TFI Communications Technology & Asset Valuation Conference | Jan 26-27 2017
$295 – $995
TFI Communications Technology & Asset Valuation Conference | Jan 26-27 2017

TFI Communications Technology & Asset Valuation Conference | Jan 26-27 2017

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Courtyard Marriott Downtown

300 E. 4th Street

Austin, TX

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Join us in exciting downtown Austin for the top technology conference for communications and valuation professionals. In its twelfth year, the TFI conference unites industry, consultants, and government with experts in the technologies that are revolutionizing the industry and impacting the values of communication assets.

Note: Our Hotel room block has expired, however we have held back a couple of rooms. If you still need a room, contact us directly.

Gain Background, Insights, and Forecasts:

  • Wireless Communications, including 5G and HetNets
  • Broadband & Video, including Gigabit networks and OTT
  • Network Technologies, such as SDN/NFV
  • Cutting-edge technologies like IoT, Cognitive Computing, Fast Data, and Vehicular Automation

Stay relevant and timely:

  • High level review of top communications trends
  • Informative presentations on key technologies
  • Illuminating discussions of current and emerging issues facing the communications industry
  • Important insights on the impact of these changes on asset valuation
  • Multiple opportunities to connect and reconnect with community and thought-leaders

You Should Attend if you have:

  • Strong policy or business interest in the communications network's future
  • Work in the tax, depreciation, and/or valuation area
  • Impacted by telecom, wireless, and cable television networks major asset changes
  • Value learning, sharing, and collaborating


Keynotes, Speakers, and Panelists

KEYNOTE Iain Gillott, President and Founder of iGR (iGillottResearch, Inc.)

Wireless: "From Here to 5G"

Iain Gillott, IGR

KEYNOTE: Kristen Grauman, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin

Transformative Technologies: "Computer Vision - Welcome Our Newest Consumer of Video and Bandwidth!"

Kristen Grauman, University of Texas

THOUGHT LEADER: Byron Reese, Author, Futurist, Entrepreneur, and Technologist;
CEO/Publisher, Gigaom; CEO, Knowingly

Transformative Technologies: "An Interview with Byron Reese, Publisher of Gigaom"

Byron Reese, Futurist, Entreprneur, Technologist

CONFERENCE DIRECTOR: Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D., President, TFI

"The New Transformative Technologies"
"TFI Broadband/Video Forecast Update"
"New Broadband/Video Markets, Impacts, and Bandwidth Point/Counterpoint"

Lawrence Vanston, PhD., Conference Director, President, TFI

GUEST SPEAKERS:

Anne Boysen, President & Founder, After the Millennials

"The Post Millennials and their Impact on Communications"


Anne Boyen, After the Millenials


Dub Dublin, CEO, Dublinvention LLC

"IoT Security or Lack Thereof--Constraint or Showstopper?"
"SDN/NFV: Tutorial, Insights, and Impacts"

Dub Dubllin, CEO Dublinvention

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

"New Broadband/Video Markets, Impacts, and Bandwidth Point/Counterpoint"


August Grant, PhD, Professor, University of South Carolina

Carrie Vanston, Lead, Corporate Cultures that Rock

"Communicating about Technology Change: Five Keys for Success"

Carrie Vanston, TFI, Corporate Cultures That Rock


Special Feature: "Virtual and Augmented Reality: Games, Shows, and Apps"
A Short Film by TFI


WIRELESS INDUSTRY PANEL:

Gary Wiggins, Executive Director - Property Tax, AT&T

Jim Dombrowski, Manager Property Tax, Verizon

David Schneider, Manager, Ernst & Young Contractor for Sprint

Stephen Yergeau, Director, Property Taxes, T-Mobile


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

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

CONFERENCE LIASON:
Helen Mary Marek, VP Operations & Creative Director, Technology Futures, Inc.



Schedule

2017 TFI Communications Technology & Asset Valuation Conference

6:15 - 7:15 pm — Pre-Conference Reception -- Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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DAY 1:
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm + Reception

8:30 am — "Introductions and Welcome / TFI Overview"

8:50 am — "The New Transformative Technologies"
Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D., Conference Director, President, TFI

9:10 am — "Communication 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

9:45 am — Break

10:00 am — "Virtual and Augmented Reality: Games, Shows, and Apps" A Short Film by TFI

10:30 am — "New Broadband/Video Markets, Impacts, and Bandwidth Point/Counterpoint"
August (Augie) Grant, Ph.D., Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communications,
University of South Carolina
Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D., Conference Director, President, TFI

11:00 am — Break

11:15 am — THOUGHTLEADER: "An Interview with Byron Reese, Publisher of Gigaom"
Byron Reese, Author, Futurist, Entrepreneur, Technologist
CEO/Publisher, Gigaom; CEO, Knowingly
Carrie Vanston, Leader, Corporate Cultures that Rock (Interviewer)

12:15 pm — Discussion and Q&A

12:30 pm — Lunch Break

1:30 pm — KEYNOTE: "From Here to 5G"
Iain Gillott, President & Founder, iGR (iGillottResearch, Inc.)

