FiRe 2011 to Spotlight Social Idea Collaboration Engine, Spigit

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA--(Marketwire - March 28, 2011) - Strategic News Service is proud to announce that Spigit 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 at an exclusive investor reception and in panels throughout the conference.

Spigit is the leading provider of collective idea management software, connecting employees, customers and business partners for innovation and insight discovery. Using enterprise-grade social technology, Spigit's software taps into the collective intelligence of an organization and transforms it into actionable, predictive information. By incorporating incentives, idea graduation, idea trading and real-time analytics, Spigit allows companies to harness the social capital within. Spigit's technologies are used by the world's largest and most innovative companies, including Pfizer, AT&T, Southwest Airlines,, AAA, and Lloyds TSB.

"We are honored to be recognized as a 2011 FiReStarter company," said Paul Pluschkell, Founder and CEO, Spigit. "As the world's largest provider of social idea management software, Spigit is allowing global enterprises and agencies to effectively unleash productivity, the potential of people, and the inspiring power of purpose. We believe we need to allow our customers to be everywhere innovation happens and we offer our innovation tools on our own SaaS platform as well as Microsoft SharePoint, Facebook, and all major mobile platforms. We look forward to sharing our technology with other world experts and attendees at this year's upcoming FiRe 2011 conference."

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."

"At a time when our understanding of the value of Intellectual Property is ramping rapidly, the value of software that can manage ideas and engender innovation also becomes huge. We are proud to have Spigit join us as a FiReStarter Company at FiRe 2011," said Anderson, FiRe Chair and SNS CEO.

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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 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:
Jennifer Lee
Strategic News Service
FiReGlobal : West Coast
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Tel. 360 378 8628