Craig Venter to Speak at Future in Review Opening

Strategic News Service confirmed this week that famed scientist J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., will be the Opening Speaker at the tenth anniversary of Future in Review (FiRe). This will be Venter’s second appearance at the annual technology and economics conference, which brings together a tight-knit community of global thought leaders to discuss emerging markets, global problems, and technology-based solutions.

J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., is regarded as one of the leading scientists of the 21st century for his numerous invaluable contributions to genomic research which include the first sequencing of the human genome, the first complete diploid human genome and the first synthetic cell. He is founder and chairman of the J. Craig Venter Institute, a not-for-profit research organization dedicated to genomic research, and founder and CEO of Synthetic Genomics Inc, a privately held company commercializing and developing genomic-driven solutions to solve a variety of global needs.

“As the first person to create synthetic life, Craig is again challenging all of our imaginations in understanding how the nearly infinite number of biological processes, suddenly tools on our shelves, may be put to use in assisting humans. While there is no limit to the reward, there are some inherent risks involved in this amazing new pursuit. We are delighted to have Craig join us to help illuminate the potentials he is in the process of realizing,” said Mark Anderson, FiRe Chair and SNS CEO.

The Strategic News Service provides a weekly online newsletter predicting global trends in technology and economics. It is the most accurate publicly-graded predictive newsletter covering the computer and telecom industries. Recent calls include the 2007 global economic meltdown, the emergence of “Currency Wars” and of “Economic Cyberwar,” together with increasing global IP theft by China, among other major global trends. SNS is delivered each week to a subscriber base of C-level global technology and finance executives, and to thought leaders in technology, science and economics.

It is also the host of Future in Review (FiRe). FiRe attendees convene each year with the goal of solving major world problems; a goal that is consistently met through FiRe’s collaboration across disparate industries and the intellectual and strategic guidance of FiRe Chair and SNS CEO, Mark Anderson. Now in its tenth year, Future in Review 2012 will take place May 22-25th at the beautiful Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, California. The Economist has called FiRe “The best technology conference in the world.”

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SNS has been operating the annual FiRe Conference for ten 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 2012 will take place May 22-25, 2012 at the Montage in Laguna Beach, CA. For more information go to

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