What is Future Computing?

Future computing is the practice of turning technological dreams into reality with computers and computer media.The Future Computing Ecosystem
The Future computing ecosystem is made up of specialized pillars that include:

Compute Performance and Platforms

  • Graphics & processing capability
  • Supporting peripherals and ecosystems
  • PC, Mobile, Cloud, Console

Immersive Technology

  • Virtual Reality
  • Mixed Reality
  • Augmented Reality
  • Stereoscopic 3D
  • Haptics
  • Advanced diplay / experience technology

Innovative Content and Applications

  • Entertainment
  • Video games
  • Enterprise / serious use case
  • Education
  • Game Engines
  • Content development toolsets

What is TIFCA and What do we do?

The International Future Computing Association is a network of member companies and institutions that each play a part in what are, and will be, the ultimate tools and experiences that impact our daily lives using computer technology and media.

TIFCA’s mission is to lay down the groundwork and enhance the viability of building what’s next.  We achieve this through influential membership meetings, stakeholder education, market-building events, special initiatives, and more.

TIFCA is comprised of three pillar groups that include the Computing Technologists Group, the Immersive Technology Alliance, and the Alliance of Content Creators.  It is purposely structured this way because even though each division has its own purpose and industry space, the pillars are interrelated in that each success helps drive the other.

We grow the computer horsepower and peripheral ecosystems that are the backbone of turning big dreams into fruitful realities.

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We enhance the adoption and viability of immersive technology.

We advance generations of innovative content & applications.

WHY JOIN?

  • Be INFORMED. Senior level private access to market leaders on a regular basis.
  • DRIVE the market! Co-develop and participate with initiatives that measurably grow your business and business potential.
  • SOLVE the problems! Join forces with fellow market leaders to identify and overcome industry-wide challenges.
  • CONTROL your future! Embrace Future Computing – don’t just react to it.
  • MEET the right partners to get to the next level.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • A single membership includes access to all three pillars.
  • One vote per eligible member organization.
  • Most  meetings held via teleconference / web conference.
  • Membership rates for nearly all budgets.

WHY TIFCA?

  • Positive track record dating back to 2009.
  • Experienced management and advisory team.
  • True non-profit corporation.
  • All members are leading executives and decision makers.
  • Our initiatives are focused on YOUR viability.

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  • Leading international future computing event.
  • Business to business.
  • Where clients, vendors, and media meet and build.

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Press Releases

The International Future Computing Association Gathers at Immersed Summit

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New Member Benefits Program Goes Live Toronto, Ontario (September 18, 2018) - The International Future Computing Association (TIFCA) will be holding its first voting class meeting at the Ontario Science Centre on November 7, 2018. The meeting is one-day before the start of the 5th annual Immersed summit held on…

Immersed 2018 Calls For Future Computing Speakers & Visionaries

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Fifth Annual Conference Highlights AI, Compute, Immersive Technology, and Innovative Content & Applications Toronto, Ontario (June 26, 2018) – Founded in 2014, Immersed is the leading future computing conference and will be held November 8-9, 2018 at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto, Canada. Celebrating its fifth year, Immersed delivers…

The International Future Computing Association Launches

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Market Leaders join forces to drive computing innovation and market growth San Francisco, Calif., (Mar 26, 2018) – At a special launch event sponsored by Intel, market leaders announced The International Future Computing Association (TIFCA) which is built from the merging of the Open Gaming Alliance and the Immersive Technology…

Association News

Latest Developments by TIFCA And Its Subsidiaries.

Survios is Speaking at Immersed 2018

By Neil Schneider | TIFCA News

Mike Domaguing
Vice-President of Marketing
Survios

Put your dukes up! Mike Domaguing, Vice-President of Marketing for Survios, is SPEAKING AT IMMERSED and joining our list of 30+ international speakers!

