SNS FiRe Conference Names SpaceCurve a 2014 FiReStarter Company

Strategic News Service (SNS) is proud to announce that SpaceCurve has been selected as a 2014 FiReStarter company, to be featured at the 12th annual Future in Review (FiRe) conference. Described by The Economist as “the best technology conference in the world,” FiRe features global thought leaders in technology and the global economy, including Elon Musk, Mark Hurd, Vint Cerf, Leroy Hood, Patti Grace Smith, Craig Venter, Paul Jacobs, Michael Dell, and many others. FiReStarters are selected based on the strength of their innovations and their potential to bring positive change to the world, and are showcased at an exclusive investor reception at the FiRe conference, in panels throughout the event, and with ongoing relationships introduced and supported by SNS.

SpaceCurveSpaceCurve has created a real-time big data platform for the Internet of Things and a new generation of applications and services. The platform concurrently ingests, fuses, and analyzes massive volumes of streaming and historical data to provide organizations with precise, multilayered intelligence that mirrors changing realities. SpaceCurve transforms high-velocity data of many types in real-time into insights, allowing organizations to assess opportunities and risks faster and more completely, make better decisions, and drive competitive advantages.

The Internet of Things and big data are disrupting businesses. Organizations that want to lead a new era of economic growth must embrace real-time technologies that turn streaming data into actionable intelligence. SpaceCurve is honored to be selected as a FiReStarter company and to share its vision with other leaders that are defining the future,” said John Slitz, CEO of SpaceCurve.

We are delighted to have SpaceCurve join us as a FiReStarter company for FiRe 2014. While many observers may consider the cloud to be already designed, I think we are just at the beginning of solving new problems with data at this size, and SpaceCurve has created technology that increases performance and efficiency in virtually all cloud-related computational environments,” said Mark Anderson, FiRe Chair and CEO of the Strategic News Service.

FiRe 2014Future in Review is a gathering of world-class thought leaders, convened each year with the goal of providing the most accurate look forward in technology. FiRe is a world leader in exploring how technology drives the world economy, and in using technology to solve major social challenges. These goals have been consistently achieved through FiRe’s collaboration across technology-driven industries and through active support from the global FiRe community. Now in its 12th year, FiRe 2014 will take place May 20-23 at the Montage Laguna Beach, California.

To register for FiRe 2014, and to see bios of speakers and other participants, go to www.futureinreview.com.

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SNS FiRe Conference Names Immunomic Therapeutics Inc. a 2014 FiReStarter Company

Strategic News Service (SNS) is proud to announce that Immunomic Therapeutics Inc. (ITI) has been selected as a 2014 FiReStarter company, to be featured at the 12th annual Future in Review (FiRe) conference. Described by The Economist as “the best technology conference in the world,” FiRe features global thought leaders in technology and the global economy, including Elon Musk, Mark Hurd, Vint Cerf, Leroy Hood, Patti Grace Smith, Craig Venter, Paul Jacobs, Michael Dell, and many others. FiReStarters are selected based on the strength of their innovations and their potential to bring positive change to the world, and are showcased at an exclusive investor reception at the FiRe conference, in panels throughout the event, and with ongoing relationships introduced and supported by SNS.

Immunomic TherapeuticsImmunomic Therapeutics Inc. (ITI) is a privately held clinical-stage biotechnology company headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania, with lab facilities in Rockville, Maryland. ITI is developing next-generation vaccines based on the patented Lysosomal Associated Membrane Protein, or LAMP, technology. Its LAMP-Vax™ vaccine platform significantly increases the effectiveness of the immune response to nucleic acid vaccines while simplifying overall vaccine design and delivery, yielding safer, more cost-effective human and animal therapies.

LAMP emerged from $20 million of NIH-funded research conducted by distinguished scientist Dr. Tom August at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. ITI has the exclusive worldwide license to the LAMP technology patent estate and is commercializing groundbreaking next-generation LAMP DNA vaccines, beginning with allergy, cancer, and infectious disease.

“Vaccines are arguably one of the most important advances in the history of medicine. Now, with LAMP technology, we have the opportunity to change human health once again. We are honored to be invited as a FiReStarter to share our story alongside other groundbreaking companies at this incredible event,” said Bill Hearl, CEO of Immunomic Therapeutics.

