Media Advisory: Mark Anderson and Strategic News Service Present the Second Annual FiRe Global : West Coast Conference

Producer of the "Best Technology Conference in the World" Returns to Seattle to Discuss the Latest Tech Trends and Economic Predictions for 2011

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - November 3, 2010) -

Mark Anderson, CEO of Strategic News Service, will host the second annual FiRe Global : West Coast conference -- an innovative event that leverages the collective intelligence and innovation of global and local thought leaders to solve problems of broad and shared impact.

This year, program topics include:

  • Fixing the cloud: Business and technical problems
  • Alternative energy and sustainability: Australian models
  • Biotech and biomedicine
  • Broadband: The universal enabler
  • Secure computing
  • Innovation in global health
  • How the Memristor will change computing
  • Deploying government 2.0
  • Minkes: Puget Sound's most hunted whale
  • One to one: The education revolution
  • China and intellectual property
  • Mark's economic predictions for 2011

FiRe Global : West Coast combines local concerns with global solutions in a day-long interactive gathering of CEOs, financiers, technologists and policy makers. Join an ongoing conversation stretching from California and the Northwest to Sweden and Australia on the best solutions and practices technology can offer. Find out what is really next in the technology universe, from those who make it happen.

This year's program will feature a keynote conversation with Mark Hurd, President of Oracle, as well as insight into global trends across a variety of industries. 

Additional speakers include:

  • Thomas Aidan Curran, CTO, Deutsche Telekom
  • Jay Inslee, U.S. Congressman
  • Doug Junkins, CTO of NTT America
  • Janice Nickel, senior scientist, HP Labs
  • Steve Sprague, CEO, Wave Systems
  • Ken Stuart, president and founder of Seattle BioMed
  • John Tedstrom, president and CEO of the Global Business Coalition
  • Rogers Weed, director, Washington State Department of Commerce

For more information on FiRe Global : West Coast, please visit

To register as media or for inquiries about interview opportunities with key speakers, including interviews with Mark Anderson prior to the event, contact Michelle Craig or Katie James, Nyhus Communications: 206.323.3733 |,

Thursday, November 11, 2010
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel
411 University Street
Seattle, WA

About Mark Anderson:
Mark Anderson is the CEO and founder of Strategic News Service, the first subscription based newsletter on the internet. He also is the founding chair of the Future in Review (FiRe) Conference, which the Economist has labeled "the best technology conference in the world," as well as of SNS Project Inkwell, the first global consortium to address technology design changes for one-to-one computing in classrooms. He is the founder of two software companies, a hedge fund, and the Washington Technology Industry Association "Innovation Summit" investment forum, Washington's premier technology investment conference.

Best known for his accurate forecasts of important technology market shifts, Mark was the first to predict the global liquidity collapse, or "credit crunch" on TV on CNBC Europe.  His 10 year, publicly graded accuracy rate is over 90%. Mark is a frequent speaker at corporate meetings around the world, and he provides top-level strategic reviews for management teams. Clients include the world's top software, computer, and telecoms companies: Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Symantec, Nokia, T-Mobile; as well as various governments and agencies.

About Strategic News Service:
Strategic News Service is the most accurate predictive newsletter covering the computing and communications industries. It is read by top management and financial analysts in these industries worldwide, including Bill Gates and Michael Dell.

This service is intended for strategic thinkers who depend upon business technology planning. The SNS charter is to provide managers with information not available in the press about critical computer and telecommunications issues, trends and events.

Contact Information:

Media Contacts:
Michelle Craig
Katie James
Nyhus Communications