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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 enabling 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?

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Computing is heading towards an era of any place, any time, and any device user experiences that are delivered through write-once reach-many content and applications across all platforms.   TIFCA is enabling this journey through the future computing pillars of compute performance and platforms, immersive technology, innovative content and applications, and their related ecosystem, infrastructure, and standards thereof.

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Client-to-Cloud in Action!

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
  • 30+ international speakers

The Membership

The TIFCA membership is an amalgamation of the former Open Gaming Alliance and The Immersive Technology Alliance.  These companies have participated with organization efforts and initiatives.

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
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.

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Press Releases

Client-to-Cloud Revolution is Happening at TIFCA’s International Future Computing Summit

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Computing Industry Architects, Strategists, and Roadmap Visionaries Gather at IFCS Mountain View, California (October 23, 2019) – The International Future Computing Summit (IFCS, IFC Summit) is the leading event for professionals tasked with knowing ‘What’s Next’ and embracing the client-to-cloud continuum. TIFCA thanks Intel and AMD for co-sponsoring IFCS to…

TIFCA’s International Future Computing Summit Ushers in the Client-to-Cloud Revolution

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Intel and Advanced Micro Devices Co-Sponsor Market-Shaping Event Mountain View, California (September 19, 2019) – The International Future Computing Summit (IFCS, IFC Summit) is the leading event for innovating professionals in future computing and the client to cloud continuum. Held November 5-6, 2019 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain…

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…

Association News

Latest Developments by TIFCA And Its Subsidiaries.

Adshir Shows New Ray Tracing Method at IFC Summit

By Neil SchneiderTIFCA News

Ray tracing adds a great deal of lighting realism to computer graphics, but it comes at a very high processing cost that is only now becoming available in the consumer markets on the most powerful PC machines.

Adshir has developed another way to do it in a way that requires far less horsepower and works on far more devices.  Check out this International Future Computing Summit presentation and ray tracing demo by Dr. Reuven Bakalash, CEO of Adshir.

If you are responsible for your organization’s strategy and roadmap in compute, network architecture and telecommunications, immersive technology, or innovative content and applications, you are part of the Client-to-Cloud Revolution! Join TIFCA and help enable what’s next.

Ericsson Research’s IFC Summit Presentation ONLINE

By Neil SchneiderTIFCA News

The Client-to-Cloud Revolution will be dependent on readily available high bandwidth distribution, and 5G is one of the identified avenues for making this happen.  Dr. Ali Khayrallah is the Director of Engineering at Ericsson Research. During his International Future Computing Summit presentation, he discussed the progress and key features of 5G, and what markets can expect in the not too distant future. Read More

Time to Influence the Industry!

By Neil SchneiderTIFCA News

Client-to-Cloud EcosystemTIFCA is identifying priority ecosystem needs and reaffirming its short term objectives in future computing.  The Client-to-Cloud Revolution and the next era of computing will require a diverse and engaged ecosystem, and your opinions matter. Read More

Foundry Shares Their Client-to-Cloud Story at IFC Summit

By Neil SchneiderTIFCA News

Mathieu Mazerolle is the Product Manager for Cloud at Foundry.  Athera was a trial cloud service platform that made it possible for content creators of all sizes to get access to the production and rendering abilities that are often limited to the big production houses.  At The International Future Computing Summit, Mathieu shared Foundry’s story in the client-to-cloud ecosystem and what the industry can learn from it.

If you are responsible for your organization’s strategy and roadmap in compute, network architecture and telecommunications, immersive technology, or innovative content and applications, you are part of the Client-to-Cloud Revolution. Join TIFCA and help enable what’s next.

IFC Summit Games Panel is ONLINE!

By Neil SchneiderTIFCA News

Cloud gaming and cloud gaming platforms are all the rage these days, and there was a stellar games panel at the International Future Computing Summit. Speakers included Bill Rehbock; Content Partnerships at Blade Group / Shadow, Jen Maclean; Head, Worldwide Business Development for Small and Mid-sized Studios at Game Tech at Amazon Web Services (AWS), Nick Thomas; Vice-President Commercial Partnerships at Hatch Entertainment, and Kevin Robertson; Head of Business Development at AccelByte.

Some points of discussion included different mindsets of how cloud gaming could and should work, the perception of the industry (is there an industry?) in cloud gaming, what this all means for game developers, and much more.

If you are responsible for your organization’s strategy and roadmap in compute, network architecture and telecommunications, immersive technology, or innovative content and applications, you are part of the Client-to-Cloud Revolution. Join TIFCA and help enable what’s next.

IFC Summit Futurists Panel is ONLINE!

By Neil SchneiderTIFCA News

Each year, the International Future Computing Summit runs a Futurists Panel hosted by leading media. This year’s moderator was Dean Takahashi, Lead Writer for GamesBeat at VentureBeat.

Dean’s panelists included Jen Maclean; Head, Worldwide Business Development for Small and Mid-sized Studios in Game Tech at Amazon Web Services (AWS), Gary Radburn; Director of Virtualization and Commercial VR and AR at Dell, Jeffrey Shih; Lead Product Manager of Artificial Intelligence at Unity Technologies, Bebo White; Department Associate (Emeritus) at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University, and Bill Rehbock; Content Partnerships for Blade Group / Shadow. Read More