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SNS FiRe Conference Names SCI Institute a Global Academic Partner

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/22/13 -- Strategic News Service (SNS) is proud to announce that the SCI (Scientific Computing and Imaging) Institute: has been selected as an honored Academic Partner of the 12th annual SNS Future in Review (FiRe) technology 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, Paul Jacobs, Mark Hurd, Vint Cerf, Leroy Hood, Azim Premji, Craig Venter, Michael Dell, and many others.

Over the past decade, the SCI Institute has established itself as an internationally recognized leader in visualization, scientific computing, and image analysis applied to a broad range of domains. SCI's overarching research objective is to conduct application-driven research in the creation of new scientific computing techniques, tools, and systems. The SCI Institute focuses on computational and imaging problems in such disciplines as biomedicine, geophysics, combustion, molecular dynamics, fluid dynamics, and atmospheric dispersion.

"We are excited to become part of the FiRe community. After participating in FiRe 2013, we were enthusiastic about coming back to FiRE 2014 to meet and hear from international thought and technology leaders and discuss possible research and development alliances with FiRE attendees and members. We are also thrilled to be FiRe's first academic partner and hope to pave the way for more of the thought leading groups in academia to join the FiRe community" said Christopher Johnson, Founding Director of SCI Institute.

"We are delighted to have established this more formal relationship with the SCI Institute. A very large fraction of the supervisualization DNA out in the world today had its roots there, and SCI is best-of-breed in this critically important aspect of tomorrow's computing solution set. We are only just beginning to benefit from these tools, and I know that our SNS and FiRe communities will be among the first to appreciate what SCI has to offer," said Mark Anderson, FiRe Chair and SNS CEO.

Future in Review is an annual gathering of world-class thought leaders, convened each year with the goals 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 Hotel in Laguna Beach, California.

For more information and to register for FiRe 2014, go to

Strategic News Service was founded by Mark Anderson in 1995 as the first subscriber-based online news service. Since its inception, SNS has proven the most accurate predictive report covering technology and the global economy. Its subscribers include top managers at technology and finance companies across the globe, including Oracle, Microsoft, Dell, HP, Cisco, Intel, Google, British Telecom, SpaceX, Amazon, Telstra, and others.

SNS has been operating the annual FiRe Conference since 2003. FiRe exposes world experts and participants to new ideas, and conversations about them, producing an accurate portrait of the future; and focuses on creating technology solutions to current local and global problems. FiRe 2014 will take place May 20-23 at the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, CA. For more information and to register, go to

Future in Review™ is a Strategic News Service™ conference. Future in Review and Strategic News Service (SNS) are registered international trademarks. The SNS Global Report is the most accurate publicly ranked predictive newsletter in computing and communications.


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