TFI Conference Early Bird Extended to Friday 12/16 + Hotel Info

img_6797We know this season is super busy, so we are happy to extend our Early Bird Rates for the TFI Communications Technology & Asset Valuation Conference until Friday, December 16! Please register now.

Be sure to check out the TFI Conference website for a complete list of our distinguished keynotes, guest speakers, and panelists, as well as the full schedule!

textAlso, please make your hotel reservations ASAP! We still have a limited number of nice studio suites available for $249 per night (cut off is January 4 or when block is full).

We hope to see you in Austin in January!

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Warm regards,
Larry Vanston and the TFI Team

TFI Communications Tech & Asset Val Conference — Agenda, Keynotes, Speakers & Panelists — Jan 26-27, 2017

The top conference in the country for sharing the latest trends, developments, and opportunities impacting communications and asset valuation just keeps getting better! Please see below for Guest Speakers, Panelists, and Agenda. Don’t miss our early bird rates! Register now for the 12th Annual TFI Communications Technology & Asset Valuation Conference Jan. 26-27, 2017 in downtown Austin.

AGENDA with Keynotes, Speakers, and Panelists: 

TRANSFORMATIVE TECHNOLOGIES

“The New Transformative Technologies”vanston-larry-3
– Lawrence Vanston, Conference Director, President, TFI

 

“SDN/NFV, A Transformed Network for a Transformed World”
– Speaker TBA

“IoT Security or Lack Thereof – Constraint or Showstopper?”dub-dublin-sm-4
– Dub Dublin, CEO, Dublinvention LLC

 

 

byron-reese-smallTHOUGHTLEADER: “An Interview with Byron Reese, Publisher of Gigaom”

– Byron Reese, Author, Futurist, Entrepreneur, Technologist
CEO/Publisher,
Gigaom; CEO, Knowingly
– Carrie Vanston, Lead, Corporate Cultures that Rock (Interviewer)

 

WIRELESS

KEYNOTE: “From Here to 5G”iain-gillott-2016-sm
– Iain Gillott, President & Founder, iGR (iGillottResearch, Inc.)

 

 

Wireless Industry Panel
– Gary Wiggins, Executive Director, Property Tax, AT&T
– Jim Dombrowski, Manager Property Tax, Verizon
– David Schneider, Ernst & Young Contractor for Sprint
– Stephen Yergeau, Director, Property Taxes, T-Mobile

TFI Wireless Forecast Update
– Ray Hodges, Senior Consultant, TFI

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TRANSFORMATIVE TECHNOLOGIES (Continued from morning)

kristen-grauman-smKEYNOTE: “Computer Vision – Welcome Our Newest Consumer of
Video and Bandwidth”
– Kristen Grauman, Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin

 

BROADBAND & VIDEO

“TFI Broadband/Video Forecast Update”
– Lawrence Vanston, Conference Director, President, TFI

“Communication Technology Update”augie
– August (Augie) Grant, Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of South Carolina; Co-Editor, Communications Technology Update and Fundamentals

 

“The Post Millennials and their Impact on Communications”ShutterBug Headshots Austin TX
– Anne Boysen, President & Founder, After the Millennials

 

“Virtual and Augmented Reality: Games, Shows, and Apps”
– Speaker TBA

Broadband Industry Panel
– Christian Altenburger, Manager, Property Tax, Comcast
– Joel Rubensohn, Senior Tax Manager, Cox Enterprises
– Robert Strong, Tax Director, AT&T
– Jim Dombrowski, Manager, Property Tax, Verizon
– Steven Ingram, Manager, Property Tax, CenturyLink

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“Communicating about Technology Change: Five Keys for Success”carrie-vanston-3-11-16-good-smaller
– Carrie Vanston, Lead, Corporate Cultures that Rock

 

Don’t miss out! Take advantage of our Early-Bird Rate for General Admission and Assessors/Government/Academia for this Outstanding Event!

Welcome Dr. Kristen Grauman, Dept of Computer Science at UT, to TFI Communications & Assets Conference in Austin, Jan 26-27 2017

kristen-grauman-croppedWe are pleased to announce Dr. Kristen Grauman, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin as our Transformative Technologies Keynote at the 12th Annual TFI Communications Technology & Asset Valuation Conference Jan. 26-27, 2017 in downtown Austin.

An expert in Artificial Intelligence, Professor Grauman studies how computers process, interpret, and act on visual data, including video. This puts her at the center of so many of the technologies that will impact the communications industry: autonomous vehicles, drones, robots, augmented reality, IoT, cognitive computers, etc. Who knows, there may come a day when computers consume more video than people do, meaning even more bandwidth demand for our networks to cope with.

