The Membership

The TIFCA membership is an amalgamation of the former Open Gaming Alliance and The Immersive Technology Alliance.

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
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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 Alliance of Computing Technologists, 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.

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What is TIFCA Working on Today?

The client-to-cloud ecosystem is going through a revolution where cloud and independent platforms like PC, console, mobile, and other devices are developing new types of collaboration in distribution, and software and content execution. With the advent of 5G and other connectivity breakthroughs, devices of all sizes and abilities are expected to be enabled beyond the processing power they are built with.  TIFCA is fostering industry collaboration to make this Client-to-Cloud Revolution (#clienttocloudrevolution) both possible and effective on a global scale.

We want to enable:

  • Increased client and consumer market size potential.
  • More computing resources for content and application makers to fulfill their artistic and inventive ambitions.
  • Stronger offerings across all platforms.
  • New types of applications that were previously impractical.
Alliance of Computing Technologists

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.

The International Future Computing SummitNovember 5-6, 2019
The Computer History Museum
Mountain View, California

  • Leading international future computing event.
  • Business to business.
  • Where the ecosystem meets and builds.

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Press Releases

Sixth International Future Computing Summit Moves to Silicon Valley November 5-6, 2019

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Open Call for Visionary Speakers and Leaders in the Client-to-Cloud Revolution Mountain View, California (June 3, 2019) – Future computing is the practice of enabling what’s next through the pillars of compute performance and platforms, immersive technology, and innovative content and applications. Founded in 2014, The International Future Computing Summit…

Immersed Conference Welcomes Over 30 International Future Computing Speakers

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5th Annual Event Showcases the Newest Tech and Content in Entertainment, Education, Business, Manufacturing, and Healthcare   Toronto, Ontario (October 29, 2018) -Future computing is the practice of turning dreams into reality with computers and computer media through compute performance and platforms, immersive technology, and innovative content and applications. Founded in…

Dr. Jon Peddie to Help Kickoff the Immersed Conference

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The world’s leading expert on vision processing will share his thoughts on the Future of Visual Computing Tiburon, Calif. (October 29, 2018) – Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry's research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, today revealed that Dr. Jon Peddie will help kickoff the State of Future…

Association News

Latest Developments by TIFCA And Its Subsidiaries.

Fieldfisher Speaking at International Future Computing Summit

By Neil SchneiderTIFCA News
Paul Lanois, Fieldfisher

Director in Privacy and Security
Fieldfisher

When building the schedule for the International Future Computing Summit, we realized the ramifications of the Client-to-Cloud Revolution go well beyond technology and content. It also represents new thinking in where and how our computing world lives. Is it in the cloud? Local? Between the two? What does that mean for privacy and digital rights? What legal considerations do content and technology makers need to think about? Read More

Adshir to Discuss Ray Tracing at IFC Summit

By Neil SchneiderTIFCA News
Dr. Reuven Bakalash, CEO, Adshir

Dr. Reuven Bakalash, CEO, Adshir

While the Client-to-Cloud Revolution is partly composed of cloud streaming technologies, it also requires strong self-sufficient capabilities on the client side through platforms like PC, mobile, console, and others. One of those touted capabilities is ray tracing, and it is therefore important to find efficient ways to achieve this with accessible levels of computing.

Exemplifying future computing, Adshir is strategically important to the Client-to-Cloud Revolution because it has demonstrated through patent-protected technology that it is able to achieve cross-platform real-time ray tracing in a manner the industry is seeking. Dr. Reuven Bakalash, CEO of Adshir, will be giving insights on how this is achieved at the International Future Computing Summit.

Epic Games’ Linda Sellheim Speaking at IFC Summit

By Neil SchneiderTIFCA News
Linda Sellheim, Epic Games

Education Program Manager
Epic Games

TIFCA believes the Client-to-Cloud Revolution is going to play a very important role in both enhancing and expanding the abilities of education. TIFCA is honored to welcome Linda Sellheim, Education Manager for Epic Games, to the upcoming IFC Summit speakers list and education track.

Linda is responsible for forging Epic Games’ path for real-time 3D in the K-12 education space. She is a dynamic content strategist with proven experience as a leader in education and technology. Linda has a passion for teaching people how to create and collaborate at the intersection of physical and digital spaces. Read More

TIFCA Welcomes New ACT Chair

By Neil SchneiderTIFCA News
Chistopher Kelly, Intel

ACT Chair: Christopher Kelly
Senior Director of Client Architecture, Client Computing Group
Intel Corporation

TIFCA is enabling the Client-to-Cloud Revolution through the future computing ecosystem. Reflecting the importance of this endeavor both to TIFCA and the industry, we are very proud to share that Christopher Kelly, Senior Director of Client Architecture in Intel’s Client Computing Group will help lead the charge as the Chair of the Alliance of Computing Technologists (ACT) within TIFCA. Read More

The International Future Computing Summit Schedule is ONLINE

By Neil SchneiderTIFCA News

The IFC Summit schedule speaks to what the event has and what it wants to have.  When the summit is complete, delegates should have a full appreciation for what’s next in the Client-to-Cloud Revolution and how this next era of computing can influence them and how they can influence the next era.  The International Future Computing Summit runs November 5-6, 2019 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.

Speaking applications are still being reviewed and accepted. Speakers should review the schedule before applying so that the chances of acceptance are maximized. IFCS is open to fresh new topics provided they tie in well with future computing and/or the Client-to-Cloud Revolution.  Speakers should complete their applications ASAP as the schedule is getting finalized at an accelerated pace.

Client-to-Cloud Vision Document Published

By Neil SchneiderTIFCA News

The Future Computing Ecosystem
The TIFCA leadership have agreed to publicize the first vision document of the Client-to-Cloud Revolution. This is the developing next era of computing and TIFCA is working with partners to enable it on a global scale. This document outlines the vision and is the first iterative step in what will be multiple discussions with members and industry partners needed to make this a full reality.

From the client to the cloud, from the tool makers to the content and application developers, from the vendors to the users and customers – everyone will be influenced by what the industry develops here. We want to hear from you and we want you to be part of this process. Read More