“We are delighted to have Immunomic Therapeutics join us as a FiReStarter company for Fire 2014. For years, we have been discussing the future potential of technologies in this field to combat cancer and other diseases, and today, thanks to companies such as theirs, it is happening. Those interested in understanding this revolution in medical treatment, and in meeting the leaders involved, will want to join us at FiRe 2014 and meet the team behind this work,” said Mark Anderson, FiRe Chair and CEO of the Strategic News Service.

FiRe 2014Future in Review is a gathering of world-class thought leaders, convened each year with the goal of providing the most accurate look forward in technology. FiRe is a world leader in exploring how technology drives the world economy, and in using technology to solve major social challenges. These goals have been consistently achieved through FiRe’s collaboration across technology-driven industries and through active support from the global FiRe community. Now in its 12th year, FiRe 2014 will take place May 20-23 at the Montage in Laguna Beach, California.

To register for FiRe 2014, and to see bios of speakers and other participants, go to www.futureinreview.com.

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Peter Lee, Head of Microsoft Research, to Speak at 12th Annual Future in Review Conference

FiRe 2014Global Thought Leaders Converge to Work on Solving Some of the World’s Greatest Challenges in Real-Time

Peter Lee, Corporate Vice President and Head of Microsoft Research, will be a featured speaker at the 12th annual SNS Future in Review (FiRe) technology conference, May 21-23, 2014, discussing “The Next-Generation Internet Assistant” with host Ed Butler, Senior Presenter for the BBC. Lee’s team has been involved in engineering the just-announced Cortana, Microsoft’s personal digital assistant for Windows Phone 8.1, the next major update for its mobile operating system.

In his role at Microsoft Research, Lee oversees operations comprising more than 1,100 scientists and engineers across 13 labs worldwide. Under his leadership, the organization conducts both basic and applied research across disciplines including algorithms and theory, human-computer interaction, machine learning, multimedia and graphics, search, security, social computing, and systems, architecture, mobility, and networking. Microsoft Research collaborates with the world’s foremost researchers in academia, industry, and government on initiatives to advance the state of the art across the breadth of computing.

Lee’s prior position was at DARPA, where he founded and directed a major technology office that supported research in computing and related areas in the social and physical sciences. One highlight of his work was the DARPA Network Challenge, which mobilized millions of people worldwide in a hunt for red weather balloons — a unique experiment in social media that fundamentally altered the thinking throughout the Department of Defense on the power of social networks.

We are delighted to have Peter Lee with us as a keynote interview at FiRe. As we watch the New Microsoft emerge rather quickly under CEO Satya Nadella, it will be people like Peter who provide the ideas and technology to make it happen. This is an exciting time for those watching Microsoft closely, and learning their future research plans should be a priority for everyone interested in technology,” said Mark Anderson, FiRe Chair and CEO of the Strategic News Service.

Future in Review is a gathering of world-class thought leaders, convened each year with the goal of providing the most accurate look forward in technology. FiRe is a world leader in exploring how technology drives the world economy, and in using technology to solve major social challenges. These goals have been consistently achieved through FiRe’s collaboration across technology-driven industries and through active support from the global FiRe community. Now in its 12th year, FiRe 2014 will take place May 20-23 at the Montage in Laguna Beach, California.

To register for FiRe 2014, and to see bios of speakers and other participants, go to www.futureinreview.com.

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Planetary Resources President to Speak at Future in Review Conference

FiRe 2014Global Thought Leaders Converge to Work on Solving Some of the World’s Greatest Challenges in Real-Time

Chris Lewicki, President and Chief Engineer of Planetary Resources, will be featured as the Opening Night Speaker at the 12th annual SNS Future in Review (FiRe) technology conference, May 20-23, 2014. This will be Lewicki’s first appearance at the annual technology and economic conference, described by the Economist as “the best technology conference in the world.

Lewicki has been intimately involved with the lifecycle of NASA’s Mars exploration rovers and the Phoenix Mars lander, having performed system-engineering development and participated in assembly, test, and launch operations for both Mars missions. He was Flight Director for the rovers Spirit and Opportunity, and Surface Mission Manager for the Phoenix. The recipient of two NASA Exceptional Achievement Medals, Lewicki has an asteroid named in his honor: 13609 Lewicki.

