TII/Vanguard Brief

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Overview of TII/Vanguard

TTI/Vanguard is a company offering professional research membership for technology and other business leaders. The company offers senior-level executives in technology membership into an organization that hosts research, conferences, workshops, and field trips to engage members, share insights into the future of the industries, and create a collaborative network of business leaders to help drive business success.

A majority of the insights for the company overview were gathered from the company website. We complemented the available company information with insights from Datafox (to identify competitors). However, there is limited information available for some areas, including company history and growth. We have included as much relevant and available information as possible.

History of TII/Vanguard

TTI/Vanguard is a company that provides a membership-based research network for executives in advanced technology firms globally. It was founded in 1991 and is based in Santa Monica, California. The company offers conferences for its members four times per year to discuss future technologies. In addition, the company has field trips, workshops, and comprehensive reports in its web archives on a diverse range of IT topics related to advanced technologies.

Though there is limited information on the company's history, Euromoney Institutional Investor acquired a majority share (87%) of TTI/Vanguard in January 2013.

Overview of Business Model

TTI/Vanguard is a private membership-based organization. Members pay a subscription fee based on their company's participation in the term, which includes four consecutive conferences. As mentioned above, there are other activities which benefit the members of TTI/Vanguard, including field trips, workshops and industry reports. Thus, the business earns money through gathering information from business leaders, gathering industry experts and creating a space for the sharing of knowledge.

Year Over Year Growth

Despite the acquisition of a majority share of TTI/Vanguard by Euromoney in January 2013, the company remains privately held. As such, precise business revenue and year-on-year growth are not available for each year. However, a source indicates that company growth slowed in Q1 of 2018 to about 20% of Q1, 2017 performance.

While seeking to identify competitors, we noted that the TTI/Vanguard conference series is featured amongst significant global institutional investor and technology conferences, such as the ASEAN Global Investment Forum, and the West Coast Private Equity Summit.

Overview of Core Products

TTI/Vanguard, as an organization, charges subscription fees to members. The main offering of the company is its conference series; each membership term consists of four consecutive conferences. In addition to the four conferences each year, TTI/Vanguard's members also receive the following:

1. Field trips to leading research and development laboratories that are often inaccessible without invitation.
2. Executive workshops facilitated by leaders in their respective fields.
3. Conference sessions.

Within the conferences, TTI/Vanguard’s presenters include technologists, entrepreneurs, academicians, scientists, futurists, authors, journalists, and business leaders.

Finally, TTI/Vanguard members are able to access research archives, as well as the network of members.

List of Marquis Members

According to the TTI/Vanguard website, its members include "a remarkable group of renowned innovators who continually scan the frontiers of technology". The company's members include leaders in the private, public and academic sectors across the world, including those from the following companies:
A^3 by Airbus Group
Accenture
ACT, Inc.
Bank of America
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd
BMW Group
BNSF Railway Company
Bose Corporation
The Boston Consulting Group
BP Plc
CAE
Comcast Corporation
CSAA Insurance Group (AAA)
Deutsche Telekom AG
DOCOMO Innovations, Inc.
Enterra
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
ExxonMobil
FedEx Services
Georgia Institute of Technology
Harris Corporation
IEEE
IHI Inc.
Infosys Ltd.
Institute for Defense Analyses
Intel
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Johnson & Johnson
Kroger
Lockheed Martin
Lutron Electronics Company Inc.
MedStar
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
MITRE Corporation
Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)
National Institute of Informatics
NBC Universal Media
National Research Foundation, Prime Minister's Office,
Republic of Singapore
Navy Federal Credit Union
NEC Corporation
NetApp
Northern Trust
Northrop Grumman Corporation
NTT Data
Royal Dutch Shell
Sandstone Asset Management Inc.
Stanley Black & Decker
TD Ameritrade
Telefonica
T-Systems Multimedia Solutions GmbH
UK Defense Solutions Center
USAA
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley, Inc.

Members of TTI/Vanguard benefit from the network of peers created by the company, as well as the research into their industries that TTI/Vanguard provides.

Conclusion

TTI/Vanguard is a membership-based company that offers its members access to conferences, where leaders in the technology field discuss the future of the industry. The company also provides research archives for the benefit of their membership.
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