2016 THEME: “The Power of Flows”

If all data today is Big Data, the useful parts are found in the patterns inside data flows. In fact, perhaps the largest challenge facing tech users tomorrow will be the fact that it will be impossible to store all of their data flows. Whether you're looking at social networks or weather, genetics or e-commerce, flows are everything, and understanding their nature and power will be the primary task in computing over the next decade.

This means that all users of big data will need to learn how best to perform "data triage" and how to classify, manage, and work with ever faster and larger flows.

At FiRe 2016, we will introduce new tools, new technologies, and even new theories rooted in the deep study of flows. Last year's FiRe redefined how computers should work. This year's FiRe will redefine what they should do.


FiRe 2016: Pattern Recognition

Updates on the new SNS / Calit2 Pattern Recognition Lab and Pattern Computer Inc.


FiRe Thought Leader: Larry Smarr


FiRe 2016: Innovation, Investment
& Risk

The world’s expert on innovation, investment, and risk: On the disconnected flows of capital and value


FiRe Thought Leader: Bill Janeway


FiRe 2016: Flow Economics

The unveiling and first applications: Tech execs use Flow Economics


FiRe 2016 Featured Film

SNS FiReFilms is pleased to screen Unlocking the Cage at FiRe 2016


Unlocking the Cage follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans.


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Future in Review 2016

Join us for the 14th annual FiRe Conference, September 27-30, 2016, at the Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City, Utah.

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Expanding Networks, Creating Alliances

100% of survey respondents said FiRe met or exceeded their expectations, and 73% made new project and business alliances at FiRe, in a venue that couldn’t be more conducive.


FiRe Global Initiatives

FiRe is the birthplace of programs that long outlive each conference: INVNT/IP Global Consortium, FiReFilms that make a difference, the AORTA digital education manifesto, a Global Rescue System to reduce human trafficking, and the new medical field of Nutritional Microanalysis, among many others.


World-Class Centerpiece Conversations

With industry luminaries such as Paul Jacobs and Irwin Jacobs, Mark Hurd, Elon Musk, Craig Venter, Michael Dell, Colin Angle, Ray Ozzie, and Barry Diller, in PowerPoint-free, “real” conversations. View the discussion with Vint Cerf (pictured).


A Roundtable Experience

FiRe attendees and speakers are called Participants for a reason; many are included onstage, and many more take part in offstage FiRe group discussions leading to new ventures or FiRe Global Initiatives.


Real-Time Problem Solving

FiRe’s annual “CTO Design Challenge” unites engineers to tackle an intractable world problem and present actionable solutions, from fighting urban wildfires to Pattern Computing to solving global warming to defining and launching the new medical field of “Nutritional Microanalyisis.”


Entrepreneurs Making History

Who comes to FiRe? The CEO of the first private company to successfully launch a rocket into orbital space. FiRe Chair Mark Anderson (L) interviews Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO and 7-time FiRe speaker.

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September 27-30, 2016


Stein Eriksen Lodge
Park City, Utah

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