SNS FiRe Conference Names Mojio a 2015 FiReStarter Company
Global Thought Leaders Converge to Work on Solving Some of the World’s Greatest Challenges in Real-Time
Strategic News Service (SNS) is proud to announce that Mojio, the leading open platform for connecting cars, has been selected as a 2015 FiReStarter company to be featured at the 13th 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, Craig Venter, Michael Dell, Vint Cerf, Leroy Hood, Patti Grace Smith, Mark Hurd, Paul Jacobs, 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.
Mojio, headquartered in Vancouver, BC, is reinventing driving by keeping drivers connected to their favorite people, places, and things. Mojio’s award-winning 3G+GPS plug-and-play device connects through the car’s OBD-II port, opening up thousands of data points to Mojio’s cloud-based connected car platform. Through its innovative engineering solutions, Mojio is able to generate unparalleled insights on what’s happening under the hood, behind the wheel, and all around the car.
Mojio’s open platform makes it easy for third-party developers and partners to create apps that connect drivers with the products and services they want and need. The platform currently has more than 500 active developers producing automotive solutions to help everyone from a national fleet manager to teen drivers. This nimble and open approach to development is fostering a fast-growing apps ecosystem that supports the future of the connected car experience.
“At Mojio, we’re striving to be at the forefront of both the technology and automotive industries,” said Jay Giraud, Founder and CEO of Mojio. “We believe that continuous innovation is necessary, and we embody this entrepreneurial spirit at Mojio every day. Recognition as a FiReStarter company further validates our efforts to make driving more like the car commercials promised.”
“With all of the media focus on the Connected Car, we believe the driver has been left out of the technical conversation by and large, at least until now. Mojio brings information about cars to people, something I expect a large number of drivers to find exciting and compelling,” 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 13th year, FiRe 2015 will take place October 6-9, 2015, at the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley in Park City, Utah.
To register for FiRe 2015, go to www.futureinreview.com.