TFI Communications Technology Asset Valuation Conference
January 29-30, 2014
Pre-Conference: TFI Technology Forecasting Seminar, January 28, 2014
News: Final agenda is posted! Pre-Conference TFI Technology Forecasting Seminar new and expanded!Welcome Data Center Keynote, Mark Murrill, Emerson Network Power; Broadband/Video Keynote: Dr. William Lehr, MIT; and Wireless Keynote Speaker Professor Jeffrey Andrews, University of Texas at Austin.
Radisson Hotel, Downtown Austin, Texas
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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.
- Provide an up-to-date overview of the changes in technology, markets and industry structure that impact the communications industry, especially those change that involve the major assets of the telephone, wireless, and cable television networks.
- Provide a summary and annual update of TFI's recent research and forecasts in key communication technologies.
- Provide summaries and updates of other experts' research in the same areas
- Provide independent expert knowledge on changing communication technologies
- Present illuminating discussions of current and emerging issues facing the communications industry
- Present helpful discussions on the impact of these changes on the depreciation and valuation of communication industry assets.
Who Should Attend:
- Finance, Asset Valuation and Property Tax
- Communications Policy
- Strategic Forecasting
- Market Strategy
- Network Planning
- Legal and Regulatory
- Depreciation and Asset Lives
Some of Our Previous Attendees:
|AT&T Mobility||AUS Consultants||Arizona Attorney General Office||Baker Donelson|
|Bexar Appraisal||BCRI||Blankenship Resources||Capitol Appraisal Group|
|CenturyLink||CHR Solutions||Clearwire||Collin County Appraisal|
|Comcast||Cricket Communications||CostQuest Associates||Dallas Central Appraisal|
|Deloitte||Duff & Phelps||Embarq||Ernst & Young|
|FTTH||FMV Opinions||Grant Thornton||GVTC Communications|
|Hiscock & Barclay, LLP||Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP||Hill Ward Henderson Law Firm||KPMG|
|Law Offices of Peter Michaels||Level 3 Communications||Millinium Marketing||Qwest|
|Revenue Wisconsin||Satai Network||SC&H Group, LLC||Sprint/Nextel|
|State of California Board of Equalization||Tarrant County Appraisal||Tax Compliance Inc.||Thompson Reuters|
|Time Warner Cable||T-Mobile||TRCI||Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts|
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
Robert G. Strong, Tax Director
"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
"Overall, the TFI Asset Valuation Conference has excellent and timely topics. The topics are relevant to what is currently happening in today's marketplace, including telecommunications convergence, obsolescence of telecom networks, and the impact of broadband initiatives across the industry. This program is a must for anyone charged with determining fair market value for telecom assets."
Rick Masching, Property Tax Director
"Great program...information is timely and program ties together
well. Good for attendees with various background and interests. I highly
Jeffery S. Binkley, Senior Director
"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
SCHEDULE - January 29-30, 2014
VALUATION ISSUES I
VALUATION ISSUES II
CONFERENCE DAY 2: Thursday, January 30, 2014
BROADBAND & VIDEO
VALUATION ISSUES III
— 12:20 pm – Closing Remarks
K. Vanston, Ph.D.
President, Technology Futures, Inc.
Wireless Keynote: Dr. Jeffrey Andrews,
The Cullen Trust for Higher Education Endowed Professorship in Engineering #1, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
Broadband/Video Keynote: Dr. William Lehr
Research Associate, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Communications Futures Program
Data Center Keynote:
Director Marketing Enterprise and 400V DC , Emerson Network Power
Christian Altenburger, Manager, Property Tax, Comcast
Dr. Jeffrey Andrews, The Cullen Trust for Higher Education Endowed Professorship in Engineering #1, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
Kelli Batianis-DiPietro, Sr. Manager - Tax, Time Warner Cable
Jeff Binkley, Director, Deloitte
Charles Burkhardt, Senior Consultant,Cost Quest
Jason Butterworth, Senior Manager, Ernst & Young
Jason Chao, Principal, Ernst & Young
Robert Davis, Utility Analyst II, Utah Division of Public Utilities
Jim Dombrowski, Manager - Property Taxes, Verizon
Allison Garton, Property Tax Manager, Cricket Communications
Senior Consultant, Technology Futures, Inc.
Carl Hoemke, ASA
Michael Heaton, Director, Duff & Phelps
Ray L. Hodges, Senior Consultant, Technology
William Lehr, Research Associate, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Communications Futures Program, MIT
Ken Love, Assistant Attorney General, State of Arizona
Pat Lynch, Managing Director, Data Center Solutions Group, , CBRE
Bob McKnight, Sr. Consultant,Cost Quest
Peter Michaels, Owner, Law Office of Peter Michaels
Ruben Miranda, Director, Duff & Phelps
Joe Molina, Principal, Ryan
Michael Mupo, Director, Verizon
Kermit Ross, Manager Property Tax, Network Design Decisions Inc.
Alan Schultz, Sr. Managing Consultant, Paradigm Tax Group
James Stegeman, President, CostQuest Associates (Chair)
Larry Vanston, President, Technology Futures,
Jerome Weinert, Principal & Director, AUS Consultants
REGISTRATION: For TFI Communications Technology Asset Valuation Conference and Pre-Conference Seminar
Earn up to 12 Texas CE credits and/or up tp to 13 National Registry of CPE Sponsors credits.*
Thursday, January 30, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Earn up to 3.25 Texas CPE credits and/or up to 4 National Registry of CPE Sponsors credits.*
TFI is a licensed Continuing Education provider with NASBA (Natl). Attendees can earn up to 4 CPEs for the Seminar and up to 13 CPEs for the Conference. Sponsor ID: 112763
We are licensed for two TDLR (TX) categories: Property Tax Professionals (PTP) and Property Tax Consultants (PTC). Provider ID: 1851. We have course approval for PTP, but are still waiting for approval PTC. PTP Conference attendees can earn up to 10.5 CEs for Conference and approx 3 CEs for Seminar. Assuming PTC is approved, the CEs will likely be similar.
For more information see: http://www.tfi.com/sems/TFI-Technology-Forecasting-Seminar.html#tuition
Earn Continued Professional Education Credits: Technology Forecasting Workshop (Jan 28) and TFI Communications Technology Asset Valuation Conference (Jan 29-30). TFI is registered with TDLR and NASBA through 2013 and is waiting to hear on approval and number of credits for the 2014 Seminar and Conference (watch site for updates).
*Technology Futures, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.
CPE: In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits will be granted based on a 50-minute hour. Fields of Study: Special Knowledge & Applications and Taxes. Instructional Delivery Method: Group-Live. Program Level: Basic-Advanced. No Prerequisites required. No Advanced preparation required. National Registry of CPE Sponsor ID Number: 112763.
A limited block of rooms hass been extended under "Technology Futures" until January 13, 2014 at $159 plus tax for a regular room.* To book a regular room, call (800) 395-7046 or reserve online at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/techfutures. *There are also a limited number of suites available for $199 plus tax; for those, please contact Ashley Riley, 512-473-1544 or email@example.com.
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“... a unique learning experience to be had via the lectures and interaction with the audience and TFI."
Robert G. Strong,
Tax Director, AT&T
"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
"This program is a must for anyone charged with determining fair market value for telecom assets."
Rick Masching, ASA
"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,
"… 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."
Duff & Phelps