Professor Grauman has an amazing resume.

Professor Grauman leads the Computer Vision Group in the Department of Computer Science at UT-Austin. She received her Ph.D. from MIT in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in 2006. Her research in computer vision and machine learning focuses on visual search and object recognition.

She is an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow and Microsoft Research New Faculty Fellow, a recipient of NSF CAREER and ONR Young Investigator awards, the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award from the University of Texas System, the Computers and Thought Award from the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, and a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.  She serves on the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Computer Vision and as an Associate Editor in Chief for the Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence.

We are honored and excited to have her participating in our program!

Welcome Leading Futurist/Technologist/Author, Byron Reese, to TFI Communications & Assets Conference in Austin, Jan 26-27 2017

byron-reese-cropped Great News! Award-winning Author, Futurist, Entrepreneur, Technologist, and Publisher of Gigaom, Byron Reese will join us for our 12th Annual TFI Communications Technology & Asset Valuation Conference, Jan. 26-27, 2017 in downtown Austin. Our own Carrie Vanston will interview Byron in an hour-long session devoted to the revolutionary technologies that will help shape communications as well as our lives.

Byron has an especially broad view of technology change, having just wrapped up Gigaom Change, a major conference covering seven disruptive technologies including Artificial Intelligence, Virtual & Augmented Reality, Robotics, Cybersecurity, and Human-Machine Interfaces.

reese-byron-bookSpecial bonus: All attendees will get a free copy of Byron’s book Infinite Progress which provides an optimistic view of our future. Nice!

We are very fortunate and pleased indeed that Byron has agreed to participate!

Shout-Out for Questions: Please let us know if you have any questions you’d like us to ask Byron.

Take advantage of our Early-Bird Rate for General Admission and Assessors/Government/Academia for this Outstanding Event!

Welcome Wireless Keynote, Iain Gillott, to TFI 2017 Communications Technology & Asset Valuation Conference

 

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We welcome back Iain Gillott, founder and president of iGR,  as Wireless Keynote for the TFI Communications Technology & Asset Valuation Conference scheduled Jan. 26-27, 2017, in Austin.

After his fantastic talk in 2015, many attendees asked to have him back back soon, so here he is!

In his talk, “Wireless: From Here to 5G”, Iain will discuss the near-term deployment of cellular technologies and future 5G deployment to meet the skyrocketing demand for wireless bandwidth. He will also present research results on Netflix on multiple devices and his thoughts on the future of IoT and wireless.

Iain and his team at iGR are highly-respected, frontline providers of in-depth wireless research and analysis. Iain speaks at all the big wireless trade shows, so we are very lucky to get him again!
grant_augie-croppedAlso, Augie Grant is returning to provide his report from CES 2017 and highlights from the recently completed 15th edition of Communications Technology Update & Fundamentals. Augie is Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, at the University of South Carolina. Augie is also emceeing the Video/Broadband section of our program. (He promises to use his deep radio voice!)

Stay tuned for more announcements of thought-provoking speakers and panelists sharing their knowledge in the following areas:

  • Wireless Communications
  • Broadband & Video Communications
  • Valuation Issues
  • Cutting Edge Technologies driving communications such as IoT, SDN/NFV, Cognitive Computing, Fast Data, and Vehicular Automation

Register now and take advantage of our Early-Bird Rate! 

If you have a strong interest in future of the communications network, this conference is for you. Join us in beautiful Downtown Austin as we gather once again to connect with each other and share the latest trends and developments impacting communications and asset valuation.

Don’t miss out! Take advantage of our Early-Bird Rate for General Admission and Assessors/Government/Academia!

Announcing TFI Communications Technology & Asset Valuation Conference – Jan 26-27 – Austin, TX

Great News! Registration is now open for the 12th Annual TFI Communications Technology & Asset Valuation Conference scheduled Jan. 26-27, 2017. Join us in beautiful Downtown Austin as top industry leaders and professionals from around the country gather once again to connect with each other and share the latest trends and developments impacting communications and asset valuation.
Covering Communication Technology’s Most Vital Interest Areas
  • Wireless Communications
  • Broadband & Video Communications
  • Valuation Issues
  • Cutting Edge Technologies driving Communications such as IoT, Cognitive Computing, Fast Data, and Vehicular Automation
Register now and take advantage of our Early-Bird Rate! 
Leave this event understandingand being
able to explain
how technology is impacting
the 
communications industry in 2017 and beyond.
  • The latest overview and updates of changing communications technology
  • A summary and annual review of top communications trends by legendary forecaster Dr. Lawrence Vanston and his TFI experts
  • Illuminating discussions of current and emerging issues facing the communications industry
  • Insights on the impact of these changes on asset valuation
  • Opportunities to connect and reconnect with fellow communications professionals and thought-leaders during special events
Don’t miss out! Take advantage of our Early-Bird Rate for General Admission and Assessors/Government/Academia!

