"Cliffs Natural Resources, much like AT&T, has a long history and
dynamic future because of our commitment to leveraging leading technology to
improve operations and customer experience," said John Kory, director of IT
Operations and Infrastructure for Cliffs Natural Resources. "AT&T is
keeping us connected and positioning our business for greater momentum moving
"Today, more than ever, it is essential that information technology
supports our business momentum and positions us for expansion," said Alan
Letterman, manager of IMS Engineering and Technology, Berry Plastics. "As
our primary provider, AT&T Business Solutions consistently delivers
advanced network solutions that are easily deployed and managed and enable us
to focus on our growing business."
AT&T Business Solutions' advanced networking technology supports BCBSA
member companies by helping them expand capabilities, improve service and
control costs as they increasingly rely on the Internet and private networks to
exchange critical information among customers and providers. The company's
advanced network services provide real-time access to customer and provider
information for call center representatives.
"As the power behind Indianapolis, we require the network reliability
and efficiency AT&T is known for,"" said Ramon Eulacio, director of
IPL Customer and Enterprise Solutions. ""AT&T's managed network
solution provides IPL the security of VPN data communications and protection
against disaster, allowing us to focus our efforts on providing the excellent
service and customer care residents and businesses of central Indiana depend
The AT&T solution will integrate new communications equipment,
delivering more advanced communication capabilities for Georgia state officials
and employees. From Internet access to voice calls, state government staff from
various agencies will benefit directly from the more efficient and reliable
communication capabilities provided by AT&T.
"We will be better able to serve our citizens because this new fiber
network will allow city and county departments, both at the Civic Center and
off site, to work more efficiently and save time in the process,"" said
Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel, City of Evansville. ""We are pleased to be
working with AT&T on this project after the great results we saw at the
call center and the hundreds of jobs it created for our community."
AT&T will consolidate CBRE's voice and data wireline networks and
upgrade its frame relay network to a managed IP VPN. AT&T IP VPN is built
on an architecture that enables the merging of different types of traffic, such
as voice and data, over one network. AT&T enables CBRE to prioritize
"In a world of instant communication and access to information -
particularly in the investment industry - it is important for us to utilize
technologies that not only support our operations but also deliver information
to our customers' fingertips,"" said Ian Patterson, chief information
officer of Scottrade. ""AT&T's solution enables this real-time
connectivity, which is why we're renewing our existing agreement and expanding
it to include Scottrade's newest data center in the Phoenix area."
"AT&T is an ideal partner for TC3 and our mobile
initiative,"" said Marty Christofferson, TC3 dean of campus technology.
""Our goal is to allow the TC3 community to access all of our services
and to interact with classmates and faculty wherever they may be. Through the
services provided by AT&T and Rave Wireless, we will get a head start on
out-of-the-box functionality to support a truly unique mobile solution with
"The County of Los Angeles was seeking to converge voice and data
networks and to gain a 24-hour managed services environment," said Tom
Lang, program manager for the County of Los Angeles. "Converged IP services
will give us increased management efficiency and greater
"AT&T has been a valued partner providing knowledge and expertise,
superior services and a quality network that helps Language Line Services
deliver needed translation services to thousands of organizations," said
Louis Provenzano, president and chief operating officer of Language Line
Services. "Moving to a primary voice services provider will help create a
consistent experience across our business as we continue to grow."
"The combination of AT&T's Digital Media Solutions portfolio and
Move Networks services helps set new standards for media and entertainment
companies who are committed to delivering a true television-like experience to
their growing online audiences," said John Edwards, CEO of Move Networks.
"We are excited to work with AT&T in reaching new markets and
delivering flexible solutions for reliable, scalable, high-quality Internet
television services to customers on a worldwide basis."
"Built on our existing relationship with AT&T it was an easy
decision for us to hand over responsibility for our worldwide corporate network
to AT&T again," says Karl-Heinz Frind, Manager IT at Brenntag.
"Over the last three years AT&T has demonstrated to its ability to
deliver for us with its presence in all our target markets and through its
flexible and reliable network services."
"AT&T and Itron offer utility companies the unprecedented
combination of two industry-leading companies with the level of expertise
required to harness the power of wireless technology for AMI transport,"
said Philip Mezey, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Itron
North America. "The time, resources and costs saved will be of tremendous
benefit, particularly in today's energy-strapped economy."
