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This year's theme for the Future in Review (FiRe) Conference (www.futureinreview.com) is "Technology Driving Global Economics."
It's going to be another amazing event, at another fantastic location the Montage Laguna Beach:
Here is the current agenda (subject to change): www.futureinreview.com/agenda.php.
Opening evening will feature a conversation between myself and Richard Marshall, Director of Global Cyber Security Management, Department of Homeland Security, on the subject of "Economic Cyberwar."
New FiRe speakers include past Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Richard Myers, Ira Kalish and John Hagel of Deloitte, and Greg McRae of Morgan Stanley. We are in the process of adding several new panels, and you can expect to see another dozen or more new speakers over the next week or two.
Ford CTO Paul Mascarenas will be with us to talk about the Ford Co.'s leadership drive in telematics, in-dash content and communications, SYNC and its related technologies, and what we are calling the Revolution in Car Computing.
Of course, our Global Energy Partner Tesla Motors and its team will be there as well, with the new all-electric sedan (haven't seen that one yet, eh?); fast, silent cars to drive; and a new 17-inch hi-res dash screen that you'll drool over.
Both our headcount and our sponsorships are ahead of last year, and, one should add, Yes, we're having fun. Seats are again limited, so sign up soon: www.futureinreview.com.
Here are more of the speakers and subjects scheduled to date, with many more coming up in the next few weeks:
Writer, "Heard on the Street,"
Wall Street Journal
Co-Founder and Executive Producer,
John Hagel III
Author; and Co-Chairman,
Deloitte LLP Center for the Edge
Gen. Richard Myers
Past Chair, Joint Chiefs of Staff,
U.S. Department of Defense
Founder and CEO, Taia Global;
and Author, Inside Cyberwar
Professor of Oceanography and Jerome M. Paros
Endowed Chair in Sensor Networks, University of Washington;
and Director, Regional Scale Nodes Program,
National Science Foundation
Senior West Coast Correspondent,
Chairman and CEO,
Nuance Communications Inc.
Intel CTO and Senior Fellow; and VP and Director, Intel Labs;
Richard H.L. Marshall
Director, Global Cyber Security Management,
Co-founder and President,
CTO and VP, Research & Advanced Engineering,
Director Infotainment & Connectivity,
Johnson Controls Inc.
Info-Tech Research Group
President and CEO,
United Services Organization (USO)
Director Technology Transfer,
Chief Technology and Strategy Officer,
Senior VP, Mission Critical
Skanska USA Building Inc.
Founder and CEO,
Chairman and Founder,
Catalytic Software Inc.
The Hon. Richard Guy
Chief Justice (ret.), Supreme Court,
Corporate VP, Platform Marketing,
Chairman of the Board,
Director of Research,
Board Chair, SLC Film Center and Utah Coalition for Film and Media;
and Co-Founder, Impact Partners Film Fund
CTO and VP, Research & Advanced Engineering,
Chief Innovation Officer and SVP,
SVP, Strategic Development,
CEO and Co-Founder,
-- and many more.
Join us May 24th-27th, at the beautiful Montage Laguna Beach Hotel, and see why FiRe remains "the best technology conference in the world." (The Economist)
Register today at www.futureinreview.com.
New Program: "Rising Stars" at FiRe 2011
Bring Your Young Company Stars with You to FiRe
SNS MEMBERS: In last year's post-conference survey, many of you indicated a desire to see younger talent joining us. Today, in a brand-new FiRe 2011 *Rising Stars* program, we are inviting senior company members who are paid attendees for FiRe 2011 to register, as their guests, up to 2 young stars from their company, at a strong discount. Your Rising Star guests will have the unique opportunity to experience the power of FiRe, along with up to 200 C-level executives in world technology, finance, telecommunications, government, and more, covered by the highest level of domestic and global press.
Space is limited for this new program, so registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Qualifying Rising Stars employees of your company who are age 35 or under and are not yet registered for the FiRe conference will receive a discounted registration fee of $2,900. (That's $2,000 below the normal rate.) Please register your Rising Stars by contacting Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-733-5686.
We look forward to seeing you and your Rising Stars in May.
Thank you to our FiRe 2011 partners, sponsors, and supporters:
Global Silver Partners of SNS Events:
Thunderbird SNS Internship Sponsor:
Tesla Motors, SNS' Global Clean Energy Partner:
and SNS Communications Partner Nyhus Communications:
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