The International Future Computing Association enables what’s next through ecosystem collaboration in compute performance and platforms, immersive technology, and innovative content and applications.


What is TIFCA & 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.


What is TIFCA Working on Today?

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Computing is heading towards a world of any place, any time, and any device user experiences made possible by seamless client-cloud infrastructure and a create-once reach-all device ecosystem for application and content creators alike.  TIFCA is leading 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 SummitThe Computer History Museum
Mountain View, California

  • Leading international future computing event
  • Business to business
  • Where the ecosystem meets and builds
  • 30+ international speakers


Press Releases

TIFCA’S Client-to-Cloud Portal and Ecosystem Report Released

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The International Future Computing Association Welcomes New Members, Open Call For Speakers, and Introductory Membership Program Mountain View, California (March 31, 2019) –The International Future Computing Association (TIFCA) is where the computing ecosystem collaborates on challenges that no single company can overcome on its own.  The industry is heading towards…

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…


TIFCA’s Foresight 2020 Featured in Gamasutra

By Neil SchneiderTIFCA News

TIFCA on Gamasutra

A few times a year, Neil Schneider, Executive Director of TIFCA, shares industry insights on Gamasutra and other media outlets.  His most recent article discusses the ongoing development of the next era of computing, Project CORA, and how and why the Foresight 2020: Cross-Platform Survey came to be.

Complete your survey by November 16, 2020 so you qualify to get a ticket to the International Future Computing Summit while supplies last.  The IFC Summit runs virtually November 20, 2020, so get your submission in ASAP.


Foresight 2020 Survey is LIVE!

By Neil SchneiderTIFCA News

The International Future Computing Summit
The International Future Computing Association (TIFCA) is helping develop a Create-Once, Reach All (CORA) ecosystem that enables content to run on multiple hardware platforms from one version of software.  The Foresight 2020: Cross-Platform Survey is pursuing through industry-wide study an understanding of how each member of the ecosystem is defining cross-platform, and what their main challenges are with supporting cross-platform content and hardware.

Seeking survey participation by:

  • Content and application developers
  • Software engineers, coders, programmers
  • Hardware platform, IHV, and related ecosystem professionals

Respondents that complete their questionnaire by November 16, 2020 qualify to get their virtual IFC Summit ticket for free while supplies last.  Complete your survey NOW!

Make sure the data we collect is valuable to YOU

By Neil SchneiderTIFCA News

Participant Target Markets

TIFCA is building a snapshot of the compute ecosystem in the areas of content and application development, distribution, and hardware support through a unique information gathering effort. Findings will contribute to understanding ecosystem challenges so collaborative solutions are developed. Read More

Get Registered For the Real-Time Ray Tracing Summit!

By Neil SchneiderTIFCA News

The International Future Computing Association is proud to be a media sponsor for The Real-time Ray Tracing Summit running June 17, 2020. Ray tracing is regularly touted as a top tier computer graphics technique because it delivers the most realistic lighting, reflections, and shadows effects in games and content. While ray tracing has been around for a very long time, it’s only now that the compute horsepower and technologies are becoming readily available to the masses.

Register today to learn about the latest developments in real-time ray tracing from industry leaders!

M2’s Real-Time Ray Tracing Summit will feature market-leading presentations by Nvidia, SiliconArts, Adshir, Khronos, Adobe, Chaos Group, The Forge, and Jon Peddie Research.

New ITA Chair, Introductory Offer Extended, Call For Speakers

By Neil SchneiderTIFCA News
Adam Glick, ITA Chair

Chair of The Immersive Technology Alliance
Technical Marketing Lead, Visual Cloud Technologies
Advanced Micro Devices

“TIFCA’s Client-to-Cloud Revolution is exciting both at an industry and personal level. I’ve seen first-hand how they bring market leaders together to overcome industry challenges, and this initiative directly ties in to where things are heading. I’m very excited to help chart this next computing era forward.” – Adam Glick, new Chair of The Immersive Technology Alliance

The International Future Computing Association is proud to welcome Adam Glick, Technical Marketing Lead for Visual Cloud Technologies at Advanced Micro Devices as its new Chair for the Immersive Technology Alliance (the ITA).

Adam leads technical communications and marketing efforts for AMD’s Visual Cloud and Data Center GPU technology offerings and has expertise in the areas of cloud-connected human experiences, graphics-accelerated remote desktops and application streaming, and immersive technology industries like augment reality, virtual reality, and more. Read More