Note: AT&T and Itron announced a solution that gives utilities two-way
communications for access to data from meters throughout their systems
"This important agreement with AT&T reflects our strategy to
converge network services, voice services and wireless services," said
Radha Radhakrishnan, vice president of Computing and Network Operations for
Boeing. "Moving to a primary service provider is expected to help Boeing
achieve significant cost savings and increase productivity."
"This agreement with AT&T further solidifies Marriott's technology
leadership position within the lodging industry to provide a superior
experience for its guests well into the future," said Page Petry, Senior
Vice President, Information Resources Global Field Services, North American
Lodging. "As demand for bandwidth increases and new communications and
entertainment technologies emerge, Marriott will be uniquely positioned to meet
the demands of its customers thanks to its alliance with AT&T."
"Due to the nature of our business, it is critical that we have e-mail
and network security measures in place, ensuring secure employee-customer
communications and data backup," said Daniel Antion, vice president,
American Nuclear Insurers. "By implementing security services provided by
AT&T, we are confident that our network will be protected from viruses or
other service interruptions, resulting in better productivity and enhanced
"Muzak's nationwide service network includes more than 1,300 team
members across the United States, and we are constantly looking for new ways to
enhance our ability to serve our clients quickly and efficiently. Our telephony
solutions are an integral part of an overall communications strategy that
assists our sales teams and technicians in delivering the positive and
responsive experience our clients expect from Muzak, said Tim Pulliam, vice
president, Information Technology, Muzak. "With our solution from AT&T,
we have introduced new efficiencies into our system to streamline employee
communications in order to provide even faster response times for our
customers. AT&T's focus on our particular needs in the field has resulted
in a solution that will readily benefit our clients."
"From the start, we needed a collaborative provider with the power and
connectivity to ensure a top-notch experience for our customers," said
Chris Blair, vice president of Product Management for Insuresoft. "AT&T
has the complete set of solutions and capability to support Insuresoft's
operations and paves the way for our company to evolve applications to a
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model."
"AT&T's network upgrade enabled us to provide new and enhanced
capabilities for our hotels, including our e-procurement system performance,
e-learning tools and guest services such as Wi-Fi," said Adrian M. Butler,
vice president of Telecommunications and Support Service at Accor North
America. "In less than five months, AT&T worked diligently to complete
the implementation on time so that we are ready for the busy summer travel
"The core driver of our business is efficiency. We needed to develop a
system to proactively and unobtrusively monitor the water levels of our
customers' tanks in their homes," said Percy Jones, CEO, Spring Water On
Tap. "AT&T has enabled our company to accomplish our mission of
providing customers with a seamless supply of fresh spring water in their homes
at all times."
"We are happy to extend our long-term relationship with AT&T,"
said Craig Eisenberg, senior vice president and chief financial officer for the
Shevell Group of Companies. "The enhanced services will greatly benefit our
company and our customers."
"AT&T has always offered us the support we needed for our voice and
mobile needs, so when we needed a trusted resource to manage our SAP
application, AT&T was a logical choice," said Brad Harrington, AWM's
chief information officer. "AT&T's scalable solution is just what we
"Creating, managing and delivering creative content is a significant
part of our business and drives a highly data-intensive operation, which
demands the highest level of network performance from AT&T," said Brad
Wyckoff, chief information officer of Meredith Corporation. "With the pace
of our online business activities and overall data distribution requirements,
sustainable network stability with the capacity to prioritize the different
types of traffic, is essential."
"We are excited to expand our OnDemand SaaS model to a truly global
orientation with the introduction of our OnDemand ERP to North America. We
sought a service provider who could support easy-to-use, yet highly secure,
delivery of a robust ERP system designed for the midmarket, and we ultimately
chose AT&T because of its experience in delivering Software-as-a-Service
applications and its comprehensive support model," said Richard Sides,
Senior Vice President, Global Services for Ramco Systems. "AT&T's
scalable utility computing infrastructure provides us a way to enter the SaaS
market without incurring major infrastructure costs."
