FRIDAY HARBOR, WA--(Marketwire - October 12, 2009) - Computer icon Michael Dell will take the stage in Seattle this week, where he will be featured as the 2009 FiReGlobal : West Coast conference Centerpiece Speaker. Dell, Chairman and CEO of Dell, Inc., will be interviewed by Strategic News Service CEO Mark Anderson on October 15th, at the Seattle Four Seasons Hotel. An extended audience question period will also be included. FiReGlobal : West Coast is the first regional version of the renowned Future in Review™ annual global technology conference, which the Economist calls "the best technology conference in the world."

Dell's long tenure in the computer industry has been marked by a series of successes. At age 27, he became the youngest CEO ever to work his way into the ranks of the Fortune 500, having left college to run his business full-time. He currently serves on the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum and is a member of the executive committee of the International Business Council. Dell recently announced a pending $3.9 billion purchase of Perot Systems

"Michael Dell is one of the best CEOs alive today. Not only has he successfully navigated many of the difficulties that have derailed others, but he has had the ability and courage to come back and reinvigorate Dell. The results of this work are now becoming apparent. I am delighted to have Michael with us at FiReGlobal : West Coast, and excited to hear his ideas about running Dell, buying Perot Systems, and solving problems," said Mark Anderson, CEO of SNS, Chair of FiRe and FiReGlobal : West Coast.

FiReGlobal : West Coast will showcase a world-class gathering of local and global thought leaders in technology and economics, through a series of interviews and onstage conversations. In a move beyond current tech conferences, FiReGlobal : West Coast has overlaid regional problems nominated by local leaders, to be solved through the collaboration of local Chief Technology Officers prior to the conference.

Other speakers will include Irwin Jacobs, Founder of Qualcomm; RealNetworks Founder, Chairman and CEO Rob Glaser; Nobel Laureate Lee Hartwell, President and Director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Steve Reynolds, CEO of Puget Sound Energy; Washington State Commerce Department Director Rogers Weed; Larry Smarr, Director of the UCSD California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology; John Delaney, UW Professor of Oceanography and Director of the Regional Scale Nodes Program; and Mark Anderson.

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Strategic News Service was founded by Mark Anderson in 1995 as the first paid online news service. Since its inception, SNS has proven the most accurate predictive newsletter covering the computer and telecom industries. Its subscribers include top managers at technology companies across the globe, including Microsoft, Dell, HP, Cisco, Intel, Sun, Google, and Telstra.

SNS has been operating the annual FiRe Conference for seven years. The Economist calls FiRe "the best technology conference in the world." FiRe exposes world experts and participants to new ideas, producing an accurate portrait of the future and focuses on creating technology solutions to current local and global problems. FiRe 2010 will take place May 11-14, 2010 at Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, CA. For more information to go

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Contact Information: Press Contact: Shane Elben Strategic News Service FiReGlobal : West Coast P.O. Box 1969 Friday Harbor, WA Tel. 360 378 8628 Email: