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MiniTrends 2014: Insight, Innovation & Strategy (Sept. 26, 2014)

Technology Futures, Inc.

Friday, September 26, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM (CDT)

MiniTrends 2014: Insight, Innovation & Strategy (Sept....

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission $365   more info Ended $365.00 $9.95
Small Business/Non-Profit/Government/Academic Admission $260   more info Ended $260.00 $7.49
Student Conference Admission: $65   more info Ended $65.00 $2.62
General Admission with Booth $545 ($645 after Sept. 5)   more info Ended $545.00 $26.30
Group Admission - 4 Attendees for price of 3 $1095   more info Ended $1,095.00 $9.95

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See what all the excitement is about!

Turbo-Charge your Company’s Profit and Success!

Attend this one day conference where ten all-star visionaries and thought-leaders will share how you can help your company thrive in today’s business environment.

Stay on the cutting-edge of your industry by combining MiniTrends methodolgies with your innovation strategies.


Mintirends Keynote Speaker: David Pearce Snyder, Futurist and Contributing Editor, The Futurist

Keynote: David Pearce Snyder, Futurist

See and Leverage Trends — BEFORE They Hit!

Look through a matrix of many emerging trends – MiniTrends – to find the essential macro-changes that you must anticipate to be successful as the future unfolds.

Learn six proven ways to find, analyze, and profit from the most important MiniTrends for your organization.

Remain relevant, timely and profitable – Be the first to develop MiniTrends for opportunity and profit.


MiniTrends 2014 Conference Keynote - Brett Hurt, Founder, Co-Chair, Bazaarvoice

Keynote: Brett Hurt,
Bazaarvoice Founder

Embrace Avenues to Innovation! 

INSIGHT: Discover what is coming for your industry; be open to ideas;find strategies to innovate within your company!

CULTURE: Cultivate the ‘heart’ of your organization to support innovation; apply new ideas as “secret sauce” for seizing new markets and opportunities to strengthen your bottom line
STRATEGY: Gain a competitive advantage through MiniTrends methodologies combined with your innovation strategies; gain from direct interaction with industry experts, futurists and thought leaders.

If This is You, This Conference Is A MUST!

ANALYSTS: Business, Marketing, Competitive, Market Acceptance

MiniTrends 2014 Speaker - Jani Byrne, Dr. Jani Byrne, Director, Marketing – Global Mid-Market, MSP, Enterprise, IBM

Dr. Jani Byrne, Dir of Mktg, Cloud, IBM

DEVELOPMENT MANAGERS: Technology, Strategy, Product, Delivery

STRATEGISTS: Technology, Business, Product, Partnerships, Channel

RESEARCH MANAGERS: New Product, Technology, Science, Materials, Methodologies


You Will Take Away…

  • Innovation Insight: 

    • Examine the predictable forces that are reshaping our business and technology environment.
    • Learn 20 knowable future trends that you must be prepared for.
    • Understand how the MiniTrends Concept can be key for continuing success.
    • Use this foundational foresight to build an innovation thought-process and strategy throughout the conference day.

      Dr. John Vanston, Chairman, TFI, Author, MINITRENDS

  • Innovation Skills: 
    • Discover seven approaches for identifying minitrends.
    • Learn eight resources to find where minitrends hide.
    • Appreciate the vital role of leadership in promoting an innovation culture where employee creativity becomes the innovative “heart” of the organization.
    • See how appreciating all stakeholders, not just stockholders, is the “secret sauce” of success.
    • Find and share minitrends of your own with fellow attendees.
  • Innovation Strategies:
        • Accelerate your innovation and process development.
        • Leverage minitrends in market strategy development.
        • Use minitrends in making a market for a new product or service.
        • Find the exogenous drivers and constraints that can help with decision making.
        • Leverage minitrends in market strategy development.
        • Use minitrends in making a market for a new product or service.
        • Benefit from personal interaction with conference speakers during special session.
        • Bring back ideas and strategies for you and your team.

Conference Bonus! Free copy of award-winning book MINITRENDS: How Innovators & Entrepreneurs Discover & Profit From Business & Technology TrendsConference Bonus!

Copy of  award-winning book MINITRENDS: How Entrepreneurs & Innovators Discover & Profit From Business & Technology Trends, by Dr. John Vanston and Carrie Vanston.



Conference Speakers:

Mintirends Keynote Speaker: David Pearce Snyder, Futurist and Contributing Editor, The FuturistMorning Keynote Speaker: David Pearce SnyderConsulting Futurist; The Snyder Family Enterprise, Contributing Editor, The Futurist - A world-renowned Futurist, David has built an impressive track record with a wide range of clientele and a multi-million item data base of trends and projections over more then 30 years of forecasting.