Planetary-Resources-Logo copyPlanetary Resources‘ long-term mission is to “expand humanity’s economy into the Solar System” by developing and deploying the technologies to extend Earth’s natural resource base through asteroid mining. The company is developing and deploying commercial robotic spacecraft technology, first for Earth orbit; after demonstration of core technology, telescopic observation capability, deep space laser communications, and propulsion, the company will deploy the Arkyd series to near-Earth asteroid targets of commercial interest.

Planetary Resources is utilizing its small expert team to do what once took governments to do. Asteroid mining will ultimately lead to an environmentally and economically sustainable development of space commerce for generations to come,” said Chris Lewicki, President and Chief Engineer of Planetary Resources.

Having hosted Elon Musk as he launched SpaceX, we are now delighted to host Chris Lewicki as he begins the long-term process of commercializing space. While many may think this process is far in the future, we think it has already begun, and there is no one better than Chris to help us understand the arc of these new business opportunities,” said Mark Anderson, FiRe Chair and CEO of the Strategic News Service.

Future in Review is a gathering of world-class thought leaders, convened each year with the goal of providing the most accurate look forward in technology. FiRe is a world leader in exploring how technology drives the world economy, and in using technology to solve major social challenges. These goals have been consistently achieved through FiRe’s collaboration across technology-driven industries and through active support from the global FiRe community. Now in its 12th year, FiRe 2014 will take place May 20-23 at the Montage in Laguna Beach, California.

To register for FiRe 2014, and to see bios of speakers and other participants, go to www.futureinreview.com.

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Workshop to Highlight Growing Role of Innovation and Intellectual Property as Drivers of the Global Economy

Innovation is now the driving force of the global economy and intellectual property (IP), which results drive wealth creation in companies, economic sectors, and countries. So what can universities and other public institutions do to turn innovations into IP and to protect that IP so that it generates future jobs for the US economy?

That’s one of the fundamental questions to be addressed on Thursday, March 13, at the University of California, San Diego, in a workshop on “The Growing Value of Innovation & Intellectual Property As Drivers of the Global Economy.” The meeting – which is open to the public, but registration is required at www.calit2.net/iip/ – is organized by the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) and the Inventing Nations vs. Nation-sponsored Theft of IP (INVNT/IP) Global Consortium.

“Calit2 has a long-term interest in pulling together the academic and private sectors to create environments which encourage innovation,” said Calit2 Director Larry Smarr. “A major part of that environment must be an effort to define and safeguard intellectual property which emerges from innovation. This is a kickoff meeting of a multi-year Calit2 program with our campus and private sector partners to pursue best practices in the creation and protection of IP coming out of UC San Diego labs.”

The workshop is the first held by INVNT/IP on a university campus, after extensive prior interactions with large corporations and international policymakers. INVNT/IP was established in 2011 by the Strategic News Service (SNS), after a lengthy study of nation-state business models that rely heavily on the theft of IP.

“It’s about the Big Shift in the global economy, as we move from an era when inventions paid off to an era when copying and theft makes more money,” wrote INVNT/IP founder Mark Anderson in an SNS article republished by Forbes magazine in August 2013. “Is it possible that we are not running out of great inventors, but rather, the business models to enable them?”

Anderson, a longtime member of Calit2′s Advisory Board, recently invited Calit2′s Smarr to join the INVNT/IP Advisory Board, and the two will co-chair the March 13 workshop in the Qualcomm Institute, the UC San Diego division of Calit2 (the other division is at UC Irvine).

Prior to the afternoon workshop, Calit2 is holding meetings with UC San Diego faculty from the three campus units co-sponsoring the event: the Rady School of Management, the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS), and the Jacobs School of Engineering. The morning meetings will focus on ways for the three schools to enhance academic research into the broad issues related to the growing role of innovation leading to the creation and transfer of IP in the global economy.

Smarr, who is also a professor of Computer Science and Engineering in the Jacobs School, said “the university plays a critical role in the creation of IP, but there are many people in the private sector who don’t necessarily know how an innovation goes from being an idea in a professor’s lab to being a formal piece of intellectual property – and how the university decides which innovations to back. We hope this meeting will shed some light on this process and how valuable IP can be protected.”