"With expanded bandwidth, our company is enhancing the ease and
flexibility of our business operations," said David Tarra, director of
Information Technology, Bulkmatic Transport Co. "AT&T's quality
products have streamlined our communications among our locations, and getting
all of our network traffic on a single digital highway helps us control our
"We trust AT&T to integrate and deliver communications solutions
for our expanding business," said Larry Shields, chief technology officer,
L.N. Curtis & Sons. "Through the AT&T network services, we're able
to better serve our customers through a unified approach to voice and
"A true global presence, secure facilities, disciplined processes and a
dedication to customer satisfaction were all very important criteria to
Hyatt," said Phil LaBelle, vice president, IT Strategy, Architecture and
Planning, Global Hyatt Corporation. "As we move to centralize the vast
majority of our applications, AT&T has stepped up and continues to provide
valuable guidance, support and direction every step of the way."
"Océ is pursuing a strategy toward consolidation and globalization of
its IT infrastructure," said Wilfred de Herder, chief information officer,
Océ. "Optimal IP connectivity is enabling a variety of data, voice and
video traffic within our organization. AT&T is the provider of choice and
has demonstrated a fantastic global team and flexibility."
"We're committed to creating a customer experience unlike any other
furniture retailer," said Michelle Pacynski, chief information officer of
The RoomPlace. "The solution provided by AT&T is going to support this
by improving data and voice communications with more thorough order processing,
inventory control and call center management."
"With locations and customers throughout the state, we need to provide
customer service and call center availability constantly, which requires a
provider capable of linking our sites on a unified network communications
platform," said Edward Garvey, vice president of Facilities for West
Suburban Bank. "The solution provided by AT&T will not only address a
specific customer need for security but will also cost-effectively allow
real-time, flexible communications among our contact centers, which helps us
better serve our customers."
"AT&T's VoIP and network systems drive our local and national
operations toward greater velocity and flexibility," said Michael
Podszywalow, Technology director, Best-One Tire & Service. "Those
internal enhancements enable better service quality to our customers in Indiana
and across the country."
"When we considered migrating our SAP solution to another vendor, we
wanted to find a provider who could support our need to upgrade as well as our
plans for future growth," said Tim Michel, MEI's chief information officer.
"AT&T offered us the flexibility we needed during our transition as
well as a team of professionals experienced with SAP solutions."
"Our athletes, coaches and staff really appreciate AT&T providing
the advanced Wi-Fi network," said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics.
"AT&T's support continues to help our country's best gymnasts as they
work toward qualifying for Team USA in the 2008 Olympic Games. AT&T Wi-Fi
service is already receiving great reviews from the team."
"In evaluating our network and voice services, we had two primary
goals: continuing to provide the best service possible to our customers and
sustaining our commitment to operational efficiency," said Gary McKnight,
senior executive vice president of Operations and IT Administration for Frost.
"AT&T offered a solution with the kind of connectivity we need to help
reach those goals."
"We are pleased to extend our relationship with AT&T," said
Ronald M. Galla, senior vice president and chief information officer of Kaman
Corp. "AT&T's customized solution supports our specific business needs
and ensures that our entire domestic team can operate and collaborate
efficiently, securely and effectively at all times."
"CENIC was created to serve the interests of the state's research and
educational communities, and our agreement with AT&T will ensure that we
have the best cutting-edge, dependable infrastructure at an economical
price," said Jim Dolgonas, president and CEO of CENIC. "AT&T has
always worked shoulder to shoulder with CENIC in helping us serve public
education in California, and that alliance just keeps getting better and
better. AT&T really understands and responds to the needs of education in
"Internet connectivity is very important to Build-A-Bear Workshop,"
said Dave East, director of Network Services for Build-A-Bear Workshop. "It
not only helps to control costs, but its impact extends to our company's retail
operations and, ultimately, to our Guests. AT&T stood out as the provider
that we could trust to deliver high speed, reliable network service."
"As PepsiAmericas continues to deliver beverages to consumers
everywhere, we recognized the importance of a single set of network services
that work on the same global scale as we do," said Dave Edelheit, vice
president of Enterprise Infrastructure, PepsiAmericas. "AT&T's MPLS
network will not only bring our many locations onto a single fast-track
platform, but it will give us the business velocity to better collaborate
across business units and partners globally."
"AT&T's solution allows us to serve our clients with the efficiency
and ease of one of the most reliable networks while controlling our voice and
data service costs," said Jerry Bettens, chief information officer,
Citizens Republic Bancorp.
