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Mark Anderson is the CEO of the Strategic News Service, providing computing and communications news to industry leaders and investors worldwide. Mark is the founding chair of the Future in Review® (FiRe) Conference, which the Economist has labeled "the best technology conference in the world," as well as of SNS Project Inkwell, the first global consortium to address technology design changes for one-to-one computing in classrooms. He is the founder of two software companies, a hedge fund, and the Washington Technology Industry Association "Fast Pitch" investment forum, Washington's premier technology investment conference.
Best known for his accurate forecasts of important technology market shifts, Mark was the first to predict the global liquidity collapse, on TV on CNBC Europe, in March 2007. He is also the original designer of the CarryAlongPC format, now called the Netbook, which is projected to be the best-selling computer of all time. He also correctly predicted Steve Jobs' return to Apple.
Mark's 10-year, publicly graded accuracy rate is over 93%. His Congressional testimony on revising U.S. broadband policy helped unlock the "River of Money" now fueling startups and media transitions in the U.S., and his well-known term "AORTA" (Always On RealTime Access) became the name of Europe's first broadband network.
Mark is a member of the advisory boards for Merrill Lynch TechBrains, the UCSD Calit2 Laboratory, OVP Venture Partners, Crowd Trust, and the mPedigree Network. He is a contributing editor to the Industry Standard and was selected by Fortune as one of the "100 Smartest People We Know." When Michael Dell resumed control of his company, he hired Mark to review Dell operations and prospects and to suggest future actions to the management team. Mark provided the same service for HP's largest division when Mark Hurd became CEO.
Mark regularly appears on CNN-TV, CNBC, National Public Radio, and "Wall Street Review," and in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and the New York Times. He recently spoke throughout China as a guest of the U.S. Embassy. In addition, Mark is the founder and chair of two nonprofit 501(c)3 corporations: the Foresight Foundation, dedicated to harnessing existing technology to create dramatic improvement in the human condition, and Orca Relief Citizens' Alliance, created to reduce resident killer-whale mortality rates in the Puget Sound.
Mark is a frequently sought speaker at corporate meetings and conferences around the world, and he provides top-level strategic reviews for management teams. Clients include the world's top software, computer, and telecoms companies: Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Symantec, Nokia, T-Mobile, Warburg Pincus, and SVB Financial Group, among others.