TFI Technology Forecasting for Asset Valuation
Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 1:00-6:00 pm followed by reception
Immediately preceeds the 11th
Annual TFI Communications Technology Asset Valuation Conference, January 21-22, 2016
Courtyard Marriott Downtown, Austin, Texas
- Introduction to Technology Forecasting: This session provides an overview of the field of technology forecasting including its history, toolbox, applications, and how it fits in with other types of forecasting.
- Forecasting Technology Substitution and Adoption: Technology substitution forecasts how fast new technology will replace old technology. We teach the basic models so that you know enough to do basic technology forecasts and understand forecasts by others.
- Expert Opinion Methods: This session covers the key methods—such as Delphi and nominal groups—that are used for forecasting and ideation.
- Practical Tips for Forecasting and Evaluating Forecasts: This session covers some of the practical issues that come up when you do a technology forecast. It also covers how you can independently judge the quality of a forecast, either for your use in an appraisal or in someone else's appraisal.
- Forecasting Technology Trends: The performance of technologies improve according to known patterns. You will learn how to use these patterns to forecast future improvements as well as how to be alert to breaks in the pattern.
- Technology Forecasting Applications: Communications, Energy and High Tech: In this session you will learn how technology forecasting can be applied to these industries focusing on real-world examples.
- Ideation with MiniTrends MindsetTM and Impact Wheels (Breakout Session): This session introduces TFI's MiniTrends MindsetTM that is designed to increase creativity, innovation, and success. Through an exercise you will also learn about impact wheels, an excellent discovery and exploitation tool, that should be in everyone’s toolbox.
- Depreciation & Valuation Forecasting Applications (Breakout Session):
This session teaches how technology forecasts can be combined with other forms of obsolescence to measure depreciation and value for appraisal and financial applications.
Organizations Who Should Attend
- Communications Companies (Telecom, Cable, Longhaul, Wireless, etc.)
- Equipment Manufacturers (Communications, Energy, Semiconductors, Computers,etc.)
- Energy Companies (Electric Power, Oil and Gas, etc.)
- Information Technology Companies (ISPs, Data Centers, Content Providers, etc.)
- Government Agencies (Regulators, Tax Assessors, etc.)
- Other High Tech Industries (Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Transportation, etc.)
Business Segments who should attend:
- Strategic Planning
- Network Planning
- Technology Planning
- Market Development
- Regulatory / Tax / Legal
- Depreciation and Assessment
3:00 -3:40 pm - Practical Tips for Forecasting & Evaluating Forecasts - Dr. Lawrence Vanston
3:40 - 3:50 pm - Break
3:50 - 4:10 pm - Forecasting Technology Trends - Dr. Lawrence Vanston
Some of Our Previous Attendees
|Advantax||American Appraisal||AT&T||AT&T Mobility|
|AUS Consultants||Arizona Attorney General Office||Baker Donelson||BCRI|
|Blankenship Resources||Capitol Appraisal Group||CHR Solutions||Comcast|
|CostQuest Associates||Dallas Central Appraisal||Deloitte||Duff & Phelps|
|Embarq||Ernst & Young||FTTH||FMV Opinions|
|Grant Thornton||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||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
"Great program...information is timely and program ties together
well. Good for attendees with various background and interests. I highly
Jeffery S. Binkley, Managing Director
ONESOURCE™ Property Tax
"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
Seminar Director and Presenters
Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D., President, Technology Futures, Inc.
Larry is an expert on the future of telecommunications and its significance to organizations and people. He has authored reports for every major U.S. cable television company and wireline and wireless carrier. Since 1985, he has been the director and principal author of ongoing reports supported by the Communications Technology Forecasting Group, Dr. Vanston is Editor of the CTFG blog and resource website and directs TFI’s popular TFI Communications Technology Asset Valuation Conference, now in its 10th year.
Carrie Vanston, Vice President, Communications, Technology Futures,
Carrie is the developer of “The Five Keys to an Engaged and Innovative Culture” and co-author of MINITRENDS: How Innovators & Entrepreneurs Discover & Profit From Business & Technology Trends. She brings a distinct real-world quality to MiniTrends activities, particularly in the purpose and social media areas. Carrie has many years of experience in public relations, marketing, and sales at TFI and in the entertainment industry and is director of TFI's annual MiniTrends Conference.
REGISTRATION: For TFI Communications Technology Asset Valuation Conference and Pre-Conference Seminar
Earn Texas CE credits and/or National Registry of CPE Sponsors credits.*
Friday, January 22, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Earn Texas CPE credits and/or National Registry of CPE Sponsors credits.*
*Earn Continued Professional Education Credits for the Technology Forecasting Workshop (Jan 20) and TFI Communications Technology Asset Valuation Conference(Jan 21-22). TFI is registered with TDLR (Texas) and NASBA (Natl.). Watch site for updates.
National Association of State 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. National Registry of CPE Sponsor ID Number: 112763.
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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