"To accommodate the need for increased capacity and new technology,
changes were necessary to continue providing the best communications services
to our customers," said Terry L. Kester, deputy secretary, Florida
Department of Management Services. "AT&T was instrumental in combining
multiple networks into one while also controlling costs, increasing bandwidth,
improving reliability and providing an overall world-class network."
AT&T consistently has been a valued provider of network solutions that
offer greater velocity and flexibility to our business," said Paul
Schwartz, director of Information Technology, Warehouse Specialists, Inc.
"These new services will enable Warehouse Specialists at 26 locations
around the country to access information quickly and ultimately provide better
"This important agreement with AT&T reflects our determination to
accelerate Shell's essential IT capability, optimize our operations and ensure
we can provide best-in-class IT services to support our global business,"
said Alan Matula, Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer for
"We needed a consolidated voice and data network that could support the
quick transfer of critical business information," said Shirley Ford, office
manager for International Exhibitions. "We're confident that the AT&T
IP Flexible Reach solution will provide us with a reliable network that will
increase employee efficiency and improve our client service."
"AT&T's advanced global network will allow our offices, employees
and customers to easily communicate, regardless of their location in the
world," said Tom Blumer, senior vice president, procurement and
transportation, Corning Incorporated "We look forward to enhancing our
international calling capabilities with AT&T."
"We expect the upgrade to an MPLS-based VPN services, combined with
Ethernet services, will boost bandwidth and give all employees access to the
same critical applications, regardless of their location or access links,"
said Tom Llewellyn, executive vice president and chief information officer for
Broadway Bank. "The overall cost-effectiveness of the solution will allow
us to invest in our business in this highly competitive industry."
"Protecting important information of individuals in a global setting is
a major imperative for organizations that support the armed forces," said
Don Herring, senior vice president, AT&T Government Solutions.
"AT&T's reliable, secure, global network infrastructure will help the
Air Force Services Agency safeguard the personal and financial information that
affect Air Force operations and personnel."
"AT&T offers the skill and global scale needed to complete this
complex yet crucial upgrade for Integra," said Amy Drake, senior vice
president of Integra Bank. "Our new network services give our employees and
our customers greater velocity in their daily activities, making banking
interactions quick and efficient."
"By expanding our relationship with AT&T, we can continue to offer
a uniquely interactive community experience to our users around the world
through voice, video and text chat applications," said Joel Smernoff,
president and chief operating officer of Paltalk. "Our working relationship
with AT&T has spanned many years, and it has supported us through each
evolution of our business during that time. Our users are so engaged on Paltalk
24/7 that the volumes of data keep increasing, making increased bandwidth a
priority. Being able to use AT&T's global infrastructure gives us peace of
mind as we continue to deliver more functionality to our users around the
"The U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which is the front-line
defense for our country, needs a reliable network infrastructure to meet its
mission," said Don Herring, senior vice president, AT&T Government
Solutions. "With the extensive regional footprint, solid redundancy and
proven reliability of the AT&T network, AT&T can help CBP employees
share mission-critical information in a secure environment. AT&T is honored
to be selected by Customs and Border Protection for this important
"This AT&T solution will help us build a number of efficiencies
into our business communications," said Rocky Wiggins, senior vice
president and chief information officer, AirTran Airways. "The OneNet voice
service will allow us to better balance the load of calls distributed to our
busy call centers, and the MPLS-enabled network services will give priority to
vital data we can't afford to have moving slowly among our locations."
"Taylor Morrison had to integrate the IT assets brought together by the
merger of Taylor Woodrow and Morrison Homes," said Merrie Sims, director of
Information Technology, Taylor Morrison. "We needed to integrate quickly,
minimize disruption to our ongoing business and accomplish our network
integration efficiently. AT&T delivered a network solution that brought our
two companies together and will give us the capabilities we need to deliver
network services to our nationwide team."
