DEMO 2001 Wraps by Announcing ‘DEMO God’ Award Winners

PHOENIX, AZ – FEBRUARY 13, 2001 – IDG Executive Forums' DEMO 2001 conference, the premiere launch pad for new technology products, services and companies, ended two packed days with a ceremony announcing winners of its annual "DEMO God" awards. Since 1994, the DEMO producers have honored outstanding presentations, selected for their passion, style and clarity during demonstrations.


DEMO God status was achieved this year by:

— Scott Cook, co-founder of Intuit, for his onstage demonstration of the company's new Site Frame developer network.

— John Paulson, president of Coda Music Technology, a division of Net4Music, for his saxophone-accompanied explanation of the SmartMusic application.

— Neil Balthaser, chairman and CEO of Balthaser Online Inc. for his onstage demonstration of balthaser:fx, an online tool box for users designing Web sites.

— Helen Greiner, president of iRobot, for her introduction of the world's first Web-controlled robot.

— The executive team of Xigo, an intelligent news aggregation and analysis engine, for their HotSeat presentation. The DEMO HotSeat(TM) program requires executives to present their companies' overview and business objectives in just 60 seconds.

— Jeff Hawkins, founder and chairman of Handspring Inc., was inducted into the DEMO God "hall of fame" as a third-time winner. He presented two new devices for the Visor expansion slot.

DEMO 2001 Sponsors

Sponsors of DEMO 2001 are Intanda, Wayport, Inc., ComputerWorld, The Garrigan/Lyman Group, InfoWorld, Lois Paul & Partners, Lotus, Monitor Marketspace, NetGratus, Powered, PR Newswire, Sprint PCS, Tilion, and Zoom Marketing.

About the DEMO Conferences

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