2:30 pm — Discussion and Q&A

2:45 pm — Break

3:00 pm — "Wireless Industry Panel"
– Gary Wiggins, Executive Director - Property Tax, AT&T
– Jim Dombrowski, Manager Property Tax, Verizon
– David Schneider, Manager, Ernst & Young Contractor for Sprint
– Stephen Yergeau, Director, Property Taxes, T-Mobile

3:45 pm — "TFI Wireless Forecast Update"
Ray Hodges, Senior Consultant, TFI

4:00 pm — Break

4:15 pm — KEYNOTE: "Computer Vision - Welcome Our Newest Consumer of Video and Bandwidth!"
Kristen Grauman, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer Science,
University of Texas at Austin

5:15 pm — Discussion and Q&A

5:30 pm — Day End

6:00 pm — Conference Reception

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DAY 2:
Friday, January 27, 2017, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm + Box Lunch

8:30 am — "TFI Broadband/Video Forecast Update"
Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D., Conference Director, President, TFI

8:45 am — "The Post Millennials and their Impact on Communications"
Anne Boysen, President & Founder, After the Millennials

9:15 am — "Communications Industry Current Affairs"

9:45 am — Break

10:00 am — "SDN/NFV: Tutorial, Insights, and Impacts"
– Dub Dublin, CEO, Dublinvention LLC

10:45 am — "IoT Security or Lack Thereof--Constraint or Showstopper?"
– Dub Dublin, CEO, Dublinvention LLC

11:05 am — Discussion and Q&A

11:15 am — Break

11:30 am — 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

12:15 pm — Concluding Remarks

12:25 pm — Break

12:30 pm — "Communicating about Technology Change: Five Keys for Success"
Box Lunch Presentation and Discussion
Carrie Vanston, Lead, Corporate Cultures that Rock

1:20 pm — Conference Ends



Conference Sponsors

Special thanks to our Sponsors, AUS, Costquest, and Deloitte.
2017 Sponsorhips Still Available!




Past attendees include those from:

  • Communications Policy

  • Finance, Asset Valuation and Property Tax

  • Strategic Forecasting

  • Market Strategy

  • Network Planning

  • Legal and Regulatory

  • Depreciation and Asset Lives



Some of Our Previous Attendees



What Attendees Say

"Thank you for putting on your seminars and conference. Although I have used various TFI tables over the years and read several of your publications, there is an additional and unique learning experience to be had via the lectures and interaction with the audience and TFI. Through the questions, comments, and answers one hears the issue presented from a variety of perspectives and has the opportunity to put in one's own words their own comments and questions to see if they understand it or not, etc. One-on-one with the authors, the experts, a wonderful educational opportunity."
Robert G. Strong, Tax Director, AT&T

"Great range of topics & speakers that were both fascinating and provocative."
Jim Dombrowski, Property Tax Manager, Verizon

"Based on TFI's knowledge, skills and experience, I strongly recommend their annual Technology Futures Asset Valuation Conference to anyone who is involved in assessing telecommunications equipment or anyone involved with telecommunications in some form or another."
Raul Reyes, Business Personal Property Supervisor, Dallas Central Appraisal District

"Great program...information is timely and program ties together well. Good for attendees with various background and interests. I highly recommend it."
Jeffery S. Binkley, Director, Deloitte

"Great conference for all of those who want an update on trends in the communications industry and the technologies impacting it. As an academic, I found it especially valuable in providing me ideas of what I need to be looking out for in my own areas of interest.
Kim Houser, Business Law Professor, Washington State University

"5 Stars! Informative sessions with dedicated speakers."
Paul Tucker, Independent Appraiser, Tucker Consulting

"I found the insights on technology changes in-process and planned and their current and expected impact on replacement of assets most useful. Proper valuation must take into account technological externalities that will diminish the value of the existing assets. The technological innovations are having a such an impact that keeping up is essential. This conference keeps me up to date."
Roger Grabowski, Managing Director, Duff & Phelps



Venue

Location/Accommodations: Courtyard Marriott Downtown, 300 E. 4th Street., Austin, TX, 512-236-8008 or 800-321-2211. The hotel is in walking distance to Austin's best live music venues and restaurants and near the Texas State Capitol, the University of Texas, and other popular Austin sites. Our block of guest rooms at the hotel has expired, however we have held a couple of extra rooms under our master account that we can transfer to an attendee for $249 per night (plus tax). If you need a room, please contact us asap! If you book a room on your own, please let the hotel know you're with the TFI group.

This is a non-smoking facility with complimentary high-speed Internet and wireless access throughout the hotel.

For more information about Austin, please visit Austin 360 or Austin Chamber of Commerce.

(photo source: Marriott)




Registration Information -- See "Tickets" at Top of Page

Regular General Admission: $995

Regular Assessor/Academic/Government Rate*: $295.00

*Special rate for assessors, government, or academia

[Substitution/Cancellation/Refunds/Inclement Weather Policy]

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



Please contact Helen Mary Marek at hmvmarek@tfi.com or call us at (800) 835-3887 or (512) 258-8898 with any questions regarding the conference.

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