SNS FiRe Conference Names Everyone Counts a 2014 FiReStarter Company

eveyone-logoStrategic News Service (SNS) is proud to announce that Everyone Counts 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.

The Everyone Counts voting solution allows election administrators to cost-effectively ensure that every person in every democracy or membership organization in the world with the right to vote can easily do so privately, independently, and securely, with full confidence that their vote is counted. The company has uniquely built a team of industry-leading, internationally recognized election administration, computer security, and usability experts to bring modern election administration and voting systems to election officials by using technologies, processes, and best practices proven over decades in other mission-critical industries throughout the world.

Being named a FiReStarter, and the validation that brings to Everyone Counts’ industry-leading innovation and global impact, is an absolute honor,” said Lori Steele Contorer, Founder and CEO of Everyone Counts. “2014 is proving to be the tipping point in the transformation of the elections industry, where antiquated technologies and manual paper processes are being replaced with Everyone Counts Perpetually State-of-the-Art SaaS platform, resulting in extremely positive change for democracies globally.

We are delighted to have Everyone Counts as a FiReStarter company this year. Its success will mean empowerment for everyone who believes in real democracy. There could not be a more important political or economic ‘win’ than this,” 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.

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