12th Annual

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TFI Communications Technology
& Asset Valuation Conference

January 26-27, 2017

Courtyard Marriott Downtown, Austin, Texas


2016 Videos, Pictures, and Slides from the January 2016 conference

Overview Speakers Schedule Registration and Venue


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Conference Overview:

The communications industry continues to be buffeted by the winds of change in technology, markets and industry structure. The conference provides an up-to-date overview and current forecasts for Wireless, Broadband & Video, and Valuation Issues. Other topics will be announced. The emphasis is on those changes involving the major assets of the telephone, wireless, and cable television networks.
TFI forecasting experts review their latest forecasts. Communications technology consultants, industry, and appraisal leaders share their knowledge. Keynotes, guest speakers, and panelists to be announced. Please see 2016 Conference page for the caliber and depth of our speakers.
Although geared to tax, depreciation, and valuation professionals, there is something for everyone. There will also be many opportunities for networking.

Learning Objectives

  • 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:

Professionals and managers involved in:
  • Finance, Asset Valuation and Property Tax
  • Communications Policy
  • Strategic Forecasting
  • Market Strategy
  • Network Planning
  • Legal and Regulatory
  • Depreciation and Asset Lives
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SPEAKERS - January 2017 Conference

Conference Director

Seminar Director Dr. Lawrence Vanston, President, TFI

Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D.
Conference Director
President, Technology Futures, Inc.
"TFI Research: News and Overview"
"Big Fast Data, Cognitive Computing, the Colud, IoT, and Software Define Networks"
"Video and Broadband Forecasts in the Gigabit Era"
"Transforming the Local Exchange and HFC Networks"

Carrie Vanston photo Carrie Vanston
IoT Host
Vice President, Communications
Technology Futures, Inc.
Culture for Innovation
Corporate Cultures that Rock


 

Ray Hodges Ray Hodges,
Senior Consultant
Technology Futures, Inc.
TFI Wireless Forecast Update

 

 

 

Additional speakers will be announced.

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Some of Our Previous Attendees:

3M Advantax American Appraisal AT&T
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
UHY Advisors Verizon
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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

"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."

Jeffery S. Binkley, Senior Director
Thomson Reuters

"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

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2017 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

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

8:30 am     Introductions and Welcome

8:40 am     TFI Research: News and Overview
                  – Lawrence Vanston
, President, TFI

Morning Topic(s)

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

12:30 pm    Lunch Break
    
Afternoon Topic(s)
    
1:30 - 5:45 pm       

5:45 - 7:15 pm  Reception

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

Morning Topic(s)

8:30 am - 12:30 pm      Conference Ends
   
12:30 pm      Box Lunch and Discussion

1:20 pm        Lunch Ends
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2016 Conference Schedule

To receive conferenee updates, please click here.

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION

TFI Communications Technology & Asset Valuation Conference:
January 26-27, 2017*


Thursday, January 26, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and
Friday, January 27, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Early Bird Rate: $895 ($895 after December 26, 2016)
Assessor/Academic/Gov. Rate: $295

[Substitution/Cancellation/Refunds/Inclement Weather Policy]

*Earn Continued Professional Education Credits: TFI Communications Technology & Asset Valuation Conference (Jan 26-27, 2017). TFI is registered with TDLR (Texas) and NASBA (Natl.). We have to apply for each annually -- watch site for updates.

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR): Technology Futures, Inc. is registered with TDLR as a Continuing Education Provider. The CE categories are Property Tax Professionals (PTP) and Property Tax Consultants (PTC). It is the attendee's responsibility to determine whether the credits meet their CE requirements and to provide TFI with their license number. TDLR Provider Number: 1851. We have to apply for course approval annually and are waiting for approval for the 2017 Conference. Attendees can earn up to 11 CEs for the Conference.

National Association of StateNASBA logo Boards of Accountancy (NASBA): Technology Futures, Inc. is registered with 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. Attendees can earn up to 13 CPEs for the Conference. National Registry of CPE Sponsor ID Number: 112763.

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VENUE:

Downtown Austin PhotoLOCATION/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 famous 6th Street and is near the Texas State Capitol, the University of Texas, and other popular Austin sites. A limited block of rooms is being held under "TFI Asset Valuation" until January 4, 2017 at the rate of $229 for King, $239 for Queen/Queen, or $249 for an executive King per night -- plus tax. Register online (select the night(s) you plan to stay) or call for reservations and tell them 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)

To receive updated seminar details, dates, and registration information for future sessions, please click here.

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

Overview Speakers Schedule Registration and Venue

Archives:
2016 Conference -- 2015 Conference -- 2014 Conference -- 2013 Conference

SPONSORS

TFI Asset Valuation Conference Sponsor, AUS Consultants Depreciation & Valuation Practice

TFI Asset Valuation Conference Sponsor, CostQuest Associates


TFI Asset Valuation Conference Sponsor, Deloitte

What Attendees Say

“... 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

"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

"… 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