SOURCE: Future in Review Conference

June 17, 2015 13:30 ET

SNS FiRe Conference Names ValidSoft A 2015 FiReStarter Company

Global Thought Leaders Converge to Address Some of the World's Greatest Challenges in Real-Time at October 6-9 Conference

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA--(Marketwired - June 17, 2015) - Strategic News Service (SNS) has selected ValidSoft as a 2015 FiReStarter company to be featured at the 13th annual Future in Review (FiRe) conference. FiRe 2015 will take place October 6-9, 2015, 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 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.

Be it a payment, communicating with other people and devices, or the exchange of value between businesses and consumers, the customer journey is flawed and costing billions of dollars annually through lost revenue and crippling fraud losses. In a unique economic era of stringent government cost savings, increasingly unnecessary complexity, and synthesis of individuals and their credentials, the answer to the problem is simple: going back to who we are. ValidSoft delivers incredible user experience, substantial cost reductions, and significant revenue increases simply by getting users to talk. Voice biometrics never leaves us, can't be stolen, and, unlike a password, it actually is the user. It will be the future of how we do business.

"This is an exciting step for ValidSoft as we continue to grow our presence in North America. To be selected for such a prestigious program is further recognition of our truly innovative voice biometric technology, which will bring genuine positive change to the way businesses operate and will revolutionize the concept of good user experience," said Shawn Edmunds, ValidSoft Vice President, North America.

"The uncontrolled growth of ID theft, combined with the gigantic ramping of the theft of crown jewel corporate secrets, leaves us no time and no more space for these continued practices. ValidSoft's biometric technology is exactly the kind of easy-to-use and reliable identification recognition solution the planet needs, and we are delighted to have ValidSoft join us as a FiReStarter company for FiRe 2015," 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.

To register for FiRe 2015, go to

Strategic News Service was founded by Mark Anderson in 1995 as the first subscription-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, HP, Dell, 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 2015 will take place October 6-9, 2015, at the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley in Park City, Utah. For more information and to register, go to

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