Smarr will open the workshop, followed by INVNT/IP’s Mark Anderson, who will provide a short talk on the challenges that INVNT/IP was created to overcome. In his framing talk, Anderson will explore global business models, a new theory of Flow Economics, and how the flow of IP around the world will determine tomorrow’s winners and losers. “If you think of innovation as a supply chain from the research lab to the global marketplace, if that chain is short-circuited because of IP theft, you may lose a future company of great value,” said Anderson. “So we have to understand the scale of the threat facing the $84 trillion of the global economy that is driven by IP.”

Jane Moores, assistant vice chancellor in the UC San Diego Technology Transfer Office, will moderate the first of three afternoon sessions. “The Role of Research Universities in Defining, Protecting, and Innovating with IP Protection in the University” will feature talks by Bill Decker of the university’s Technology Transfer Office, Qualcomm Institute Director Ramesh Rao, and Alan Kraemer of ComHear, a company that recently signed a wide-ranging agreement to fund and commercialize advanced audio research with the Qualcomm Institute’s Sonic Arts R&D laboratory led by professor Peter Otto.

Smarr will moderate a following session on “Supporting Intellectual Property Creation in San Diego.” Speakers will include Jacobs School of Engineering Dean Al Pisano, who is in a unique position to talk about creating an environment that both generates and protects IP, after having created nearly a dozen companies out of his lab at UC Berkeley before joining the Jacobs School in 2013. Others on the panel will be: Rory Moore, who leads EvoNexus, one of the most successful incubators in San Diego; and Ruprecht von Buttlar, VP of Business Creation and Development at CONNECT, who leads its Springboard business-creation program.

The final panel will delve into “How Wealth Is Created by the Invention and Protection of Intellectual Property.” Moderated by Bruce Bigelow, San Diego editor of Xconomy (the workshop’s media sponsor), the session will explore the legal and regulatory environment facing technology companies. Attendees will hear from David Titus, president of the San Diego Venture Group (which represents the growing venture-capital community in the region), and representatives from local IP-based companies.

INVNT/IP’s members comprise some of the top technology companies in the world, and its Global Network includes Cabinet-level policymakers in the US, Australia, the UK, and much of the European Union.

Related Links

Workshop website www.calit2.net/iip/
INVNT/IP http://www.invntip.com
Strategic News Service www.stratnews.com
Calit2 www.calit2.net

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Larry Smarr: Virtual Reality, Self-Diagnostics & Healthcare

Larry Smarr

PCI/SNS “Future in Review” Speaker Series

 
We are pleased to welcome Larry Smarr, as our next speaker.

Friday, March 7, 2014
7:30 P.M.
The Black Box Theater at The Eccles Center, 1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City, UT
Limited seating, 120 attendees only
Tickets $25

 

To purchase tickets online, click here.
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What New CEO Satya Nadella’s Microsoft Might Look Like

From NPR and KPLU Radio:

When Strategic News Service publisher Mark Anderson made his predictions for 2014, he included a “new Microsoft that no one expected.”

With the promotion of Satya Nadella to CEO and Bill Gates as technology advisor, Mark says his prediction is about halfway to fruition.

Here’s what Mark finds encouraging…

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‘Alive Inside’ Documentary to Be Featured at Annual Future in Review Conference

FiRe 2014Strategic News Service (SNS) is proud to announce that ‘Alive Inside‘ has been selected as the FiRe Featured Film for the 2014 Future in Review (FiRe) Conference. The documentary, which won the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for Best U.S. Documentary, will be screened for FiRe’s audience of 200 global leaders in technology, finance, communications, and world press including the BBC. Filmmaker and Director Michael Rossato-Bennett will also speak at FiRe, which The Economist has called “the best technology conference in the world.”

Each year, the FiReFilms team selects one world-changing documentary film to screen at FiRe and bring to the attention of the SNS and FiRe network to help filmmakers achieve their goals “from completion to distribution to solution,” as a powerful tool for world and social improvement.

