FiRe 2010 to Spotlight Emerging Social Networking Star Gist


Strategic News Service is proud to announce that Gist Inc. has been selected as a 2010 FiReStarter company, to be featured at its annual Future in Review technology conference. FiReStarter companies are selected based on their potential to bring positive change to the world, and are showcased during the conference, both at an exclusive investor reception and in panels throughout the conference.

Gist helps its customers build stronger professional relationships by bringing together information from across the Web for all of their contacts and their companies, giving them the right information at the right moment. Gist automatically assembles a dynamic collection of contacts and their companies from the email inbox, social networks, or even a CRM system, building and updating profiles as new content is published – by them or about them.

“We are honored to be selected as as FiReStarter company for 2010 and look forward to sharing more about how we are improving the way people connect and communicate,” said T.A. McCann, Gist founder and CEO.

Future in Review is an annual gathering of world-class thought leaders in technology and economics. Now in its eighth year, Future in Review 2010 will take place May 11-14th at the beautiful Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, California. The Economist has called FiRe “The best technology conference in the world.” This year’s FiRe will feature keynote speaker Nathan Lewis, George L. Argyros Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, on the key issue of “Scaling Alternative Energies.”

“The news is decreasingly about far away crimes and increasingly about people we care for. Gist has done a great job of trying to capture this change as news itself undergoes a revolution,” said Mark Anderson, FiRe Chair and SNS CEO.

Other speakers at FiRe 2010 will include Ray Ozzie, Chief Software Architect, Microsoft; Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO, NVIDIA; Paul Jacobs, CEO, Qualcomm; Steve Squyres, Principal Investigator of the Mars Exploration Rover Mission (MER) and Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy at Cornell University, on “Finding Life on Mars”; John Cramer, Science Fiction Author and Professor Emeritus, Physics, University of Washington on “Quantum Time Reversal”; John Delaney, Professor of Oceanography and Jerome M. Paros Endowed Chair in Sensor Networks and Director, Regional Scale Nodes Program, University of Washington, on building the world’s first broadband ocean-floor remote sensing network; and many more.

To register, and to see the draft agenda, go to