SNS FiRe Conference Names Aptage a 2017 FiReStarter Company

SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwired – June 14, 2017) – Strategic News Service (SNS) has selected Aptage as a 2017 FiReStarter company to be featured at the 15th annual Future in Review (FiRe) Conference. FiRe 2017 will take place October 10-13 at the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley in Park City, Utah.

Described by The Economist as “the best technology conference in the world,” FiRe features global speakers and participants in technology and the global economy, including Elon Musk, Craig Venter, Michael Dell, Vint Cerf, Leroy Hood, Elena Polyakova, Mark Hurd, Paul Jacobs, Cory Doctorow, Kamran Elahian, Ken Goldman, Dharmendra Modha, and many others. FiReStarters are selected based on the strength of their potential to bring positive change to the world, and are showcased at the FiRe conference in panels throughout the event and with ongoing relationships introduced and supported by SNS.

Today’s business climate requires innovation and making good decisions in the face of uncertainty. Aptage provides state of-the-art, AI-enhanced decision support tools that help companies better understand the odds of succeeding at endeavors with uncertainty (

“It is exciting to see how our next-generation decision support tools are helping our customers succeed,” said John Heintz, Aptage CEO. “Aptage tools provide clear visibility and enable conversations to focus on well-reasoned analysis of the available data, reducing drama and regret. The right decisions lead to better outcomes. This is especially true when traditional data analysis tools fail to address the uncertainty involved in high-value, innovative efforts.”

“It is impossible to overstate how many decision processes are influenced by error-causing bias,” said Mark Anderson, CEO of Strategic News Service and Chair of FiRe 2017. “Aptage’s new solution set provides an objective and enlightened alternative to this common problem. We are delighted to have Aptage with us as a FiReStarter company for 2017.”

fire-logoFuture 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.

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