Start 2017 with the latest knowledge and insights on the
key forces impacting your organization!

2016 Videos, Slides & Pictures – TFI Communication Technology & Asset Valuation Conference

We now have slides, videos, and pictures posted for the January 2016 11th Annual TFI Technology Communications for Asset Valuation Conference!

A special thank you to our panelists, speakers, and keynotes. And we couldn’t have done it without our generous sponsors, AUS, CostQuest and Deloitte!

We are looking forward to our 12th Annual TFI Technology Communications & Asset Valuation Conference in January 26-27, 2017 at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown Hotel in Austin. Formal announcement coming soon!

We also have conference videos and from 2015 and 2014 available, and photos from 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

 

View TFI 2016 Conference Slides Online!

  • Thank you to everyone who made the 11th Annual TFI Technology Communications for Asset Valuation Conference in January 2016 such a roaring success! The slides, videos, and pictures are posted!!

A special thank you to our panelists, speakers, and keynotes. And we couldn’t have done it without our generous sponsors, AUS, CostQuest and Deloitte!

We are looking forward to our 12th Annual TFI Technology Communications & Asset Valuation Conference in January 26-27, 2017 at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown Hotel in Austin.

We also have conference videos and slides from 2015 and 2014 available, and photos from 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

And if you haven’t already used the research resources on this site documenting trends and developments impacting technology assets of the communications industry, be sure to look around.

Thanks and we hope to work with you in 2016!

View TFI 2015 Conference Slides, Videos & Pictures Online!

Thank you to everyone who made the 10th Annual TFI Technology Communications for Asset Valuation Conference in January 2015 such a roaring success! The videos and slides for the Conference have been posted and, as is tradition, we have the wonderful pictures on our conference Facebook page.

A special thank you to our panelists, speakers, and keynotes. And we couldn’t have done it without our generous sponsors, AUS, CostQuest and Deloitte!

We are looking forward to our 11th Annual TFI Technology Communications for Asset Valuation Conference on January 21-22 at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown Hotel in Austin. Our popular Pre-Conference Seminar will be on January 20.

In addition to 2015, we have conference videos and slides from 2014, and photos from 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

And if you haven’t already used the research resources on this site documenting trends and developments impacting technology assets of the communications industry, be sure to look around.

Thanks and we hope to see you in 2016!

TFI Communications Technology Asset Valuation Conference – Jan. 28-29, 2015 – Austin, TX

by Helen Mary Marek on October 22, 2014

The preliminary schedule for the 10th Annual TFI Communications Technology Asset Valuation Conference is now posted! The conference is Wednesday-Thursday, January 28-29, 2015, at the Radisson Hotel in Downtown Austin, Texas. The Pre-Conference Seminar: TFI Technology Forecasting for Valuation is on Tuesday, January 27. 

The conference is geared to tax, depreciation, and valuation professionals, but should be attended by anyone with a strong policy or business interest in future of the communications network. The program includes featured outside speakers specializing in technology areas, TFI speakers reviewing their latest forecasts, and people from the consulting, industry and appraisal community sharing their knowledge in presentations and on panels.

Distinguished Keynotes are:

Dub Dublin
IoT Pioneer, Serial CTO and Entrepreneur
“The Internet of Things: Overview & Outlook

 
Iain Gillott
President and Founder, iGR (iGillottResearch, Inc.)
“Small Cells and Het-Nets, The Wave of the Future”

 

August (Augie) Grant
Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of South Carolina; Co-Editor, Communications Technology Update & Fundamentals
“Future of Television and Video”

 

Speakers and panelists to date are from Comcast, Deloitte, CostQuest, TFI, CorrelationAdvisors, Duff & Phelps, Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T, and T-Mobile, with more to be announced soon. 

 

Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D. is Conference Director and also leads the Pre-Conference Seminar: TFI Technology Forecasting for Valuation
 

 Start 2015 with the latest knowledge and insights on the
key forces impacting communications assets!

Sponsors
 

Obtaining Credentials for Continuing Professional Education
credits again this year is in progress.

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Further information: Please see links above or contact Helen Mary Marek at (512) 258-8898(512) 258-8898 or info@tfi.com.

Communication Assets Outlook Website and Blog document trends and developments that impact the technology assets of the communications industry. Produced by TFI and, in part, sponsored by the CTFG and the TFI Conference. — See slides and videos from TFI Communications Technology Asset Valuation Conference 2014!