‘Alive Inside’ (www.aliveinside.us) shows the trans-formative effects of personalized music on Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. The film focuses on one man’s journey to awaken memory among our elderly, while raising deep questions about what it means to still be “alive inside.” It questions when we stop “being human,” and what it takes to re-start a life that has faded away; how we see our elderly, and how we are going to treat an epidemic of these degenerative diseases.

“I wanted this documentary challenge us to ask: how ‘alive inside’ are we as we age in our culture? From the first day of shooting, it was obvious to me that just making this film would change life for more than 1 million elders with dementia. We had stumbled upon the only ‘good news’ story ever told about Alzheimer’s disease,” said Michael Rossato-Bennett, Director and Producer of ‘Alive Inside.’ “I want this film to ignite a passion in individuals to reach out to this population of innocent and forgotten elders starting with the simple question, ‘What was your favorite music when you were young?’ It is amazing that something as simple as deep-memory music can make an epic difference in the life of someone with dementia — a cheap and enormous good deed is just sitting there, waiting for us to wake up and be part of it.”

“When I experienced this film at Sundance, I knew right away that it should be the FiRe 2014 Featured Film,” said Sharon Anderson Morris, Managing Director of FiReFilms and Director of Programs for Strategic News Service and FiRe events. “Not only does ‘Alive Inside’ touch everyone personally — we all know or know of someone who has a form of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease — but the film also shows that technology + music = a solution in the healthcare space. We are thrilled to be showing this at FiRe and know that our audience of leaders in technology, finance, communications, and world press will find great value in this documentary. I am sure we’ll have many action items from our audience as a result of showing this at FiRe 2014.”

Future in Review is a gathering of world-class thought leaders, convened each year with the goal of providing the most accurate look forward in technology. FiRe is a world leader in exploring how technology drives the world economy, and in using technology to solve major social challenges. These goals have been consistently achieved through FiRe’s collaboration across technology-driven industries and through active support from the global FiRe community. Now in its 12th year, FiRe 2014 will take place May 20-23 at the Montage hotel in Laguna Beach, California.

To register for FiRe 2014, and to see bios of the speakers and participants at FiRe 2014, go to www.futureinreview.com.

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Dell Inc. CEO Michael Dell to Speak at FiRe 2014

FiRe 2014Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell Inc., will be featured in a Centerpiece Conversation at the 12th annual SNS Future in Review (FiRe) technology conference, May 21-23, 2014. This will be Dell’s third appearance at the annual technology and economic conference, described by the Economist as “the best technology conference in the world.

Michael Dell founded Dell Inc. with $1,000 in 1984, at the age of 19. Notably quoted as saying that “technology is about enabling human potential,” Dell’s vision of how technology should be designed, manufactured, and sold forever changed the IT industry. In 1992, Dell became the youngest CEO ever to earn a ranking on the Fortune 500. He recently succeeded in taking the company private, in pursuit of longer-term goals.

Today, Dell Inc. comprises more than 100,000 team members who serve the IT needs of global corporations, small and medium businesses, governments, healthcare providers, educational institutions, and home computing users. From PCs to the infrastructure, software, and services that power the world’s most complex data centers and cloud computing environments, Dell Inc.’s broad range of IT services and solutions has helped millions of customers around the world achieve the outcomes that are most important to them.

I consider Michael Dell to be one of the greatest entrepreneurs of this century. I am delighted that he will be joining us for FiRe 2014, and I look forward to learning more about his plans for the company and the industry,” said Mark Anderson, FiRe Chair and CEO of the Strategic News Service.

Future in Review is a gathering of world-class thought leaders, convened each year with the goal of providing the most accurate look forward in technology. FiRe is a world leader in exploring how technology drives the world economy, and in using technology to solve major social challenges. These goals have been consistently achieved through FiRe’s collaboration across technology-driven industries and through active support from the global FiRe community. Now in its 12th year, FiRe 2014 will take place May 20-23 at the Montage hotel in Laguna Beach, California.

To register for FiRe 2014, and to see bios of the speakers and participants at FiRe 2013, go to www.futureinreview.com.

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An Exciting New Year For Technology

From NPR and KPLU Radio:

A new and improved Microsoft.

Lower prices for smartphones and tablets.

A big emphasis on data encryption.

These are just a few of the developments Strategic News Service publisher Mark Anderson sees happening in 2014.

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