"In today's education environment, school applications are requiring
technology and more bandwidth to give our teachers the tools they need to
enhance each student's educational experience and to better prepare them for
college and membership in a global workforce," said David Couch,
commissioner of Education, Commonwealth of Kentucky Office of Education
Technology. "AT&T's network services are helping us address the
different learning and teaching styles of students and teachers by providing
educational content in the forms of video, audio and text. This content can now
be delivered much better and faster to each classroom throughout our K - 12
"AT&T continues to provide us with a secure, reliable network that
supports our expanding business goals and needs," said Brian Farrayae, IT
consultant for Mauser. "We are pleased to extend our relationship with
"The unified network solution provided by AT&T will improve
connectivity with our multiple locations and streamline our administrative
business operations," said Sal Deaugustino, information technology manager,
Maharam. "Customer service is vital to Maharam's business, and with
AT&T's solution, we are able to enhance our customer service across our
"Jefferson is committed to excellence in patient care," said
Stephen Tranquillo, chief information officer, Thomas Jefferson University
Hospital. "Since communication at every level is vital to the patient care
process, it was a natural step to leverage a system that allows our staff,
physicians and other health care providers access to people and
"Expanding and enhancing our voice services will help strengthen the
core of our company, which relies on outstanding customer service," said
Tim Yarosh, founder of Junk my Car. "It's imperative that we have the
ability to regularly connect with our customers and our partners 24/7. As we
continue to grow, we're pleased that AT&T's platform will be reliable and
scalable to our needs."
"Hospitals are facing lower reimbursements from government programs
like Medicaid and Medicare and increasing demand for expensive equipment, and
so we need to manage our assets very cost effectively and, of course,
safely," said Richard Rogers, senior vice president of Support Services and
chief information officer, Health First. "By decreasing the time we spend
locating infusion pumps that are ready for use by clinical staff and
maintaining them more efficiently, we will require less surplus inventory of
these expensive devices. This will help us control costs throughout the Health
First hospital system while also further enhancing the safety and security of
our vital medical equipment."
"We are very pleased AT&T customized a solution that is reliable
and consistent," said Sylvio Duguay, chief information officer at Deutsch.
"It's this type of superior network services and support that solidified
our relationship with AT&T."
"We were in search of a new provider capable of upgrading our existing
VPN services to enable us to support critical aspects of our business. LAMMICO
can now secure communications between our staff and insured physicians and
connect with our disaster recovery site in the event of a hurricane," said
Rob Rohr, network engineer, LAMMICO. "The solution provided by AT&T
will not only support peak performance for voice and data communications and
secure data backup. It will also streamline cost and administrative time by
merging services under a single brand."
"As our business continues to grow, the sheer volume of data requires a
strengthened network solution," said Arnie Greenfield, chief technology
officer and vice president of Engineering for Brainshark. "These services
provide the reliable infrastructure that is the platform for the solutions that
Brainshark ultimately sells to our customers."
"Our old network services were not meeting our growing needs for
bandwidth, so we turned to AT&T for an upgrade capable of connecting our 46
retail locations under a single solution, with enhanced security and
reliability," said Donald Notman, chief information officer with Vista
Paint. "This upgrade not only meets our immediate needs but also provides
us with the scalability and flexibility needed to implement additional
applications throughout the next two years."
"AT&T's solution will further enable us to provide exceptional
customer service and ensure that order processing continues to occur at optimal
speed and quality. One major reason we've turned to AT&T is the seasonal
nature of our business — we have significant peaks in our web traffic for
Valentines Day and Mothers Day," said Steve Bozzo, CIO for
1-800-FLOWERS.COM. "We look forward to expanding our relationship with
"Our business has benefited in recent years from the AT&T
technology solutions that keep our locations and employees connected," said
Dale Asplund, Vice President, Strategic Sourcing, United Rentals. "The
AT&T team is continually bringing new technologies to our attention that
can help us further increase our ability to serve our customers. We expect to
control costs and increase business efficiencies by having AT&T provide
telecommunications and networking solutions for our company."
"We needed a reliable, centralized networking solution to meet our
demand for quick and efficient data transfer among our company's 11 domestic
facilities," said Robert Vodick, U.S. information technology manager,
Ammeraal Beltech. "The cost-effective VPN solution provided by AT&T not
only improves our efficiencies and security but also offers the flexibility to
implement innovative technologies and resources in the future."
"AT&T's converged network platform will enable us to improve our
customer service, and it will offer us a cost-efficient solution to streamline
our administrative tasks," said John Richards, senior network director for
Blackman Plumbing. "These efficiencies roll over to benefit our customers
and eventually support Blackman Plumbing's continued success."