MiniTrends 2014 Conference Keynote - Brett Hurt, Bazaarvoice FounderAfternoon Keynote Speaker: Brett HurtFounder & Vice Chairman of the Board, Bazaarvoice; Owner, Hurt Family Investments - Brett founded Bazaarvoice and served as CEO and President for 7½ years, leading the company’s growth to 2,000 clients worldwide and through to  its successful IPO. Brett invests in early-stage companies with Hurt Family Investments.


MiniTrends 2013 Conference Keynote - Jani Byrne, Ph.D.Director, Marketing - Global Mid-Market, MSP, Enterprise at IBMFeatured: Jani Byrne, Ph.D. Director of Marketing, Cloud at IBM - Jani is a visionary who marries deep technological innovations and insights with a profound understanding of human and market psychology.



Dr. John H. Vanston, Chairman, Technology Futures, Inc.; MINITRENDS: How Innovators & Entrepreneurs Discover & Profit From Business & Technology TrendsKeynote & Conference Chair: Dr. John H. Vanston, Chairman, Technology Futures, Inc. - John’s MiniTrends concept, designed to increase creativity, innovation, and success, is summarized in his award-winning book MINITRENDS: How Innovators & Entrepreneurs Discover & Profit From Business & Technology Trends.


MiniTrends 2014 Conference Speaker: Joyce Gioia, President/CEO, The Herman Group; CEO, Employer of Choice, Inc.

Featured: Joyce GioiaPresident/CEO, The Herman Group; CEO, Employer of Choice, Inc. and Road Warrior of the Year, USA TODAY: Joyce has helped thousands of clients envision and create their preferred futures. She is the author of five business books and the popular weekly e-mail newsletter The Herman Trend Alert.

Minitrends Seminar Director - Carrie Vanston, Media and Mkt. Dir., Technology Futures, Inc.Conference Director: Carrie VanstonVP, Communications, Technology Futures, Inc.- Carrie has many years of experience in public relations, marketing, and sales at TFI and in the entertainment industry. She is co-author of MINITRENDS: How Entrepreneurs & Innovators Discover & Profit From Business & Technology Trends

MiniTrends 2014 Speaker -- Raj AsavaRaj Asava, CEO, Asava Consulting, Inc. - Raj is a  thought leader and strategy practitioner who guides clients in the public and private sectors in their organization’s strategy. Born and raised in India with over 30 years of work experience in the United States, Raj has worked at many leading organizations.

MIniTrends 2013 Conference Speaker - Jeffrey Fry, Principal, Help Find CareJeffrey FryPrincipal, Well Beynod Care; Chief Executive, Profit Prophet; Director/CMO, ManeGain; Executive Director, Firefly Funds; Executive Director, SHINE Night; President, SEDA RICO, LLCJeffrey has launched a new in-home healthcare service that empowers healthcare service professionals while better connecting in-home healthcare needs. As Profit Prophet, Jeffrey helps other companies thrive.

MiniTrends 2013 Conference Advisory Board - Steve Pearson, Lead Strategist, Founder, Visionex Solutions, LLCSteve Pearson, Lead Strategist, Founder, The Pearson Strategy Group Steve’s passion is accelerating innovation and R&D by identifying emerging, adjacent and disruptive technologies for companies ranging from Fortune 500s to small startups.


MiniTrends 2014 Speaker -- Dr. Lawrence VanstonDr. Lawrence Vanston, President, Technology Futures, Inc. - Larry is an expert on the future of telecommunications and its significance to organizations and people. Since 1985, he has authored ongoing reports commissioned by the TTFG, presently comprised of AT&T, CenturyLink, Verizon, and Windstream, and directs TFI’s popular TFI Asset Valuation Conference, now in its 9th year.


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SPECIAL! Pay only $190 – DEADLINE Monday, September 22, 12 NOON
General Registration: $364
Small Business, Non-Profits, Government, Academic Registration: $260
Student Registration - Active ID required (Limited Number Available): $65
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Have questions about MiniTrends 2014: Insight, Innovation & Strategy (Sept. 26, 2014)? Contact Technology Futures, Inc.

When & Where

Holiday Inn Lady Bird Lake, Austin, Texas
20 Interstate 35
Austin, TX 78701

Friday, September 26, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM (CDT)

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Technology Futures, Inc.

Technology Futures, Inc. (TFI), an Austin-based technology forecasting company established in 1978, provides top-quality custom studies and technology forecasts on key trends to a wide variety of commercial, government, and academic organizations. TFI’s specialties include technology forecasting for high technology and communications, as well as depreciation/valuation, minitrends, and corporate culture. 

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