Demo 07 Conference to Suss Out Future Tech Trends; Production Team Finalizing Product Selection for January Event

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – DECEMBER 6, 2006 – The semi-annual DEMO conferences provide a look at the short and long term future of the technology industry. The producer, Chris Shipley, and her team cut through the legwork of researching emerging technologies, companies and ideas to deliver at each event 70 of the most well-vetted and launch-ready products of the season. The next conference, DEMO 07, will take place January 30-February 1 in Palm Desert, CA.

"This technique of evaluating hundreds of technologies to cull out the top 70 is real work, particularly in the type of economic surge we're seeing now," said Shipley, the executive producer of DEMO. "Consumer and business technology innovation is booming and there is a lot of great, creative innovation out there. DEMO 07 will deliver the most viable business models, strongest management teams, and most exciting products soon to hit the market in 2007."

The DEMO conferences attract a significant number of executives from the venture capital, angel, and other investment communities, all intent on gauging the state of the industry and the most significant new entrepreneurs and ideas.

"DEMO, by its nature, tends to have some very leading-edge companies," said Mitchell Kertzman of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. "There are a lot of conferences for schmoozing and networking … but there aren't others so focused on presenting companies. This isn't a theoretical conference on hypothetical trends. There are not many places a VC can go to see so many start-ups in one place."

Each of the 70 demonstrators will take the stage, and each will have only six minutes to show off the salient uses and benefits of their products. The live stage demonstrations are followed by intensive one-on-one time in the demonstrator pavilion, where attendees are able to speak with the innovators directly and personally test-drive the technologies. The end result is a fast-paced, informative conference where new technology is proven and major corporate deals are made.

Attend DEMO 07

Investors, executives, entrepreneurs, and other industry insiders are invited to visit http://www.demo.com/ and register for DEMO 07. Media interested in attending are encouraged to request a press pass at http://demo.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=100 .

DEMO 07 Sponsors

Sponsors of the DEMO 07 technology conference are Decision Counsel, Porter Novelli, Seagate, Symantec, and Sun Microsystems. The Guidewire Group is a strategic partner of DEMO 07. Our media partner is PR Newswire. Marketing partners are Conference Guru, Investor's Circle, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), 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 http://www.demo.com/ .

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 community ( www.networkworld.com ), 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 http://www.idg.com .

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