DEMO 07 Conference to Focus on The Empowered Individual; The Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg to Moderate Closing Night Media Panel

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – JANUARY 9, 2007 – Now in its 17th year, the DEMO conferences are powerful forums for launching and learning about new technologies. Corporate executives, investors, technology developers and distributors, and media keenly anticipate the news of the conference, which reveals the most important trends and the most compelling new products of the season. DEMO 07 will take place January 30-February 1, 2007 in Palm Desert, CA. For more information or to register for the conference, visit .

Chris Shipley, the executive producer of the DEMO conferences, reports that the DEMO 07 event will focus on the 'empowered individual.' "Empowered individuals are savvy consumers who are now driving and shaping the technology market, from the way products are designed to the way business models are implemented," said Shipley. "At DEMO 07, we'll be looking at how these empowered individuals create and consume content and experience through Web- delivered services. We'll explore how the empowered individual impacts the dynamics of the business environment and the technology infrastructure that supports them."

Seventy new technology products and services will debut at the DEMO 07 conference, many of them geared towards today's technology-savvy consumers in both their personal and corporate computing lives. The conference will also feature productivity tools for small businesses, enhancements for mobile computing, and security and problem solving software for large enterprises.

Introduced one year ago at DEMO 2006 to rave reviews, the closing night media panel has become a highlight of the DEMO conferences. Comprised of top business reporters from the most respected publications, the media panel debates the current state of the tech industry and the opportunities that are available to smart entrepreneurs. The Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg will moderate the panel and will be joined by Larry Magid of CBS News, Quentin Hardy of Forbes, and Letitia Mailhes of the French newspaper Les Echos. (For more on the panelists, visit .)

DEMO 07 wouldn't be DEMO without the much-anticipated Jam Session, which will take place Wednesday night, January 31. All demonstrators, attendees, media and VCs with musical talent are invited to the Jam Session stage to amaze and entertain their peers. The Jam Session is so well known that both new conference attendees and alumni often bring their own instruments to the event! DEMO 07 will introduce new music technology and will be attended by entrepreneurs who are also one-time pro musicians, making the Jam Session the most entertaining business networking event of the year.

Attend DEMO 07

Investors, executives, entrepreneurs, and other industry insiders are invited to visit and register for DEMO 07. Media interested in attending are encouraged to request a press pass at .

DEMO 07 Sponsors

IronPort is the underwriter of DEMO 07. Sponsors of DEMO 07 are Decision Counsel, First Round Capital, Porter Novelli, Seagate, Sun Microsystems, and Symantec. The Guidewire Group is a strategic partner of DEMO 07. Our media partners are American Venture Magazine, MIT Technology Review, PR Newswire, TechConfidential/The Deal, and Marketing partners are Conference Guru, Harvard Business School Association of Orange County, Investor's Circle, Kauffman eVenturing, the National Science Foundation, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), OCTANe, Tech Coast Angels, VC Experts, and VentureChoice.

About the DEMO Conferences

Produced by Network World Events and Executive Forums, the semi-annual DEMO conferences focus on emerging technologies and new products, which are hand-selected from across the spectrum of the technology marketplace. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow's cutting-edge technologies, and have served as launch pad events for companies such as Palm, E*Trade, Handspring, and U.S. Robotics, helping them to secure venture funding, establish critical business relationships, and influence early adopters. Each DEMO conference features approximately 70 new companies, products and technologies. For more information on the DEMO conferences, visit .

The DEMO community also benefits from the award winning DEMOletter. A weekly e-newsletter designed to reach the people who are creating companies, building products and launching new ideas, DEMOletter provides smart insight and analysis of entrepreneurial business issues.

About Network World

Network World, Inc., the Leader in Network Knowledge, empowers network IT executives through education, information and community. Network World, an IDG company, is the leading provider of news, analysis, reviews, events and education on information technology. Network World publishes the leading newsweekly, Network World, hosts the most active online communities ( , , , and ), and produces educational seminars and events worldwide. Network World's portfolio of strategic marketing programs provides marketing and agency professionals with the tools to generate high-quality leads, optimize marketing campaigns, and create new revenue opportunities. Additionally, Network World is the event organizer of DEMO and DEMOfall, the leading events for new technology innovation.

About IDG

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's online network includes more than 400 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and gaming worldwide. IDG is a leading producer of more than 170 technology-related events including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo, DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 850 IDC analysts in 50 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends. Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at .

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