"We require fully meshed network services that are scalable and
cost-effective for quick and secure data transport," said Craig Harrington,
manager, Information Systems, Applied Computer Solutions. "We're confident
that AT&T's solution will not only meet our needs for cost-effective,
reliable data transport across a unified platform but will also provide the
flexibility to expand our custom solution as our networking needs
"AT&T presented us with solutions offering efficient business
management and improved information flow," said Dan Mone, Information
Services manager for Brown and Caldwell. "These solutions will help control
our operating expenses to support the future of our business."
"The seamless, integrated AT&T solution addresses technology issues
that result in a better in-store experience for our customers while helping us
to control technology costs," said Charles Hawalka, manager for Wakefern's
Communications and Information Services Division.
"AT&T presented us with a fully managed solution offering us easier
management and predictable and uniform speeds and performance," said
Michael Long, Vice President of IT Infrastructure & Operations for
Knowledge Learning Corporation. "They presented the value and a superior
solution which addressed all our current and future needs."
"When you deliver 200 billion-plus pieces of mail a year, a sound
approach to enhancing your software architecture is a key to generating
efficiencies," said John R. Klebonis, Jr., vice president-Professional
Services, AT&T. "AT&T's software engineering expertise, combined
with our knowledge-driven and CMMI-rated expert teams, helps USPS ensure the
development of their systems and provides it with the extra quality assurance
"We are pleased to extend our contract with AT&T," said Eric
Hunt, chief information officer, Welch Allyn. "AT&T continues to
provide us with a secure, reliable network that supports our evolving business
goals and needs and helps maintain technology costs."
"AT&T has served as a reliable, responsive and cost-effective wide
area network provider for us throughout the years," said Valerian Thomas,
chief information officer for Liberty Travel. "Moving to MPLS will enable
Liberty to implement our Next Generation Travel System throughout North America
and deliver 'simply exceptional' service to our customers. We are pleased to
deepen and extend our evolving relationship with AT&T."
"As Aviagen's communications requirements continued to expand, we
needed to lean on a network that would be a secure vehicle in transferring
proprietary information," said Jim Malaugh, information technology director
with Aviagen. "The network solution provided by AT&T is not only secure
but also fully managed, which lets our technical staff concentrate on
mission-critical application support while AT&T assumes overall network
management and troubleshooting."
"AT&T upgraded seven of our administration and high school
locations two years ago — with great success," said Mark Evans, director of
Technical Services, MMSD. "As a result, when we planned to complete the
network improvements, we immediately looked again to AT&T. We are confident
that AT&T's networking solution will enhance our network traffic and
capabilities and enable our staff to focus on the educational growth and
achievement of our students."
"Herff Jones' reputation and our products are based on the highest
standards of quality. That's why we feel our partnership with AT&T makes
good business sense as AT&T has delivered quality solutions to Herff Jones
and has demonstrated excellent customer service," said Gary Caldwell, Chief
Information Officer. "As our customers continue to connect with us — in
person and on the World Wide Web — our employees can operate efficiently and
confidently and our focus can remain on the customer and celebrating their
"The VoIP and VPN solution provided by AT&T not only improves our
efficiencies in our sales force and back office but also allows us to implement
innovative technologies and resources across the world," said Contrial
Davis, manager of IT, Planit Solutions. "I can definitely see a continued
relationship with AT&T as we enter our implementation of third-generation
collaboration technology across all of our locations."
"AT&T's voice services help enable frequent, reliable and
cost-effective communications throughout our entire network," said James
Knapp, director of Information Technology for Delaware County. "We are
pleased to continue our relationship with AT&T."
"With the number of schools and administration buildings in the
district, along with the number of students, we needed a provider with the
resources to connect all of our sites on a unified network platform and enhance
our educational capabilities," said Robert Groeber, assistant
superintendent of administrative services for Visalia Unified School District.
"The solution provided by AT&T will allow us to connect our schools at
a cost-effective rate and help us provide our students, teachers and
administration with the latest technologies in educational tools."
"AT&T's solution gives us the confidence and security of private
network services and the protection of high reliability for our
mission-critical applications, helping our business run more effectively,"
said Ken Greene, Vice President, IT Compliance and Logistics. "We are now
well-positioned with AT&T to take advantage of future