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Oracle President to Speak at Tenth Anniversary of Future in Review

(March 05, 2012)

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/05/12 -- Strategic News Service confirmed this week that Oracle President Mark Hurd will be featured in a Centerpiece Conversation during the tenth anniversary of Future in Review (FiRe). This will be Hurd's second appearance at the annual technology and economics conference, which brings together a tight-knit community of global thought leaders to discuss emerging markets, global problems, and technology-based solutions.

The President of Oracle Corporation and a member of the company's Board of Directors, Mark Hurd joined Oracle in 2010, bringing more than 30 years of technology industry leadership, computer hardware expertise, and executive management experience to his role with the company. As President, Mr. Hurd oversees the corporate direction and strategy for Oracle's global field operations, including marketing, sales, consulting, alliances and channels, and support. He focuses on strategy, leadership, innovation, and customers. Before joining Oracle, Mr. Hurd served as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and President of HP, where his focus on customers, innovation, improved operational efficiency and execution led to significant company growth.

"Technology alone cannot solve the world's problems. But in the past year, we've seen the tremendous impact that technology can have on the global stage," said Hurd. "The ongoing challenge of our industry is simple, but the execution is complex: How do we bring together all of this incredible computing power to help people, governments and businesses to thrive?"

"We are delighted to have Mark Hurd joining us again at FiRe X. Our last conversation has been called 'the best CEO interview ever done,' so the bar will be a little higher this time around. I think we're already seeing Mark's positive effect on Oracle, and I'm very interested to hear what he sees in the company's future," said Mark Anderson, FiRe Chair and SNS CEO.


The Strategic News Service provides a weekly online newsletter predicting global trends in technology and economics. It is the most accurate publicly-graded predictive newsletter covering the computer and telecom industries. Recent calls include the 2007 global economic meltdown, the emergence of "Currency Wars" and of "Economic Cyberwar," together with increasing global IP theft by China, among other major global trends. SNS is delivered each week to a subscriber base of C-level global technology and finance executives, and to thought leaders in technology, science and economics.

It is also the host of Future in Review (FiRe). FiRe attendees convene each year with the goal of solving major world problems; a goal that is consistently met through FiRe's collaboration across disparate industries and the intellectual and strategic guidance of FiRe Chair and SNS CEO, Mark Anderson. Now in its tenth year, Future in Review 2012 will take place May 22-25th at the beautiful Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, California. The Economist has called FiRe "The best technology conference in the world."

To register and learn more, visit www.futureinreview.com.

Strategic News Service was founded by Mark Anderson in 1995 as the first paid online news service. Since its inception, SNS has proven the most accurate predictive newsletter covering the computer and telecom industries. Its subscribers include top managers at technology companies across the globe, including Microsoft, Dell, HP, Cisco, Intel, Sun, Google, Telstra, Orange and others.

SNS has been operating the annual FiRe Conference for ten years. The Economist calls FiRe "the best technology conference in the world." FiRe exposes world experts and participants to new ideas, producing an accurate portrait of the future and focuses on creating technology solutions to current local and global problems. FiRe 2012 will take place May 22-25, 2012 at the Montage in Laguna Beach, CA. For more information go to www.futureinreview.com.

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

Websites: www.stratnews.com, www.futureinreview.com, www.futureinreview.com/global/wc

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Jennifer Lee
Strategic News Service
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Email: Jenny@stratnews.com


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