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TFI Seminars, Feb. 6-8, 2006–Forecasting/Broadband/Telecom Depreciation-Valuation




Austin, Texas (PRWEB) December 20, 2005

With the tremendous growth of broadband customers and bandwidth permeating the plans of organizations both in and out of the broadband industry, Technology Futures, Inc. (TFI) is pleased to announce three 1-day seminars aimed at giving organizations the tools they need to get up to speed on the broadband future. These include:




(1) Technology Forecasting Mini Seminar, http://www.tfi.com/sems/public_tfms.html.

A seminar covering general technology forecasting methods and techniques.

February 6, 2005, Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown, Austin, Texas

(2) Broadband Futures Seminar, http://www.tfi.com/sems/public_bf.html.

A review of forecasts and insights regarding broadband and its applications.

February 7, 2005, Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown, Austin, Texas

(3) Impacts of Broadband on Telecom Depreciation and Asset Valuation

Seminar, http://www.tfi.com/sems/public_ibt.html.

A seminar for those involved in the financial side of broadband.

February 8, 2005, Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown, Austin, Texas

Director of Seminars: Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D. (President, TFI)

http://www.tfi.com/staff/bios/vanstonl.html.

Price: $ 495 each or $ 1,295 for registering for all three.

We would appreciate being included in any calendar or listing you have of upcoming events. We would also be pleased to provide material and/or be interviewed on the subject matter of the seminars.

For course topics, who should attend, and further information on these seminars, please click the links above. Complete details are also provided below this press release for your convenience.

For more than 25 years, TFI has helped organizations plan for the future by offering outstanding technology forecasting, strategic planning, trend analysis, and strategic market research services in high-technology and telecom technologies. Drawing on proven, quantifiable forecasting methods and strategic applications, we combine the vision of the futurist with the down-to-earth judgment of the technologist. Let us be “Your Bridge to the Future.”

We are always happy to comment on the subjects of technology and telecom trends. For a list of citations by our staff members, please see “TFI News” at http://www.tfi.com/pressroom/tfinews.html. For our “Press Room,” please see http://www.tfi.com/pressroom/index.html.

PRESS CONTACT: Please contact Ms. Carrie Vanston at (800) TEK-FUTR, (512) 258-8898 with questions about the seminars, and/or to arrange an interview with Dr. Vanston, or other technology and telecom experts at TFI.

Technology Futures, Inc.

13740 Research Boulevard, Building C

Austin, TX 78750

(800) 835-3887 or (512) 258-8898

Fax: (512) 258-0087

http://www.tfi.com

DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS OF THE 3 SEMINARS ABOVE:

(1) Technology Forecasting Mini Seminar

February 6, 2005, Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown, Austin, Texas

This seminar provides a general introduction to the philosophy and methods behind TFI’s forecasts in fields such as communications, information technology, and consumer electronics. Representative quantitative and qualitative tools are covered, with an emphasis on practical understanding and practical examples, rather than on theory. Strategic and planning implications of forecasting models will also be stressed. Practical exercises are included to enhance learning. Participants are requested to bring a laptop computer for the quantitative exercises.

Seminar Topics:

–Five Views of the Future(TM)

–Quantitative Methods–Substitution and Trend Analysis

–Practical Tips for Forecasting

–Applications of Quantitative Methods

–Expert Opinion Methods

–Nominal Groups and Impact Wheels

–Exercises

Who Should Attend:

Those involved in:

–Identifying new business opportunities

–Projecting advances in technology

–Developing market strategies

–Developing R&D and/or business plans

–Analyzing competitive threats

–Managing technology projects and programs

–Depreciation and valuation

Seminar Director:

Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D. (President, TFI),

http://www.tfi.com/staff/bios/vanstonl.html.

Also presenting:

John H. Vanston, Ph.D.(Chairman, TFI)

http://www.tfi.com/staff/bios/vanstonj.html.

David Smith (Vice President, TFI) http://www.tfi.com/staff/bios/smithd.html.

Price: $ 495 each or $ 1,295 for registering for all three.

For further information and to register for this seminar, please visit http://www.tfi.com/sems/public_tfms.html, or contact us at(800) TEK-FUTR, (512) 258-8898.

(2) Broadband Futures Seminar

February 7, 2005, Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown, Austin, Texas

This seminar is a review of forecasts and insights regarding broadband and its applications. Broadband is now generally recognized as the key to success in the communications industry. It is the focus of the convergence of voice, video, data and the Internet that is driving the competitive futurescape of the industry. The evolving role of wireless broadband is another key thread in the story. This seminar provides a comprehensive review of these trends and their driving forces, and provides TFI’s latest forecasts and insights regarding broadband and its applications including VoIP, IP Video, and HDTV IP Video.

Seminar topics:

–Overview of Trends in Telecommunications

–The Telecommunications Network in 2015

–The Competitive Futurescape

–The Future of Broadband Adoption

–Forecasts for Increased Bandwidth

–IP Video, HDTV, and HDTV IP Forecasts

–VoIP Drivers and Forecasts

–Wireless Broadband: Competitor or Compliment?

–Multiple Aspects of Digital Convergence

–Overview of Implementation Alternatives

Organizations Who Should Attend:

–Telcos

–Cable Companies

–Wireless Broadband Providers

–Equipment Manufacturers

–Content Providers

–Municipal Broadband Providers

–Utility Broadband Providers

–Internet Service Providers

Business Segments Who Should Attend:

–Strategic Planning

–Network Planning

–Technology Planning

–Finance

–Market Development

–Regulatory / Tax / Legal

–Depreciation and Assessment

Seminar Director:

Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D. (President, TFI)

http://www.tfi.com/staff/bios/vanstonl.html.

Also presenting:

David Smith (Vice President, TFI) http://www.tfi.com/staff/bios/smithd.html.

Price: $ 495 each or $ 1,295 for registering for all three.

For further information and to register for this seminar, please visit http://www.tfi.com/sems/public_bf.html, or contact us at(800) TEK-FUTR, (512) 258-8898.

(3) Impacts of Broadband on Telecom Depreciation and Asset

Valuation Seminar

February 8, 2005, Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown, Austin, Texas

The necessity to provide very high speed broadband will cause the obsolescence and ultimate replacement of the existing telecom network. Competition from wireless, cable telephony, VoIP, and broadband will strand much of the remaining investment. This course provides TFI’s latest forecasts of technology substitution and competition, and quantifies the impact of these forces on depreciation and valuation on telecom assets. The key technology accounts– switching, cable, and circuit–are addressed. This course will be of interest to professionals and managers involved with financial reporting, price regulation, property taxes, legal, and asset valuation.

Seminar Topics:

–Overview of Broadband Futures

–Background of Depreciation Issues in Telecom

–Key Technology Substitutions in Cable, Circuit Equipment, and Switching

–Competitive Access Line Forecasts

–The Impact of Technology Substitution on Asset Lives and Economic Value

–The Impact of Competition on Asset Lives and Economic Value

–Residual Use of Legacy Facilities

–Property Tax Issues

Who Should Attend:

Professionals and managers involved in:

–Financial Reporting

–Price Regulation

–Property Taxes

–Legal

–Asset Valuation

Seminar Director:

Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D. (President, TFI)

http://www.tfi.com/staff/bios/vanstonl.html.

Price: $ 495 each or $ 1,295 for registering for all three.

For further information and to register for this seminar, please visit http://www.tfi.com/sems/public_ibt.html, or contact us at(800) TEK-FUTR, (512) 258-8898.

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