Alan Breznick, Light Reading
– Broadband Moderator: Jeff Binkley, Ryan
– Policy Update: Mike Wilson, CostQuest Associates
– Economic Update: Michael A. Sadler, Ph.D., University of Texas
– Wireless Keynote: Iain Gillott, President, iGR Communications
– Wireless Moderator: Ruben Miranda, Kroll
– Technology Update: August (Augie) Grant, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
– Technology Forecasts: Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D., TFI and Ray Hodges, TFI.
Please see conference page for the full schedule, slides (we’ll update when we get them), and other information.
We’re looking forward to a another great conference! Assessors attend free!  Don’t miss out – Register now!  

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

Information Packet for Attendees (PDF coming soon)

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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Alliance Partner

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
Broadband ModeratorJeff Binkley, Ryan
2:00 ‐ 2:30          Discussion Session
2:30 ‐ 3:30          Policy Update 
Mike Wilson, 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 
Wireless Moderator: Ruben Miranda, Kroll
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 2022 Conference Team: Larry, Helen Mary, Ray, John, Carrie, Maddie

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