FiRe 2011 to Showcase Mobile Identity Pioneer Finsphere Corporation as FiReStarter Company

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA--(Marketwire - March 24, 2011) - Strategic News Service (SNS) is proud to announce that Finsphere has been selected as a 2011 FiReStarter Company, to be featured at its annual Future in Review (FiRe) technology conference. FiReStarter companies are selected based on their potential to bring positive change to the world, and are showcased before, during and after the conference, both onstage and at an exclusive investor reception.

Finsphere was founded on a simple, yet powerful vision: Using your mobile phone as a proxy for your identity. Mobile phones today are nearly omnipresent, connected to the largest communication networks in the world, and best represent the SNS state of "AORTA," or Always On RealTime Access. With Finsphere's technology, the mobile phone becomes an AORTA identity validation instrument. For more than two years, the Finsphere team has been building the Identity Security Services (ISS) platform around this central belief.

"To take advantage of the mobile phone as a proxy for an individual's identity, we've built the ISS platform, a neural network analytics engine that powers a core set of identity authentication services such as financial card authentication, account monitoring for financial institutions, and personal fraud protection," said Finsphere chairman and CEO, Mike Buhrmann. "And, it doesn't stop there. Facebook and Google want to be your identity on the Internet. What we want to be is your identity protection or identity security provider on the Internet and all things digital. We want to protect users while they are on social networking sites or performing financial transactions, whether on their computers at home or the office or on their mobile devices anywhere in the world."

Future in Review is an annual gathering of world-class thought leaders in technology and economics. 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 ninth year, Future in Review 2011 will take place May 24-27th at the beautiful Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, California. The Economist has called FiRe "the best technology conference in the world."

"Finsphere is providing a critical security piece in the global infrastructure that will make AORTA a safe, positive experience for the next generation of global users," said Anderson, FiRe Chair and SNS CEO.

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SNS has been operating the annual FiRe Conference for nine 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 2011 will take place May 24-27, 2011 at the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, CA. For more information go to

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Contact Information:

Press Contact:
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Strategic News Service
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