Survios is a AAA virtual reality content developer and distributor that releases chart-topping titles like “Raw Data,” “Sprint Vector,” and the latest collaboration with investor MGM, “Creed: Rise to Glory”. YES – Rocky in VR! Read More

Marc Saltzman Added to OVER 30 Immersed 2018 Speakers

By Neil Schneider | TIFCA News

Marc Saltzman
Technology Journalist and Author

There are still more surprises on the way! Immersed now has over thirty speakers including Marc Saltzman, esteemed technology journalist and author. Marc is one of North America’s most recognizable and trusted tech experts with a strong expertise in consumer electronics, Internet trends, interactive entertainment, and future technology. Read More

Professor Prasolova-Førland Talks Education at Immersed 2018

By Neil Schneider | TIFCA News

Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland, Professor Department of Education and Lifelong Learning Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

One of the core themes of Immersed 2018 is the use of future computing in education.  Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland is Professor at the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

Her multiple credits include work with the Norwegian Armed Forces, the Innovative Immersive Technologies for Learning (IMTEL) research group and VR lab, the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration, and more.  She is very passionate about educational applications of immersive technologies in medicine, sports, therapy, career guidance, collaborative work, emergency management and other areas. Read More

Ubisoft’s Pascal Langlois Speaking at Immersed 2018

By Neil Schneider | TIFCA News

Pascal Langlois
Assistant Director
Procedural Motion Capture
Ubisoft Toronto

Future computing is far deeper than the potential of processing power, immersive technology, and innovative content and applications. There is also a very human component which is needed for the grandest visions to become reality.

Pascal Langlois is Assistant Director for Procedural Motion Capture at Ubisoft, Toronto. An ex-dancer and RADA trained Graduate, Pascal has over 20 years experience as an actor and performer in all media. The culmination of his work is the realization of a strong bond between technology and acting in the motion capture world. He has worked for companies including the Royal National Theatre, Warner, BBC, Talkback, Kudos, Quantic Dream, CBC, Ubisoft Toronto and Montreal, Dynamixyz, Quantum Capture, Space and SyFy, and numerous other Canadian TV productions. Read More

Microsoft Canada Speaking at Immersed 2018

By Neil Schneider | TIFCA News

Ricardo Wagner
Marketing & Operations Product Lead
Microsoft Canada

As exciting as the world of future computing is, it’s even more exciting if everyone has an equal opportunity to be part of it.

TIFCA is very proud to welcome Ricardo Wagner, Marketing & Operations Product Lead at Microsoft Canada, to the Immersed 2018 speakers list.  Among other things, Mr. Wagner leads Microsoft Canada’s Diversity & Inclusion initiatives for people with disabilities.  Covering both internal and external efforts, his work addresses both the hardware and software components needed to enable everyone in day to day computing and future computing lifestyles that are easily taken for granted.  Some of the Microsoft products featured in Mr. Wagners’ work include the Windows 10 operating system, Microsoft Office, XBOX, and more.

Outside of Microsoft, Mr. Wagner is working to support education in Africa and Latin America by co-leading a program called Myskills4Afrika.

Mr. Wagner will be part of the healthcare program at Immersed 2018 and will be our expert on making sure future computing benefits the widest diversity of people possible.

Celebrating its fifth anniversary, the Immersed conference takes place November 8-9, 2018 at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto, Canada.  Get registered ASAP as space is limited!

The Globe and Mail’s Josh O’Kane Speaking at Immersed

By Neil Schneider | TIFCA News

Josh O’Kane, Reporter
The Globe and Mail

TIFCA is very proud to announce that Josh O’Kane, award-winning reporter for the Globe and Mail‘s Report on Business will be moderating this year’s Immersed Futurists Panel. The Futurists Panel is one of the summit’s highlights every year and features the market’s top influencers and innovators.

Mr. Okane’s longform journalism has been showcased by Harvard’s Nieman Storyboard and Great Canadian Longform. His breaking-news writing has been shortlisted for a Canadian Online Publishing Award, and in 2018 he was part of the Globe team that won the Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ Best in Business Canada Award for breaking news.

Immersed takes place November 8-9, 2018 at the Ontario Science Centre. It is sponsored in part by Intel (Platinum) and Advanced Mico Devices (Silver). We are still welcoming the right speakers, and we will begin announcing exhibitors shortly. Interested companies are encouraged to contact us as soon as possible.