Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 26, 2005
Roadmapping to show the path to the future is presently the hot approach for long-range planning. However, to achieve success, roadmaps must target the right approach, involve the appropriate group intelligence, and provide a specific level of detail. Technology Futures, Inc. (TFI) has a new white paper, "Strategic Roadmaps," by David Smith, TFI Vice President, that addresses these issues in a practical way by using an analogy to travel maps. The white paper is available as a PDF with this press release. It is also available to you and your readers at http://www.tfi.com/pubs/white.html.
Roadmaps and the roadmapping process serve as excellent communications tools--an effective means to link strategic operations, collaborative ventures, and business plans. If you believe your readers would be interested in learning more about this subject, we would be happy to have this material reviewed by your publication and/or Mr. Smith would be pleased to be interviewed on the subject.
Mr. Smith has been actively involved in technology management and forecasting for more than 30 years. Since joining TFI in 1996, he has assisted in creating and implementing plans for such organizations as Boeing, CIA, Coca-Cola, Department of Defense, Embraer, Hughes, Intel, Compaq, Kodak, Kyocera, Lockheed Martin, National Security Agency, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and Sun Microsystems.
His work includes co-leading the first SIA National Technology Roadmap; establishing the framework and process for In-Q-Tel, the intelligence communitys research and development solution; authoring Research and Technology Grand Challenges 2030 for the image and geospatial community; and producing technology roadmaps for many organizations, including Hughes Space & Communications.
Recent national and international presentations include Keynote Speeches for the U.S. Senate Conference on Emerging Technology, Information Management Forum, Kodak's Global Leadership Forum, the Photography & Imaging Manufacturing Association (PIMA), 7-11, and the Society of Telecommunications Consultants (STC) Conference.
Mr. Smith's views on technology trends have been prominently featured in "Business Week" and "American Demographics," among other publications. Many of his citations and activities can be found under TFI News at http://www.tfi.com/pressroom/tfinews.html. His full biography can be found at http://www.tfi.com/staff/bios/smithd.html.
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."
Press Contact: Please contact Ms. Carrie Vanston by telephone at (800) TEK-FUTR, (512) 258-8898, or by email with questions or comments or to arrange an interview with Mr. Smith, or other experts at TFI. We are always happy to comment on the subjects of technology and telecom trends. We welcome you to visit our website at http://www.tfi.com and our "Press Room" at http://www.tfi.com/pressroom/index.html.
Technology Futures, Inc.
13740 Research Boulevard, Building C
Austin, TX 78750
(800) 835-3887 or (512) 258-8898
Fax: (512) 258-0087
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